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New to Live Online Events? Here’s Your Plan

woman hosting an online event
woman hosting an online event

Live online events are the perfect way to show your audience you understand their wants and needs. After all, in the age of the internet you know exactly where to find your target audience and how to talk to them. Any company which takes the time to get to know their audience’s turf will quickly become their first choice the next time they need the services your company offers. Planning live events can be difficult, though, especially if you’ve never done it before. Here’s exactly what you can do to make sure your online event is a success.

1.  Determine who’s in charge

To ensure your online event is successful, you’ll need to choose someone to be completely in charge of it. Without a leader, your event has high chances of becoming chaotic and disorganized. When choosing the person in charge, you’ll need to keep two things in mind: the technical aspect and creativity. Before and during the event, you’ll need to provide advanced technological support. This means the person in charge will need to know how to use all available tools to ensure there are no technical problems during the event.

As far as creativity is concerned, you absolutely need it to help you stand out from the competition and pique the interest of your audience. This will help you get the right message across and help your audience understand your business more. Remember, innovation is the real key to success.

These complementary elements that only an experienced leader can carry out. You need someone with a good track record. It would also be ideal if you could offer fascinating technical and creative alternatives so that one person or provider can do everything. This makes the event more organized and ensures no details are left up to discussion. 

2. Give the audience what they want

You might have had one idea for the event but noticed that your audience would prefer something entirely different. In this case, it’s best to go with the interest of the public. In fact, before you even decide on a type of event, you should understand what your audience actually wants. Ask yourself if they even participated in something like this before. Are they tech-savvy? What kind of activity do they respond to best?

You’ll get the answers to these questions if you observe how your audience behaves and interacts with your posts and activities on your page. If you want more direct answers, you can always post a poll on the social media platform where you interact with the audience the most. Then you’ll have your perfect topic and ensure people are actually interested in the event you want to host.

3. Market it

The only way to get your audience to attend your online event is to market it. Advertising and digital marketing are absolute musts in this situation, as they help you reach a wider audience and raise brand awareness. Developing and managing a good event marketing campaign can take up a lot of time, though. This is something that requires your constant attention, especially if you want to engage your audience more.

The problem is that most business owners don’t really know how event marketing works and how seriously they need to take this aspect. As someone with a lot of responsibilities, you can’t hope to devote your full attention to event marketing. This is why hiring an event management agency can be the ideal solution. Delegating tasks and trusting someone with more experience to manage your event and market it guarantees success. You’ll be sure enough people will attend and you’ll still have time to perfect other aspects of the event. 

4. Choose the format and platform

Last but certainly not least, you need to define what platform and format you’ll be using for your online event. The audience has the option to disconnect from your event at any time, making it even more important to choose the right platform and format so they want to stick around. The best thing you can do is to give them a unique experience other companies can’t provide. 

To do this, take advantage of technology. In other words, use all resources you can from the visual world. For example, interactive 3D avatars are amazing. These are basically virtual representations of the participants that can interact and communicate in any scenario the participant desires.

Conclusion

As you can see, hosting live online events doesn’t have to be that complicated. With a clear plan and concise ideas, you can easily wow your audience and engage them. The next time you hold a live online event, you can expect even more people to attend. We’re confident this plan will help you grow your business and better your relationship with your audience.

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Written by Mianna Korben

Mianna is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She is a strong believer that both mental and physical fitness go hand in hand, you can't have one without the other. And like any other girl, she is guilty of falling in love, over and over again, with premium makeup, fashion and champagne.

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