The events landscape has changed, and thanks to the latest tech innovations, we can connect and collaborate more efficiently than ever. As a result, companies and organizations are more flexible and creative with the way they manage their global teams and reach new markets. Many companies are shifting towards simulive events, and for good reasons. This blog explores five benefits of hosting simulive events (hint: language accessibility will be one of them!).
Simulive events, or simulated live events, are pre-recorded sessions that can pass as actual live events. The pre-recorded content is combined with live-interaction capabilities (question and answer segments, live chat, polling, etc.), giving attendees a more polished and streamlined experience while at the same time relieving event planners of the stress that comes hand in hand with live events.
From the participants’ perspective, a simulive event is a live presentation that starts at a specific time, like any other meeting or event. Because the event appears to be happening live, attendees cannot rewind or skip any parts of the presentation. However, the benefits for event managers and presenters are many.
What are some benefits of simulive events?
1. Extended reach
One of the major challenges of managing a global business or team is time-zone differences. Planning on making a major announcement that affects the entire company? What time do you host the virtual event if your team is spread across five continents? With simulive, you can pre-record your announcement and let each time zone watch at whatever time is convenient for them—no need to host multiple sessions.
2. Perfected “live” presentations
Not a strong public speaker? Even though virtual meetings and events don’t take place in front of a live audience, some stress still comes with presenting to digital ones. With simulive events, you can take your time. You’re free to stop and re-record anything you want—no more rambling, no more stuttering, no more mistakes. Additionally, it will reduce the possibility of technical errors (say goodbye to the typical “You are muted”!).
3. More production value
Some platforms, like KUDO partner On24, produce hyper-engaging live virtual events and also give clients the option to go simulive. The pre-recorded nature of simulive events allows event planners and hosts to add more production value to their sessions, optimizing engagement and entertainment value. Furthermore, you can alter the information in the presentation to cater to the audience/time zone you are connecting with.
4. Reduce, reuse and rerun
First of all, simulive events are less costly than live streaming. Because the stream doesn’t need to be pushed live, you won’t need additional video and sound engineers to manage the live stream. Second, while using KUDO Replay for your simulive event, you will not have to pay any extra fees depending on the number of participants. Lastly, it’s a pre-recorded session, so you can upload this video to your preferred website or platform and make it available to a limited audience as additional content. Additionally, guests may receive this kind of content as a unique perk for attending the event.
5. More languages
If you are connecting with multiple time zones, chances are you are connecting with a multilingual audience. According to a recent study, so far in 2022, non-native English meeting and event attendees have increased by 77%. Solutions like KUDO Replay can add additional spoken and sign languages to your simulive events in just days, immediately increasing inclusivity. Adding more languages also shows a commitment to accessibility that surpasses the usual live captioning offer. With KUDO Replay, pre-recorded content is translated and voiced by professional interpreters trained to add the same nuances in spoken and sign language that only humans can.
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