March 2020


Why You Should Leave A Review For Diamond Sonic

Why You Should Leave A Review For Diamond Sonic

Nothing motivates us quite like a good review except a bad one. In other words, we truly thrive on the feedback we receive from clients no matter what they have to say.

One of our goals for 2020 is to increase the number of reviews we receive and that’s why we’re talking about reviews today. However, we also think it’s important to make people aware that their reviews help people in the same position they’re in.

When you’re looking for an event vendor, trust is a massive factor. If you can read client reviews, you can make decisions with more confidence. Our next great client could be inspired by your review.

Why Reviews Matter

No matter how much information we try to provide to prospective clients, they know we have a vested interest. It’s much more natural for people to trust reviews left by clients we’ve already worked with. If you’re a former client, you have first-hand knowledge to share and no reason to lie.

Of course, we’re not lying either, but it’s hard for people to know that until they work with us!

So not only does your review really matter to us, but it also matters to other people in your exact position.

How Reviews Help Us

In addition to everything we just said, reviews help us because they illustrate that we did a good enough job to motivate someone to spend time commenting on it. That goes above mediocre or good-enough service and rises to excellent service in our eyes.

Your review fosters trust between Diamond Sonic and clients we haven’t worked with yet. That’s huge.

People tend to leave reviews when an experience is really great or horrible and not in between.

Furthermore, if you’ve had a negative experience with us, we hope you’ll let us know directly. We aren’t discouraging you from leaving a review as well. However, it’s important to us that we have a chance to make it right with you directly.

How To Leave A Review For Diamond Sonic

If you want to leave us a review you can do that in two places – either helps us and others! Our Yelp page is a great place to leave a review of our working experience together. You can also leave a review through our local Google Maps listing.

Where To Find Our Reviews

We’ve highlighted some testimonials on our home page so it’s easy to see client feedback. If you’re on the fence about which company to trust with your event, check out the scrolling graphic toward the bottom of our home page for some valuable feedback.

A Huge Thank You For Taking Time To Leave A Review For Diamond Sonic

Since we’re talking about reviews, we want to give a big thanks to anyone who has already taken the time to post their thoughts about our relationship! We absolutely crave the feedback. It helps us give better service and truly understand where you’re coming from as an event professional. That’s key for us.


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What’s The Best Way To Live Stream Events?

What’s The Best Way To Live Stream Events?

Our last post encouraged event planners to transition their conferences and gatherings to live streaming. It’s timely because the event industry is trying to weather the storm of the coronavirus right now. However, live streaming is a valid option for event professionals no matter what’s happening in the world.

In fact, even if you have physical attendees, you can increase your reach by simultaneously live streaming your event. In addition to increasing your overall attendance, you could increase revenue or charitable donations through livestreaming.

Other livestreaming benefits include a wealth of content to repurpose later, making it easy for employees to attend training, and gaining email addresses for your lists through signups.

What’s the best way to live stream your events? Let’s talk about some crucial details.

Can I Live Stream Events Myself?

If you ask your hairstylist if you could color your own hair, they might technically have to say yes. It’s possible to color your hair at home, however, you lack the skill and equipment available to a professional. We feel similarly about livestreaming.

Our first concern for livestream DIYers is power. Do you have reliable enough connections to a strong internet conduit? We don’t recommend running a live stream through wifi because signal quality changes and interference is commonplace.

These hitches could leave your guests stuck in a buffering nightmare and that’s not great for brand PR.

Another thing that affects the quality of your livestream is your equipment. Your mobile device is acceptable for shooting some social media videos but isn’t set up to broadcast continuous, high-quality video and audio. The last thing you want is for your stream to look like amateur hour.

Can I Turn My Event Into A Livestream?

Yes, you can add livestreaming to your event or turn a conventional event into a live stream only production. It takes some quick thinking if your date is close, but it can be done. We are happy to offer a higher level of service to event clients who want to incorporate live streaming.

This means we’re willing to work with you and offer advice about your next steps on a case-by-case basis. We already have all of the best equipment to broadcast your conference or gathering, so the rest of the planning is largely about logistics.

Our experience can help you prepare.

By the way, we love to recommend that people add live streaming to increase capacity if their event sells out, too. We don’t think enough people consider this.

Can I Live Stream A Small Event?

You can live stream events of any size. Although many people live stream large conferences, this format is ideal for company training or donor updates as well. There is no limit to how large or small your audience is. Instead, the decision to live stream is about convenience, inclusivity, and the ability to fully review your event later.

Being able to watch your event back is a great way to access its success. Also, don’t forget you or your marketing team will end up with a lot of content to use in campaigns and on social media.

What’s The Best Way To Live Stream Events? Call A Professional!

We really can’t stress the importance of working with a professional livestreaming team enough. If you try to do it yourself, the level of stress you might experience is really not worth it. We can come up with a plan that fits your budget and might increase your attendance at the same time.

We’re actively taking inquiries about live streaming so don’t hesitate to call for a quote today.

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Live Streaming Events At The Last Minute

Live Streaming Events In the SF Bay Area At The Last Minute

If you’re in the difficult position of watching your live event plans fold in the wake of the coronavirus, don’t panic. You do have another option: live streaming. Whether you’re holding a business meeting, conference, presentation or any other type of event, we can help you go digital.

Choosing to stream your event greatly reduces coronavirus exposure risk which is the most important concern. However, it also preserves your hard work by enabling you to run your event, simply inviting your guests to log in remotely. Guests can sign in using a number of web applications, including Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype and more. The most important aspect to remember is that quality can suffer if it is not streamed correctly.

Live Streaming Events Requires The Right Equipment

We are poised to help with this unique situation facing the world. We’re live streaming pros with all of the necessary equipment to digitize your vision.

Whether you are in San Francisco, the East Bay, Palo Alto or San Jose – one thread remains the same. You need the right gear if you want your stream to look professional. Simply having your keynote speaker at home in front of a webcam will not inspire or bring about the confidence that your brand requires.

Most computers suffer from very low-quality webcams, even the latest 2020 Apple computers. This is because they suffer from data constraints on low bandwidth cables.

In order to achieve a professional look, you need high-quality cinema cameras, professional lighting, and proper microphones. You also need a fast and reliable internet connection, that is not based on Wi-Fi, but rather a physical ethernet cable.

Whichever company you book to help you with live streaming, ensure that their equipment is up to modern and professional standards, to guarantee a smooth and enjoyable live stream experience that will make your guests feel like they are really “in the room.”

Don’t Cancel Your Event Because Of The Coronavirus

If there’s any way to help you avoid a full cancellation, we’re dedicated to the task. This goes for existing clients with events already on our calendar and potential new clients scrambling for solutions.

It may be disappointing to have to forego getting everyone together, but it keeps your audience and presenters safe. Additionally, you can ensure that information is properly communicated and disseminated amongst your team without putting them at undue risk through livestreaming.

If you’re also having venue problems, don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can look for solutions, as we have many venue partners in San Francisco, the Peninsula, the North Bay and more. We can assemble a “skeleton crew” of the presenters, in-house team and AV team that dramatically lowers the risk that would happen in a full-blown live event. Furthermore, we can all work diligently to wipe down equipment, surfaces, microphones and maintain a clean, sanitary work environment.

Together we can get through this and at the same time help you create content that can be re-shared, re-hosted and used for further internal or external uses down the road. There are definitely un-intended benefits to capturing a professional meeting production!

How To Find A Livestreaming Event Vendor In San Francisco And Beyond

If you’re within our reach in California, we urge you to give us a call right away. We’re working around the clock to accommodate the needs of professional clients. This goes for new clients and of course those we have an existing relationship with. We look forward to working together on this!

If you’re outside the San Francisco Bay Area area, we encourage you to search for live streaming event vendors near you, or still get in touch if you prefer! Our team has traveled from California to New York to help companies with live streaming services over the past several years.

Don’t Panic

We echo the sentiment of health experts who are cautioning all of us to remain calm during this trying time. Remember the tips they’ve shared, which include frequent hand washing and avoiding touching your face when out in public. Avoid unnecessary handshakes, and perhaps deploy the classic “bow” technique from our brothers and sisters in the east.

We know this is serious, and we’d like to help. Regardless of whether you choose Diamond Sonic or another vendor, we are just thankful that you are taking the right steps to keep everyone safe.

Live streaming feels so much more productive than watching so many of our clients and colleagues pull the plug on their events. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to provide free consultations on any upcoming event plans you may have.


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