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Transform Your Online Event With Virtual Meet & Greets

By Lindsay Biondy

You’ve made the decision to take all or part of your event online, and now it’s time to take it a step further and ensure you’re providing the same level of connection and sense of community your attendees have come to love and expect. With the right technology toolkit, there’s nothing stopping you from creating memorable, highly engaging virtual experiences your worldwide audiences can enjoy! One key feature you need to make this possible is virtual meet & greets with your artists, celebrity guests, and other talent.

With our industry partners we provide all the meet & greet tools you’ll need so you can foster greater engagement and boost your revenue with one-on-one and group video chats, recorded messages, and more. And it’s all completely integrated with our platform!

Why Should I Offer Virtual Meet & Greets?

From fandom conventions to music festivals, meet & greet sessions are a common VIP perk that enhances the in-person event experience by giving attendees the opportunity to meet their favourite artists and celebrities. Our virtual meet & greets solution takes this concept online, enabling event organisers to sell group or individual video chats from the same event page you sell virtual event access, merchandise, and more. Plus, virtual meet & greet opportunities give event organisers and talent a valuable additional revenue stream. Consider also offering pre-recorded messages, giving your talent the flexibility to record a brief video greeting on their own time, and giving customers anywhere in the world, in any time zone, the opportunity to receive a video message from their favourite artist or celebrity.

For your attendees, virtual meet & greets can play a major role in turning your events into full-fledged online experiences. Rather than simply viewing a series of live streams, your attendees will actually get to have full-on conversations with their idols. Since you’ll be able send them a recording of their session, they’ll have a memorable souvenir from their experience to share with others. This level of nonstop engagement brings your online events to life for your virtual attendees, making them much more likely to become repeat customers. Plus, the potential for sharing their meet & greet recordings and in-session photo ops on social media means these newly created brand ambassadors will further your event’s brand awareness in a whole new way!

How Do Meet & Greets Fit into My Event?

Our virtual meet and greets solution is highly flexible, so it can be used to fit the needs of any event. For example, online fandom conventions can offer one-on-one meet & greet sessions so every fan can have dedicated time with their favourite celebrity to ask their burning questions or share their best fan theories. A virtual concert can provide “backstage passes” with group meet & greets so several people can meet the band before their performance. Even conferences can offer intimate question & answer sessions that can give a limited number of attendees the opportunity to connect with presenters and panelists.

How Does It All Work?

Since virtual meet & greets are integrated right within our system, they’re easy to set up and even easier for attendees to use. With virtual meet & greets, customers simply purchase a session time from your event page, then use a unique access code to enter an interactive waiting room. They’ll then perform their own tech check to ensure their audio and video is working properly. After they enter their session, they have a few minutes to talk with their favourite artists and celebrities. Throughout the entire process, you and your talent have full control. Advanced back-end moderation tools allow you to monitor time remaining, crack down on inappropriate behaviour and remove anyone who’s not following the guidelines, talk in a secure host chat to coordinate behind-the-scenes, and set up a pre-session question to ask attendees before they meet so talent can use that information to guide upcoming conversations. The best part? At the end of every session, attendees will receive a recording of their meet & greet that they can share on social media, getting your event in front of all their followers!

How Do I Get Started?

Our solution makes it easier than ever to incorporate virtual meet & greets into your online events so you can further monetise your virtual experiences and reach new audiences around the globe. Ready to learn more? Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check out our virtual limitless technology today.

Wish Upon a Smile - Christmas Marathon

The Smile Foundation has partnered with WOES on the “Wish upon a Smile – Christmas Marathon”. The SHOW IS FREE OF CHARGE 

When:

  • Friday, 11 December 2020 
  • Part 1 - 15:00 to 18:30 (YOUTUBE LINK - PART 1)
  • Part 2 - 18:30 to 22:00 (YOUTUBE LINK - PART 2)
  • ULTIMATE LUCKY DRAW: Tuesday, 15 December between 19:00 and 20:00 with The Parlotones!

Participating Artists: The Parlotones, Chad Saaiman, Soweto Gospel Choir,  Monique Steyn, Ricus Nel,  Jesse Clegg, Janie Bay, Haylea Heyns, Selim Valentino, Pierre Nel, Danny Smoke, Alan Glass, Jakaranda Kinderkoor & Unison Voices, 

Guests: Dr. Saumya T. Gautam, Maps Maponyane, Mr. South Africa - Hannes van der Walt, DJ Milkshake, Candis Angelene, Rob Rodell and Julie Dakers.

FOR EFT PAYMENTS:

  • The best way is to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Subject: Smile
  • Message: Your Name, Surname, mobile number and amount of tickets
  • Outcome: Then our friendly team will help you swiftly and efficiently!

 

WITH EVERY R100.00 DONATION you increase your chance to WIN the ULTIMATE PRIZE:

OTHER PRIZES UP FOR GRABS DURING THE SHOW FROM:

  • Sun International
  • Simply Bee
  • Planet Fitness
  • Pop Life
  • and the list is still growing....

What is WOES?

Woes is an innovative, entertaining and interactive LIVE & FREE social media programme which has been assisting NPCs and Schools since the start of lockdown to raise more than R4,5mil. The NPC/School is at NO RISK and don’t have to budget for this intervention. 

Why this project?

As the Smile Foundation we have an extensive list of children awaiting surgery, our patient-surgery-budget has been depleted and we are working towards getting a minimum of 67 theatre slate days funded through this project, enabling us to gift 268 children (4 children per theatre slate day) with a SMILE this festive season.

Click here to join us: https://www.facebook.com/lekkerwoes/live/

SA Musicians Support

SA Musicians Support has joined hands and is partnering with TIXSA

They have offered to assist us in our fundraising efforts and have begun by providing a Donations Page. 
Take a look: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/samsa-building-the-network-benefits-program 


SAMSA is very excited about this Partnership with Tixsa, a company that has extremely high customer service standards and affordable services. We appreciate their lending a hand and supporting music people whenever possible. Thank you Tixsa! 

SAMSA Medical Aid Group Cover 

While SAMSA is growing in our support to the music industry, we are now researching affordable Medical Aid Group cover. We want to negotiate the best option for musicians, singers and music industry workers. Please complete our survey on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/MusiciansSupport .SAMSA needs to know if affordable Medical Aid Group Cover is something we want to provide for musicians and music industry workers. 

We are doing this for YOU! Tell us what you need in answering our 1 min survey
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MusiciansSupport

SAMSA Music Scene is taking off and you should be part of it!

Musicians, bands artists and music industry workers are taking advantage of SAMSA Music Scene! Place your video, bio and even events to this page so that live music venues, event companies and festival organisers can find you and what you offer. This is a Free Marketing Service from SAMSA. We believe getting everyone on the same page will literally make things easier to get you gigs. Start on SAMSA Music Scene now: https://samsamusicscene.co.za/

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer or have ideas on how we may partner together, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Accept donations and free registrations directly through your event listings.

 By Charlene McKenzie

With limited capacities and free registrations for your events/gatherings, we would like to offer you our software and platform to assist with further donations to your organisations as well to register attendances. Do you have a conference you want your employees to register for? Tixsa has the solution for you.

With our customisable donations feature, your customers can become benefactors in the exact same place they purchase tickets or register for a free event or gathering.

Offering the option to donate in your online checkout can make a big difference. In many cases, your customers are already purchasing tickets to your event, so there is a good chance that they will be interested in further supporting your organisation when given the option. Plus, instead of accepting donations separately, it is all in one transaction, convenient for you and your customers. Not to mention, processing all these transactions through the same system provides you with streamlined financial reporting options and gives your customers a familiar checkout experience when donating.

Within our Admin, you can easily enable donations as you create your event. Once you turn this feature on, customers will see a box encouraging them to “Make a Donation,” with the option for them to enter any dollar amount. You may also set a suggested donation amount, which will automatically be added to the donation box, while still allowing customers to raise or lower the amount. The amount will get added to their total and paid for in one transaction, but you will be able to use our reporting tools to see donations and ticket sales separately.

Want to learn more? Feel free to contact our Client Support team today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

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