As the meeting industry faces many issues around conferences being postponed and cancelled, and others looking to have an online option, it is very timely to chat with Jim Parker of Digitell, Inc about how to run a virtual meeting.
The meetings industry is being hit hard and fast by event cancellations in the wake of the Coronavirus. For many there is a panic on what to do if their participants cannot come or the whole convention is cancelled. How to run a virtual meeting is being talked about all across the world. But hosting a virtual event is not simply livestreaming speakers or holding a webinar. You have to do it right if you want to engage your audience.
As a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / emCee, Thom Singer is trying to monitor all that is occurring in the meetings industry. Thom knows a little about virtual events (he and Eliz Green have hosted several events with their “Conference Talk Show” product)… but Thom knows that if you want to really be informed you have to talk to the experts. Thom always says “Success Leaves Clues” so he turned to the leader in the world of virtual conferences, Jim Parker. Jim has been working with live events for 35 years, and began live streaming conferences 11 years ago.
How to run a virtual meeting
In episode 542 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” thom asks Jim for details on how to run a virtual meeting? WOW, if you have never run a digital version of a conference, you have to hear what Jim has to say on this podcast. They talk mistake, technology, attendee engagement, bringing virtual attendees to the live event next year, and many other best practices.
Find out more about Digitell Inc at https://digitellinc.com/
About Jim Parker
Jim Parker is President and CEO of Digitell, Inc., a full service multimedia company that specializes in Live Streaming, High End Webcasts and Content Capture/Distribution Systems. Mr. Parker is a 35 year veteran in the conference industry, servicing 90 organizations, such as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). With a staff of over 50, Digitell provides their clients with everything from consulting and event management, to registration and web page creation, live streaming, webcasts, content capture, tech support and event reporting. A civil engineer by trade, Jim’s analytical approach to the logistics necessary to execute the services Digitell offers, has provided them with a reputation of offering “best practice” products, services and customer support.
Digitell, Inc. is a Digital Multimedia Development company specializing in assisting organizations on how to leverage their educational content online. With over 35 years’ experience servicing 150 organizations, Digitell utilizes this wealth of experience and knowledge to assist their clients in developing customized and cutting edge solutions to capturing, delivering and managing their online education. From their newly released education APP, to OPUS DX, a feature rich, fully managed Digital Experience Platform, their services are designed to engage users with a superior digital experience while accessing live streams, webinars and on-demand education. Digitell can meet the needs of any organization looking to bring their conference or education online. To learn more visit digitellinc.com.
About Thom Singer
Thom Singer is a keynote speaker, emcee, and digital event host (see http://www.ConferenceTalkShow.com). He is the host of two podcasts and the author of 12 books.
Looking for how to run a virtual meeting? Talk to experts like Jim Parker. Also, check out my other blog posts:
And Listen to episode 540 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” – Coronavirus, Cancelled Meetings and Podcasts to hear my idea for using podcasting to share information and touch meeting attendees all year long.