Hybrid meetings are one of the hottest trends in meeting planning. Hybrid meetings are events that contain a combination of both live and virtual components. Cypress Media Group can produce hybrid meetings and events for your organization.
Q. Why produce a hybrid event instead of a live event or a virtual event?
A. Event sponsors and hosting organizations widen their meeting exposure with hybrid events.
Live Webcasts create an opportunity to connect with meeting attendees who would not participate in the live meeting. Many virtual meeting attendees who could not afford to attend the live event canafford to be virtual participants. In the current economy, this creates a win/win situation for both sponsors and potential participants.
Using social media as part of the hybrid meeting further extends the impact of the live meeting and allows discussions and collaboration to occur that would not have occurred otherwise. Ultimately, the organization that sponsors the hybrid meeting achieves greater satisfaction and loyalty from both the live and virtual participants.
Q: What are some of the successful components of hybrid meetings?
A: Social media is a critical component of hybrid meetings. Currently, Cypress Media Group has identified Twitter as an especially important social media tool to develop the critical sense of community for both live and virtual meeting attendees.
When the Twitter stream is used in conjunction with live Webcasts, a connection is created between live and virtual meeting attendees. When properly executed, hybrid meeting attendees find it difficult to discern between live and virtual attendee participation because of the exchange of information and interaction between the two groups.
Q: Are there best practices to consider when planning hybrid events?
A: Cypress Media Group has observed that successful hybrid events are ones where the virtual participants are integrated with the live meeting experience. There are numerous ways to create this live/virtual audience relationship. The following are a few ideas that work well to integrate live and virtual audiences:
Q: What are hybrid meeting planning pitfalls to avoid?
A: Cypress Media Group has discerned several areas where problems can occur; therefore, we can work with you and event suppliers to avoid these problems.
Q: Can you describe various hybrid event options?
A: The leading hybrid event options currently include the following:
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