Would Selfies fit into a corporate or association conference? Maybe!
Although the Selfie has been way overdone, the idea would fit into certain corporate or association conferences.
Years ago, many multi day conferences ended with a Final Night Farewell Gala. Most of the time as the event technical producers, we would produce a “Candids Module” to be shown as a loop during dinner. These Candids Modules were a huge hit. You would hear people exclaim, “Look, there’s Joe by the pool!” Or “ There’s Sam and John on the golf course!” Then, “ “Peggy and Harry’s presentation was great. Look at the attention of the audience!”
These modules were a huge payoff for spending a few days together, learning and playing. We would have 2 or 3 photographers tag along on the various group events and check in at the sessions. The photos would be quickly edited the afternoon of the Farewell Dinner and turned into the Candids Module.
But, why not have attendees take Selfies during the conference and activities as well.? Then have them email the Selfies to the Video Editor/Producer to edit into a final Candids Module. Of course Selfies are not just one person. Often they’re Group Selfies. You could have a lot of fun with this idea. Remember, almost everyone has a Smart Phone with a camera and almost all would want to submit a Selfie or two. Obviously, though, inappropriate Selfies would be weeded out.
One caveat, however. Don’t ever rely on Selfies alone. It’s advisable to have a professional photographer or two along to shoot the big group photos and to make sure all the necessary elements are included. This will also assure that you have enough photos that are good quality for the module as well as the company archive.
IF you’d like more information or tips on producing this, please email us at email@example.com.
Here Are 7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself :
- What is the purpose of your meeting?
- How big an audience do you anticipate?
- Will there be solo speakers, panels?
- Will there be Q&A?
- Will you be showing any videos or PowerPoints?
- Will there be more than one session in the room
- Will there be a need for wi-fi?
Having these answers to give to your audio visual supplier or technical production company will help you to achieve what you need. Sometimes planners will over do what they ask for because they haven’t asked themselves these questions. That’s bad for your budget! Conversely, sometimes a planner will ask for less than they should to save money, but that usually ends up with a less desirable outcome.
Do you have questions about the questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a no obligation 15 minute consultation.
When your lunch or gala dinner has a plated salad or appetizer, pre-set, do you notice that most people are hesitant to begin eating for fear of being impolite?
Frankly, this should not happen, ever! Here are some ways to avoid that awkward moment:
- Emcee, Host or Voiceover person announces, “please enjoy your meal” or something similar.
- If appropriate a benediction is given.
- Short entertainment piece
- A visual projection reading “Please enjoy your meal”
There never should be that awkward time, or should it be followed by a member of the committee coming to the stage and making the announcement to begin eating. All you will hear is a lot of clanking of forks as a result and an even more awkward moment.
Good savvy event planning. The solution is so simple isn’t it!
According to an MPI Study:
1- Cost Savings
2. Reduce Time out of office
3. No attendee travel budget
4. Keep a meeting that would be canceled due to budget
6. Information-sharing across multiple markets
7. Global Business Operations
8. Business Continuity
9. Reduce travel demands on executives
10. Support last-minute meetings
Here’s a link to a hilarious video about conference calls. http://youtu.be/DYu_bGbZiiQ