Keep this question in mind: Would you rather your virtual audience watch and walk away or participate and stay?
The main question: Do you want them to watch and walk away, or participate and stay?
In today’s interactive world, virtual audience members want to do much more than watch what is happening, they want to be part of it.
We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression when it comes to hybrid events. And if your virtual audience doesn’t feel welcomed, appreciated and involved, it will walk away and rarely return. Here’s how to avoid that.
Just as I do not believe that sticking a camera in the back of a room makes a hybrid event, I do not believe that randomly jumping in front of the camera and talking to the virtual audience makes a virtual emcee.