Events and Conferences in 2020


Language matters.

Language matters, and words have power. They have the power to encourage and praise and make someone feel really good, and they also certainly have the power to hurt and harm, and make someone feel less-than. Often, it’s the words that we use to describe ourselves which is most hurtful.

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2020 has seen a big change in how people run events, how people like me speak at events, and how everybody else attends events.

We’ve never been through this before, and we are all working it out as we go along.

How did we get here?

Initially, when the pandemic started, the great majority of events and conferences were just flat out cancelled, but then people started running those events online, on Zoom and live-streaming services, with people attending the conferences from their lounge rooms and home offices.

And more recently, hybrid style events have started to become more popular: a traditional in-person conference for a decreased and more spaced-out audience and another audience dialling in to the event on Zoom from their own homes.

And the truth is nobody really knows what this space will look like for the rest of the year, far less into 2021 and beyond.

How have speakers changed in 2020?

Speakers have generally had to upskill – and quickly – to get better at being on camera, being online, and being comfortable doing their thing without a live in-person audience.

Fortunately for me, being the only person in the world to have managed marketing teams at both Facebook and Twitter, my tech background gives me an advantage right now because I am very comfortable presenting both on stage obviously, but also over platforms like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and live-streaming platforms.

So … are events dead?

No, events aren’t dead, they’ve just changed.

They are still one of the most powerful ways for a brand or business to convey a message to a targeted group of people, and if anything, now that they have the option of attending in person, or online, or both, events have become even more useful today than ever before.

You can book me to speak at your upcoming live in-person conference or event, your upcoming virtual event, or I also put together complete branded virtual workshops with multiple video modules, interactive workbooks, Q&A’s and more.

If you want to have a chat and see if I am a good fir for your event or conference, call my agent, Carson White on 0499 811 817 TODAY so that you don’t miss out.

Nick Bowditch - The best motivational speaker in Australia

Nick Bowditch

Nick Bowditch is a motivational speaker, the best-selling author of Reboot Your Thinking and Actually, it IS all about me, and a therapist and coach. He is also a successful (and unsuccessful) entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, inspirational storytelling expert, blogger, podcaster, and a passionate mental health advocate. 

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