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Getting Virtual Events Right for Your Company

2020 certainly hasn’t gone the way that any of us have planned, but as humans, it is in our nature to adapt and grow in the face of adversity and that’s exactly what we’ve seen over the last few months. 

We live in confusing and uncertain times and that means that now more than ever, your employees need to feel listened to, valued and appreciated for the work that they do. Recognition is one of the most effective ways to ensure employee satisfaction and this has a knock-on effect not just for the business, but for your employees’ personal lives too. Being recognised for our work helps us to stay positive and motivated during these trying times.

One of the biggest shifts that we have seen in business all over the world is to adapt to employees working remotely. New technology and processes have been implemented to ensure that work can still be done from home and we have truly discovered how possible this remote working situation is for going forward. 

Holding Virtual Company Events

Platforms such a Zoom and apps like Eventbrite have made this transition easier and companies are now seamlessly holding meetings and conferences online with very little issues. However, if you’ve got a bigger event coming up, such as an awards ceremony, then you may be wondering how you are going to manage it.

What technology to use, who to involve and what types of awards are better suited for live or virtual events are just some of the questions that companies are struggling with. Luckily, there are ways in which you can host a successful and entertaining event online.

Some of the things you need to consider before hosting your company event online.

Conferencing Tools

First things first, you have to decide on which conferencing tool you are going to be using for your event. Are you going to need something a little more interactive for employees and sponsors to make speeches and respond in person? Conferencing tools such as Zoom are useful for this kind of event. If, however, your event is going to be more one-sided then something like Facebook Live can be used and employees can respond by comments and emojis.

Entertainment

Entertainment is always the core aspect of any successful event; if your guests are bored, they simply aren’t going to engage or listen to what’s being said. This is even more true with virtual events where employees have the option of watching TV or working on the side. Ensure that you have some sort of entertainment planned that will engage and delight your employees. This could be anything from a band playing for them to fun quiz games or online karaoke.

Awards

As we have already mentioned, now is an incredibly important time to let your employees know that they are recognised and valued. In such uncertain times, it could be the one thing that keeps them going forward. Giving awards at a corporate event doesn’t have to be any more complicated than it is in person. Online delivery has made it possible to send almost anything to your employees. Anything from a personalised award, to a gift voucher or food hamper will make employees feel appreciated and recognised in these trying times.

Purpose

Don’t lose sight of why you are holding the event. You are here to celebrate your companies and reward your employees for all of their hard work. Keep this in mind when planning your virtual event and this will drive the way that you run the event; keep it sincere, genuine and entertaining for all of your valued employees.

At Impact Glass Creations, we specialise in creating bespoke gifts for companies looking to award their employees with something special. Our unique products and delivery options make us the perfect choice for an online virtual event for your company. Feel free to get in touch to see how we can let your employees know how appreciated they are.