What to offer sponsors when organizing a virtual event

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Sponsorships. Phew. That seemingly simple word can be downright terrifying for a virtual conference organizer. It may sound scary, but sponsorships are a reality we must face in today’s virtual conference world.

We’ve talked a lot about the structure of a conference, but not much about why and how to attract sponsors. It may be a challenge, but this is real world stuff right now. Not that we’re begging you to skip ahead, but at the end of this article you will find a downloadable template that you are welcome to use freely for your sponsorships pricing presentations. But I beg you, stick with me and read this article in its entirety. I guarantee it will help you succeed. …


Thinking of creating a virtual event? Whether you’re planning a corporate Zoom conference or a virtual graduation, follow these fundamentals to ensure success.

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Since we are all working (and socializing) from home these days, it’s more important than ever to know how to create a virtual conference. Virtual weddings, graduations, and family reunions are the new reality for all of us. To top it off, virtual conferences are becoming the next iteration of business connectivity. Even news anchors are broadcasting from their basements, kitchens and other unexpected spaces. In fact, there’s even a Twitter account that rates virtual Skype rooms called @RateMySkypeRoom. Not only is it hilarious and extremely useful, but it also proves the importance of understanding the nuances of virtual communication. …


Don’t panic, speakers! Follow these 15 detailed steps to prepare for delivering a successful virtual talk.

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Virtual conferences and webinars have existed since the late 1990s. Though the technology has improved by leaps and bounds since then, video conferencing has always taken a backseat to face-to-face meetings and in-person human interaction — until now. While it may seem like a strange “new normal,” it’s one we all must accept in the current climate of social distancing and Zoom calls.

With a huge portion of the world’s population on lockdown (more than 3 billion as of this writing), conference organizers face a new and challenging reality. …

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