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Planning your first virtual event? Here’re some online meeting tool suggestions


In recent months, virtual events have been witnessing a high demand owing to the coronavirus pandemic across the world. Instead of canceling or postponing the events in these uncertain times, event professionals are preferring virtual events as the best alternative.

If you’re planning a virtual event for the first time, you have to spend some extra time planning to make it a successful event. Some of the major areas that you must focus on include choosing the right virtual meeting tool that best suits event goals, engaging your remote audience and checking if your existing event management software integrates with the virtual event creation tools.

The following are some of the most preferred tools to create online webinars and live streaming videos for your virtual events.

Zoom

Zoom is the easy and reliable cloud platform that helps to create online meetings, video webinars, collaboration enabled conference rooms, screen sharing and much more. It works fine with all communication devices like mobile, computer, telephones and other conferencing systems. Further, it integrates with all the major applications to help you automate all your tasks with ease.

With Zoom, you can create HD video for up to 1000 video participants. So if you have plans for hosting an in-person video conferencing event with 1000 capacity then you can convert it into a virtual event with the help of Zoom. Also, it helps you to make your participants engaged with some of the key features it offers.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is one of the most preferred videos and meeting platforms among the event organizers, as it simplifies their job of creating virtual events with the easy to use tools. Also, it makes the attendees participate in online events without any hassles. Google Hangouts allows you to create the video, group chats, and direct messages. 

Gotowebinar

If you are planning a live or recorded webinar for a larger audience, Gotowebinar is certainly a great choice for hosting it. With Gotowebiar, you can customize your online events that resonate with your brand with the customization features that it offers. Also, it allows you to send email invites and follow up emails for your participants. Some of the other major features that you can access include polls to engage your audience, analytics to track your attendee data.

On24

On 24 is yet another virtual event platform that allows the event organizers to create engaging and data-rich webinars for your audience. Further, you can make your online event engaging for your audience with 20+ interactivity tools that the software offers. You can also integrate your existing CRM with On24 to sync your event data seamlessly. 

Eventzilla’s Virtual Event Solutions

Planning to take your event virtual? Eventzilla offers you the event technology platform which best suits the objectives and goals of online events which include webinar, webcast, podcast, etc. Use Eventzilla to manage registrations, promote events and engage your remote audience.

Here’re are Evenzilla’s integrations with virtual meeting platforms

Webinar Tool Integrations – Gotowebinar, Gotomeeting, Gototraining, Zoom, Livewebinar, Bigmarker, On24, Livestorm, Clickmeeting, Zoho Showtime, Adobeconnect, Webex, Bluejeans and Google Hangouts 

Livestreaming Tool Integrations – Vimeo Live,Youtube Live, On24 Webcast, Livestream, Ustream and Brightcove. 

Ragavendhar Mohan