Virtual Events are Fun, Engaging and on the Rise.

Gail Davis, 04 September 2020

Like you, we have seen a lot of interesting methods for people “gathering” in groups now. Perhaps you’re part of a weekly Zoom happy hour with coworkers.

As we look toward the future, we thought it would be constructive to focus on the positives that virtual elements bring to the table.

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Case Study: "Quarantine...let's binge watch our meeting"

Gail Davis, 05 August 2020

Case Study
The Nautilus Group


The Nautilus Group is an elite membership-based consulting firm for New York Life Insurance. Since 2015, Nautilus has partnered with GDA Speakers on over 14 speaking opportunities. Three speakers were booked for May 13-15, 2020. They quickly made a radical shift in their plans tweaking their event to feel more like a "Netflix series" that could be viewed by everyone working from home.

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When will large and in-person events make a comeback?

Gail Davis, 21 July 2020

That’s the real question, isn’t it?

And the answer is, we wish we had a crystal ball. Sadly, ours got lost in the mail. But for now, here is how we envision things playing out.

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Case Study: "Virtual Made it Possible"

Gail Davis, 30 June 2020

Case Study
Burgundy Asset Management, Ltd.

Burgundy Asset Management, Ltd. is a global discretionary investment manager. The company has a five-year history with GDA Speakers. Executive Vice President and COO Robert Sankey originally reached out in 2015 to inquire about booking a specific speaker, Nando Parrado. He expressed interest in bringing Nando in to speak at a corporate event.  Unfortunately, the timing of Nando’s travels and the various event opportunities at Burgundy never matched up. Gail and Robert continued to stay in touch several times a year.

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You need a good moderator/host for your event. Here's why.

Gail Davis, 17 June 2020

When organizing a live event, you know the importance of having a host. He or she could be a professional emcee, an executive from your company or a non-profile speaker like a local newscaster. Regardless, the role of a host is crucial so your event stays on schedule. 

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How are fees being adjusted for virtual appearances?

Gail Davis, 02 June 2020

It seems intuitive that since speakers aren’t appearing in person, fees would go down. After all, the time for travel and time away from home have disappeared. But the answer isn’t as cut and dry as that.

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