Are you planning a virtual game night for your team at work, perhaps as part of a team-building retreat or a celebration of all your employees have achieved? Or maybe you’re looking to run a virtual game night for your friends and family.
Virtual events and activities are popular in the post-pandemic era, but have prizes gone by the wayside? Here’s a look at virtual prizes that will incentivize your attendees to participate and engage.
Virtual events have been growing in popularity for several years, but the use of virtual events skyrocketed in 2020 as companies looked for ways to keep their workforces connected and engaged while working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, virtual events were up 1,000% by May 2020 (compared to pre-pandemic) for 6Connex, one of several virtual events platforms.
With seemingly no end in sight to the pandemic, virtual events unsurprisingly continue to be on the rise. Whether the host is a corporate event or meeting planner, it’s important to reflect on how well any virtual event goes. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What needs changing for next time to make the event even better?
The corporate events industry has faced unprecedented challenges for close to two years now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As bustling conference rooms become a distant memory, corporate event planners are embracing the demands of the “new normal” by organizing virtual meetings and conferences.
Now is the perfect time to start considering planning your 2022 virtual retreat ideas for your employees. A virtual retreat is a great way to help your virtual team interact and connect online. Depending on your overall goal in mind, a virtual retreat can come in several shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking to plan a virtual escape from the hectic workday or gather the team to connect for a non-work-related touch base, virtual retreats are great for helping with company morale and team bonding.
We can’t say that wine tastings are completely out, but after the seventh red wine tour or going to a friend’s home to taste a variety of pinot, many people crave something a little more complex. In comes our new favorite event: chocolate tasting.
Retirement parties are valuable get-togethers to allow fellow employees to show a long-term respected colleague how they will be missed and fondly remembered. It’s a time to celebrate the employee’s stature within the company and to applaud their dedication and impact to the firm. It’s also a great time to build camaraderie among the team itself, displaying the stature and joy of working for a particular company.
Who made the rule that client events had to be boring? And always center around sales? Because let’s be honest, a lot of them are. It’s time for a change, time to forget the old, done to death event activities and forge a new path towards making client engagement events fun again. Remember, you can’t spell function without FUN! To help you out with some ideas for your next client event, here’s a list of five fun and engaging client activities you can wow your customers with this year and beyond.
If you, like the rest of the world, are getting Zoom fatigue, what are some ways to spice it up and make genuine connections with teammates that don't feel forced? In the pre-COVID-19 world, we found that, time and time again, the top thing employees would say are their favorite memories at a company were not business achievements but things they did with each other — scavenger hunts, escape the rooms, Halloween parties, and so on. So how do you replicate that virtually to make connections in the current pandemic environment? Below are five tips that make the difference between a group event that people look forward to versus an obligation they are dreading.