Event Tech Podcast
Best Virtual Speaker Kits: The Video & Lighting Edit!

Best Virtual Speaker Kits: The Video & Lighting Edit!

January 26, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, we began our mini-series on the best virtual speaker kits. And the first episode was all about sound. What are the best microphones speakers can use to deliver top-notch presentations? As usual, our hosts Brandt Krueger and Will Curran did a deep dive into the subject. But no educational content surrounding this topic would be complete without going into the specificities of lighting and video.

As mentioned in our 2021 event trends guide, attendee expectations will be on the rise. And in order to correspond to said expectations, planners must support their speakers as well as possible. A great first step is, of course, to get educated on the best virtual speaker kits out there. So press play and join us for round two of the Event Tech Podcast's take on the subject!

Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

January 11, 2021

When you work in production, you come across your own particular brand of horror stories. And now that our professions have been irrevocably changed, these happen quite often. So it's not hard to imagine that people like our host, Brandt Krueger, technical producer extraordinaire, have quite a few tales to tell...and it's worse than you might think!

But just like with every bad experience, there's something to be learned. This is why this week's episode of the Event Tech Podcast will be all about a live stream horror story that Brandt recently lived through. And as he explains to us and Will just how abysmal the whole experience was, there are plenty of notes to take. It's time to learn from other people's mishaps but in an enjoyable way. Press play and join our lovely hosts for another episode of the most tech-induced podcast in the industry!

The Best Speaker Kits: A Set Up For Success!

The Best Speaker Kits: A Set Up For Success!

December 14, 2020

You asked and the Event Tech Podcast delivered - it's time to talk about the best speaker kits! Because now that we're several months into the pandemic and, consequently, the world of virtual events, there can't be any more excuses. We had the time to learn. And we had the time to put into that sweet research in order to get acquainted with the technology available. But it's always good to get some input from the experts...so it's Will Curran and Brandt Krueger to the rescue!

Our lovely hosts have years of experience as podcasters, speakers, and technical producers. So who better than the wonderful duo of event tech nerds to give you the top recommendations? Without further ado, here are Will and Brandt's greatest pieces of advice on the audio portion of the best speaker kits you could ask for to set yourself and your speakers up for success.

Will Curran & Brandt Krueger At Event Tech Live 2020

Will Curran & Brandt Krueger At Event Tech Live 2020

November 30, 2020

The iconic hosts of The Event Tech Podcast went live during this year's edition of Event Tech Live to discuss a little bit of everything. What have Will Curran and Brandt Krueger been up to this year? What have they learned about the industry? How do they navigate the virtual-sphere? Join them for yet another unforgettable conversation!

Presenters & Attendees: Creating A Smooth Virtual Experience

Presenters & Attendees: Creating A Smooth Virtual Experience

November 16, 2020

Virtual events might not be something completely new at this point. But people everywhere are still learning how to navigate all the tech aspects that go into it. While there's a lot that planners now need to focus on, from engagement to networking and more, we want to talk about something else today. Or rather, someone else. Because much like event profs had to adapt to the new normal, so did presenters and attendees. And these are two very important parts of any event that deserve a smooth virtual experience!

So on this week's episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Brandt Kruger and Will Curran are tackling this head-on. Since we've been putting so much pressure on remote speakers and audiences, it's time to wonder: what can we do? How can we make their roles easier? And what sort of help can we provide? Press play and join us to find out!

Looking Back At 2020 In Events

Looking Back At 2020 In Events

November 2, 2020

First things first - the Event Tech Podcast is back! And what better way to kickstart one of your favorite podcasts than to look back at 2020 in events? Obviously, both of our amazing hosts have been extremely busy. As event profs, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger had the ungrateful experience of witnessing the devastating effect of a global pandemic in their lives and businesses. But the good thing about change is that it invariably forces growth in every direction.

So today, we open the floor to our incredible nerd-talking duo. Will and Brandt have a lot to catch up on and a lot to share with event profs everywhere. How did their professional lives change? What will the future look like? And what do we have to say about the industry now that things have stabilized for a bit? So without further delay, here's the Event Tech Podcast, in all its former glory, with a look back at 2020 in events.

 

More Engagement At Virtual Events With The Sketch Effect!

More Engagement At Virtual Events With The Sketch Effect!

September 15, 2020

It's time to talk about engagement at virtual events yet again. And yes, this is a topic that we've covered in depth before. However, as the world keeps changing around us and the industry shifts, these conversations need to be consistent. Pushing the boundaries of what we've been doing so far, learning about new and emerging technologies and how they can be harnessed is vital. Attendees will expect more and more from virtual and hybrid events and it's up to event profs to deliver!

So on this week's Event Tech Podcast, we're happy to welcome William Warren. He's the founder and CEO of The Sketch Effect, an exciting technology that contributes to improving engagement at virtual events in novel ways. Our host Will Curran has a lot to ask, and William certainly has. a lot to teach! So waste no more time and let's get playing!

Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events

Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events

August 24, 2020

With the industry witnessing a seismic shift, challenges are plentiful. And one of those challenges relates to creating exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events. Because while these formats have unique demands, it's not all impossible to deal with! Some parts of an in-person event are actually rather easy to replicate in a hybrid or virtual setting. However, when it comes down to sponsors and exhibitors, the name of the game is hardly the same. And you've probably found yourself scratching your head over it a few times.

Well, not anymore! Because this week, we're bringing back the Event Tech Podcast. And our awesome host Will Curran is proud to welcome Matthew Funge as a guest. Matthew is the Managing Director and co-founder of Your Stand Builder, an award-winning company that "revolutionizes the way companies all around the world prepare for their exhibitions". So who better than him to teach us how to create amazing exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events? Press play and join the chat!

Event Tech Review: Klik

Event Tech Review: Klik

July 13, 2020

Here at the Event Tech Podcast, we're always trying to bring you the latest news on all things related to technology. And obviously, technology pertaining to the events industry. While we've done reviews in the past, this time around we wanted to go further - hence, the Klik review. And what is Klik, you might wonder? Well, it's a self-proclaimed software-hardware ecosystem that provides everything you need to manage an event. Innovation and integration are words to live by at Klik, which offers attendees a new way to connect and harnesses the power of data to deliver an amazing experience to everyone involved.

And Klik has solutions for everything and everyone. Whether it's a virtual, hybrid, or in-person event, this platform has got you covered. But just in case you are in dire need of an in-depth, honest review, the Event Tech Podcast is here to help! In this week's episode, we introduce Simon St-Germain and Shana Thomas. Simon is Klik's representative on the episode, and he works as the Marketing & Communication Director. And Shana, Director of Digital Experiences at Connex, is here as the client who's actually tried Klik. She'll offer us a unique look into the platform, why it helped her, and what the highlights were. So if you're excited about this awesome Klik review, press play and join us on another amazing edition of the Event Tech Podcast!

Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

June 8, 2020

Mindfulness in events. These three words might seem foreign to many. And to others, they can actually be scary. But what does mindless in events even mean? How does it help professionals in the industry? And most importantly, should we practice it? Well, the short answer to the last questions is yes. Because it’s no secret to anyone that event planners tend to use stress as a badge of honor, right? We’re always busy, always scrambling, and there are a million things that demand our attention. Especially in times like these, when everything is so uncertain, mental health suffers. But are we really so busy that we forget to think about ourselves?

That’s what our very special guest for this week wonders. The extraordinary Lee Papa is an internationally recognized Mindfulness and Meditation speaker and trainer, specializing in the Meetings, Events, Hospitality, and Travel industries. For years, Lee has been teaching professionals in the industry about the importance of mindfulness in events. And today, she’ll be walking us through her personal experiences, the importance of this practice, and exactly why we should be doing it. So grab a nice, warm cup of tea and join us for an incredible edition of the Event Tech Podcast – it might just change your outlook on life!

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