Business Pivot – Hosting Virtual Events and Meetings

As companies become more sensitive to coronavirus, taking precautions to keep employees safe from the spread of infection is essential. Businesses are quickly finding the need to provide alternatives to live events. Is it necessary to cancel all events or is it possible to host a virtual event?

This is the perfect time to pivot. Make sure your business has a back-up plan in place so that you can continue business as usual. Not only is this a timely response but should be a consideration for other unexpected circumstances such as weather, time & budget restrictions, or travel restrictions that may reduce in-person participation.

Video calls

Instead of piling into a conference room, you can easily hold internal meetings on a video call. Use apps such as Skype, RingCentral, Google Hangouts, Vonage or Microsoft Teams for phone and video calls. Boxer Property recently switched over to digital phone service and we haven’t looked back. If you have a microphone and web cam, you’re set to go!

Webinars

Offering a webinar opens your opportunities to the world! No more commutes to a customer’s office to give your sales pitch. You can reach the world digitally and gain customers all over the country or world, by presenting your products and services through a webinar. Put together some Powerpoint slides, or even just present on screen with a web cam and you’re able to cast a wider net and present to more than a few customers at a time.  Solutions for presenting a webinar: Zoom, EverWebinar, GotoMeeting

Virtual Events

Ready to do more than talk through a Powerpoint? Step up to a Virtual event. These are normally hosted through an event platform and offer the options to interact in a virtual environment. These events are normally multi-session events that often feature webinars and webcasts, they feel a lot like a live event. These can be used for a variety of events from trade shows, job fairs, conferences, sales-meetings company-wide gatherings, training and more. These events can either be live-stream or on-demand. Top solutions include: vFairs, MegaMeeting, ClickMeeting

Whether it’s a temporary fix or keeping up with the direction of business, it’s something any business should consider.  It also helps broaden your customer base, be sustainably more responsible and saves money on travel.

Learn more about precautions that Boxer Property is taking in response to COVID-19 at its buildings and with employees.