COVID-19, which was recently deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has created unprecedented experiences (and turmoil) for the meetings and events industry. Numerous conferences, summits, and gatherings have been be postponed, rescheduled, or cancelled.
Additionally, as a result of stay-at-home orders to #flattenthecurve, many events are now moving toward virtual formats.
If there’s something positive that we’ve witnessed during this crazy time, it’s the people who have come together in response to the crisis to offer help, support, guidance, advice, and resources.
All of our speakers are equipped to deliver virtual presentations, and several have created free assets to share with companies who might be experiencing this format for the first time.
Below are just a few of the free resources our speakers have created to help their clients, colleagues, and friends:
When Alan Stein, Jr.’s large franchise event cancelled, he immediately booked time in a local recording studio to create a presentation they could have and share with their numerous locations. He then went on to create a page of free resources that anyone can use to help inspire their teams during this time. The page includes a virtual presentation, a recording of a live presentation, and numerous downloads and short videos.
Jay Baer is an expert on virtual presentations, having delivered more than 100 successful virtual events – as a virtual keynote speaker, emcee, and host. He even has an entire department that does nothing but produce virtual events and consult with companies and organizations on how to do them well. This free briefing on 11 Ways to Win With Webinars and Virtual Events has been a timely resource for many of our corporate meeting and speaker bureau partners.
Digital Futurist Speaker Brian Fanzo is a go-to resource for digital experiences, and a coveted virtual presenter and host. Brian has hosted multiple digital events from webinars to live streams, to companies and audiences of all sizes, and has produced more than 3,000 live-stream videos himself. Brian recently created this page of free resources for his customers, followers, and fans.
After numerous requests from listeners, Joey Coleman turned his recent Experience This! show (along with co-host Dan Gingiss) into a special episode around COVID-19, showcasing how specific companies are communicating with their customers in unique ways, and providing actionable items that everyone can implement right now with customers and employees.
At a time that feels so uncertain and even painful, we’re proud to be part of a community that wants to provide help. We are grateful for our speakers and for our meetings and events partners. And if we can do anything to help you through this crazy time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.