Jomablue Video Tables – also known as virtual round tables – are a popular feature for hosting small group discussions of up to 16 guests as part of a broader event experience.
When a large number of people attend a virtual event interaction doesn’t happen naturally the way it does during in-person events. It’s therefore essential to build face-to-face activity into your event program. Video Tables make it easy for attendees to connect and we have learned a lot about how this feature can create engaging event experiences.
Top 5 most popular experiences supported by video tables
Here are a few of the most common uses of Video Tables.
Bring together groups of customers for hands-on sessions.
Format: Attendees follow a step-by-step demonstration by a product expert with the ability to learn, ask questions, and participate in general discussion. Presenters can share their screens to help attendees follow demonstrations or workbooks.
Event objective: A great option to introduce your product to prospects, or existing customers can gain deeper adoption through expert training.
2. Meet an expert:
Create an intimate setting to talk informally with an influential speaker, or dive deeper into a particular topic.
Format: Attendees pre-book a spot at a Video Table immediately after a session or later in the program. The screen sharing feature enables experts to present mini-sessions on niche topics or tell their stories with the support of visual elements.
Event objective: Identify highly engaged attendees, ready for a sales discussion. Or create a life-long memory that is connected to your brand.
3. VIP discussions:
Hand-select a group of senior executives with a common interest for a small group discussion.
Format: A round table discussion that delivers significant value for attendees. The ability to screen share supports information sharing. For example, presenting report findings, or financial results both benefit from having visual support.
Event objective: It might be easier to attract remote attendance for a short time than ask busy VIPs to attend for an entire day.
Allow people to engage face-to-face when attending a virtual event.
Format: Coffee chats for attendees with similar interests, hosted by a facilitator to help break the ice. By sharing their screen, facilitators can set a topic or share a news article with the group to prompt discussion.
Event objective: Networking is the second most important reason people choose to attend an event. Don’t let virtual event settings be a barrier to human connection.
5. Awards show virtual table:
Make the experience more personal by connecting people during the anticipation of award announcements.
Format: Allocate finalists, winners, and guests to particular tables to watch together and support each other as the action unfolds.
Event objective: Drive revenue by selling tickets to event tables. Connect audiences members, rather than having them watch and celebrate/commiserate alone.
Consider the right page design for your experience
One of Jomablue’s strengths is the flexibility of its page design and the way it can create immersive experiences for audiences. Video Tables can be accessed by attendees in a number of different ways depending on who is attending and why.
Here are some considerations when choosing how to display your video tables.
- Access to view or join a Video Table can be restricted. Pages are hidden or unlocked for those who have registered for that experience.
- Video Tables can be hosted on session pages so people can join a discussion as they watch a live stream.
- Multiple Video Tables can be placed on the same page. This is helpful if you haven’t asked people to pre-book for a workshop or networking activity.
- Access to Video Tables can appear at a particular time and disappear when that engagement opportunity has passed. You might, for example, want to offer a networking table only during breaks. Outside of those times, the option to join the Video Table will not be visible on the networking page.
The platform is incredibly powerful and flexible enough to bring your event visions to life. If you think Video Tables could support your virtual, or hybrid experiences, speak to one of our experts.