teambits now integrates the Zoom web application. It’s never been easier to have a video conference with interactions, quizzes and voting. Set up a full-fledged meeting digitally – see, talk, interact and vote. All this whether five or 500 participants. Of course, still indispensable, from a safe distance. With the integration of Zoom, teambits achieves the claim of a complete basic equipment for hybrid and virtual events.
Hybrid events are quite new. You should therefore always explain the procedure and the “rules of the game” to your guests. We have recorded eight tips for the interactive parts of hybrid events for you:
The government has just extended the ban on major events in Germany until the end of December 2020. Hybrid events are a great option for events in 2020 and 2021, and without losing the charm of a “real” event, they allow many more interested people to participate in virtual space.
In hybrid events, a part of the guests meet onsite, on the spot. In view of the development of the pandemic, each federal state regulates the current permissible group size independently. At the same time, hybrid events bring together participants from outside online.
It concerns public limited companies, cooperatives, limited liability companies, associations, foundations and condominium owners’ associations – in short, any form of organization in which members are allowed to vote on what happens in the organization.
The restrictions used to contain the coronavirus are a challenge for small and large organizations. Meetings are limited to only a few people at once: a large group of members, decision-makers, and voters must not be permitted to meet in person. This makes an election difficult – it fails due to the manner in which it is conducted. Electronic voting provides a convenient alternative.
In the article Making virtual meetings and online events interactive with teambits we have already presented several possibilities of using teambits in parallel with common video conferencing tools such as Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. Using the example of Zoom, we now show a simple but impressive way to integrate your preferred video conferencing solution directly into teambits. For your participants, this results in a seamless interaction of proven live video streaming and flexible interaction possibilities (voting, Q&A sessions, brainstorming, etc.).
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.
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.
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.