Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar, Professional Resiliency Speaker, Virtual Resiliency Speaker

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience.

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri, Professional Sports Speaker, Virtual Motivational Speaker, Toronto Raptors President

Masai Ujiri is in his seventh season as President of the Toronto Raptors, leading the team to the most successful period in franchise history, including a NBA Championship.

The Critical Role of a Moderator during a Virtual Webinar

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Virtual Moderator, Virtual Events

You log on to your Zoom call and get ready for your Virtual Conference. The screen lights up and the technology works perfectly. The keynote speaker logs on and is introduced by your executive team with lots of fanfare.  The online presentation is smooth, polished, funny — but something is off. You’re not laughing, and the material feels stale. This is … Read More

Help Your Team Take Risks During Covid-19

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Eric Boles, Virtual Speakers Bureau, Virtual Leadership

Written by – Eric Boles At ProSpeakers.com we are highlighting the Top Global Virtual Leadership Speakers. Eric Boles is one the world’s most popular speakers and now he can bring his top topics to your team virtually. Below is his topic on Virtual Innovation and Creativity. As leaders, we want our teams to be innovative, creative, and competitive in their … Read More

Virtual Keynote Speaker – New Rules for a New World

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Virtual Keynote Speaker, Mike Walsh, Virtual Speaker

ProSpeakers Virtual Speaker Mike Walsh has created a brand-new keynote, ‘New Rules For A New World’, designed to inspire and support your teams, leaders and customers as they face their greatest test of digital transformation and organizational reinvention yet. Unlike a typical virtual presentation, ‘New Rules For A New World’ is more like a Netflix documentary: a fast-paced, pre-recorded keynote … Read More

Top 5 Technology Best Practices for Virtual Events

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A common misconception about online events is that they lack the impact of live events. But that is far from the truth. Since ProSpeakers.com a Virtual Speakers Agency was impacted by the shut of live events in March, we’ve been dedicated to becoming an expert in providing keynote speakers and celebrities for virtual and online events. We worked with many companies over the last 6 months —and we’ve learned a lot. One thing in particular: Arguably the most difficult part of the transition to virtual events is navigating the technology. To help, and having worked with the top Virtual Platforms here are some lessons learned and best practices for conquering the Virtual and online events world: 1. Your website is the key landing page for potential clients. It should have a clear placement advertising for your virtual event and Virtual Keynote Speaker that links to the registration page. Your website needs to updated internally so that new information about the event can be changed quickly. Otherwise, you will need to make your website designer aware of any updates so that they have time to program them. 2. Registration software, such as Eventbrite or Bizzabo, are an excellent tools for audience capture for Online events. The registration process should be as seamless as possible; being able to easily add the event to your calendar through the registration software can increase viewership immensely. When choosing your registration software, think about what kind of data will be useful to you. You can gather important information such as audience demographics, mailing addresses for gifting, and most importantly, email addresses. 3. Utilize email marketing tools. Most registration software will send a confirmation email, but with people going to their inboxes for updates more and more, it’s important to send your attendees content-rich emails to market your event. According to Mikey Singer, President of MKEM - Many of your subscribers will view emails on mobile devices, so choose a platform that has a good mix between template management and HTML flexibility. Great email marketing tools allow you to segment your lists at very granular levels. 4. Choosing the right Virtual Event Platform (VEP) and streaming software is difficult, but not impossible. Now this is where it really gets tricky. With thousands of options and seemingly more popping up each day, it’s almost impossible to choose a virtual event platform. You should consider whether you want your content to be pre-recorded or livestreamed, or a combination of the two. You will also need to strongly consider your target audience when choosing a VEP and streaming software. For instance, if the audience strictly uses Zoom, why should they be forced to download and adopt a new software? It’s not always necessary to look for different platforms. Conversely, if we are planning a virtual gala for thousands of industry professionals, we might want to do more of a visually and sonically enhanced one-way broadcast via Vimeo, YouTube, or even Twitch. You could also layer in other apps for breakout rooms such as Hopin or Rally. Take a tip from Theresa Darmody, a global event planner with Eventmark Inc , who suggests, “When considering the virtual event platform, remember that, like an in-person event, this is now your venue, your entertainment, and guest experience. That 'wow moment' when you walk into a grand event space can still be had with a smooth check-in and a beautifully prepared platform.” 5. When choosing a virtual event platform, pay close attention to engagement tools. Q&As, polls, interactive games—all of these are imperative to your success. I’m sure you’ve heard of “Zoom fatigue” at this point, so think of engagement tools as a cup of coffee. Keeping the audience engaged is the difference between just another webinar and a memorable event. Make sure the tools are easy and seamless to use and leave out engagement tools that don’t make sense in what you’re trying to accomplish. At ProSpeakers.com we would love to partner with you on your next Virtual Event.

A common misconception about online events is that they lack the impact of live events. But that is far from the truth. Since ProSpeakers.com a Virtual Speakers Agency was impacted by the shut of live events in March, we’ve been dedicated to becoming an expert in providing keynote speakers and celebrities for virtual and online events. We worked with many … Read More

4 Ways the Pandemic Has Positively Affected Virtual Events

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Virtual Speakers Bureau, Virtual Events, Virtual Celebrities, Virtual Keynote Speakers

In the midst of the constant stream of difficult news we could use a bit of positive news. While much of the events industry has experienced a devastating blow, the Covid-19 pandemic has also introduced new opportunities for organizations, speakers and event planners to create exciting experiences. At ProSpeakers.com the Virtual Speakers Bureau these four trends that are shaping the … Read More

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Speaker for Your Virtual Event

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With many conferences and events pivoting to virtual right now, event planners are working overtime to make sure their digital event programming is packed with premium content. But what about those valuable extras that attendees come to an event to experience, such as high-profile speakers and entertainers? As with live events, quality virtual keynote presentations can help transform virtual events … Read More

The Best Virtual Celebrity Keynote Speakers to Make Your Event Pop

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Virtual Celebrity Keynote Speaker, Virtual Speakers’ Bureau, Celebrity Events

Want to know how to make your virtual event a memorable one? Booking a celebrity keynote speaker to address your team or company on your next Zoom meeting call can do the trick. Virtual celebrity events allow team members the chance to interact more closely with their favorite actor, athlete, or icon through direct chat questions and moderated Q&As. At … Read More

30 Virtual Event Stats and Information You Need to Know in 2020

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Virtual Speakers Bureau, Virtual Events, Virtual Presentation

Virtual events have been increasing in popularity for a while, but the social distancing requirements of COVID-19 have pushed them front and center. ProSpeakers.com is working with many organizations than ever that are experimenting with taking everything from their general membership meetings to their fundraising galas online. But how is it going? What challenges are we facing, and what lessons have … Read More