Welcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of April 6, 2020.
Airbnb Now Offers Virtual ‘Travel’ Experiences to Keep You Entertained at Home
For all of us at home practicing social distancing, Airbnb is offering virtual experiences for its users to experience cultural activities from the comfort of your home. This launch of offering virtual experiences such as doing yoga with monks, learning how to bartend, virtual bike rides, and much more was initiated after noticing the increase in instructors, musicians, artisans, and adventurers taking to video platforms to share their talents and experiences. Airbnb’s virtual experiences range from free to $65 per person per activity. Learn more about Airbnb’s activities.
Three Strategies For Building Remote Work Rituals
With the world around us changing, seemingly every day, it can be hard to find normalcy and routine. Associations Now is here to help you find your new normal and find success with remote working through the use of developing rituals to boost productivity and focus. By focusing in on your rituals, you will be able to rebalance and regain motivation. The first ritual you can adopt is “building around a morning ‘leverage point’.” This ritual encourages you to create a trigger that tells the brain that it is now time to work. This can be accomplished by establishing an activity as simple as drinking coffee or going for a walk, and will be your ritual that will tell the brain “now I am ready to work.” Want to learn about the other strategies, find them here.
Top 10 Ways to Make Your Virtual Events Not Suck
COVID-19 has shaken the meeting and events industry, but in efforts to keep attendees engaged event planners have become innovators. Virtual events have become the new norm and the perfect solution to reach audiences. However, with a new frontier comes new challenges and simple ways to make sure your events don’t become dull and information dumps. Read these 10 helpful tips to ensure your attendees don’t leave your event feeling like a robot zombie. Learn how make your virtual events exciting.
‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong
An influx of consumers using Zoom for social purposes, instead of its enterprise purpose, has revealed security issues for Zoom. This month Zoom has witnessed hackers taking over calls across industries and saying and posting inappropriate content. This increased behavior and security breeches has prompted Zoom to increase its security and provide ways for individuals to protect their meetings and events from these Zoom bombers. Learn more about these activities and how you can protect your next meeting or event from unwanted and uninvited guests, here.
How Salesloft Was Forced to Pivot Rev 2020 to a Virtual Event
In the first ever episode of Aventri’s RevChats Podcast series, Aventri interviewed Jeremy Donovan, the SVP of Sales Strategy & Operations at Salesloft. Listen in on the podcast to hear how Salesloft was able to gauge the COVID-19 pandemic environment and quickly pivoted their annual conference, Rev2020, to an online event. Learn about Salesloft decision process to cancel and what Donovan predicts for the future of Salesloft’s revenue teams and events. Listen here.