Maybe COVID-19 has forced you to swap your annual in-person gathering for a digital alternative. Or maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of virtual events and want to take advantage.
Whatever your reasons, if you’ve started planning an online get-together for your audience, you’ve probably wondered about virtual conference entertainment ideas.
That’s why we wrote this article! Keep reading to learn the four most popular entertainment options you can book for your virtual conference right now.
1. Hire a Comedian
Hiring a comedian to perform during your virtual conference can help relieve stress and anxiety felt by attendees. This entertainment option can also make your event more memorable.
When choosing a comedian to perform at your conference, you must answer a few questions. For example, do you want a stand up comedian or a sketch artist? And do you want your entertainer to perform live or would you rather them create a pre-recorded video?
Once you know the kind of comedian you want to partner with, it will be much easier for you to hire the right performer for your virtual conference.
2. Bring in a Magician
Comedians are great fun. But if you really want to amaze your audience, consider bringing in a magician to perform during your virtual event.
At Funny Business, we regularly connect companies with top-of-the-line magicians. In fact, Alakazoom, a new show that we offer in conjunction with Digital Deception, is a special tech-focused magic act that can be easily integrated into any virtual conference.
Whether you book Alakazoom or not, make sure your magician has worked with corporate clients before and knows how to entertain a professional crowd.
3. Set up a Virtual Escape Room
Here’s a wild idea: set up a virtual escape room for your virtual conference attendees to enjoy in between keynote speeches and break out sessions.
Escape rooms have grown in popularity in recent years. If you’re not familiar with the concept, participants are locked in a room for a specific amount of time and must solve a variety of puzzles in order to escape before the clock hits zero.
A virtual escape room is the same, except conference attendees will join a digital room, which they must escape (with the help of other participants) within the allotted time.
Virtual escape rooms are a great way for attendees to unwind after the day’s events. It can also help them sharpen their communication skills and network with other professionals.
4. Host a Virtual Trivia Night
If you’re not interested in booking a comedy act, magic show, or virtual escape room, consider hiring an experienced emcee to host an online trivia night for your virtual conference.
Trivia games are one of the best ways to keep virtual event attendees engaged. Why? Because they’re fun and require players to actively participate. They also allow folks to connect with other humans — something most people miss in these times of isolation.
The virtual trivia nights that Funny Business facilitates are always run by professional and experienced hosts. Our games can also accommodate groups of any size and often feature customized questions.
5. Hire a Professional Event Host
A good virtual event host and emcee brings attendees together, engages the audience, keeps the energy up, segues from one presenter to the next, fills in the gaps, adds insights, levity, value. There’s an argument to be made that a Virtual Host is even more important than a Live Host because the virtual format makes all of these duties that much more important. The virtual format heightens the role of a Conference Host. An experienced, confident, professional Emcee goes from being a nice add-on feature to your conference, to being ESSENTIAL to the success of your meeting.
Your virtual conference can be just as entertaining as an in-person one — especially if you take our advice and use one of the virtual conference entertainment ideas outlined above.
Not sure how to hire a comedian or book a magician for your digital get-together? We can help with that! At Funny Business, we give event planners like you access to world-class entertainment options at a price that won’t break the bank. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our offerings.