- What is the background of these attendees?
- What are the attendees’ expectations from the event?
- How can you fulfil these expectations?
- Is this a formal event or a more intimate event?
- Is it meant to be tactical or inspiring in nature?
Getting the right speakers onboard: One of the most important aspects of making your conference memorable is inviting the right speaker. Knowing your event’s goal, theme, and target audience can help you find the perfect guest speaker. Choose a speaker who shares your ideas and can deliver the messages, goals, and intent you want to convey to your audience. A speaker should be able to inspire and educate your attendees so that they can gain useful information from your event.
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Interesting topics: While it is important to keep up with trends, it is also important to have your own unique ideas. Attendees must be tired of hearing about the same old topics and would like to see some new and exciting content. Ask yourself what is unique about my content and what distinguishes it from others. Make certain that your content provides attendees with useful information.
Using Presentation wisely: Make sure to make that your speaker’s presentation very brief yet informative. You don’t want your audience to tune out the speaker and concentrate on reading and understanding the slides. The easiest method to make an effective presentation is to focus on one subject on each slide rather than trying to squeeze everything into one. Attendees tend to have a shorter attention span since there are so many distractions during a virtual event. That is why it is crucial to keep your presentations brief and to the point; your presentation should last no longer than 30 minutes.
Simple and tidy presentation layout: The layout and background designs of your presentation are crucial for creating interest and captivating the attention of your audience, which is why crowded or complicated slides should be avoided. You do not want your attendees to squint their eyes in order to read the content so make sure to add bold and large texts with simple bullet points to increase the readability. If you are intending to use animated GIFs in your presentation, make sure they are not on the screen for too long, the repetition will get annoying and distracting. Adding relevant images, videos, graphs, icons, charts etc can make your presentation the centre of attention.
- Make your attendees feel important answering all their queries through LIVE Q&A
- Polls are useful for more engagement and learning the perspectives of attendees
Look and sound good: How you look and sound is the backbone for your virtual presentation. Even the finest content is not enough to keep your audience focused on the presentation if the audio and lighting are not up to mark. Poor audio or lighting can hurt your presentation so much that attendees might feel disconnected and simply tune out. Hence, to ensure a high-quality presentation, consider equipping your speakers with a-grade quality production kit that include a camera, microphone, LED ring set, and maybe even a branded background if possible.