For the second day of THE BIG SKILLS SHARE programme we welcomed three experts to deliver their thoughts and advice on the subjects of strategic events, remote broadcasting and recruitment! Across a fascinating range of discussion points, our sharers offered top tips, research and even a live studio tour! Thank you so much to Tony, Humza and Kevin for your contributions, and to everyone who tuned into our live sessions!
In a live interview, Tony Evans (EGI Live) shares his expertise on how to plan and design a strategic event in the current climate. He talks about the role of strategic events in forming space for conversations to take place, and advocates for a people-focused approach, talking about strategy in the context of a community journey. He shares some top tips for designing a great strategic event:
- Ask the question: “What difference do you want to make? What’s the change?”
- Put white space into your agenda and environment. Create time for people to be asked questions, to tell stories, to express themselves and to listen. “Change takes place in the conversation!”
- Embrace incompleteness and imperfection. The uncertainty is often where the magic appears.
Don’t worry if you missed out on the live session. You can catch up below:
Discover more about EGI Live’s approach to strategic events here.
Humza Chaudhry (Celebro Media) takes us on a tour of the Celebro studios (featuring sets, sound desks and robots!) and shares his experiences of remote broadcasting during the pandemic across several projects. He talks about the possibility of remote production to create a high-production TV feel, and shares some of his top tips for remote broadcasting:
- Don’t be afraid of using technologies that are new to you
- Preparation is key
- Multi-platforming! Use multiple platforms to showcase your events
If you were unable to watch live, you can view Humza’s film below:
Find out more about Celebro Media, and check out their studio spaces here.
We interview Kevin Hosier (GCN Talent) live, as he shares his research regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the B2B events sector, and especially around employment and recruitment. He shares his top tips for how candidates in the job market now can address the current skills gaps as so much of the sector moves online. Amongst the challenges, he also talks about the importance of creativity and innovation to help the sector moves forwards, and reminds us of the enduring nature of events!
You can catch up with the interview via our Youtube channel below:
Find out more about GCN Talent and what they do here.
Thank you so much to all of our experts who have shared their advice and insider knowledge to the EVCOM community.