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Creative Ideas For Your Next Virtual Event

Farah Parkinson
26 Aug. 2020

As audiences become accustomed to virtual events and conferences the task of keeping attendees engaged and entertained becomes more and more difficult.

Especially when it comes to longer conference programs mixing up educational content with something fun and creative is a great way to keep audiences engaged.

Here is a selection of creative ideas perfect for keeping audiences dialling or simply treating your team to something special. Team Saxton has been fortunate to experience many of these first hand and they have our unanimous tick of approval!

Organise a Pawp-Ins with Australia's cutest pets

There’s no denying the positive impact animals have on our lives and now you can have one of Australia's most influential pets pawp-in virtually to your next online catch-up. A pawp-in is guaranteed to liven up your meeting and bring your team some smiles, laughter and relief.

Each fur baby has their own paw-sonality and is talented in their own way, find the perfect fit for your team and reach out to one of our friendly team members.

Starting at $50 a pawp-in there's never been an easier way to become the hero of your next conference call.

Get in touch about Pawp-Ins

Take a Gin Masterclass with Stu Gregor & Four Pillars

Stuart Gregor is one of Australia’s better-known professional drinkers and talkers. With a 20-year history working with many of the biggest and best booze brands in the business, he went on to co-found Aussie gin distillery Four Pillars in 2013.

Stu and the brilliant team at Four Pillars have put together a Virtual Gin Masterclass to invite you into their world of delicious gin and drinks.

Before your masterclass attendees will receive a pack of essentials (including gin of course), and list a few simple bits and pieces you will need. Stu, or another member of their team, will then join you and your group online to kick into the gin fun! Whether you’d like to learn about gin with an at-home tasting, learn to make some cocktails, your hosts will be there to guide you and ensure good times all around.

Get in touch about Stu Gregor & a Gin Masterclass

Learn magic from Cosentino the Grand Illusionist

Cosentino is Australia’s most successful magician and illusionist for good reason. He has been creating one-of-a-kind shows and experiences for millions of people around the world for years now and has adapted his craft to deliver two incredible virtual offerings.

Cos has a developed a virtual stage-show which mirrors his award-winning theatrical performances. It features Cosentino's iconic illusions and magic demonstrations, coupled with cutting edge dance routines, heart-stopping escapes, audience participation, mentalism, humour and many surprising twists and turns.

In addition, he has developed a virtual magic masterclass; a 30-minute interactive virtual streaming tutorial designed for all skill levels. Cos will share 20 years of professional performance experience teaching your team, colleagues or clients great magic tricks with everyday household items.

Get in touch about Cosentino

Rock & Roll with Ciaran Gribbin

Ciaran Gribbin is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer who, in addition to working with world-class artists such as Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney, Snow Patrol and Al Pacino, has toured the world as the singer of INXS.

Ciaran is also the founder of Rock & Roll Team Building, a business developed to provide a creative environment for corporate companies to engage, inspire and connect people through the power of music.

Their virtual offering is an unforgettable jam session that provides a unique fun framework to promote team collaboration, discover creative talents, and connect remote teams. It's a professionally produced team-building experience delivered in a broadcast-quality video stream to any location around the world and yes, that is Team Saxton enjoying a session in the video above!

Get in touch about Ciaran Gribbin

Unlock your Creativity with Sarah Rowan

Sarah Rowan is regarded as Australia's Top Female Speed Painter. After over 400 performances across a multitude of industries, Sarah realised her purpose reached far beyond entertainment as she naturally found herself inspiring and encouraging her audiences to embrace their own creativity which she believes is a "birthright" to all.

Sarah has created a number of offerings perfect for the virtual space including live speed painting demonstrations. She also offers an opportunity for attendees to get their hands dirty and create their piece of art. Sarah will then guide your team as they unlock their creative potential creating art around a chosen theme or idea.

Get in touch about Sarah Rowan

Cook Along with Matt Moran

With over 30 stellar years in the food industry behind him, a plethora of awards to his name, a handful of best-selling cookbooks under his belt, and the tour de force behind some of Australia’s most celebrated dining establishments; it’s safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon.

Matt has put together an incredible virtual offering which includes designing a 3-course menu for attendees to cook alongside him. These menus highlight seasonal, local produce and Matt will also provide attendees with a signed copy of The Australian Food Cookbook prior to the event.

Get in touch about Matt Moran

A Mixed Dozen with Merrick Watts

As well as being one of the most recognisable and beloved names in Australian comedy Merrick Watts is a wine lover and qualified sommelier.

Merrick has created a unique virtual offering called The Mixed Dozen. It offers an opportunity for people to ask Merrick about wine, comedy, showbiz, who is the most avoided person at the Logies - pretty much anything! A mix of about 12 questions from the viewers on absolutely anything they want to know. The conversation is super relaxed and can pivot from “Did you and Rosso really hire two helicopters to fly to have lunch in the Blue Mountains and then invoice Nova FM for the costs?” (The answer is YES!) to “What is the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?

Get in touch about Merrick Watts

Work Out with Commando Steve

Known all-over Australia as ‘Commando Steve’, Steve Willis is one of the country’s most recognised and respected fitness experts. He’s been working in the fitness industry since 2005, enriching people’s lives through fitness, mindset and nutrition.

Steve became a familiar face on Australian television since putting contestants through their paces as a trainer on eight seasons of Channel Ten’s ‘Australia’s Biggest Loser’. Steve motivated, inspired and pushed contestants to levels of physical and mental fitness they never dreamed possible.

Commando Steve is incorporating online workouts into his virtual offering. What better way to re-energise teams and keep them engaged in the program than a mid-conference workout?

Get in touch about Commando

Experience Magic & Mentalism with Adam Axford

Adam Axford is a breath of fresh air and a welcomed exception to the rules. Fusing psychological illusion with powerful language and storytelling, he confidently explores vulnerability, transforming setbacks and failures into alchemical gold.

Adam is now bringing his engaging, mind-blowing and fully interactive, professional magic & mentalism show to your device.

Adam fuses visual illusions, stunning displays of influence and impossible predictions into an action-packed, captivating experience. The show uses group decisions and collective audience input to produce an extraordinary shared journey through mind, time and distance.

Get in touch about Adam Axford

Meditation & Mindfulness with Ray Good

As the founder of The Good Place, Ray Good is on a mission to create a more mindful world and help fight the global mental health crisis. Ray teaches mental fitness, high performance and mindfulness grounded in neuroscience and positive psychology to help individuals, teams and organisations fight stress, think better and perform at their peak.

Ray is also an accredited meditation teacher and can help your attendees find a little calm, balance and mindfulness in the midst of a busy event schedule.

Get in touch about Ray Good

If you’re looking to add some excitement to your next virtual event or to surprise and delight your team contact our expert team on 1300 799 823 or enquire here for more information.

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