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Sometimes we just want to tell you what we’re up to. take a look at our blog posts below for all the latest news and updates.

And that’s a wrap.

It's not often at the moment that we get to move out of the unit to deliver virtual events, but this one needed the extra space - we created a greenscreen studio on site with two socially distanced presenters, a total of 15 monitors and large screen TV's, a variety of...

What is a Zoom Webinar

You’ve probably heard the term Zoom Webinar branded about lots recently, but what’s the difference between a Zoom call and a Zoom webinar, and why should you care? A Zoom call is where you have your team check-in. It’s where everyone is on the same call as the host,...

Top 10 tips to hosting the best online meetings

Over the past year, we've produced and attended many online meetings and events, so we wanted to share our top tips to holding the best online meetings you can. You aim is for your attendees to say, "YES!!!! another online meeting". Seems impossible? trust me, it's...

Happy New Year

There’s a much-quoted saying which is wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Tony Robbins and several others; “If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. It doesn’t matter who actually said it, but the meaning...

Are AV companies trying too hard?

The use of online conferencing such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams and the suchlike have taken over from where in-person events used to allow participants the freedom to meet and network with others, but has the quest for bigger and better online conferences gone too far?...

Lockdown 2: The Sequel

As we enter "Lockdown 2 - The Sequel", it's important to remember the beauty of virtual events is that they can take place pretty much anywhere. The changes in the way we all now work compared to how things were nine months ago are massive. More and more companies...

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when…

Never have the words to a song been so fitting since they were originally written in 1939 by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. But unlike then where the words resonated with the soldiers who were off to fight in the second world war and their families and loved ones...

1st October on hold – now what

Over the past few months, we've heard lots of talk from across the whole of the events industry about when events might be allowed to restart, and how they will look. We're as guilty as everyone else in that respect because like every other company in the events...

1st October, Covid-19 and the Flu

The 1st October has been an important date in many diaries this year. It's the date which has been muted to be the date when venues can once again begin to open their doors to live events such as conferences and exhibitions, but with the current "second wave" about to...

Online’s Devine, but Physical’s the Pinnacle

When I started writing this blog post, I wanted a title that was snappy and catching. The one that kept coming to mind was "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker". It's actually a quote by American poet Ogden Nash from his poem "Reflections on Ice Breaking" in 1931,...

Do you need an external microphone to do a live?

That's one of the questions we've been asked so many times since lockdown and since more and more people started doing live online events, so we thought we'd do a blog to answer the question. Here at GRT, we do live events - you know, the things you used to attend BC...