Virtual Job Fairs are a win-win for job seekers and companies. While it’s an inexpensive way for employers to meet potential employees, you can share your LinkedIn profile and resume with companies that are hiring. You might be able to have an initial, albeit brief, interview with a hiring manager — without having to leave the comfort of home. But this is not a casual browsing event. Take it as seriously as you would an in-person interview. Here's how you can make the most of a virtual job fair.
With a half dozen virtual event and environment software platforms on the market, but how do you know which platform is the right one to go with? In the absence of third-party virtual event platform reviews, but this article will help you do your own homework and choose a provider wisely—considering more than just price and what’s in their brochure.
Imagine choosing a hotel as a venue for hosting an on-site tradeshow or conference. You wouldn’t think of selecting a hotel without a site visit to observe firsthand how easy it is for attendees to get to the hotel, the quality of the hotel infrastructure, the level of staffing dedicated to helping you and your guests, amenities, and more. The same—if not greater—attention to detail is required when selecting a virtual event platform provider.
Sales Kickoffs (SKOs) have evolved a lot in the last 5-years and as leading companies continue to look for an edge, SKOs need to be more than just a tradition, they need to show ROI.
“Whatever the size of your organization, a SKO typically represents a relatively significant investment, due to travel expenses, meeting expenses, opportunity loss for the sales team, productivity loss for other attendees, or some combination of all of those. It’s important to make your SKO not only an event that attendees enjoy, but one that’s impactful.
Last week I shared six initial ideas for adding more value to virtual event or virtual conference sponsorships, and specifically to sponsor virtual booths. This week, I have a couple more ideas around booths, as well as a few ideas to help extend the sponsorships throughout your virtual conference. Here we go:
1 – Preparation is key. Sales reps may be the last ones to show up for training, but they are crucial to sponsorship success. While you don’t want reps stalking attendees during the keynote, you do want reps who know how to use the virtual event platform and who are prepared with appropriate outreach and appropriate answers to common questions – even questions about the general session agenda. Make sure reps know how to leverage experts for small group conversations, and encourage them to think about a next step, whether that’s a whitepaper download, a scheduled demo or an invitation to next week’s webinar.
It’s already the third week of August, time to say goodbye to summer break and get back to business. For many, that means diving into the weeds of a virtual event or virtual conference program. If you’re working on a virtual event that involves sponsors or partners, we thought it might be a great time to talk about how to make those sponsorships a little richer.
Since we introduced our HTML5 Virtual Environment Platform V7, we’ve been inundated about questions concerning the difference between Flash and HTML5 from our clients and partners running online events and virtual tradeshows.
Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. The HTML5 specification has been around for a few years, and has recently picked up steam since Google, Microsoft and Apple announced the blocking of Adobe Flash in their newest browsers by the end of the year.
With travel becoming more expensive and less convenient than ever and technology becoming more savvy, companies are using virtual destinations to create intricate corporate events that mirror live hosted ones. Sales Kick Offs in particular, are becoming more streamlined into virtual events. There are many advantages to choosing a virtual SKO over a physical one. Cost and effortless collaboration and communication are just a few that come to mind. Delivering, maintaining, and extracting valuable information that your sales team can easily retrieve is icing on the cake. 6Connex can make any configuration of your virtual sales conference happen by offering all of this and more through a 100-percent cloud virtual environment platform and the support of its passionate team.
Get smart about gamification to engage attendees across your virtual event, virtual tradeshow or virtual sales conference – with your content, your staff, your sponsors/partners and each other.
While true games like trivia or concentration can distract attendees from your content, borrowing from the gaming world can focus attendees’ attention on the activities most important to your online event goals.
Career fairs have long served as a way to attract and pre-screen a large number of potential job candidates at one time and in one place. But two factors have lessened their efficiency.
First, the growing movement to seek out talent where it lives rather than being limited to local areas is making live job fairs obsolete. Technology and best practices for telecommuting have made the requirement to live and work in the same area less important for knowledge-based jobs than it once was, allowing organizations to seek out qualified candidates globally. The second factor is the increased time and expense with travel and renting a space to hold a career fair.
Your agenda isn’t just about the timing of topics and speakers. Make your virtual event agenda work for you by keeping in mind these tips.
Before you schedule sessions, review your expectations
How much time can you reasonably expect your audience to spend at your virtual event? How many sessions do you expect them to watch? Do you expect them to visit sponsor booths? Do you expect attendees to seek out peers or engage with reps or product experts?