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  • Running Remote Events

    Recent events have changed the way we work, think and ultimately live. Remote life has become the new norm, and everyone has had to learn to adapt to different changes in both their everyday lives and their working profession.

    Now that we all have had a few weeks to adapt and get our heads around this strange time, we should think positively and look at the opportunities. As time goes on and more rules are being lax, it’s a great time to plan and consider how we can maximise our time still at home.

    With social distancing measures still likely to remain a high priority for some time, we’re unsure when the attendance rates of physical gathering will start to pick up. On that, remote events may become the new way of business and it’s important to make sure you’re fully equipped to host the best virtual event possible.

    Connect with people

    Now is the perfect opportunity to reach out to people across the globe, never has it been easier to connect with all different time zones from the comfort of your own home. See this an opportunity to reach out to those who you might not regularly keep in contact with.

    Working with clients and customers across the world is extremely challenging, having to tackle culture barriers and time zones. The opportunity to stay in contact is perfect as the one thing most people have during this period, which they tend to lack is time. Remote events can bring a diverse pool of attendees, improving networking and collaboration that happens during the event.

    The quote “time is of the essence” is real – but now more than ever, people are willing to connect, learn and talk to each other. Don’t under-estimate the power of technology and real-time, it is still possible to have that personal interaction over video conferencing.

    A perfect time to attract the best speakers is now, no travel is involved, intense planning or commitment – just a couple of hours of prep and attendance for the event is needed. This makes it a lot easier for very busy people to say “yes”.

    Key planning tips

    Any event, big or small requires planning to make it as effective and efficient as possible, and that rule applies both for a physical event and remote.

    The key to a remote event is to keep people active and engaged. A key skill most people have is multi-tasking and it is very easy to get distracted when in the comfort of your own home. A recent study shows that the average adult only has an attention span of 8 seconds, making the content and engagement of the event crucial.

    Ways to keep your audience’s attention before, during and even after the event

    Before event;

    Send delegate packs before the event, this gives your attendees insight on the agenda, pre-reading and other key notes/instructions to prep if needed for the event. Try and stand out from the crowd and think about the impact sending some branded merchandise can be to help keep your audience interested in joining.

    Have a clear strategy in place before the event, key things to think about;

    • Will you require event registration?
    • When’s the best time for the event? (consider where your attendees are in the world)
    • Who is your target audience? – following from this, tailor your content based on this
    • What kind of an experience do you hope to have?
    • What KPI’s and other data do you want to collect and analyse?

    Make sure you troubleshoot – test your internet connection, prepare backups of visuals and presentations in case technology fails you. Most importantly, log on and have a practise run.

    During event;

    It may seem blindingly obvious, but tone of voice is imperative when having communication over video. The physical aspect of the event isn’t there, therefore having a diverse tone of voice is proven to show confidence and personality.

    Eliminating background distractions – when hosting an event, it’s important to remain professional, even from the comfort of your home. Make sure you’re sitting at a table, with preferably no dirty laundry in the background! A plain wall works well, the less distractions the better! Lighting should be light and bright, with the camera angle front on and clearly showing the full face.

    Have a clear plan of how the time will be used – prep, prep, prep! Make sure you also plan time for the introduction at the beginning and questions for the end.

    At the beginning of the event, briefly go through the agenda of the event, it will inform the attendees if they haven’t already read it and prepares them for what to expect throughout the event.

    After the event;

    At the end of the event, send them some personalised merchandise, this will keep your brand at the forefront of the attendee’s thoughts and it adds a personal touch.

    Concluding thought

    There’s no doubt about it, getting through the next coming months will be challenging whilst trying to maintaining some level of normality. Its apparent the world we live in has changed and we must adapt to this. Organise your events online, use the technology provided and turn this to a positive opportunity.

    Finally, good luck with hosting your online event – we hope it is a success! If you have any questions or interest in any of our products, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with us; SALES@NEXUSCOLLECTIONS.COM or 03330200515.

  • Working from home? Need a laptop bag?

    Nexus are now offering all stock bags at a 10% discount* with no minimum order quantity.

    Simply call or email today to place your order.

    *On all orders placed up until May 31st 2020. Costs excl. VAT. Carriage and screen charge additional.

  • Our 2020 brochure is available to download now…

    Please get in touch today to recieve your free samples and quotations

    2020 brochure download

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    We would like to keep you updated on the measures we are taking to ensure service continuity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

    The Nexus office staff can now all now operate remotely to ensure there are no interuptions to our service during this time. 

    We have set the following points in place:

    1. We are in continuous contact via email and phone
    2. Customer services are available 24hrs per day and all over the weekend
    3. Resources such as email, phone, webchat, enquiry & quoting systems, price lists pdfs, mock ups, templates are available to all remote staff.
    4. We can hold your orders on site for as long as you need if your event has been postponed. 
    5. We can turn around printed stock bags in just 5 days after artwork approval if you need more time to confirm.
    6. Alternative supplier & courier options are available to us in case our product and delivery sources are affected.

    Our dedicated staff continue to produce high standard branded bags and promotional items during this period and deliver the very best in customer service.

    Please get in touch if you have any queries. 

    The Nexus Collections Team

  • OXFORD BUSINESS BACKPACK (TB2400)

    Offering comfort, style and capacity and fitted with our unique clip attachments the Oxford Business Backpack (TB2400) can be worn both inwards and outwards protecting valuables and giving peace of mind when commuting.

  • February Product of the month

    Get 10% off the Cambridge Laptop Bag (PC2000) until the end of February!

    Quote: PC2FEB

    A firm favourite, stylish and modern.

    This bag combines a practical two-way carry option plus handy luggage strap which makes it the ideal choice for domestic and international delegates.

    Fits 15.4inch.

    (Print and carriage costs are extra. Offer ends Friday 28th February 2020)

  • Iona Messenger Bag (FX3000)

    The Iona Messenger Bag (FX3000) is a durable and eco-friendly Flax bag which is perfect for any event!

    It has a large interior compartment, soft touch shoulder strap and is secured with wooden toggle fastening.

  • Iona Conference Tote Bag (FX1000)

    The Iona Conference Tote Bag (FX1000) is a high quality Flax tote bag made from sustainable material including wooden toggle fastening and handy front pocket which perfect for carrying a reusable water bottle.

    Available in Black, Grey and Navy.