A hybrid event/meeting is one where some participants are in a virtual room (such as MS Teams or Zoom) and some are in a physical room, in real life. This can make for feeling left out (when the focus is only on folks in the ‘real’ room), bored and confused. It can also add a huge number of technical challenges and more.
The technical challenges can include hearing too much, like ear-shattering audio feedback, or not enough. How many times have you heard, “Amrita, you’re muted – you need to turn on your mic!”?
Hybrid can make the confidence level of even the most assured folks plummet deeper than the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean. And quickly.
Our best-laid hybrid plans and preparations can quickly go sideways. Layered on top of folks feeling generally overwhelmed and exhausted, it’s a perfect storm for cranky, aggravated people. And very unproductive meetings/events.
But believe it or not (and you will believe after this workshop), hybrids can bring our best to the table.
Hold onto your hankies, “a hybrid event model, combining the rich experiences of an in-person event with the reach and convenience of a virtual event, is emerging as the new programming standard” (HBR).
“Almost 50% of corporate event attendees consider hybrid events the ideal format for the future, compared to exclusively in-person or virtual-only events, according to Metrigy Research. Businesses are embracing this new reality. In 2021, 64% of businesses say they’re increasing their virtual events, and 58% say they’re planning for a mix of virtual and in-person events” (HBR).
But how pray-tell, do we get there?
In this free workshop on April 21st, with me, Lee-Anne Ragan, you’ll:
- Explore the benefits and challenges of hybrid meetings and events
- Unwrap two simple key goals to make every hybrid a success
- Learn to distinguish what works and what doesn’t work for hybrid
- Explore ten powerful, engaging techniques you can use to take your hybrids to the next level
- Come away with a powerful tech tip cheat sheet
- Count the workshop towards your annual UN-Mandated training (If you’re a UN staff)
RSVP using this link by April 19th. Then watch your inbox for our agenda and how to participate online.
Please note the dates and times alternate each month so as to reach more people in various time zones at their request.
- 8-10 am Mexico
- 11 am-1 pm Rio
- 9-11 am Montreal/New York
- 5-7 pm Nairobi
- 6-8 pm Abu Dhabi
Click here to double-check your timezone as it can sometimes change due to daylight savings times (be sure to compare your timezone to 5 pm EAT/Nairobi).
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Now go on and learn, laugh and lead
- Sign up now to attend the April Learning and Development Roundtable on “How to do Hybrid Meetings and Events without Headaches”
- A really good hybrid meeting or event doesn’t have to be as rare as a unicorn, like this adorable ‘unicorn’ grandpa.
- Share the invitation with a friend and/or colleague. The more the merrier.
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