After months of pandemic-induced quarantine and a slow-down to business as we know it, many organizations have switched their focus from surviving this crazy year to thriving during uncertain times.
Do you are one of those businesses who understand that you need to adapt to current circumstances and find a way to keep your organization moving, growing, and rocking? Do you realize that to do this you need to keep things fresh and exciting? These two words have never once been used to describe online meetings, virtual training, or team-building exercises done while your team members are nowhere near one other.
Most virtual meetings are boring, attendees are disengaged and distracted, and the event is quickly forgotten.
There’s a way to keep your meeting attendees focused and enthusiastic (even when they are working remotely)? It’s called virtual or online gaming. If you are planning a virtual event, and you actually want your employees to enjoy it and benefit from it, incorporating online gaming is the way to go.
What is Online or Virtual Gaming?
Online or virtual gaming can be incorporated into your virtual training, team-building, or product development events, or used as standalone activities to reward your team for a job well done. These games can be broadcast on any platform and be 100% content-driven and customized. Here are a few ideas:
Virtual Golf Tournaments
Virtual Casino Games
Rock Star Bingo (this isn’t your grandmother’s bingo!)
Corporate Feud (with customized questions for your organization)
Since these games are often just software programs that get launched during the virtual meeting, it’s essential to get assistance from someone with experience and the tools to take the stress out. That means a full digital show production with a green screen, production operator, executive producer, chat monitor, an engaging host or emcee, and everyone you need so you can focus on the rest of the meeting and enjoy your own event.
How Can You Get the Best Experience from Online or Virtual Gaming?
If you hadn’t yet noticed, technology issues are a big challenge in our current reality. With new platforms popping up every day, Problems are bound to arise. In small, friendly meetings, most attendees just shrug off technical problems with “these are the times we live in,” and talk quietly amongst themselves while everything is sorted out, however, in a larger or more professional setting, a tech issue could send your attendees in search of a mid-afternoon snack, and your event off the rails.
Tech challenges are one of the reasons why you need to have an experienced virtual emcee at the helm who won’t freak out when your platform does. If a tech disaster strikes, and you aren’t able to load a program, your emcee knows how to keep the attendees entertained and engaged while your tech team can search for answers.
Even without tech challenges, an emcee is there to makes sure the event runs smoothly, keep everyone on time, and maintain high energy and engagement throughout your corporate conference. They are the virtual glue that holds your meeting together. Please don’t leave this role to the sales manager or CEO who has better uses for his or her time… not to mention no experience!
Marvelless Mark Kamp is a digital emcee/virtual host who can make your event a success. He’ll have your meeting attendees rockin’ in their home offices and participating as if they were all in the same room. Don’t you want to maximize the retention of the content and increase the level of experience of your virtual meeting or corporate conference? Contact him today to find out how he can make your online event unforgettable with virtual games and gameshows.