A presential meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with your colleagues and clients in a more personal way. Being in the same physical space can enhance communication and make decision-making more efficient. You'll be able to read non-verbal cues and body language, leading to more effective communication and stronger relationships.
An online meeting is a convenient and efficient way to connect with others from different locations. You'll save time and travel costs while still being able to collaborate effectively with your colleagues and clients. Plus, online meetings can be a great way to stay connected with remote teams, increasing productivity and communication. With the right tools and preparation, online meetings can be just as effective as in-person meetings.
During the pandemic, online events were at the forefront of company meetings and the good news is that the technical facilities for accessing online media improved very quickly. Currently, most meetings and conferences are hybrid events, with both an in-person and an online component. The combination of the two offers the advantages of both: personal relationships, opportunities to meet and work with colleagues, and accessibility to all those participants who cannot be there in person. It even allows the possibility of extending the event over time, as it can be recorded and uploaded to platforms such as YouTube, allowing the event to be relived by a different audience at different times.
A practical example of this type of event is the XVI Congress of Myasthenia that we organized in Madrid in February 2023.
We created a website with information and registration details, and a link to the live stream on YouTube so that potential viewers could set a reminder. On the day of the event, we broadcast it in streaming and simultaneously monitored the YouTube chat to give viewers at home the opportunity to participate. At this same event, we organized a general assembly of the association, which was also hybrid, as we connected it with Zoom for streaming so that people at home could participate in the voting. On the other hand, thanks to the in-person component, participants were able to enjoy gastronomy and good company.