When holding hybrid events through virtual platforms, the difference between ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary’ zeroes in on the experience left behind. For the longest time, digital stage sets have always felt ordinary because it’s apparent they are created conceptually. But in this age, when everyone from event professionals to event managers is largely embracing virtual reality, you don’t want to lose the actuality that real stage design brings to virtual events.
From setting up LED walls and drape sets to modular tile sets, AV production teams help pull everything together to make your event look high-end. With real stage design and virtual platforms, you can create the perfect perception of a live component to your hybrid event, which not only adds value to the user experience but is also very cost-effective.
Benefits of Real Stage Design
1. Create a captivating scene for your virtual attendees
The primary metric for measuring any event’s success whether in-person or virtual, is the impact it leaves on your attendees. How did everyone feel? Would they like to experience this again at future events? The answer comes down to event staging.
Be it a virtual conference, workshop, tradeshow or seminar, setting up a captivating stage goes a long way in keeping your attendees engaged, informed, and entertained. Ideal stages integrate features such as backdrops, live podiums and LED video walls, to capture and maintain audience attention.
2. Build an environment your presenters will enjoy
A hybrid event can bring together in-person presenters and match them with a virtual audience. Presenters can broadcast right from their homes, or better yet from an in-house studio at your AV provider. While presenting from home can work perfectly for most presenters, using stage rentals helps produce cutting-edge quality for the attendees and maintain a great flow from one speaker to the next.
Ultimately, an actual stage with lighting and sound effects is great inspiration and motivation for any presenter and takes the event experience to the next level for all those participating. Considering real stage design is a key step to defining the event experience and recapturing the magic of live events.
3. Get your message across effectively
Bringing creative elements to a virtual event is needed now more than ever, to help keep the event experience as adaptive as possible. Investing in lighting, sound, graphics and video help send the right messaging in the right way to your audience. An actual stage will help you interact with your audience in a more 3D manner than a digital stage set can, and will provide an experience that better engages all five senses. Afterall, events are about people and the human connection.
4. Leverage Advertisement Revenue
Creating a real stage with an experienced AV production team can help you customize your stage design and increase your event revenue through a superior visual experience. You can attract better paid sponsorships, presenters, attendees, volunteers, partners and invest in great marketing opportunities. This will help you stand out and increase your event reach as opposed to the marketplace. The benefits of doing so outweigh an already cost-effective solution.
The Future of Real Stages on Virtual Platforms
We are living in the digital future we could have not envisioned, where we can host all our events virtually and still experience a feeling similar to the human connection at live events. A part of this credit goes to the revolutionary stage design technology available today. Even though we are eager to resume live events, virtual platforms will continue to be part of our daily lives in the spirit of social distancing to help mitigate the pandemic.