What is the difference between a Zoom call and a funeral? People wear pants at a funeral.
When You Don’t Use Comedy for Online Events:
Online events can be dry, tedious, and lacking in engagement (Martha – put down the cat and answer my question). With everyone trapped in boxes like a bad Brady Bunch remake, how can we possibly feel united as one group?
Virtual meetings, online conferences, and hybrid events are our new reality. We need to embrace the format and learn how to make it work. If we don’t, our productivity, client satisfaction, and employee retention will suffer. Swifter, more nimble companies will seize the opportunity. They’ll sneak right past us like that line hopper at Sam’s Club (I see you there with your 48 cans of Tuna).
You probably don’t have a comedian on hand at work. Although Bob from accounting does know a few groovy magic tricks. Let me help. I have experience performing at a variety of virtual events. With over 30 years as a professional corporate comedian, my focus is on helping you achieve your goals in a fun and impactful manner.
Hiring me to be part of your next virtual event is an easy way to break down barriers and unite your team. By thoughtfully including laughter in your meeting you will:
- Increase anticipation, attendance, and curiosity
- Physically involve your group through laughter
- Change the body language of your attendees
- Encourage participation after the comedy portion is over
- Provide a single, unifying point of connection during your event
- Amplify and increase retention of your message
We can utilize comedy in a few different ways depending on what type of virtual meeting is taking place.
Comedy for Online Events lasting 90 minutes or less:
Feature the comedian at the beginning and end of the call. Ten to fifteen minutes of comedy at the start of the call is a great way to get people to show up on time. The comedy will loosen them up and relax them. And just between us, comedy secretly causes them to listen closer than they normally would. It’s true. No one wants to not “get the joke”. So, we are training them to listen to your content closer as a result.
Having the comedian come back at the end of the call is a great way to encourage people to stick around for the whole meeting. The length of the performance at the end can be ten minutes or less. And if you hire me, I can also provide a few jokes based on what took place during the meeting. But only in a way that reinforces your message.
Check out this BLOG POST on 5 tips for approaching comedy for online events.
For day long, or multiple-day meetings:
You will want to consider hiring a comedian as an Emcee for your virtual event. Just like a live meeting, you have your hands full trying to coordinate everything, answer texts, put out fires, etc., Why not turn over the introductions, announcements, and other tasks to a virtual Emcee?
As an Emcee, I can create a “team-first” feeling amongst your attendees. In most cases, I can use some of the same approaches that I would use in person. But, I also have some fun things to offer that can only happen during a virtual event. These little games and engagement tricks really make the group feel unified.
Along with the hosting duties, I can provide comedy in shorter doses throughout the day. You can also hire me to be the conference kick-off speaker, or headlining entertainment.
Free brainstorming call on how to use comedy for online events.
You need to increase engagement and attendance during your virtual events. Give me a call today at 1-888-895-8549 and I will help you brainstorm solutions for your event. You are under no obligation to hire me. And the call is free.
If you are ready to move forward and want to check a date for availability just fill in the contact form below. I’ll get back to you ASAP and we can begin transforming your next virtual meeting into a lively, highly anticipated event!