🔥 The Best of the Best:
- All About That Money, Honey: How To Create Your Virtual Event Budget: Calculator Included!
- Live Stream Dream Team: How To Live Stream Your Event
✨ Need more help with your virtual event budget? We’ve got you covered. Here is our free virtual event budget calculator.
A Virtual Concert On Mother’s Day 🌸
This Mother’s Day was a bit of a challenge. Usually, my dad and I would whisk my mom away to a nice brunch somewhere and go shop around or see a movie. Even that doesn’t feel like enough for someone who deserves the world!
Sadly, this year we were unable to do the usual activities. However, we quickly found new ones and decided to make do with what we’ve got. I was in a particularly musical mood yesterday and decided to show my mom (and dad) the wonderful world of virtual concerts.
I must preface this with the fact that my mom is not a huge fan of EDM – not that she hates it, but I’m pretty sure she just thinks it’s a lot of beep beep boop boop noises. However, she was fully engaged when I threw Madeon’s live set from Secret Sky on our living room TV.
It was truly amazing to watch two people who know very little about virtual events or EDM to become so engrossed in a virtual live stream performance.
It just goes to show that high-quality AV + talented performers + impressive graphic artists = some pretty fantastic content for everyone!
When the electronic music got old, we switched over to The Lumineers’ Tiny Desk Concert and spent the afternoon dancing around in our home and singing along. It was like a Mother’s Day music festival in our living room! It was magical.
If you are still questioning the validity of virtual events, just use this as an example. If you create it, they will come. People are excited to be a part of these events… yes, even moms!
To all the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, mentors, work mothers, and guardians out there, thank you for all that you do! We love you 💚
And now, The Weekly Soundcheck!
💸 If you don’t have a virtual event budget… we need to fix that! (14-minute read)
Creating your virtual event budget might feel like a complex task. Sure, you’re probably used to creating budgets for in-person events. But how do you go about budgeting virtual events? Things are different! Many of the items that used to be on your in-person event budget will be completely absent this time around and vice versa. That’s why we decided to help you out by writing a guide on how to create a virtual event budget!
✨ Articles and resources
💁 Maybe your live stream needs some help… who knows? Let’s find out! (18-minute watch)
With the current state of events, everyone and their mother (again we love you, moms!) is live streaming right now. We’ve seen it all. Top of the line, 4k, amazing works of art. And we’ve seen the shaky, terrible, motion-sickness-inducing streams. There is a RIGHT and a WRONG way to do this, people! Learn from Will how to live stream the right way on this week’s episode of Whiteboard Wednesday (I know! Finally another Whiteboard Wednesday!)
✨ Articles and resources
- The Mega Guide to Live Streaming Events
- Live Streaming Your Event 101
- Live Streaming For Events: Jay-Z, Obama & The Pope
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💥Silly Scientific Findings
Last week, Endless held our first ever internal conference all about virtual events: ENDCON!
We learned a lot, had a ton of fun, and even had s segment where everyone showed off their cute pets!!
Peep Will holding up his 3 cats (box highlighted in green) 👀
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