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Live events are the “in” thing today when it comes to promoting businesses. What makes this attractive to audiences is that we can attend a live event in the comfort of our own homes, on our couches or even our beds using our desktops, laptops, or even smartphones.

With the advancements in technology today, it is now much easier to reach a much larger audience (we’re talking about a worldwide reach) when hosting an event. We are now not limited anymore to audiences in one area only. It is also convenient for hosts that could not travel much. Hosting a live event can even be much easier, thanks to Skype Meeting Broadcast.

“Skype Meeting Broadcast is a new component of Skype for Business that enables Office 365 users to produce and broadcast a meeting on the internet with up to 10,000 attendees, who can attend from a browser on virtually any device.”  Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt631189.aspx

If you have Skype for Business, then you can use Skype Meeting Broadcast to host an online event for thousands of attendees.

 

With just a few clicks, we can start hosting an event in Skype Meeting Broadcast. Once this feature has been enabled by the admin, we can start using it.

The first step in setting up an online event in Skype Meeting Broadcast is to set up the date. We can schedule a broadcast in the portal, and as previously mentioned, we can open the even for up to 10,000 attendees.

While in the portal, you also have the option to record the event, or add apps for audience participation.

After setting up the schedule in the Skype Meeting Broadcast portal, the next step is to produce the event. This would be done in the Skype for Business interface.

In Skype for Business, you can upload slides that will be used for the event, test the audio to make sure they are working properly, and finally tstart the broadcast once everything is set. This is the part where you take a deep breath, and smile for the camera as you turn it on.

Once the event is over and done with, we can download the recording of the meeting in the Skype Meeting Broadcast portal. This is useful in reviewing the event, especially if we are looking for things to improve for the next online event.

You can also see a report of the meeting in the portal, which includes attendee names and their e-mail addresses, browser information, activities, and more. Basically, you can use this information as a reference for future events. You can give your future audiences tips, such as using the best browser for the event.

Less stress

Using Skype Meeting Broadcast to host a live event will lessen the stress of the preparation, since with only a few clicks and a strong internet connection, you’re already good to go.

Wider reach

With up to 10,000 attendees for an event, you can have a wide audience reach from across the globe.

Opportunity for new connections

With a wider audience reach, you can have more connections with people from different parts of the world. Your business can be global.

Want to see a free demo of Skype Meeting Broadcast in action?