Virtual Experiences have taken 2020 by storm this year. We at Team Building Experiences have had to adapt, like many others, to a huge change in the market.
Since the announcement of the Rule of 6 putting a to stop to any live events, thoughts led to what could we do next? The only answer of course was Virtual Events! Luckily we had been in talks with lots of companies over lockdown and many were already adapting their live products to offer them virtually so we were able to build up a Virtual portfolio.
It did get us thinking though. What if we could create our own Virtual Event which would be unique to us?
We were already working with Dan, a local Videographer / DJ, on other projects and thought he could be the perfect person to combine our skills with. With Dans experiences of hosting pub quizzes, DJing at weddings as well as being a childrens entertainer combined with our wide customer base, product knowledge and sales team, it seemed like the perfect match.
And so it was, the Virtual Big Christmas Quiz was born!
Everyone was skeptical at first because a lot of companies were, in their words, ‘Quizzed Out’ over lockdown! This was something we were aware of so we wanted to make sure this was no ordinary quiz.
We worked with Dan to add unique rounds such as a Scavenger Hunt, video rounds, buzzer rounds and the final DJ Bingo Round. We thought it would also be a nice unique touch to allow some customisation for picture rounds, allowing clients to send in photos of their team for a bit of fun.
We tested the product first with our own Virtual Christmas Quiz and ironed out any snags but the feedback from the rest of the team was brilliant and everyone was excited to sell! Everyone particularly enjoyed the personalised picture rounds and of course the DJ Bingo!
We launched the Quiz in October and it quickly became one of our top selling products. There wasn’t enough of Dan to go around so a second host was drafted in to accommodate more bookings.
Our first events went away at the end of November and the feedback received was exactly what we wanted to hear :-
“Dan and the team did a great job! I didn’t know what to expect with an online Christmas party, but the rounds were exciting and funny. The photo-shopped round was particularly fun, which we used to celebrate a colleagues birthday. My only complaint is that one of the opposition teams got a conveniently high score at the end despite not seeming to do very well throughout…. suspicious!”
Having our own product with our own availability made the world of difference when selling. We have had complete control and flexibility which in turn, has enabled us to provide better customer service.
Of course a Quiz isn’t just for Christmas. When the Christmas period is over, we will be looking to adapt the Quiz again so it can be a universal product suitable for any time of the year.
Overall, after the feedback we’ve received from lots of happy companies, we can safely say it’s definitely Not Just A Christmas Quiz!
After Christmas thoughts will turn to January and we think Virtual Events will definitely be here to stay. We will be looking to expand our Virtual Team Building Experiences including our own Quiz and will continue looking for ways to engage and entertain companies in these crazy times.