042. How To Host Successful Virtual Membership Events with Emma Barr
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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.
Emma Barr joined the RCM in 2014 working her way up to her current position advising the college on their events and training programme, running more than 80 events a year. This includes curating the RCM’s webinar series, producing the education, research, trade union and annual conferences. In the past year Emma has managed the transition from face to face to virtual events and trained a team to help deliver these to the RCM’s members.
Emma introduces herself and what she does for a living at the RCM (Royal College of Midwives) She expresses what she's been through over the past year, making to pivot to virtual and how she tackled all the challenges. Emma talks about engagement and the new strategies she had to implement to reach maximum engagement and what she thinks will happen in the future. She finishes off the podcast by giving advice to all event organisers out there.
Introduction and RCM (3:15) Challenges (4:40) Platforms (5:42) Engagement (10:25) Future of events (13:16) Advice (16:07)
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