Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Walking and Chewing Gum - Engaging Face To Face And Remote Audiences


December 12, 2013 7:00 PM UTC until December 12, 2013 8:00 PM UTC

The number of poor online presentations is rapidly growing. The number of poor virtual presenters is expanding even faster. So how do you keep yourself from becoming another hybrid presenter that ignores the audience? Discover what it takes to engage two different audiences at the same time so you can be an exceptional virtual presenter. Your success is dependent upon actively engaging both audiences.

After attending this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss how to engage both your remote and face to face audience within the very first few minutes of your presentation.
  • Identify valuable tips and secrets to create a successful hybrid session.
  • List audience interaction strategies that deliver value long after your session ends.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
1:00pm Central
Cost: Complimentary


Sarah Michel, CSP, Vice President, Professional Connexity

Sarah is a Meetings Architect who has been working in the industry for over 15 years to create one-of-a-kind meetings that matter. Her vast knowledge of next-generation learning and facilitation skills help design dynamic meetings that guarantee more participation, opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer interactions to assure a return on attendance.

Sarah recently joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting as VP of Professional Connexity helping meeting clients intentionally design for community and connection before, during and after their live event. 

Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President, Education & Engagement
Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement. In 2012, he was recognized as the PCMA 2011 Educator of the Year. Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry.

Continuing Education Credit