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Optional virtual conferencing offers for ’22 – News is My Business

Virtual meetings are here to stay, but there is life beyond Zoom, Microsoft Meet, and Skype. (Credit: Greg Williams)

Virtual meetings are here to stay, but there is life beyond Zoom, Microsoft Meet, and Skype.

Let’s take a look at the new virtual conferencing platforms to help users find by 2022 the one that suits their particular needs.

Certainly, Zoom is reliable for important video calls, as Google Meet is ideal for regular Google Workspace users. Microsoft Teams works well for combining a team chat.

Skype is a popular VoIP application suitable for video conferencing for small teams of up to 50 people, and it is also free in its basic form.

A FUNCTION – A good videoconferencing platform must offer three options to make it functional. First, it must be stable. No one likes sudden interruptions, glitches, coding bugs, or time-limited notices when streaming an important meeting.

Second, it must have an essential intuitive structure that is easy to use for speakers or participants in a meeting session. Third, a “breakout” option allows the main conference to be divided into smaller groups for more interactive sessions. This leads to deeper relationships for participants and a better long-term participatory experience by keeping people connected after the meeting. So let’s take a look at some of the new services.

BANDAGED – While Bandaged defines itself as the world’s leading community events engine, it is also a reliable platform for live streaming of in-person and virtual events with digital event management options for large businesses. It offers new tools to make it even more digitally friendly, helps branding at public events, and provides top quality analytics.

One limitation is that the platform’s community building is based on emails, polls and event networks, the latter of which is only possible through Zoom, according to the specialist platform. Powerful networks. This limits networking after the conference. Bevy is for big brands, so it’s not a cheap service.

CONVENE – Ideal for broadcasting sites in person, be it live meetings, events or conferences. It hosts virtual events, but Convene forte is live, real-time viewing.

One of the advantages of this platform is that it allows you to keep the recordings and the transcript after the meeting. Administrators can then view, edit and download the transcript as well as the recording of the meeting for proper record keeping. In addition, it offers regular live polls and quizzes, chat rooms, and one-on-one chats. Convene is full service, which means it’s a bit pricey.

AVENTRI – A good platform for complicated virtual events is Aventri. It powers virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. It is described as video conferencing software that covers all the basics from email marketing to participant surveys. It has a website builder and offers mobile apps. Pricing is based on subscriptions starting at $ 3,000 per year in 2022. Still, using the platform’s tools for peak performance requires a steep learning curve. But, for the more cost-conscious organizers who want more of a traditional conference structure, there is hopin.com which is basic and even offers badge printing for in-person events.

ACCELERATIONS – This one is the best virtual conferencing platform for virtual meeting basics.

Accelerations allows events to be monetized by assembling virtual booths for sponsors and exhibitors. One missing feature, however, is a mobile app builder that gives guests an ongoing connection after the event is over. Accelevent is affordable for small and medium businesses. It is more suitable for very active events such as auctions.

CVENT – It’s even more fundamental. It lacks analytics, real-time chat, and customizable branding. There is no video playback of the conference, but customers can create a quick website for an event where attendees can register and pay for their tickets. Then there’s one-on-one interaction, personalized content, and minimal event data.

In summary, there are plenty of other virtual meeting options for 2022. They include the all new Run the world good for a single event. There is also ON24 for webinars, virtual events and multimedia content experiences. To add VFairs, a robust virtual conferencing platform for mid-level entrepreneurs that offers assistantship matchmaking and discussion tools for ambitious businesses and / or academic events. And there’s Mighty Networks, a leading hosting platform for community building, website, apps, online courses, surveys, and paid subscriptions, all in one place and works on everyone. electronics.

Author Rafael Matos is a seasoned journalist, digital storytelling teacher, and college mentor. He can be contacted at [email protected]