Posts Under: Matthew Cibellis

Virtual Event Platforms Are Out There, Listening and Ready to Fill in

I peeked into Education Week's Online Summit last week and was very impressed. Halfway through they already had almost 1,000 live attendees and 550 comments! It took place on a platform called Brazen, that's usually associated more with virtual career fairs. But it works very well for their summits which are centered around text-based chats with editorial staff—and experts in the K-12 world—and entering various "reporter" or "sponsor" rooms.   "Brazen has been with us since the beginning of our online summits," Matthew Cibellis, director of programming for live and virtual events for Education Week, wrote to me today. "That's because we were already using them for our online job fairs. The price tag back then was too high, and we didn't have sufficient job fair sponsorship to merit keeping them. But my production director asked me to meet with them to discuss how versatile it could be for more content-driven meet-ups. Brazen only convinced me when I st ...

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10 Successful Webinar Promotion Strategies

Restate the key value proposition of your webinar in reminders, writes Ken Molay on The Webinar Blog. Never send reminder emails that just say, "Your webinar is tomorrow." Add a sentence that reinforces why they were interested in the first place: "'Just a reminder that tomorrow is your chance to learn ways to improve the efficiency of your operations.'"

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9 Action Items From SIPA Annual 2018

When putting on a webinar, we may have a tendency to be satisfied with a great speaker, valuable content and knowledge that the audience will really benefit from this. Matthew Cibellis, director of programming, live and virtual events, Education Week, would say that one thing is missing from that formula that directly affects how many people will attend—a strong title.

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