Event Conferencing: DIY vs Hiring an Expert
Setting up conference calls and webinars can be challenging if you don’t have personnel on your team who are knowledgeable or experienced in the organising these activities. And even for businesses that do, putting aside entire teams to manage a conference, can stretch an organisation’s manpower and resources.
The alternative is to engage event conferencing experts to take charge. But is it worth spending on experts, when you have a team who can manage your conferences?
One important factor to consider is cost versus return on investment (ROI). DIY may be “cheaper”, but does it deliver the same ROI?
Cost is typically the first factor that businesses look at when making these decisions. It takes money to hire external help, especially if they’re excellent at what they do. This is also where the decision-making process ends for many companies - as businesses choose to “save” their budget and ask internal teams to handle event conferencing.
Before you do so, ask yourself if you’re taking return on investment into consideration. Remember that your internal teams come at a cost too – their salaries, benefits and other payments. And if these personnel aren’t using their time to organise audio/online conferences, they could be delivering (perhaps even more) value in other areas.
Meanwhile, event conferencing experts can deliver exactly what you need, at a cost you’ve agreed on (and budgeted for) – and usually at a higher quality and efficiency than your internal teams, as they specialise in this area.
This means a higher return on your investment. Let’s take a look at a practical example.
Here’s what you’ll get when engaging event conferencing specialists, Angage:
Event Manager: A dedicated event manager who will help you every step of the way - online and onsite.
Event Conferencing Technology that Enables:
Instant Participant Identification: Your participants will be able to check-in with their unique participant pin code, making registration and attendance tracking a breeze.
Live Q&As: Have presenters fully engage with participants by injecting live question and answer sessions/capabilities into conferences.
International Access: Participants can join the conference online, or if their internet connections aren’t reliable, they can access the session via local dial-in numbers.
Analytics: Get engagement metrics and detailed analytics almost instantly, allowing you to make decisions on-the-fly.
Professional Recording: Receive an audio recording of your event when it concludes.
And if you need other services such as interpreters and transcription, your event manager can help you handle these details – while your team focuses on delivering the best quality content to participants.
While DIY conferences do have their place, remember to take ROI into account when organising your next audio/online conference – and aim to maximise ROI (instead of simply reducing costs, possibly at the expense of results).