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Press - December 8, 2021

BizBash Features Hybrid Speaker Tips from Studio Sage’s David Priest and Justin Szykowny



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As we head into a hybrid-forward year, knowing how to seamlessly integrate virtual and live speakers is key. In the latest from BizBash, Studio Sage’s Director of Technical Production and Operations David Priest and Studio Technician Justin Szykowny share their tips for hosting speakers at hybrid events.

David Priest, Studio Sage’s general manager, draws inspiration from the stage design of sports and news networks that bring in virtual panelists. But, he notes, when everyone appears together it can often be glaring how different each presenter’s environment is.

“Therefore, it is important to try to build as many similarities in how each presenter looks and sounds,” Priest suggests. “This can be aligning the framing and lighting of the presenters, adjusting the audio levels to match in volume and quality, and then wrapping this with branded graphics or virtual sets that [put] the virtual and live presenters together in the same space on screen.”

Read the full article on BizBash.

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