Socializing in times of social distancing: the teambits Social Wall

What would communication be without personal conversation? These days we all use video calls and messages with words and pictures to keep in touch with each other. Social Distancing makes us aware that we humans need social contacts as much as we need food.

But what if it is about communication in large groups? And what if these groups can no longer come together in a physical location? At side places of work meetings and events we talk, laugh together, applaud punch lines, rethink points and whisper. We believe that this must also find its place in virtual space. In teambits this place is the social wall.

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Making virtual meetings and online events interactive with teambits

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, live events are giving way to a format that brings people together online instead: virtual events. With teambits you can participate live in your digital format.

Events are currently being cancelled worldwide and employees are being sent to the home office. Event planners and group leaders are looking for the best way to convert their conference or meeting from analogue to digital. Maybe you too? Because you know: Fast and effective communication and coordination are among the most important tasks in a company. This is also true, or especially if your employees do not come together at the same workplace.

In the following three chapters we will describe everything you need to know to create your virtual meeting with teambits interactively.

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How do virtual conferences work? Crash course for reschedulers in the face of Covid-19

Live communication draws attention to the stage show or exhibit. A considerable part of the emotions, however, is deeply rooted in the experience of one's own interaction with the others in the room. The other, that can be the performer on stage as well as the other participant. The teambits toolbox for interactive participant participation is therefore much more important in hybrid and virtual events than in face-to-face events. How do you create the special experience of personal encounters, when you don't meet each other in person anymore? Is it because #Coronavirus and #Covid-19 forces everyone to stay at home? All planners are now confronted with many questions. Conceptually and above all technically.

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School competitions – examples of the award ceremony via live voting by a digitally affine audience

Audience prizes are popular in events. The guests choose winners from their midst. Pure excitement and identification! An example for award ceremonies are the school competitions, which are often evaluated before the summer holidays. teambits equips public award ceremonies with the necessary equipment: The possibility to vote as a participant via smartphone.

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The new teambits 7.5 is here!

The new teambits version 7.5 went live on February 13.

The new version is aimed at all those who are looking for the ultimate Q&A and polling functions and want to professionally moderate meetings, conferences and consulting situations. With the new version, digital moderation becomes child's play. Event managers can also be happy, because the new teambits can be integrated even better into personalized events. Here we present the new version.

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Digital trade fair contact recording: With teambits independent of the quality of the Internet connection

The willingness to talk is nowhere higher in customer acquisition than at trade fairs. The goal of every trade fair exhibitor: leads. If you want to stay in contact, you make notes of the wishes of the other party during the conversation, write down initial joint ideas and secure contact data once exchanged.

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The new messaging tool

The interaction with an audience does not only consist of

  • questions to the participants or
  • questions asked by participants to the speaker or moderator.

A moderation process also includes mere messages. teambits has therefore always offered the interaction tool type “message”.

Since version 7.4, the message tool now supports

  1. the free formatting of text in an intuitive editor
  2. the use of emojis
  3. the insertion of links
  4. the upload and insertion of images and other files into the message tool

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Digital moderation at the WorldCafé of the EMCC Global Provider Summit 2019

London. 200 participants, 20 tables, 40 topics, six hours preparation time. We left for this hackathon on 25 November. The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) invited us to the EMCC Global Provider Summit 2019. On departure, the ink on the flight booking had dried just in time. Participants should have the opportunity to ask questions during the KeyNotes. During the WorldCafé, table hosts and interested assistants were given the opportunity to take digital minutes. In the subsequent case study sessions, questions and comments were collected digitally in order to take them to the downstream webinars and other conferences. Continue reading Digital moderation at the WorldCafé of the EMCC Global Provider Summit 2019

Send orders to catering with teambits:interactive

Order a coffee in the digitally moderated conference? Go. One of the many Easter Eggs of the teambits software is the possibility to pass orders from the audience directly to the catering. The most robust variant is the automatic printing of orders via the receipt printer of the catering or the kitchen. Event participants order by iPad, Smartphone or Tablet at their table or seat from the menu, which can be stored in the EventApp. The order is then output directly to a printer. As an option, the data can also be transferred to catering software;

Video about onboarding in personalized events with teambits:interactive

In the video we show how onboarding works in an event in order to adjust event information and interactions of an event to the individual participant. The participant uses their personal PIN, which they receive during onboarding, the participant can adapt their data and decide to publish their data in the event in accordance with the DSGVO. Many functions such as participant chat, agenda or interactions can be offered anonymously or personalized.