As hybrid is becoming the go-to format for events, several challenges are beginning to arise for event producers who have to balance support between in-person and virtual speakers. Sohini Mitra, VP Experiential Services at Impact XM, provided her advice to BizBash as to how producers can create a smooth experience for hybrid speakers, and ultimately hybrid attendees.
“And make sure both virtual and live speakers are prepped on best practices for wardrobe, posture and eye contact, adds Mitra. “Sometimes live speakers forget they will be streamed online and wear clothes that either distract the audience or disappear into the stage. At the same time, some virtual speakers forget to look at the actual camera and don’t make eye contact or completely frame themselves wrong, which can be very distracting to the viewing audience,” she says.”
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