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Virtual Summits—Marquee Conference on a Shoestring Budget

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Aug 3, 2018 10:43:00 AM

Oracle OpenWorld, Microsoft Ignite, IBM InterConnect, and Dreamforce are all very large marquee conferences that attract thousands of attendees, include hundreds of sessions, and require countless hours of planning and very large budgets. Physical attendee estimates across these conferences range from 25,000 to well over 100,000.

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Topics: Virtual Summits

How Do Virtual Events Compare to Physical Events?

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jul 26, 2018 6:20:00 PM

Here at 6Connex, we love virtual events for all kinds of uses. One of our favorites is marketing events designed for lead generation, often called virtual summits. Multi-sponsor virtual summits, where companies connect with attendees through virtual booths and sponsored sessions, are common in the world of virtual events. 

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Topics: Virtual Events and Environments

Virtual Event Inspiration — Volume 2

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jul 18, 2018 1:36:00 PM

The 6Connex clients just keep on innovating. If you’re not yet sure how you can use a virtual event to engage your prospects, employees or partners, the latest programs launching on our virtual environment platform just may give you some great ideas.

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Topics: Virtual Events and Environments

Virtual Sales Meetings & Virtual Trainings — Part 3, Employee Reactions

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jul 10, 2018 12:50:00 PM

Where the Rubber Meets the Road—What Do Employees Think?

Once you’ve studied the benefits of virtual sales meetings and made the decision to move forward with a virtual sales kickoff or a virtual sales enablement program, and you’ve invested in both quality content and an engaging, fun experience, how will your employees react? Will they feel shortchanged and unmotivated? Will they really learn anything in this new model?

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Topics: Sales Enablement

Virtual Sales Meetings & Virtual Trainings — Part 2, Overcoming Hurdles

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jun 28, 2018 12:14:00 PM

In our last article, we reviewed numerous advantages of virtual sales meetings. Of course we’re big fans, and we see the benefits in action through the eyes of our clients.

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Topics: Sales Enablement

Virtual Sales Meetings & Virtual Trainings — Part 1, The Benefits

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jun 22, 2018 5:11:00 PM

Every week, more enterprise organizations are seeing the value in virtual sales meetings like virtual sales kickoff and sales enablement programs. Moving sales training programs from physical, in-person events to virtual ones can yield many benefits, including cost savings, increased learning opportunities, and broader reach across the organization. However, there are a few potential disadvantages that need to be considered.

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Topics: Sales Enablement

4 Steps to Hosting Your Virtual Event

Posted by Joakim Jonsson on Jun 13, 2018 3:10:00 PM
 
Online virtual events are here, and they are now the center of corporate event planning. Here are four ways to ensure that your virtual event is a success.

 

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Topics: Virtual Events and Environments

Virtual Event Inspiration — Volume 1

Posted by Lisa Farrell on Jun 7, 2018 2:35:00 PM

Are you looking for inspiration for your next virtual event? Our current clients leverage the 6Connex virtual environment platform for a whole host of different use cases. Take a look at some of the latest:

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Topics: Virtual Events and Environments

How to Choose a Virtual Event Platform

Posted by Michael Nelson on May 30, 2018 2:51:00 PM

With a half dozen virtual event and environment software platforms on the market, how do you know which platform is the right one to go with for your virtual tradeshow or conference? This article will help you do your own homework and choose a provider wisely—considering more than just price and what’s in the brochure.

 

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Topics: Virtual Events and Environments

Why Approach Sales Kickoff Differently

Posted by Lisa Farrell on May 21, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Sales kickoffs (SKOs) have evolved a lot in the last 5 years. 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, and productivity loss for other attendees. It’s important to make your SKO not only enjoyable but also impactful.  

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Topics: Sales Enablement