\ud83d\udd25 The Best of the Best:\r\n\r\n \tGenerating Revenue: Podcasting As A New Revenue Stream For Events: Learn How!\r\n \tEvent Pricing:\u00a0Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose\r\n\r\n\u2728 Worried you might be missing something while planning your virtual event? We've got you covered with our\u00a0Free Virtual Event Planning Checklist!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nA Virtual Graduation\u00a0\ud83c\udf93\r\nASU's virtual graduation was last Monday and although it wasn't the celebration they were anticipating, my friends sure made the most of it.\r\n\r\nPictured above are some of my closest friends from undergrad. Although they were a year below me, we all bonded during our collective college experience.\r\n\r\nI know they were looking forward to the hoopla and excitement of a traditional graduation ceremony, but they didn't let the virtual nature of the event stop them from celebrating their accomplishments. They spent the Monday afternoon holding a ceremony for themselves at home complete with playing Pomp and Circumstance on a speaker and walking across their living room to receive their empty diploma case.\r\n\r\nNo, having their names read by an automated voice and watching a pre-recorded speech from their dean was not their ideal graduation, but they sure made the most of it! My friends could have easily just lounged in their pajamas on Monday, sat on the couch, and trash-talked their university for not doing more. But they didn't. They got dressed up, wore their gowns, and participated the best they could.\r\n\r\nHere comes another virtual event life lesson so buckle up: virtual events are only as good as you make them.\r\n\r\nWe all know that virtual events are not a perfect substitute for in-person events, but no one ever said they were! Virtual event planners are out there bringing people together in an online setting, and attendees\u00a0have\u00a0to meet them halfway. You've gotta put on that metaphorical cap and gown.\r\n\r\nIf there is a yoga break, get out that yoga mat that's been collecting dust in your closet and do some damn yoga! If there is a cocktail hour and you need certain ingredients, go gather them up so you can create your own fabulous drink! If there is a dance party, put on your favorite Spotify playlist and dance around a bit.\u00a0It might sound absurd, but so is sitting on your couch and doing nothing.\r\n\r\nVirtual events are here to stay for the foreseeable future. So why not immerse yourself in the experience? There are always going to be the naysayers, the party-poopers, and the haters. But I learned from my friends that life is a whole lot more fun when you decide to be optimistic, go all in, embrace the absurd, and not take yourself so seriously.\r\n\r\nAnd here's\u00a0The Weekly Soundcheck!\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83c\udf99\ufe0f How creating a podcast can help your business and make you money!\u00a0(14-minute read)\r\nOkay, I know what you're thinking... there is nothing worse than meeting someone new and hearing the phrase, "hey you should check out my podcast." From celebrities to average Joe's, it seems like everyone has a podcast these days. However, if you have a unique, exciting, niche subject to talk about,\u00a0podcasts are a great way to generate revenue and market your event\/business.\r\n\r\n\u2728 Articles and resources\r\n\r\n \tHow to Use Podcasts & Events as Marketing Tools\r\n \tThe Ultimate Event Marketing Plan: A Six-Step System\r\n \tHow to Create a Marketing Influencer Campaign\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83d\udc81 Attendees deciding how much to pay for an event? How does that work?\u00a0(19-minute podcast)\r\nImagine a world where your attendees pay what they want for the experience. A world where they decide how much the experience was worth\u00a0after\u00a0they attend. Sounds strange, right? But in reality, this model can be a game-changer! To explain everything a little bit better, we welcome\u00a0Kahlil Ashanti\u00a0of\u00a0weshowup to tell you all about this\u00a0seemingly unconventional event pricing model.\r\n\r\n\u2728 Articles and resources\r\n\r\n \tVirtual Event Pricing: Charging & Profiting\r\n \tPricing Transparency & Its Importance In The Events Industry\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83d\udc9a Show your love for Endless and The Weekly Soundcheck!\r\nI know a lot of you are die-hard Endless Events content lovers. Whether you enjoy reading our blog posts, opening these newsletters, or downloading our offers, we want to hear from you!\r\n\r\nUse this link to submit a video\u00a0of yourself explaining what you love about our content, how it has helped you solve a problem, or something interesting that you've learned. We will share these on social media to help grow our community of Endless content lovers.\r\n\r\n \r\n\u25b6\ufe0f Latest shows and podcasts\r\n\r\n \t#EventIcons\u00a0- Working With Committees: Best Practices For Event Profs\u00a0\ud83c\udd95\r\n \tEvent Brew - The Events Industry & The Hub And Spoke Method Post-Pandemic \ud83c\udd95\r\n \tEvent Tech Podcast - The Ultimate Guide To The History Of Event Tech \ud83c\udd95\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83d\udcc6 Upcoming events\r\n\u2728 May 19th (Tomorrow) -\u00a010 am PST\u00a0-\u00a0Will is hosting a webinar with Brad Langley and Steph Pfeilsticker about\u00a0Mistakes To Avoid When Going Virtual\r\n\r\n\u2728 May 19th (Tomorrow) -\u00a011:30 am PST -\u00a0 Will is going to be speaking at\u00a0Untethered 2020!\r\n\r\n\u2728May 28th\u00a0- Will is going to be presenting a module for\u00a0PCMA's Digital Event Strategist live online course\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83d\udca5Silly Scientific Findings\r\nNot very silly. Perhaps spectacular scientific findings? I meandered outside this weekend to find a beautiful Arizona sunset with bright pink clouds. Thought I would share!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\ud83d\udca1 Last couple of things for ya!\r\nCheck out\u00a0these snippets from Will's interview with Hubilo\u00a0on the topic of Are Virtual Events Here To Stay Or Not?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe continue to urge people to join one of the largest communities of event professionals, by joining the\u00a0Event Profs Slack Group!\r\nHave a great week!