The ultimate guide to find the best video tool for your meeting or event!
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Business, educational, and event workers are only a few examples of the people feeling the detrimental impacts of COVID-19 on their daily work lives and jobs. As we begin to see more businesses and institutions acknowledging that adigital or hybrid business modelis viable, some changes that you are seeing now are definitely here to stay in the long term. We may even seea shift in the way we engage and interactwith our colleagues, students, clients, and others.
Workshops, events, and lecturesare being held online throughvideo-conferencing solutions. While Zoom always seems to be the talk of the town, it is critical to look at your individual needs and tochoose a platform that best suits your case.
I crafted a simple 3-step guide as a decision tree that will help you to find the best platform solution for you in the ever-growing jungle of online video tools.
1. One-way communication vs. interactive meeting
Define whether your goal is to convey a message to your audience (one-way communication) or whether you want to interact with other attendees. In the case a one-way interaction does the trick for you, awebinar or webcastis the most effective solution for you. Webinars can be pre-recorded or broadcasted live and can either be shared with the public (e.g. via Youtube, LinkedIn, Twitch) or sent to a private RTMP server for more confidential content.
Thinking about interactive workshops with multiple small groups or about events with many attendees, you should choose a solution that enablesbreak-out sessions in separate rooms. By doing so, you prevent disengagement from those who do not have a chance to speak in larger groups. If you’d like the break-out session feature, there is one more question you should ask…
3. Group discussions vs. individual networking
Break-out rooms are a great way to discuss a specific topic in groups and to work together collaboratively with others.
Do you want to go one step further and allow your attendees also todirectly connect and network with each other? With the following platforms, attendees can havemeaningful 1-on-1 conversationsand have self-determinedside chatsjust like in a physical event.
Remember, the platform and the features you have access to will affect theevent experiencesof your attendees; thus, ask yourself these three questions to determinethe best video-conferencing platformfor your needs!
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