How to Liven Up a Virtual Meeting: Breathe Life Into Your Live Stream (Part 2 of 3)

Twists and turns in your voice and the experience you provide will make your live stream an adventure.  Start with the beat of their favorite drummer and you’ll breathe life into your virtual experience. New ConventionPlanit.com supplier member Ben Corey, CEO and Lead Digital Entertainer with Stream Variety, offers advice on livening up a virtual meeting. Read on for part 2 of this new series. 

1. Speed up the pulse with music – THEIR music.

Nothing dials up excitement like people’s favorite music!  Ask participants to turn up their favorite songs while waiting for the virtual event to begin.  “Start the event on your own terms, by playing your own favorite music.”  All of my performances feature preshow music because of how well it gets people going.

2. Engage with your voice.

Let’s face it – on screen, it’s half of what you’ve got! Avoid sounding monotone or that news video in the next window over will pull your audience away. Practice varying the pitch, rate, and volume of your voice to pull your audience in while also non-verbally signaling your credibility. Ex: speak softly on a key point so your audience leans in, then, when they least expect it, pop your voice to deliver an exciting detail. 

3. Keep them on their toes.

Incorporate continuous surprises into the stream that they would never see coming. For example, beam Ben Franklin in to deliver a motivational on theme message. 

Ben Corey provides consulting and support to help you launch successful digital tradeshows, innovative online networking events, and conferences.  He provides a complete roster of sponsorable streaming entertainment.  Contact Ben Corey directly at Stream Variety to learn more. 

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