How to Engage Virtual Attendees

Listen to our expert tips on connecting with an audience that isn't in the room.

As planners have had to cancel face-to-face gatherings of all sizes, digital meetings have become a vital alternative. But for those accustomed to developing in-person events, it's become clear that the rules for engaging face-to-face attendees don't necessarily apply in the digital universe. To provide best practices for designing a captivating virtual event, Northstar Meetings Group recently hosted a webcast, "Welcoming the Virtual Attendee," featuring a pair of presenters experienced in planning digital and hybrid events.

In this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we're bringing you highlights from that webcast. You'll hear from Elise Keith, co-founder and CEO of Lucid Meetings and Meeting School and the author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization; and Nancy Settle-Murphy, president of meeting facilitation company Guided Insights and author of Leading Effective Virtual Teams. Together they provide valuable insights about hosting virtual events and how to avoid common mistakes made when transitioning to a digital format. The full version of this webcast, along with additional live and on-demand Northstar webcasts, can be found at

Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.