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10 ideas to insert into your virtual event that will reengage your audience again
January 9, 2023

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January 9, 2023

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January 9, 2023

Are you sick of hosting the same old virtual events with the same old activities? Change things up and try something new. Adding intriguing and unusual activities to your virtual events can make them more entertaining and help the people remember them.

Think about it: when you give the people something unexpected and entertaining, you create a stronger connection to them and your brand. Think about how delighted they look when they take part in a virtual talent contest, learn how to cook in a virtual class, or break out of a virtual prison.


Unique activities will not only make the event different from the rest, but they will also help people remember it. People will talk about your event for days, weeks, or even months afterwards.
So don’t be afraid to try something new and think outside the box. Your guests (and your brand) will be grateful.

Virtual cooking class: In a virtual cooking class, people could follow along with a professional chef as they cooked a meal in real-time.

A virtual cooking class is a great idea for an online event because it gives people a chance to learn something new and get involved. Plus, who doesn’t like cooking a delicious meal with a professional chef?

Here are a few things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual cooking class to your event:

  • You’ll need to find a professional chef who has done cooking demonstrations before and is comfortable being on camera.
  • Setting the scene: The chef will need a place to prepare and cook the meal while being filmed. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Technical things to think about: To run a successful online cooking class, you’ll need a platform that can handle a lot of students and offers advanced tools like screen sharing, a chat feature, and high-quality video and audio. Also, you might want to tell people ahead of time what tools and ingredients they’ll need so they can follow along and cook the meal at home.
  • Getting comments: You can ask people who took the cooking class to fill out a survey or take part in a Q&A session after the class to find out how well it went. You can also think about holding a follow-up class if people want it and give you feedback.

Picture this:


John had always been interested in cooking, but he had never had the chance to learn from a professional chef. When he found out that the conference he was going to included a virtual cooking class, he jumped at the chance to take part.


On the day of the class, John joined the Zoom call and was met by the chef, who introduced himself and started talking about the dish they would be making. John listened attentively as the chef demonstrated each step of the recipe and answered questions from the attendees.


John’s sense of self-worth grew as he cooked with the chef. He was able to get advice and tips from the chef as he made the dish, and he was thrilled with how well it turned out.


After the class, John filled out a survey and told the chef and the people in charge of the conference what he thought. He was glad to be able to take part in the online cooking class. He felt that it had given him the confidence and skills to try new recipes in the future.

A virtual escape room would be a unique and interactive way for people to work together to solve puzzles and "escape" the virtual space.

Virtual escape room: A virtual escape room would be a unique and interactive way for people to work together to solve puzzles and “escape” the virtual space.

A virtual escape room could be a fun and interactive way to add something different to your online event. People can work together to solve puzzles and “escape” the virtual room, which helps them work as a team and encourages them to work together.


Here are some things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual escape room to your event:

  • Finding a provider: You’ll need a company that makes virtual escape rooms as their speciality. You can look online or ask people you work with for suggestions.
  • Creating the online room: You’ll need to work with the provider to design the virtual escape room and make sure it fits with the theme and goals of your event. You’ll also need to think about the technical needs of the escape room, such as the platform and any equipment that will be needed.
  • Trying to sell the escape room: Be sure to encourage the escape room in advance and provide attendees with any necessary instructions or equipment. You could also think about giving prizes or other rewards to people who “escape” the room.
  • Collecting feedback: Once the escape room is over, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be made better in future virtual escape rooms.

Picture this:


Anna has always liked escape rooms, so when she heard that the conference she was going to had a virtual escape room, she was excited. She signed up for the event right away and asked her coworkers to join her team.


Anna and her coworkers joined the Zoom call on the day of the event and were taken to the virtual escape room. They ended up in a room with puzzles and clues, and they started working together to figure them out.


As time went by, Anna and her team worked hard to figure out what was going on and get out of the room. They talked to each other, came up with ideas together, and tried different ways to solve the puzzles.


They finally solved the last puzzle with just a few minutes left on the clock and “escaped” the room. Anna and her teammates cheered and celebrated their win, which made them feel good about working together.


Anna filled out a survey after the escape room and gave feedback to the people who ran the escape room and the people who ran the conference. She was glad to have the chance to play the virtual escape room. She thought it made the conference more fun and interesting.

Virtual wine tasting: People could join a virtual wine-tasting event where they could learn about different wines and even buy a tasting kit to enjoy during the event.

Virtual wine tasting: People could join a virtual wine-tasting event where they could learn about different wines and even buy a tasting kit to enjoy during the event.

A virtual wine-tasting event could be a fun and educational way to add something different to your online event. People who attend the event can learn about different wines and even buy a tasting kit to use.

If you want to add a virtual wine tasting to your event, here are some things you should think about:

  • Find a wine expert: You’ll need to find a wine expert who is comfortable being on camera and knows a lot about different kinds of wine. This could be a writer, a sommelier, or someone who sells wine.
  • Creating the scene: A space will be needed for the wine expert to talk about the wines and lead the tasting. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the wine-tasting event is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like screen sharing, a chat function, and high-quality video and audio. Also, if people want to buy a tasting kit, you might want to tell them ahead of time what equipment and wine they will need.
  • Promoting the event and tasting kit: Make sure to let people know about the wine tasting event ahead of time and tell them how to buy a tasting kit if they want to. You might want to offer discounts or specials to people who buy the equipment.
  • Collecting feedback: After the wine tasting event, you can use surveys or a Q&A to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for your next virtual wine tasting.

Picture this:


Sara was looking forwards to the virtual wine tasting event that was part of a conference she was attending. She had always been interested in wine and was excited to learn more about it and try out different kinds.


Sara joined the Zoom call when the event started. The wine expert greeted her and told her who he was before starting to talk about the different wines that would be served at the event. Sara was amazed by how much the expert knew and liked hearing about the other wine regions and flavours.
She decided to buy the tasting kit that was being sold, and a few days later it came in the mail. Sara set up her laptop in her living room on the day of the tasting and opened the first bottle of wine. She felt her stress melt away as she sipped and tasted, and she enjoyed learning about the wine and how it tasted.


After the event, Sara filled out a survey and told the wine expert and the people in charge of the conference what she thought. She was glad to be able to take part in the online wine tasting. She thought that it made the conference more interesting.

a large group of people attending a virtual trivia night with a clear winner

Virtual trivia night: A virtual trivia night would be a fun and competitive way for people to test their knowledge and maybe win prizes.

A fun and competitive way to add excitement to your online event could be to have a virtual trivia night. People can test their knowledge and possibly win prizes, which can make them feel like they are part of a community and get them more involved.


Here are some things to think about if you want to add a virtual trivia night to your event:

  • How to Find a Host: You’ll need to find a host who is comfortable being on camera and knows a lot about a lot of different things. This could be a trivia company, a person who runs quizzes, or an expert in the field.
  • Setting the scene: The host needs a place to run the trivia game and talk to the people who are there. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the trivia night is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like screen sharing, a chat function, and good video and audio quality. Consider giving attendees a list of things they’ll need, like pens and paper, to use during the game.
  • Promoting the event and the prizes: Make sure to tell people about the trivia night ahead of time and tell them how to participate and what prizes will be given. Think about giving rewards to those who do well in the game.
  • Collecting feedback: After the trivia night, you can use surveys or a Q&A to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for your next online trivia night.

Picture this:
Sarah was very excited to take part in the virtual trivia night that was part of a conference she was going to. She asked some coworkers to join her team and started getting ready for the game.


On the day of the event, Sarah and her teammates joined the Zoom call. The quizmaster introduced himself and went over the rules of the game. As soon as the game started, Sarah’s nerves went away. She and her team worked together to answer the questions.


As the game went on, Sarah’s team and the other group were tied for first place. As they worked to find the right answers, you could feel how tense the room was.


Sarah’s team finally took the lead with just one question left. She held her breath as the quizmaster read the last question. When they got it right, she and her teammates cheered loudly.


After the game, Sarah filled out a survey to give the quizmaster and the people in charge of the conference some feedback. She was glad to have the chance to take part in the online trivia night. She thought it made the conference more exciting and fun.

people excitedly talking bout a book club

Virtual book club: In a virtual book club, people could talk about a book with other people in real-time, and the author might even join for a Q&A session.

A virtual book club could be a great way to make your online event more literary and get people interested in a certain book or topic.


Here are some things you should think about if you want to add a virtual book club to your event:
How to choose a book: You’ll need to choose a book that fits with your event’s goals and is right for the people who will be there. Consider a book that has something to do with the event’s theme or that encourages people to talk and think.

  • Finding a facilitator: You’ll need to find a facilitator who knows a lot about the book and is good at leading discussions. This could be a writer, a book reviewer, or an expert on the subject.
  • Setting the scene: The facilitator will need a place to lead the conversation and talk to the people who are there. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the book club is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like screen sharing, a chat function, and good video and audio quality.
  • Promoting the event and the book: Make sure to let people know about the book club ahead of time and give them information on how to buy the book and join the discussion. Think about giving discounts or special deals to people who buy the reader from a certain store.
  • Collecting feedback: After the book club is over, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for future online book clubs.

Picture this:
As a big reader, Mary was excited to join the virtual book club that was happening at the conference she was going to. She bought the book before it came in the mail and started reading it as soon as it did.


On the day of the event, Mary joined the Zoom call. The facilitator welcomed her and then started talking about the book. Mary was impressed by what the facilitator had to say and liked hearing how other people saw things.


As the discussion went on, Mary felt like she knew the book and the other people there better. She liked having the chance to think more deeply about the material. She was glad to be able to tell other people what she thought and felt.


After the book club, Mary filled out a survey and gave the leader and the people in charge of the conference some feedback. She was glad that the virtual book club gave her the chance to join. She thought it had made the conference more meaningful and interesting.

a group of people attending a virtual talent show online, with eveyone excited about what they are seeing

Virtual talent show: Attendees could submit videos of themselves showcasing their talents, and then a panel of judges could select winners for various categories.

A virtual talent show could be a fun and creative way to add to your online event and show off the skills of your guests.


Here are some things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual talent show to your event:

  • Creating the scene: You’ll need a place to hold the talent show and let people watch the videos. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.Those who want to go will have to send in videos of themselves showing off their skills. You’ll need to give clear instructions on how to do this, including what the videos should look like, how long they should be, and when they should be sent in.

  • How to judge the videos: A group of judges must look at the videos that were sent in and choose winners for each category. You’ll need to decide how the judges will be chosen and how they will be judged.

  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the talent show is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like video playback and audio quality.
    Promoting the event and the categories: Make sure to spread the word about the talent show and tell people how to send in their videos and what categories will be judged.

  • Getting feedback: After the talent show, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for future online talent shows.

Picture this:


Rebecca was excited to take part in the virtual talent show at a conference she was going to because she could sing well. Before she filmed and sent in her video, she spent hours practising her song and perfecting her performance.


On the day of the event, Rebecca joined the Zoom call. She watched as the host explained what the talent show was about and what the different categories were. As the videos started to play, her nerves started to get worse, and she waited for her turn to perform.


At last, her video was online. She watched it on the screen and heard the other people in the room applauding. When it was over, the judges complimented her, and she couldn’t help but feel proud of her performance.


After the talent show, Rebecca filled out a survey and told the host and the people in charge of the conference what she thought. She was happy to have the chance to be in the virtual talent show. She thought it made the conference more interesting and fun.

a group of people attending a virtual art exhibition online, with eveyone excited about what they are seeing

Virtual art exhibition: An art exhibition could be held online, so people could look at and buy art without leaving their homes.

A virtual art show could be a great way to show off the work of artists and give people a chance to look at and buy art without leaving their homes.

Here are some things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual art show to your event:
How to find artists: You’ll have to find the artists whose work you want to feature in the show. Think about using different styles and mediums to reach a wide range of people.

  • Setting the scene: You’ll need a place to hold the art show and a place where people can see the art. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Putting the art on display: You’ll need to find a way to show the art that looks good and is easy for people to move around. This could be done by making a virtual gallery or using a site where people can look at and buy art online.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the art show is held on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like video playback and audio quality.
    Promoting the event and the art: Make sure to tell people about the art show ahead of time and tell them how to see and buy the art. Think about giving discounts or special deals to people who buy art at the show.
  • Collecting feedback: After the art show, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who went. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for future online art shows.

Picture this:

Karen was excited to take part in the virtual art show that was part of a conference she was going to. She joined the Zoom call and was amazed by how many different styles and mediums were shown.

Karen spent hours looking through the virtual gallery. She was amazed by the artists’ skills and thought about which pieces she might want to buy. She liked that she could look at and buy art from the comfort of her own home. She also liked the interactive parts, like when the artists answered questions.

After the art show, Karen filled out a survey and gave feedback to the host and the people in charge of the conference. She was glad to have the chance to take part in the virtual art show. She thought that it had given the conference a cultural and artistic touch.

a group of people attending a virtual yoga class online, with eveyone excited about what they are seeing

Virtual yoga class: Attendees could participate in a virtual yoga class and follow along with an instructor in real time.

A virtual yoga class could be a great way to add a physical and mindful element to your online event and let people practise yoga from the comfort of their own homes.


Here are a few things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual yoga class to your event:

  • How to find a teacher: You’ll need to find a certified yoga teacher who is comfortable leading a class online. Think about the style of yoga that will be taught and the level of the course to make sure it’s right for the people who will be taking it.
  • Setting the scene: The teacher will need a place to teach the class and talk to the people who are there. You should think about the stage’s lighting, background, and overall look to make sure it looks professional and good to the audience’s eyes.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the yoga class is held on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like high-quality video and audio. You’ll also need to tell people how to get to the class and what they need to bring with them.
  • Promoting the event: Make sure to tell people ahead of time about the yoga class and give them information about the teacher and the type of yoga that will be taught. Think about giving discounts or special deals to people who sign up for more than one class.
  • Collecting feedback: Once the yoga class is over, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for your next online yoga class.

Picture this:


Sarah did yoga every day, so she was excited to take part in the virtual yoga class that was part of a conference she was going to. She put out her mat and got any other things she might need before joining the Zoom call.

The teacher welcomed everyone and led them through a series of yoga poses, showing them how to do them and giving clear instructions. As Sarah moved from pose to pose, she felt her body relax and her mind clear. She liked that she could do yoga from the comfort of her own home and that the virtual class made her feel like she was part of a group.

After the yoga class, Sarah filled out a survey and gave the teacher and the people in charge of the conference some feedback. She was glad to be able to take part in the virtual yoga class and thought it gave the conference a more physical and mindful element.

a group of people attending a virtual movie night online, with eveyone excited about what they are seeing

Virtual movie night: People could watch a movie together in a “virtual theatre,” and afterwards, they could talk to the filmmakers or ask them questions.

A virtual movie night could be a great way to make your online event more fun and let people watch a movie together in a “virtual theatre.”


Here are some things to think about if you want to add a virtual movie night to your event:

  • How to choose a movie: You’ll have to choose a movie that is appropriate for the crowd and has the rights to be shown. You should also think about whether you want to show an old movie or one that just came out.
  • Getting the “stage” ready: You will need to set up a “virtual theatre” where everyone can watch the movie at the same time. You should think about the lighting, background, and overall look of the “theatre” to make sure it looks professional and good to the people watching.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure that the movie night is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like high-quality video and audio. You’ll also need to tell people how to get to the movie and what equipment they’ll need to watch it.
  • Promoting the event: Make sure to tell people about the movie night ahead of time and tell them about any special features, like a Q&A with the filmmakers. Offer discounts or specials to people who sign up for more than one movie night.
  • Gathering feedback: After the movie night, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to find out what people thought. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for your next virtual movie night.

Picture this:

Jake, who loves movies, was excited to take part in the virtual movie night that was part of the conference he was attending. Before joining the Zoom call, he set up his laptop and ate some popcorn.

The host talked about the movie and its creators to get people ready for it. Jake watched the movie with a group of other attendees. He liked how the virtual event gave him a sense of community.
After the movie, Jake took part in a Q&A with the filmmakers. He asked them how they came up with the idea for the movie and what inspired them. He liked that he could talk to the people who made the movie and find out more about it.

After the movie night, Jake filled out a survey and told the host and the people in charge of the conference what he thought. He was glad to have the chance to join the virtual movie night. He thought it had made the conference more fun and interesting.

a group of people attending a scavenger hunt night online, with eveyone excited about what they are seeing

Virtual scavenger hunt: A virtual scavenger hunt would be a fun and interactive way for people to explore and complete tasks in a virtual world.

A virtual scavenger hunt could be a fun and interactive way to add to your online event and let people explore and do tasks in a virtual world.

  • Here are some things you’ll need to think about if you want to add a virtual scavenger hunt to your event:
  • Putting the virtual world together: You’ll need to make a virtual world where people can do the scavenger hunt. This could be a virtual reality experience or a platform that lets people explore the environment and interact with it.
  • Technical things to think about: You’ll need to make sure the scavenger hunt is hosted on a platform that can handle a lot of people and has the right technical features, like high-quality video and audio. You’ll also need to tell people how to get to the scavenger hunt and give them any necessary equipment.
  • Getting the word out: Make sure to set up the scavenger hunt ahead of time and give people information about the hunt’s theme and challenges. Think about giving people who finish the hunt prizes or other rewards.
  • Collecting feedback: After the scavenger hunt, you can use surveys or a Q&A session to get feedback from the people who were there. This will help you figure out what went well and what could be changed for future virtual treasure hunts.

Picture this:

Rachel was very excited to take part in the virtual scavenger hunt that was part of a conference she was going to. Before entering the virtual world, she downloaded the software she needed and set up her headset.

The host talked about the theme of the scavenger hunt and gave some background on the challenges that people would have to do. Rachel started the quest and explored the virtual world, completing the challenges she found along the way.

Rachel ran into other people who were also taking part in the scavenger hunt as she went along. They helped and encouraged each other as they worked together to solve puzzles and face challenges.
Rachel filled out a survey after the scavenger hunt and told the host and conference organisers what she thought. She was glad to be able to take part in the virtual treasure hunt. She thought it made the conference more fun and interesting.

In conclusion

Unique and interactive activities can make your virtual event more interesting, engaging, and memorable for the people who attend. Virtual cooking classes, escape rooms, wine tastings, trivia nights, book clubs, talent shows, art shows, yoga classes, movie nights, and scavenger hunts are some ideas to think about. By giving your guests something unexpected and fun, you can build a stronger connection with them and your brand and make your event stand out from the rest. Adding these things can make an event better and more memorable.

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