This is a great time to help reverse the trend of worry, fear, and anxiety. Associations are in a unique position to raise up opportunities, possibilities, and bright spots.
Would some of your virtual attendees feel more comfortable, meet more people, and have fun if they had an assigned role?
Goals are not just for strategic planning meetings. Setting goals is useful for many big and little things in life.
When members hear a bunch of contradictory points of view from their peers, they may start to wonder, “are these really my people?”
As hors d’oeuvre trays, attendee name tag lanyards, and bartender carts stay carefully tucked away, people need networking now more than ever.
There’s something critical missing from many networking events, and that is a structure that gives everyone something to do.
Members don’t want another awkward, stilted, flat, boring, generic, small-talk laden, contrived Zoom call where they watch others talk or participate in forced conversations. But the virtual networking you see now will not be the virtual networking you will see in the future.
This has been a year virtually without networking because virtual networking is so difficult. However, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Virtual conferences bring that important conference-feeling and value to more of your members.