“Zoom Fatigue.” It’s a real thing. We work with our clients to create ways to fight virtual meeting exhaustion, drive up engagement, and give your employees a boost – all at the same time!
Here are three tips to energize your audience:
1. The One Song Dance Party! – Encourage everyone to move to the beat, in or out of their seat! A super fun way to kick of the meeting, after a health break, or a fun way to end the meeting. Click here for a list of 100 dance and party songs.
2. Pop Quiz! – Ask your participants a question, and the first person to answer correctly in the chat box wins a prize. The question could be related to your meeting content, your organization, or a totally random piece of trivia. Click here for 250 fun trivia questions and answers.
3. Test the Mics! – Ask your participants to turn their microphones on and tell them to LAUGH as loud as they can at the count of three. Watch and listen as the laughter quickly becomes genuine!
BONUS: Here are three virtual activities we love to host that have proven to be to be:
* ENERGIZING vs. Draining
* ENGAGING vs. Boring
* EXCITING vs. Predictable
1. Virtual Music Bingo!
Why We Love It: Upbeat music lifts your mood and gets people dancing – in or out of their chairs. We’ve even had participants break into song! Of course it helps that we have an amazing professional DJ playing all the crowd favorites.
How It Works: Instead of calling bingo numbers, our DJ plays songs. The bingo cards are 100% virtual, customized for each event, and are easily accessed and played on your phone. We recommend playing 3-4 rounds max for 30 minutes of absolute FUN.
Enhancement Idea #1: Gather your team’s favorite songs in advance, and we will create a custom playlist for a totally unique game experience.
Enhancement Idea #2: Make the fun last (an hour or more) by combining this game with another engaging group activity like a virtual team scavenger hunt or a murder mystery game.
2. Friendly Feud Game Show
Why We Love It: It’s our online adaptation of the popular “feud” TV game show. It’s a highly interactive, virtual game show, and it’s 100% customizable to YOUR company. Mix it up with bit of friendly competition and team engagement in an exciting way. Our clients have even used it as a way to quiz their sales teams for a new product launch.
How It Works: Led by a professional emcee and comedian, your staff will team up as game show contestants in this collaborative team building event. They’ll compete for points as you gain valuable insight into your players’ current knowledge and possible training gaps. It’s perfect for sales teams! This game show experience typically lasts about 60 minutes. Watch the Video.
Enhancement Idea #1: Take note of any wrong answers and use them as an opportunity to “course correct” right then and there to maximize product knowledge.
Enhancement Idea #2: In addition to “bragging rights,” you could award an additional prize to the winning team to further bump up the excitement.
NOTE: This game is designed for a maximum of 12 contestants plus a “studio audience” and is played via Zoom.
3. A 30-Min “Mini” Comedy Show
Why We Love It: A 30-minute comedy performance is a perfectly compact way to gift your employees with some much-needed levity.
How It Works: Our 30-min comedy shows feature an experienced headlining comedian to bring on the laughs, plus a professional emcee to introduce the performer and energize the crowd. All of our comedians are carefully selected and corporate-friendly.
Enhancement Idea: Add in a feature comedian and extend the laughs to a full hour! Or couple the comedy performance with another group activity, like Virtual Music Bingo or an ice breaker.
Note: It’s important to note that none of our events are cookie-cutter. Let’s work together to create the best activity or event for YOUR group. We consider several factors including your group’s individual goals and objectives, team dynamics, the number of participants, time allotted, your preferred virtual platform’s capabilities, etc.
We hope you enjoyed these energizing and engaging event ideas.
For more information about all the different kinds of ways we can enhance your next virtual meeting or event, click here.
Interested in hosting an event? Contact us.
Thanks for reading, and keep smiling!