You and your team have worked incredibly hard this year with all the creative challenges that have come your way. It's almost been an entire year, and you haven't even seen all your co-workers. A zoom party for the holidays sounds dull, but I have four great reasons to re-think digital shindigs!
Bring everyone together
You want to see and hear those faces of all your co-workers - believe it or not, you miss all of them. A year-end holiday party is still the perfect excuse to throw a virtual bash. Awards, speeches and entertainment can all be recreated in the virtual space. Magicians, DJs, Musicians - most of us have transformed into digital entertainers and event producers. The most common compliment you will get this holiday is, "It was so nice to see everyone's smiling face!"
Easily accessible to everyone
Getting the entire team out to a holiday party can sometimes be a challenge! You've probably gotten push back from team members about the theme. Some want to have a masquerade ball, while others want to hit the local pub for wings and beer. Going virtual means everyone can stay in the comfort of their own home and experience the event in their own way. Distance, carpooling, the dangers of drinking and driving - not even an issue this holiday season!
The most prominent theme this holiday you've probably seen on socials is 'Support Local'. As a variety artist and live entertainer, I have not had the privilege to perform in any of my regular venues this year. For most of us, our only stage right now is the digital space. You and your company can support local this holiday season by providing food, beverage and entertainment, all from local vendors. For food, I highly suggest the Black Bull Neighbourhood pub in Burlington and Pub Fiction in Ancaster. If you're on the hunt for quality craft beer, Grain and Girt in Hamilton and Concession Road Brewery in Jarvis are two top-quality options!
Make the impossible possible in your workplace
The idea of a lockdown this holiday season is a bummer to say the least. I bet you've had enough of teams, zoom, meet, skype or whatever Jetsons software you are using. I deal in the realm of impossibility - I want to work with you, get creative and make a splash this holiday season. Just because we are throwing a virtual party does not mean it has to be dry as toast. Your co-workers will be blown away at what you were able to pull off in an impossible year.
My name is Graemazing, a Level 7 Wizard (totally real). In 2018 I left a full-time career in television broadcasting to pursue my childhood passion for magic. This year I am combining a professional career in broadcasting and a lifelong passion for magic to bring you the best digital party.
Reach out to me to learn how you can level up your virtual event.