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How to Choose the Best Event Communication Headsets

Check out Implecho's Event Audio Communications planning guide.

Effective event communications for mobile presentations.
Effective event communications for mobile presentations.
Photo: Cvent Connect 2022 Tech Tours

Thriving organizations often point to effective communication as a key to their success, and the same holds true for their events. When the stakes are high, the last thing you want is for attendees to check out because they can't understand your message.

Event planners can ensure seamless communication by employing the right event communication headset, whether it's for trade shows, conferences, open houses, VIP tours, or specialized sessions. Here's an in-depth look at Implecho's expert recommendations, considerations, and diverse options tailored for each type of event.

Silent Sessions and Innovation Theaters
Silent sessions, sometimes referred to as innovation or silent theaters, allow multiple presentations at one time in a single venue. Using the ListenTALK system, up to 20 speakers in the same room can present their messages on different channels to an unlimited number of attendees. Attendees wear headsets and select the appropriate channel to listen to their preferred presenter. These headsets can include a microphone and be programmed for various participation modes including two-way communication. The easy push-to-talk feature is ideal for Q&A sessions and panel discussions, and their professional appearance demonstrates quality. An alternative is the TourGuide Solutions TGS-900, a one-way system that only allows for effortless listening.

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Trade Show Floor Demos & Expo Tours
Trade shows can hold multiple curated topic tours and presentations at once, requiring multi-channel communication similar to silent sessions. Organizations will often guide media and special guests through their expansive product booths to highlight key features and conduct demonstrations. Or, a representative may guide groups through an entire expo hall to visit specific industry booths.

The ListenTALK system is suitable because it allows for two-way communication so attendees can ask questions. Some opt for the one-way TGS-900 because it can include a hand-held mic—a nice option when a tour guide needs to hand it over to a booth's product manager to address the group.

Group Translation & Assistive Listening
Organizations often host guests from around the world, necessitating language interpretation services. The ListenTALK system features an "interpretation mode" that allows an interpreter to listen to a presenter on one channel and speak to guests on another. Ten interpreters can simultaneously translate the message into multiple languages.

Devices can be set up as an Assistive Listening System (ALS) to improve the experience for a person who is hard of hearing, sending the audio directly to headphones, hearing aids, or cochlear implants without amplifying ambient noise.

VIP Facility Tour & Open Houses
When prospective investors or executive guests walk through your facility, you want the best of the best—a system that helps create a VIP experience. All of Implecho's tour headset systems offer unrivaled audio and have been tested in various environments from manufacturing to tradeshow halls to outdoor campuses. These wireless professional tour guide systems offer multi-channel two-way communication with comfortable headsets and easy-to-use controls.

Implecho's event experts are here to guide you through the selection process and help you determine next steps. Visit implecho.com.