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Taxonomy of Virtual Event Formats

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Which types of events have been moving to virtual environments?

As soon as COVID forced the world to socially distance, every live event format that was previously being done in person pivoted (or at least attempted) to being fully virtual. Facilitators, event planners, field marketers, trainers, grassroots mobilizers and activists, educators- every role, industry, profession, community- had two choices: i.) postpone indefinitely/cancel their in-person event; OR, ii.) quickly adjust/adapt/pivot the event to online.

To help understand the main types of virtual event formats that companies, organizations, brands are hosting, we looked at the broad event types that we’ve seen and organized them by features, both core and specialized.

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We Surveyed 500+ Zoom Breakout Users – Want To Know Their Top Frustrations?

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Reading Time: 2 minutesWe recently reached out to friends and facilitators who use zoom breakouts and asked them a couple open-ended questions:

  • What do you like/dislike about zoom breakouts?
  • What are your biggest frustrations, what do you find lacking about them (as either a host and/or participant)?

We received 100+ survey responses (and counting- folks are still sharing their input if you’d be so kind?)- many of them in great, lengthy detail. Ready to see what everyone said? 

Here are the most frustrating things about zoom breakouts:

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Virtual Onboarding: 5 Tips for Onboarding New Employees in the #NewNormal

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Reading Time: 4 minutesGone are the days of office tours and meet-and-greets – in is the age of remote working, and all the things that used to go into onboarding have moved to the virtual space as well. And as anyone who’s ever onboarded a new employee knows, this doesn’t make things any easier.

First-day jitters, social anxiety, and being thrust into a new environment make transitioning to a new job difficult enough for any new employee, and bringing things to a virtual space makes things even more complicated, challenging, stressful.Virtual Onboarding can be challenging for new hires

Thankfully, there are some things that you can do (and tools that you can use) to help make virtual onboarding for new employees much easier, more similar to old normal, in-person onboarding.

And with that, here are 5 tips for virtual onboarding in the #newnormal…

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