Yes, I know that we are considered a non-essential business. Yes, I know that parties are the last thing on anyone’s mind during these difficult times. However, the Event Industry has a great impact on society and can offer hope and comfort in many ways.

Social interaction with friends and colleagues will help battle feelings of isolation and fear of the unknown. These are difficult times when people are craving connection and community. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Right? So, folks let’s get virtual! We’ve got the tools, we’ve got the know-how, lets connect virtually!

1. Virtual Pajama Party
2. Game Party
3. Costume Party on Video
4. Online Book Review Circle Meeting
5. Virtual Wine & Food Pairing Party
6. Trivia Game Show
7. Online Training Events
8. Online Talent Show
9. Change Your Look Event
10. Online Trade Shows
11. Livestream a Show

 

1. Virtual Pajama Party

Woman in pajamasAdmit it! You don’t get out of your PJ’s until noon or longer. So, let’s have a pajama party meeting. Everyone attends the online Corporate Meeting wearing their PJ’s. A gift card for the best or most creative PJ’s

 

 

2. Game Party

Quiz spelled on blocks of woodThere are hundreds of online games that can be played in a round robin. Assign a lead or reach out to your favorite Event Planner to organize the games and relay the link to your staff. Don’t forget to give the date and time so everyone is on board.

 

 

3. Costume Party on Video

DinosaurCreate a theme and have everyone meet online in costumes. The most authentic and original costume receives a prize such as a gift card.

That’s Walter in Accounting.

 

 

4. Online Book Review Circle Meeting

Reading on couchSelect a book that would be of interest to your staff. It could be a motivational book or a biography etc. Share the eBook with all the participants. After one week meet online for a book review discussion. Your Event Planner would be happy to engage a professional reviewer to lead the discussion. This idea would also work well with a movie review.

 

5. Virtual Wine & Food Pairing Party

Wine and cheeseEveryone will be online with this on! This is a bonus that your staff will be over the moon with. Arrange the delivery of 3 bottles of wine to each staff member along with a wine tasting chart. Your event planner will organize a live stream sommelier to guide your team through the basic process of growing grapes and making of wine, how to evaluate wines and lastly what to pare with the wines. The best part of this online Corporate Event is that you do not need a designated driver!

 

6. Trivia Game Show

Woman biting pencilA Trivia Game Show brings out the competitive edge in all of us. Consider hiring a professional game show host to allow your entire team to participate.

Set the ground rules in advance. One guess allowed without scouring the internet for the correct answer (no cheating allowed). The final round and the tension is mounting. Who will be the winner? You can either reward the victor with a grand prize or simply the recognition of their peers. (I’d rather take the grand prize!).

 

7. Online Training Events

Speaker illustrationThis platform is a win win situation. During this difficult time of isolation your staff can gather important information with the assistance of a live instructor or facilitator who interacts directly with the audience via online training. It is free of distractions and encourages employee engagement. In addition, this online training event will save your company thousands of dollars by eliminating expenses such a travel, hotel, room rentals and printed information.

 

8. Online Talent Show

Talent showsOk! Now its time for some fun stuff. We are all familiar with America’s got Talent, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars etc. Let’s have an online talent show.

Even the shyest of people will participate in this event especially when there is a grand prize for the winner. Each staff member will be given the opportunity to sing a song, play an instrument, recite an original poem, perform a dance etc. online. A panel of judges will choose the top three finalists who will each receive a prize.

 

9. Change Your Look Event

Women with makeup brushesWe all need a makeover at times. We get tired of our style and we need a change. Have a makeover online event which can be hilarious. There are many apps online that will give you a new hairdo. Each team member is required to take a selfie and then experiment with different hairstyles. You can go frizzy, curly, bald or a totally different colour such as purple or green or pink. Each person will then expose their new look to their colleagues. So much fun!

 

10. Online Trade Shows

Sales manJust because we need to be in isolation doesn’t mean that your trade show needs to be put on hold. The logistics of it may seem daunting but it can be done online. For instance, if you have a showroom where most of your sales are done simply book an appointment with your client inviting him to your virtual showroom on a preset day and time. This way you can show your line and book your order without any personal contact. Again, another win win situation.

 

11. Livestream a Show

MagicianTreat your staff to a live show in the comfort of their own home. This will be great for morale. Again, choose a date and time and send out invitations for a live show extravaganza online. Not only will this encourage your staff, but it will keep the entertainment industry active. Perhaps it could be a magic show or a singer or an acrobatic act. There are numerous options that would work amazingly well.

So, folks, even though the world seems topsy turvy and there seems to be no end to the madness, there are ways that we can all connect and help each other get through these unprecedented times.

We at Pop! Events Group can assist you in organizing livestreamed events for your company. Contact us and one of our awesome Event Planners will be happy to help you.

Be Safe and Protect Your Family and Community.

 

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