The live event industry has never experienced such a dramatic change. With venues, theatres and international travel put on hold, the future seems bleak. Luckily, we all have technology on our side …with on ongoing virtual meetings and presentation. From Zoom bombers to online concerts, virtual events rocked our world! Virtual keynote events are now here to stay.
Here are three reasons why Virtual Keynote events will continue to be a permanent part of the event industry
- Virtual Events and Speakers are Less expensive:
Virtual events can reach a wider group of people at a comparably low cost! Individually Virtual presentations are less expensive to produce than conferences then in the pre-covid period. More importantly most speakers are offering lower speaking rates. With greater bang for your buck, you as an event organizer will be able to book a popular celebrity or speaker that you would not normally have the chance to work with. Typically, we are booking most speakers at an almost 50% of their regular fees. Even celebrities are keen to work at Virtual Events – we have developed a list of tips to work more effectively with Celebrity Virtual Keynotes.
- Virtual Event Reach Wider Audiences:
Normally, you are in-person event or conference would be limited to a local demographic (except for international conferences). When you are planning a virtual event, you are able to reach anyone with access to the internet! Check out our blog on the key success factors to ensure your next Virtual Event runs flawlessly.
- Technology Advancements:
Although we aren’t flying to the moon and back for lunch (yet), we have seen some great tech advancements. The magic of AI can bring huge changes to the speaking industry? Have you heard of Microsoft’s HoloLens2?
Technological advancements have allowed our industry to bring unique and memorable experiences in people’s homes. We’re predicting now (quote us later) that we’ll be seeing holograms in our living rooms in a couple of years. I mean sure concerts are fun, but can you imagine Drake performing in your living room?! Check out our post with ideas about how to spice up your next event – 7 Ideas to enhance your next virtual meeting.
Contact the Virtual Speakers Bureau – ProSpeakers.com to help you with any of your Virtual Speaking Ideas.