035. How to Be Resilient in the Events Industry with Savanna Grant
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Have you been wondering how to make the big pivot to virtual events? Are you a complete newbie when it comes to event technology and the virtual event world? As we speak with guest speakers and discuss our own experiences with the virtual and hybrid event industry, we will be going through the challenges you may face along the way and how to overcome these.
With the current situation, the rise and requirement for virtual and hybrid events are definitely on the rise - have you made the move yet? Listen to our live podcast every week on our Facebook page, or you can listen to the podcast version to find out how you can make your online events simple.
Savanna has been in the events industry for 9 years, it has pushed her far and wide, to expand her network, alter the way she thinks, and improve herself constantly. Savanna feels so whole on live event days; seeing the client and their guests wowed by the features of the event gives her butterflies. She is looking forward to understanding the needs of the new world.
Savanna begins by talking about how she got into the events industry and how she finds working between the event industry and the corporate world. She gives those who are starting up in the events industry some help and advice to get through COVID. Savanna expresses how she felt when the industry pivoted to virtual events and discusses the benefits it brings. Savanna tells us what she thinks of the lockdown scheme coming to an end and what she predicts will happen. She ends the podcast by spilling the information she wishes she had whilst at university.
Savanna’s background in the events industry (1:53) How she balances events and the corporate world (4:52) The importance of staying resilient (7:48) The pivot to virtual events (10:47) How Coronavirus has affected Savanna (13:55) Advice and help (20:33)
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EventMind does not endorse any particular virtual event platform or software. We review the platforms available on the market monthly (through a combination of client feedback, test events and demos). There’s no platform which is an ‘all in one’ or ‘all inclusive’ solution when it comes to virtual event platforms. Bear in mind, most virtual event platforms were originally live event apps or software. Covid19 accelerated many platforms to pivot into creating virtual event solutions. In the long run, this seems to be a smart move as hybrid events are likely to become standard (especially if you understand how to monetize hybrid events and maximise global audience reach).