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Updating our tips for event / webinar organizers connecting with remote participants and vice-versa

Remote participants are people interested in an event but who cannot participate face-to-face.

Remote participation can take the form of viewing or interacting with livestreaming video or audio. There can be questions solicited with a particular hashtag that conference attendees pay attention.

It’s easier than ever to invite those not in the room in events via livestreaming video and a thoughtful approach that engages multiple audiences.

Tips for Remote Participants connecting to live events
• Be encouraging and generous
• Use the official hashtag in posts and tweets
• Ask questions and post comments

Remember the other POV: Those at the physical event are people are sharing their experiences and knowledge. There might be technical difficulties or other challenges you cannot see on screen. Be patient.

Tips for Event Organizers connecting to remote participants
• Announce the official hashtag, use it and encourage others
• Welcome remote participants, explain where they can find more info (website, blogs, facebook, google docs, twitter, flickr, instagram, youtube)
• Retweet and comment on tweets about the event
• Create Twitter lists
• Be encouraging and generous

Remember the other POV: Those unable to attend in person can contribute with their attention and interest. Let them know where to find more information. Indulge their curiosity as it may stoke the interest in the room that the audience for such important matters extends far beyond the four walls of the room. Be wired.

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Remote Participants: Those not in the room play a critical role in the feedback and amplification loop @Ruukel

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