What if I told you that there is technology available that can handle a live, 2-way conversation with hundreds or thousands of participants at once without hearing everyone talking at the same time? And what if I told you that you could call them all, rather than them having to call in? This does exist and it has been an incredible tool when used in a major crisis.
I should have posted this a while ago, but better late than never. The Government of Alberta won an award from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (2016) for its response to the wildfire last year. Here is the link: http://www.leadershipawards.ca/en/winners/Pages/2016-winners.aspx
This post was written by my colleague and big-league communications pro Priya Bates. It was initially published on her LinkedIn blog. She has other technology reviews there, so it's recommended reading.
It took me a little bit of thinking and digging into the concept of a VTH before it clicked for me. The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the technology a little better, and understand how it is different from other options out there.