Host Checklist for Going Live

Bethany Ruggerio

Bethany Ruggerio

Last Updated:
September 22, 2022

Hosts play a crucial role in any event or meeting. Here's a checklist you can share with your team to help your team as they host events.

Host Checklist for Going Live

Before the Event:

  • Take a seat in a row
  • Greet attendees as they arrive 
  • Invite attendees to sit in the rows
  • Send out a poll to get interaction going
  • Monitor general chat
  • Respond to direct messages

During the Event:

  • Greet attendees
  • Post tips for new attendees in the general chat
  • Invite attendees to sit
  • Leave a comment or question in the general chat (to keep the conversation going)
  • Use Host Notes to help people follow along
  • Take a seat in a new row (to engage with more people)
  • Monitor general chat
  • Respond to direct messages
  • Announce when (and if) the event will move to a lobby

In the Lobby:

  • Take a seat at a table
  • Explain how your lobby works in the general chat
  • Invite attendees to sit
  • Announce what rooms are available 
  • Monitor general chat
  • Respond to direct messages
  • Sit in a new seat with someone new/you’ve never met

After the Event:

  • Pass on any observations to the rest of the team
  • Note at least one positive interaction you saw or were a part of

Host Resources

What is a Host?

Using Rows, Tables, and Rooms

Using Chat

Chat Moderation

Using the Lobby

Using Polls

Ending an Event

Host and Greeter Videos

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