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8 Tips on How to Make the Most of a Virtual Conference

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by Marcell Vollmer
April 13, 2020
3 min read

The digital age has changed the way we work. We catch up with colleagues on Slack, have conference calls via Zoom, and organize our projects on Dropbox or Google Drive. Coupled with a global pandemic, virtual is becoming the new normal.

As we continue to move online, virtual conferences are on the rise. If used wisely, you can walk away with an arsenal of valuable insights, a robust network, and insights you can keep with you well after the keynote speakerโ€™s parting remarks.ย 

While itโ€™s easy to feel flooded or distracted with yet another Slack message or Zoom call, we have something for you that will leave you inspired rather than exhausted. Celosphere Live, our first-ever virtual Process Excellence conference, will bring together industry leaders and process enthusiasts from around the world.

On April 28, 29 and 30, join the operational masterminds behind Uber, Lufthansa, Zalando, and many more to learn what it takes to stand out and ramp up your business.

Itโ€™s free of charge. So, claim your virtual seat here.

To get started, sign up, show up, engage, and follow these useful tips to make the most of your experience.

8 Tips on How to Make the Most of a Virtual Conference

Before

  1. Organize your session schedule. With more flexibility, itโ€™s critical to plan ahead and optimize what sessions you want to see. Maximize your time and learning by reviewing and selecting topics and sessions in advance. Choose the perfect ones at Celosphere Live for your industry here.

  2. Prioritize your time. The truth is multitasking isnโ€™t that productive. Focus on making the best use out of your time by being truly present. Set reminders for sessions so you donโ€™t miss something important.

  3. Minimize distractions. Interruptions happen. Set yourself up in a quiet space. Be sure to silence your phone, block off your calendar, and put a โ€œDo not Disturbโ€ message on, so you can fully focus.

  4. Familiarize yourself with the tools. Thereโ€™s nothing worse than missing something because of faulty technology. Be sure to test your audio and ensure a strong wifi connection. For the best experience, use a laptop instead of your smartphone.

During

  1. Be an active participant. Plan to participate beyond listening. Take notes. Ask questions during the live sessions. Partake in online polling. Get active on social by using conference hashtags, live chats, and other tools to connect.

  2. Build your virtual community. At an in-person conference, you're normally just listening to a speaker and making small talk in the coffee line. Virtually, you have a chance to engage in more meaningful ways. Create and share insights by collaborating with others. Expand your network by joining a conference platform, like our LinkedIn page.

  3. Schedule 1:1 sessions with a specialist. Learn more about a topic or product by reaching out to a specialist. This is an excellent chance to connect deeper and gain knowledge.

After

  1. Take advantage of replays. Catch any recorded sessions you may have missed. Debrief with fellow attendees and peers. Keep the conversation going by sharing key takeaways on LinkedIn and other platforms.

Bonus tip: Donโ€™t forget to have fun. Youโ€™re here to learn, connect and, most importantly, have some fun!ย 

Claim your virtual seat at Celosphere Live today!

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Now that youโ€™re ready to make the most out of a virtual conference, be sure to visit our Celosphere Live page to sign up, see the agenda, and learn more.

Stay up to speed by following our blog and or liking us on Facebook. See you at Celosphere Live!

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Marcell Vollmer
Chief Innovation Officer

Marcell Vollmer leads partnership and go-to-market teams at Celonis as its Chief Innovation Officer. A former business process owner, Vollmer evangelizes the power of process mining and is a key executive sponsor for the some of the worldโ€™s largest enterprises. Vollmer is a 14-year SAP veteran who served as Chief Digital Officer at SAP Ariba, where he drove strategies to help the worldโ€™s leading companies to eliminate procurement and supply chain complexity. Before that, he was Chief Procurement Officer at SAP, where he led over 200 professionals who managed billions in global spend volume and created a shared services team. Prior to that he held strategic project and finance roles at SAP.

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