Host a Watch Party

We’re in countdown mode for Build Business and excited about our awards ceremonies! To make your viewing even more fun, consider having a watch party. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Decide if your watch party will be in person as a group or virtually from different locations (more details below).
  • Select the attire you’d like for your guests to wear (Themed? Colors? Fancy? Funny?).
  • Put together your attendee list and send your invites (e.g., Evite, Paperless Post).
  • Select your host
    • This will be the person who’s responsible for running the program and sharing it with the party in full.
    • Please note: this year, the Build Business awards programs are not being streamed to the public. You must be registered for the awards programs in order to watch them through HUBB, the event platform.
  • Prepare your home (make it fun!)
  • Take screenshots or pictures of your group together.
  • Post your pictures to social media using the hashtag #SMPSBB21, and if we see yours, we’ll share/retweet your post.

In-Person Watch Party: 

  • Set up the live stream of the conference to one device (a big screen TV is recommended that can be hooked up to the internet). Not all TVs are automatically connected to the Internet, so please test the connection and be mindful when selecting your host of the program.
    • Test the connection by pulling up a YouTube video or anything that can be broadcasted and seen online.
  • Make sure the volume is working and test some of the main stage events or on-demand Transformation Sessions to be sure that the HUBB access is working on your device before you begin the live stream for the awards programs.
  • Now you’re ready to stream the awards program! Make sure you’re logged into the HUBB platform and have clicked into the Main Stage tab to watch in full.

Virtual (Remote) Watch Party: 

  • Send out the video meeting platform direct link you’re using (e.g., Zoom).
  • Make sure your shared audio is working with your party so they’re only hearing your computer, which will stream the sound to everyone watching.
    • Before you share your screen select “computer audio” when everyone is in the room with you, so they’re hearing your computer. Test this with them by pulling up a YouTube video so they can report if they’re hearing what they’re seeing with a thumbs up or down.
  • Make sure all guests are muted except for you, so there’s no disruption from others being able to hear what’s being shared.
  • Share a digital background that’s celebratory for all to join in on the fun (or use the BB21 Zoom downloadable virtual background, which can be found in the HUBB platform).
  • Now you’re ready to stream the awards program! Make sure you’re logged into the HUBB platform and have clicked into the Main Stage tab to watch in full.