Airmeet - the go-to tool for workshops and webinars preferred by some of the most successful online communities and startups. Here's why they stand out:
Virtual Conferences & Events : Scale upto a lakh participants seamlessly using their highly engaging platform. The feature could be used to conduct online classes, events, workshops, webinars and other community building events. Hook your audience with meaningful interactions. Check out more about this feature here.
Community Engagement : Use their rich tools (emote, questions, chat, raise hand) to engage the audience. Play pre-recorded video during workshops/fairs - recordings from a speaker/sponsor's ad etc. Increase the footfalls for your event by streaming the video live on YouTube & FB.
Networking : Make use of their virtual ballroom, speed networking (short, crisp conversations) with like minded people, and table chat.
Plan virtual events/job fairs - Facilitate branding space for events, easy ticketing platform, set up booth experience areas, fetch sponsorships - the feel of an offline event with the convenience of being in the comfort of your house.
Here's a comprehensive walkthrough of Airmeet.
They've a free membership that allows you to host smaller events. Check out all the plan here.
Zoom has become synonymous to your daily catchups and conferences. Here are few key features and tips from experts about Zoom.
Webinars - Scale up your community upto 50,000 folks who could access the webinar all at the same time. Live stream your event on YouTube Live, Facebook Live and other custom streaming services. Watch more about it here.
Zoom Rooms - Host breakout sessions, coffee tables, brainstorming sessions with Zoom Rooms. IT brings along multi screen share, fun whiteboarding and one touch join. Watch more about it here.
Zoom Marketplace - Zoom allows easy integration with external apps and bots making it a better collaborative workspace. Check out the integrations allowed over here.
Tips on using Zoom effectively for interactive community engagement, from the experts.
Zoom's Annotation Feature for Engagement (Tips to use) :
Tip 1 : Take a couple of minutes to make sure everyone knows how to annotate. Super Important! Put instructions in the chat box. Give them a blank slide to practice on.
Tip 2 : Start with a fun annotation activity (e.g., use a map and find out where people are in the world).
Tip 3 : Use stamps so that people can answer questions (like multiple choice questions). But make it more fun by having nice visuals for people to stamp on. To see an example, check minute 42:32 of this webinar on building trust.
Tip 4 : Have people type words on the page. To see an example, check minute 10:50 of this webinar.
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The basic video conferencing feature comes for free (restriction being the 40 minutes limit). Read about the detailed pricing policy here.
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Acknowledging the top contributors and public shoutouts/appreciation for great work done within the community is a step further towards building trust and fostering a culture of supporting each other.