EY 23 CONTENT IS STILL KING with Kyle Morris

Sometimes, the path that you choose puts you right where you’re meant to be. That seems to be the case with Kyle Morris. His past experience has positioned him uniquely to ford the current stream of virtual events. In this episode, we discuss having the guts to take the virtual leap very early in the COVID crisis, how content is STILL King, some common misconceptions about virtual events, key differentiators for success while using virtual platforms, and how pros w/in the production industry must continue to evolve.   Kyle Morris LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylebmorris78 Email: kmorris@nmrevents.com   NMR Events Website: https://www.nmrevents.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMREvents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMR_Events   Terri Walters Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/ Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com   Event Yak Website: https://www.eventyak.com/podcast Facebook: @TheEventYak - https://www.facebook.com/TheEventYak/ Email: terri@eventyak.com   Moonfish Production, Ltd. Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/ Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/ Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com   Episode 23 By the Numbers:  00:00 | Terri Walters Meet Kyle Morris: Vice President, Business Development at NMR Events.   04:15 | Kyle Morris My very early start in the production and events business – learning that content was, and still is, KING.   07:44 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris The key to good content is knowing your audience and knowing how to speak to them.   08:49 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris The journey from hands-on production to sales and business development: Knowing your strengths.   12:38 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris A COVID-19 silver lining: How NMR made the leap into virtual and built their unique business model.   16:26 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris On how NMR takes it to the third-level (almost live) event experience.   23:12 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris Did having a “gear-centric company” with the right engineers already in place help you make the virtual leap in such short order? On making an incredible well-engineered solution for virtual events.   25:12 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris On how to think about virtual events – gear, people, execution and budgets. Really, nothing has changed.   28:23 | Terri Walters How are clients reacting to this new virtual forum? Challenges, failures and successes.   33:12 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris How do you manage the “misconception” that virtual events should be virtually free? Educating clients to help them see the missed potential in their DIY events.   37:58 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris What are some of the misconceptions clients might have about doing a virtual event?   40:50 | Terri Walters / Kyle Morris On a macro-level, how do you see COVID shaping the future of events? Timing, safety, and the hidden benefits of hybrid events.   45:42 | Terri Walters What advice can you offer people in our industry who are still struggling?  

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