Virtual Meetings

Hybrid Meetings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

'Most hybrid events are like bad cable access TV.'

That’s from consultant Sam Smith, managing director of Interactive Meeting Technology, and a co-founder of the successful hybrid meeting, Event Camp Twin Cities.  And I know exactly what Sam means, having suffered through a dismal livestreamed event this week. I actually didn’t suffer for long — after just a few minutes, I turned to something more interesting.

That’s one of the points that Sam makes about creating effective hybrid events: People have a lot to distract them, and meeting organizers are not going to engage viewers by simply sticking a camera in the back of the room and switching it on.

For guidance on how you can do a better job, check out the following presentation by Sam and  Event Camp Twin Cities co-founder Ray Hansen.

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer is senior editor and director of digital content.