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Getting Real With Virtual Events & Work From Home Life

A curated collection of can’t-miss news from this week, including social media trends and work from home news and more. Sign up to get the TURNER Weekly Download in your inbox.

Getting Real With Virtual Events

Over the past few months, the virtual event has gone from novelty to necessity. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who used to plan in-person events has suddenly been forced to become an expert in teleconferencing. It’s been a bumpy road, for sure. But at TURNER, we’ve found success with a variety of online media events. Lena Young shares a few virtual event tips to keep in mind as you adjust to the new normal.

OnZoom

The virtual event space continues to evolve, of course. This week, Zoom unveiled the public beta for OnZoom, an online events platform and marketplace that “supports – and salutes – the creativity, perseverance, and innovation that enabled so many people to adapt their in-person events to virtual or hybrid experiences.” According to a release, OnZoom users can create, host, and monetize events like fitness classes, concerts, stand-up or improv shows, and music lessons on the Zoom Meetings platform.

Flexing

The #WFH life is reality in 2020, with many of us still logging in from our home offices. The new normal hasn’t been easy for employees or employers. But Microsoft may have cracked the code with their six-word remote work policy. “We can sum up the beauty of this policy in just six words,” writes Inc.com’s Justin Bariso. “Offer as much flexibility as possible.” Find out why your company should steal Microsoft’s policy.

Love & Hate: Work From Home Edition

What do people love about working from home – and what do they absolutely hate? The Wall Street Journal got the lowdown on remote work’s many ups and many downs. “Some have found unprecedented flexibility, fitting in workouts and lunch breaks where they couldn’t before, or moving to new places,” writes Kathryn Dill. “Others have struggled to balance the demands of virtual school with back-to-back video conferences.”

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