If you want to keep your remote teams connected and engaged, you need to provide them with innovative team-building opportunities that will keep everyone interested. You need to provide them with a virtual magic show. It’s the perfect event for getting even the most disengaged of employees invested. It’s unique, interesting, lighthearted, and just what your team needs in these uncertain times. Although corporate team-building activities are supposed to help your employees and colleagues learn how to work together in a fun and engaging way, they don’t always provide the desired results. Many employees feel pressured into attending such events, and instead of actively participating in them, they simply follow instructions and mindlessly wait for the evening to be over.
It’s difficult enough to build team spirit and establish a strong company culture through activities like storytelling, karaoke night, and a scavenger hunt. And in times of pandemic and social isolation, it becomes even more challenging. The best solution is introducing some magic to your team building! Take a look at what a simple Zoom magic show can give you.
1. It’s an Interactive Event
The main reason why many corporate team-building events fail to deliver results is that they’re scripted. You’ll typically have an event organizer who tells employees what to do, how, and when. At the very least, you’ll have instruction cards that the team members must follow. It doesn’t leave much room for improvisation, and it doesn’t actually allow employees to interact freely and naturally. Magic shows are the exact opposite of these scripted events. Interactivity is at the very heart of any magic show, whether it’s online or offline. For any trick or mind game to be effective and surprising, the magician must communicate directly with their audience and get some feedback. They need to get the audience involved; they need some back and forth, some natural communication flow. So, they’ll talk directly with your employees. They’ll address specific virtual attendees, get them to talk and participate regardless of how shy or withdrawn they are. With a magic show, you’re getting an interactive event that gets everyone involved.
2. It Grabs Attention and Boosts Engagement
A skeptic and a believer alike – everyone loves a good magic show. Even a simple card trick can be mind-blowing when done right. Still, when the magician can read your mind through the screen or give you accurate predictions while thousands of miles away, it’s an entirely different experience that will successfully bring your team together. It’s only a matter of finding the right magician. You don’t want to see phony rabbit out of the hat tricks or cheap Amazon wand flowers. You want real magic and an utterly immersive show that can’t but grab your attention. A great magician will have you believe that everything’s possible. They’ll restore your faith in magic, offer some comedic relief, and give you an event your entire company will be talking about for months to come. Most importantly, they’ll be the charismatic connector that’s so critical for any team-building activity’s success.
3. It Builds Company Culture
During the best virtual magic shows, your team will have the opportunity to talk and discuss the event between themselves. Most commonly, everyone will have about 15 to 30 minutes to chat and get comfortable before the magician joins the get-together and about 15 to 30 minutes more to share impressions after the magician leaves. While these conversations aren’t quite as useful for building company culture as water-cooler chit-chats, they’re the best alternative for remote teams. Everyone will be full of impressions they’ll want to discuss with others, and nothing will bring your team together quite like trying to figure out a certain magic trick or mind-reading trick.
4. It Offers Lighthearted Fun
During the pandemic, when everyone’s trying to stay safe and socially-isolated, it can be a challenge to lift everyone’s spirits and help them relieve stress. After all, not only are your employees worried about their health, but they’re concerned about their loved ones, the economy, the lack of socialization, home-schooling, and they’re feeling under immense pressure. Casual company get-togethers can help ease the tensions, but conversations tend to turn to the pandemic and other related problems quite quickly. So, the best way to alleviate stress and help your employees cheer up is by offering an immersive distraction like a magic show. It’s lighthearted fun that will get everyone’s minds off their worries, at least for a little while. Your employees will get to laugh and enjoy and come together unlike ever before.
Virtual magic shows have a lot to offer to your entire company. Regardless of your teams’ size and how far apart they currently are, they can come together and get front-row seats to an unforgettable event. It’s the best team-building event you could organize during these trying times.