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Remote or in Person Events?

Are Remote Events Going to Continue to Rise in Numbers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a significant shift in the way people conduct their daily activities, including how they attend events. More and more, what were once live events are now moving online, and this trend continues to occur even now when things have been easing up.

In fact even METHOD HOW has moved to what appears to be permanently remote. This is occurring with their events as well.

Some say that this strong move to digital has been brought about at least partially to their change in policy that was a surprise to many of opening their doors once again, to new METHOD HOW Report subscribers.

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In this article, we will compare events that are broadcast live on the internet versus ones that are done in person, looking at the benefits and downsides of each option, and when it’s appropriate to choose one over the other.

Online Events: Benefits and Downsides

One of the main benefits of online events is that they are accessible to a larger audience. People from all over the world can attend without the need to travel. Additionally, online events tend to be more cost-effective than in-person events because there are no expenses related to travel, lodging, or venue rental.

Another advantage of online events is that they can be easily recorded and archived. This means that people who were unable to attend live can still access the content later on. Additionally, online events can be more interactive than in-person events. Attendees can participate in polls, chat with other attendees, and ask questions in real-time.

However, there are also downsides to online events. One of the main challenges is the lack of social interaction. Attendees miss the opportunity to network, share ideas, and make connections.

Additionally, online events can be more challenging to engage with since attendees are more easily distracted and may not give the event their full attention. Technical difficulties and internet connectivity issues can also disrupt the flow of the event.

In-Person Events: Benefits and Downsides

In-person events have their own benefits and downsides. One of the main advantages is the social aspect. Attendees can connect with other people in their industry, build relationships, and make new connections.

Additionally, in-person events tend to be more immersive and engaging because attendees are fully present and focused on the event.

Another advantage of in-person events is the ability to experience the event in a unique and memorable way. Attendees can see, touch, and experience things in person that they may not be able to online.

Additionally, in-person events can provide a break from daily routines and allow attendees to fully immerse themselves in the experience.

However, in-person events can be more expensive than online events because of the need for travel, lodging, and venue rental. Additionally, in-person events are limited to a certain number of attendees, which can make them less accessible than online events.

Furthermore, in-person events require attendees to take time off work and arrange for childcare, which can be challenging.

When to Choose Online Events vs. In-Person Events

The decision to choose an online event versus an in-person event depends on several factors, including the purpose of the event, the target audience, and the available resources. If the event’s primary purpose is to provide information or training, an online event may be the best choice since it can reach a larger audience and is more cost-effective.

On the other hand, if the event’s primary purpose is networking or relationship building, an in-person event may be more appropriate.

Additionally, the target audience can influence the decision. If the audience is more tech-savvy and comfortable with online tools, an online event may be more appropriate.

However, if the audience values face-to-face interaction and prefers a more immersive experience, an in-person event may be the better choice.

Finally, available resources can also influence the decision. If the budget is limited, an online event may be more cost-effective. If the event requires a large venue and extensive set-up, an in-person event may be more appropriate.


In conclusion, the shift towards online events is likely to continue to increase. And while online events have their benefits, in-person events still are still desirable to some.

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