Solution: Have an understanding of what you want the experience to look, feel, and behave like. Then source the perfect partners who can turn your vision into reality with as few workarounds and add-ons as possible.
Problem: You didn’t keep your virtual audience top of mind... and now few are interacting and engaging during the event.
Solution: Be sure you have a demographic, behavior, and learning styles analysis of your participants. Then design their virtual experience in a way that makes them feel comfortable and inspires them.
Problem: You didn’t pay attention to lighting, sound, backdrops, furniture, and props... and now your virtual audience is viewing bad TV.
Solution: Analyze how everything will look through the camera lens and what impression it will make. Then consider sightlines, camera angles, and simple cost-effective adjustments to enhance the user experience.
Problem: You didn’t bring your speakers into the planning process... and now they are being tuned out by the virtual audience.
Solution: Provide them with advice on session design, on-camera preparation, and virtual audience engagement training. Then work with them to assuage their fears of presenting to two audiences simultaneously.
Problem: You didn’t test your equipment or have a rehearsal... and now things are causing problems or failing altogether.
Solution: Test the AV, streaming, and virtual platform elements in a real world scenario, and practice with all people both in front of and behind the camera. Then fix the problems and make revisions to guarantee a successful event will be had by all.