Running a virtual event is as stressful as walking a tightrope and as rewarding as being an offensive lineman. You can fall at any moment; when it goes well, you barely get a pat on the back, and when someone else messes up, you are often blamed for it.If that sounds crazy, consider CareerCast's 2019 survey, which ranked event planning as the 6th most stressful occupation in the world-just behind enlisted military personnel, firefighters and pilots. And that came before events shifted online virtually overnight. Not to generalize, but experience proves that over the last 20 months, C-levels and executives think virtual events are a waste of time and can't be valuable. Maybe the survey results will move up to a top 3 finish.