How to Run a Great NEM Event

National Engineering Month 2021 is just around the corner. Leading up to over 70 amazing events organized by volunteers like you, we are sharing some tips and tricks to help make your event go off without a hitch. 

The host sets the tone of the event

Practice and preparation beforehand will ensure your audience has the very best experience. Here are a couple of pro tips to ensure you have a successful digital event:

Hardwire your internet connection

This will help you avoid any issues with an unstable WIFI connection, which can affect your audio quality and the overall attendee experience.

Test the audio before your event starts

This will ensure your speakers and mic are working properly before the live event begins.  For more information on how to test your audio, click here.

Minimize background noise

Try to host your webinar in a quiet place. If you must be in a loud environment, using a headset with a mic often reduces background noise compared with your computer’s built-in microphone. In fact, a headset is a general best practice for higher-quality audio than other built-in options.

Dress to impress

You’ll be on video, so be sure to wear business attire. We recommend solid colors as opposed to garments with patterns. Be mindful of any accessories or jewelry if you are expressive with your hands as the noise and movement can be quite distracting. 

Set event expectations

You’ve already created a clear webinar title and description for the event, so make sure you deliver on the content that was promised in the promotions leading up to the event. 

Start on time

We recommend you start your event 15-30 minutes early. That will give time for NEM Ontario event representatives to make the appropriate people event hosts & co-hosts.

NEM Ontario event representatives will also be recording all events (so you don’t have to). After events are completed the event recording will then be uploaded to the NEM Ontario YouTube channel. 

Have fun

Hosting an event can feel nerve wracking, but it’s important to remember that if you’re having fun everyone else will too! Use your event as a chance to connect with others and build relationships that will last in 2021 and beyond. 

Check out our other resources

For more resources on how to run a great #NEM event, please visit the Organizer Toolkit section of our website. 

National Engineering Month is Ontario’s largest celebration of engineering. Build new skills and show your support for the engineering community by attending as many #NEM2021 events as you can!

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