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This week, Redback’s very own Digital Event Project Manager Cassandra Phu shares her 30 second tip when it comes to creating a wicked Digital Event!

Now to create, manage and implement an up-and-coming digital event, where do you start? Firstly, ask yourself a few questions:

1. What do you want to achieve?

Do you want to generate more leads, increase your audience size, or do you want your message to be echoed across the globe? Whatever your goals and objectives are for your next digital event, ensure that they are concrete and clear in your mind.

2. Have you done your research?

Have you attended a webinar/webcast lately? What are those within your immediate industry doing and what are the latest and greatest trends? What’s hot and what’s not? What kind of conversation will more than likely generate a huge hype around your digital event while also getting your message across?

3. How will you measure your success?

Will you see success when the dollars come rolling in or will it be because thousands of people watched live? Do you have access to Advanced Analytics ensuring your data is being measured? After each event, you want to see how many users joined, engaged and provided feedback on your event as well as understand how much money you made.

Remember, any new initiative is going to take time and although you will be faced with many hurdles, it’s important to remember your end goal.

For more information on Marketing your Digital Event, click here to download the guide which goes over running a successful event in more detail. Or if you’d like to speak with an expert directly click here.

Until next time,
The Redback Team

 

Our online audiences demand presenters that inspire, engage and educate. We’re currently on the lookout for fantastic presenters who want to get their word out. If you’re a subject matter expert (or know of anyone that is), then let us know!

Redback’s Business Skills Series will be going into its sixth year! As another year comes to an end, we’re raring to start planning for our 2018 series.

What is this Series All About?

This series is dedicated to giving back to our community through education. Every second Tuesday, between 11:00 am – 11:45 am, we give back to our energetic and involved community with a range of educational and inspiring topics via a webcast. We deliver the webcast in our state-of-the-art studios (take a virtual tour) and guide you through the process.

Anyone can join, and anyone can present. The entire program is provided free of charge to all participants and presenters. The archived webcast can then be viewed on-demand and shared for an additional 12 months after the live-stream.

What Can You Talk About?

A whole variety of things! Here’s a snapshot of some the webcasts we held in 2017:

  • The Art of Public Speaking and Presenting Online with Trish Springsteen – Watch
  • Developing your Careers Most Valuable Asset – YOU with Neil Von Heupt – Watch
  • Health and Wellbeing Session: Mastering Mental Chatter with Rose Lauria – Watch
  • The Change Intelligent Leader with Huw Thomas– Watch
  • Pricing – Getting it Right for your Business with Rachel White – Watch
  • Gen Y and X Have Entered the Workforce with Alex Richardson and Belinda Moore – Watch

To submit your details and become a presenter for the Business Skills Series 2017…

Email us!

Until next time,
Aiza Hakik

Hybrid is here! Gone are the days of yore when you were restricted by time and space. Attending a physical event used to mean a tradeoff in terms of what you wanted to see and what you could actually see. Concurrent sessions necessitated a decision every time as to which session would bring you more value. With the advent of webcasting technology, you can now tune in to any and all sessions of your choosing. Find an example of a hybrid event here.

The use of hybrid events on a global scale has seen tremendous success and the trend is surging ahead. Fears of attendance cannibalisation are unfounded. Lack of knowledge around the subject matter propagates the myth. Dana Freker Doody, VP of Corporate Communications for the Expo Group, claims that hybrid events, if done properly, can prove to be a very effective marketing and awareness channel for your face to face events. The online presence of the event is driving more physical event registrations for following events.

“We are not seeing cannibalisation by putting out offerings online. We are seeing more people actually being driven to the face-to-face event based on what they are seeing online.”

Beyond the day of the event, you can access the content online from any device. Be creative with what you webcast – the possibilities are endless! Thanks to hybrid, you can now extend the extend the life of your content, increase sponsorship opportunities, access a broader pool of speakers and measure your return on investment with advanced reporting and tracking features.

We’ve created this Whitepaper so that you can deep dive into the world of hybrid events. Learn the latest trends, research, and tips needed to make your next virtual event a success. Get going with hybrid!

Download whitepaper

Until next time,
The Redback Team

Collaboration within team environments is irrefutable. It’s powerful and effective. It drives alignment across key departmental heads and fosters engagement throughout the workplace harnessing better work, smarter work and essentially nurturing togetherness.

Australian Bureau Statistics data now reveals that 30% of Australians work remotely*. Furthermore, a report from Hays concluded that 86% of employees consider flexible working options an important or very important factor for their engagement**. This significant rise over the last fifteen years has allowed for improved and flexible workplace environments provided the right communication tools are at hand. Put broadly, it’s really about encouraging the advantages of transforming to digital and focusing on building a brighter future for your organisation.

Here are 3 ways to lead digital transformation in your workplace and create an engaged workforce:

#1 – Build on Company Culture
Company culture is a big deal these days. Its reasons are valid and essential to the way forward. What it really means is fostering cohesive teams, fulfilled individuals and productive performance. By defining and measuring productivity as opposed to clocking the hours alleviates stress and provides room for retention, happiness and creativity.

#2 – Create Engagement
Engaging your staff comes from within them. Basically, you want to allow the space for employees to develop a sense achievement and ultimately make a difference to the business. By clearly communicating your goals and overall strategy on a regular basis highlights the importance of being heavily aligned to it. Make them apart of the bigger picture. 

#3 – Lastly, Get the Right Tools and Advice
Having the best technology in the market to allow your organisation to connect, collaborate and communicate efficiently and effectively from any location in the world is one thing. But, having a dedicated provider in your virtual backyard that can support you from planning to implementation, completely customised for your business is indisputable when it comes to peace of mind. Saving time on travel, money and resources are important factors within an organisation; lessen the work-load for your employees so that they can focus on bigger and better things!

Redback’s solutions help you on your very own journey to becoming a leader in digital transformation, substantially improving the way your teams communicate and collaborate as well as getting them to live your brand and really understand the company’s mission. Great companies understand the value in having teams working well together and we want to make it easier for you to do so.

If you want more information on digital events and collaboration tools, head over to our inspiration page – it’s full of content that has been created with our customers in mind. Explore the possibilities of digital transformation!

Get inspired!

Here’s to change,
Aiza Hakik

 

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