- Created: Monday, 06 July 2020
- Written by Ella Coles
At telanova we’ve had some really good fun at virtual socials. We want to share with you some of our top tips to make the most of the current situation. Your colleagues will be raving about what a great time they had.
ActivitiesHave multiple activities prepared in case the main one gets boring or isn’t a crowd-pleaser. So here are some ideas that have worked well for us.
Get everyone to write 5 questions (theme related) and send them to you in advance of the event. You could even use powerpoint!
Or buy a pub quiz book: Here
Visit a museum (virtually)
Many museums have virtual tours. Just visit and browse through together.
Irreverent comments obligatory.
Host a virtual talent show. Let everyone show off their talents and vote for a winner!
Food and drink
Tell everyone in advance to get themselves drinks and snacks just like they would in the real world. Maybe order pizza for everyone with the same arrival time and see whose arrives first!
Pick a theme for the social: maybe a specific country, or Disney, musicians, film characters etc. Have a competition with points for:
- Best fancy dress
- Best custom virtual background
- Best snack / drink
StructureHave a timetable and allocate time to different ideas and activities. You don’t need to stick to it but it helps keep things rolling. For example:
- 18:30 - 18:45 Chatting and catching up
- 18:45 - 19:15 Game 1
- 19:15 - 19:30 Food / Drinks / Chatting
- 19:30 - 20:15 Quiz
- 20:15 - 20:30 Food / Drinks / Chatting
- 20:30 - 21:00 Museum tour
Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!
Make sure you get everyone to test their webcam and microphone before the big night so everyone can enjoy the party without any hassles. Get them to set themselves up with their device in a stable position. No one wants to hold a phone up for hours!
Get the party night right and your street cred in the company will be assured for years to come!