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From a ‘Speaker’ perspective’: Global speaker, Philipp Kristian experiences Airmeet, rates it at the cutting edge of human interactions

Ishani Appaya
• August 3, 2021

Biography: Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian believes in Human Transformation. He’s a Human Futurist, Voice of Change for Digital Generations Y to Z and Author of RESET and The Trust Economy.

Philipp’s career is shaped by driving Fortune 500 innovation in JAPAC and helping CEOs of Singapore’s most successful startups re-imagine entire industries. This gives him a global authority voice on digital trust, digital innovation and future.

Philipp is a natural choice among big names, fast challengers and leading industry bodies. His stories are appearing in global media and industry imprints. Profound, passionate and practical, he’s empowering everyone to realise: Human Transformation is fun, fast and made to last.

Philip coaches leaders through individual and group executive enablement. He is proficient in keynote speaking, emceeing and conducting masterclasses ranging from TEDx style sessions to detailed week-long programmes.

Role of technology in the event industry

Philipp believes, “technology should always be serving humanity. It should be about augmenting our human endeavours. To be transforming or disrupting organizations, societies and markets, we must first be transforming ourselves as leaders. Technology must be empowering people to discover a better way of doing things.”

Speaking about the events industry, Philipp shared, “I am meeting a lot of  wonderful people in the events industry all the time, and many are longing for technology to be taking their craft into the 21st century. Event agencies, the client, the speaker bureau, and the event production agency. Everyone is wondering what’s next, and excited to be experiencing events like never before. The crisis and all the rushed industry digitisation is eventually going to become a blessing, because it is accelerating positive change and digitisation of the industry and the experiences is is creating for and with clients globally.”

The Airmeet experience

Philipp was a keynote speaker at the Global Remote Day event hosted on Airmeet. His experience with Airmeet was very positive. He mentioned, “For me to have maximum impact as a speaker, I feel that events need to be running on the right kind of rails. The way that Airmeet is humanizing online events is something that is very relatable to me, something I feel is worth embracing.” 

 The Airmeet features he appreciated included-

  • Intuitive interface: Phillip said, “I end up working with many different solutions. UX wise, Airmeet is exactly where it should be. It’s easy to use and it’s very intuitive. I honestly love that.
  • Ease-of-use: Philipp was happy to recommend Airmeet to his clients because of how easy he found it to use. He said, “Some clients are less tech-savvy. Also, the occasional client may be restricted in their spending on traditional event production, because that can be perceived as rather expensive. These clients need expertise and are often turning to me for suggestions on what’s most suitable for them. With Airmeet, I feel there is an opportunity for giving them something intuitive and easy. I can reassure them it’s a lot simpler to be running good online events than what they may be thinking. A lot of times, that is the hurdle – clients appreciate the hand holding and experiencing how simple it can be.”

From a speaker point of view, Philipp shared the following-

  • Backstage: Regarding this feature, Philipp mentioned, “For me, the backstage made immediate sense. I wasn’t talking to a production room but directly to the organizers, and it felt like a video call. I like the seamlessness.”
  • Presentation: Philipp mentioned, “I know the value of an emcee at an event. In this case, I was taking care of this also, and it worked well. It created an informal engagement. When sharing slides as well, the way it was integrating was very nice, and I liked that.”

Philipp found the overall engagement avenues on Airmeet very constructive. He mentioned the following-

  • Social lounge:  Philipp shared that he liked how the tables created a fun aspect. He said, “I liked the way it was humanising the experience, attempting to integrate virtual networking into the event. It shows how technology can do a lot in connecting people to do these events and come together without having to physically travel for them.To me, social networking is essential because it’s deliberately chaotic. People choose to meet other people, and because of that, it has to feel organic and fluid. A lot of what Airmeet is doing feels very light and organic. It feels fluid and that’s great”
  • Emojis: Philipp felt that the emojis were a great touch. He elaborated, “The ability to see your audience is great when you’re doing a live event. Often in virtual events, that ability is limited to a certain extent, so seeing the emojis is very encouraging and nice. Emojis try to humanize communication. I find that that’s how we can build connections virtually.”
  • He added that “The engagement around polls and comments was natural. It was nice to have the Q&A session at the end after the keynote.”

Summarising his experience on Airmeet, Philipp said, “Airmeet is about humanizing the event experience. It instantly feels modern and of the current times. It feels like any other state-of-the-art technology platform that we are so used to using in our day-to-day lives.”

Regarding what Airmeet uniquely offers, he said, “It’s a very easy way to run primarily digital events. When you talk about video meetings, people think of things like Zoom. When you think of events, people somehow think that it’s a bigger deal. It is, and yet it can be intuitive and easy. Where I personally put Airmeet is that it simplifies running great digital events. 

This is a platform that’s catapulting the industry into a bright digital future, and streamlining the experience with technology. Being in the business of human transformation, most people would say, hey! I connect with that.

It makes us remember that events are about more than just a few speakers coming up on stage and doing their thing. The biggest pain point in people’s minds around digital events has been that an organic connection is different online. Showing them that all this can feel fun, genuine and rewarding is Airmeet’s strength.”

Future of virtual events

Philipp views events as tools that help people connect around ideas and make things happen. He said, “A lot of people are looking for tools to run digital events effectively. Events can ultimately, in some way, shape, or form, transform their industries, their lives, and maybe both. 

To me, great events are the catalysts of human transformations because they are making us rethink and rework how things are done. 

When people connect, when ideas connect, magic happens because you’re learning from someone else and appreciating their perspective. You are incorporating it into your own world and receiving inspiration for day-to-day work and life. That’s what events can do.” 

Empower your speakers to give their best and enthrall audiences via Airmeet. Reach out to us for a demo today! 

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