🔥 The Best of the Best:
- The Squad: Virtual Event Production Team – What Does It Look Like?
- Virtual Engagement: Virtual Happy Hour Ideas: Entertain Attendees & Get The Party Rolling!
✨ Worried that you’re forgetting something while planning your virtual event? Download our free Virtual Event Planning Checklist!
Wedding Dress Shopping In The Middle Of A Pandemic 👰
No not me. Oh my goodness. Could you imagine? No, my sister is getting married in July, and our plans to get a wedding dress back in March were understandably rescheduled.
So here we are, a little over a month away from the wedding, and we are on a mission: to find my sister the perfect dress that fits, is in the right budget, and is in store so it doesn’t have to be shipped.
Well, we did it. Mission accomplished. She found the dress and all is right with the world! (If you are curious what the dress looks like, you’ll have to stay tuned and see for yourself in July!)
Our mom and the groom’s mom were able to join us, and we all bonded over a-line dresses and sparkly shoes.
I’m sure no little girl imagines planning her wedding in the middle of a pandemic and having to wear a mask while picking out a dress, but I don’t think my sister complained once.
She was just excited to be surrounded by family and checking this major task off of her to-do list.
This experience was beautiful. Getting to see my sister excitedly try on wedding dresses despite having to wear a mask made me realize how happy you can be in the middle of a riot-riddled pandemic.
I know some people might feel guilty for finding happiness in a time where there is chaos in our world and hatred on the news, but it is okay to see a bright light and hold on to that.
Seeing my sister glowing in her dream dress was that bright light for me. She reminded me that it is still okay to smile and enjoy life even when the actions in the world feel so scary and bleak.
And now, The Weekly Soundcheck:
👫 Here’s the lineup for your perfect virtual event team! (6-minute video)
You’re probably familiar with all the members of an in-person event production team. However, with everything switching to virtual, there are some key differences in teammates that you should be aware of. That’s why we created an episode of Whiteboard Wednesday that outlines exactly what a virtual event production team looks like.
✨ Articles and resources
- How to Build “The Dream Event Planning Team”
- The Future of Events: Event Team Members Of The Next Decade
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If you know anyone else who might love Endless, you should join our affiliate program. You could earn $1,250 and up in commission for each customer purchase! It’s incredibly simple and we would love to have you as a partner.
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🍸 Virtual happy hours, mixers, and social events, oh my! (12-minute read)
People crave connection. And in times like these, where physical separation is mandatory, we need to get creative. The concept of a virtual happy hour isn’t new; you probably attended a handful of them yourself in the past few weeks. But how about taking that experience and implementing it into your own virtual event? The party doesn’t have to stop just because people aren’t allowed to group together. So grab yourself a Cosmo and keep reading for a handful of fun virtual happy hour ideas!
✨ Articles and resources
- Virtual Audience Engagement: Keep Your Remote Attendees Happy!
- 15 Virtual Event Sponsorship Ideas: Get Creative!
▶️ Latest shows and podcasts
- Event Brew – When Will In-Person Events Return: Recognizing The Tipping Point 🆕
- #EventIcons – Designing Events For Introverts 🆕
- Event Tech Podcast – Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry 🆕
📆 Upcoming events
✨ June 1st – 12th – Will is hosting a session at PIVOT Virtual Summit
✨ June 10-11 – Will is going to be speaking at Eventex Connect 2020 ⤵️
✨June 11 – 9 AM PST – Will is doing a live podcast with Advance Your Reach
💡 A couple of last things for ya!
Will was a guest on Ziotag’s podcast where he talked about How To Run A Virtual Event Your Attendees Will Love:
“You have to make it exciting all the way through!” – Will Curran
We continue to urge people to join one of the largest communities of event professionals, by joining the Event Profs Slack Group!
Have a great week!