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  • 1.  Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 30 days ago
    Edited by Ridhima Krishan 28 days ago

    Hello everyone, hope you're all having a good week.  

    In this week's Tip of the Week discussion, we wanted to talk about tools that can help you efficiently organize virtual breakout sessions. Let's get started!  

    The world is slowly getting back to in-person events but the demand for virtual events stays the same. With that in mind, virtual breakout sessions remain important whether you're organizing a team-building or corporate session. Since many of us can't see our attendees in person, you need to make sure that it is easy to connect with them virtually. This requires investing in the right technology and tools to make your virtual breakout session experiences as seamless as possible. 

    But what are these tools? Worry not, here are a few tips and suggestions: 

      • Host a Live Stream Session 
      • Host a Collaborative Session 

      • You can use Cvent Event App to create fun games as well as foster communication between attendees via messaging tools 
      • Attendees can also message each other directly  
      • Add some fun to team meetings by including polls and quizzes within the app to encourage bonding  

    • Feedback is the breakfast of champions: 

     

    • Some breakout session ideas: 
      • Quizzes and polls  
      • Online board games 
      • Lunch and learn  
      • Ask Me Anything  
      • Chair yoga or meditation sessions 

     

    Questions for you: 

    • Which Cvent tools have you used for organizing virtual breakout sessions?   

    Cvent's Customer Success Series continues! Learn how to make the most of your Cvent products and deliver any event, of any shape and size.

    It's always exciting to know your thoughts in the comment section below! #CventTip 
    #ManagingVirtualEvents

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    Ridhima Krishan
    Sr. Associate, Customer Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    User Group Member
    Posted 29 days ago
    We unfortunately don't use cvent for our virtual events but on platforms we do use we've utilized quizzes and polls, we've tried to bring in classes during breaks (mixology or food making session).

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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    Community MVP
    Posted 29 days ago
    We are currently only holding 1-hour webinars, so we do not have separate breakout sessions. However, we do utilize poll questions. We do also do internal lunch and learn sessions; however we use Teams for that. 
    I have attended days-long events that have breakout sessions, and it can be a nice break from educational sessions. We once sponsored a yoga session at a channel partner's event, and it was well received.

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 4.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    User Group Member
    Posted 28 days ago
    Hello!

    I unfortunately have not yet used Cvent tools for virtual events but I have typically used quizzes, polls, Q&A and chat features.

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    Katie Dreifus
    Registration Manager
    PwC Management Services LPUnited States
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  • 5.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    User Group Member
    Posted 28 days ago
    We haven't used a Cvent tool, but we typically use polls to engage the audience in breakout rooms.

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    Robin Tiberio
    Senior Marketing Manager
    American Psychological AssociationUnited States
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  • 6.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    Posted 27 days ago
    Our organization has found that quizzes and polling questions have been a helpful method to engage attendees.

    Kelly
    SD

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    Kelly Duncan
    Executive Director
    Association for Counselor Education and SupervisionUnited States
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  • 7.  RE: Useful tools for organizing virtual breakout sessions

    User Group Member
    Posted 24 days ago
    We have not used Cvent for virtual events just yet, but the tips you provided are useful! I like the breakout session ideas - we've used a few of them, but I like the idea of the Ask Me Anything and chair yoga sessions!

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    Bouran Qaddumi
    Sr. Manager, Training
    Church's Chicken
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