Too often, people complain about Zoom fatigue or lack of attraction for people to stay in front of their computer or device for longer than the average attention span (which is shrinking as we speak). At Everything Goes Virtual, we think interaction is key!
The first-ever Virtual Charity Chinese New Year Cooking with Chef Denice Wai took place online while streamed live from a physical venue. It attracted much media attention because they appreciate the intricacy of it.
Due to the pandemic, it is difficult for families to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox together. Grandparents, parents, and grandchildren were not able to get together for the traditional new year eve dinner or other forms of celebration if they were not from the same household.
EverythingGoesVirtual.com is a platform that enables different parties to stay connected. While it is mainly for business use, such as hosting of webinars, workshops, or fund-raising events, it is also perfect for celebrating festivities.
Chef Denice demonstrated two traditional Chinese New Year dishes, with a healthy twist. Participants interacted with her and asked questions, much like in a physical setting. She provided feedback and advice in real time!
The spots in the Zoom Room were literally filled within hours. Participating families were from different backgrounds including Canadian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Apparently, they all shared a passion for Chinese cooking, food, and culture. Of note is that a grandmother in Richmond, BC was joined by her daughter and three grandchildren in Alberta, AB. It makes this charity cooking event truly multicultural and multi-generational – to stay connected, although apart.
The event was made possible with the generous support of Aspac Developments in providing the filming venue and Lansdowne Centre in supporting the chef’s participation and providing the ingredients to all participants.
The event was free to join. Participants and the public are encouraged to donate to Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives at https://www.rcrg.org/Donate.
The cooking show was archived for viewing.
In pandemic times, especially with the social gatherings restrictions extended to January 8, 2021, it is more important than ever to stay connected with your colleagues, clients, friends, and families. Celebrate those special moments together, apart.
There are Zoom events that you want to exit after the first five minutes. And it’s easy to do on a virtual platform. Don’t pretend, I know you’ve done it before. You don’t have to excuse yourself or find the right time to leave, it’s just a click away for joining and leaving, and no one will notice especially if it is a big group.
There are also Zoom events that are engaging and you want to stay. What makes the difference?
In times of pandemic, do we give up the chance of getting together with clients, business associates, colleagues, and staff over the holiday season? Absolutely not! It is an annual occasion when we tell our clients how much we appreciate their business and our staff how much we love them and thank them for their efforts.
Under the new normal, there are ways to celebrate together, apart – in style!
Here are some ideas and tips from far and near:
There are ways to put together a hybrid event meaning a combination of live, pre-recorded, and interactive elements. There can be many combinations and everything can be tailor-made to your vision.
Food and wine can be delivered to your guests’ doorstep, complete with goodie bag and more. Online entertainment can also be arranged and all the guests need to do is to appear in front of their computer or laptop to take in the festivities. It is a great way to build relationship, just in a different environment.
Christmas is just around the corner, start planning today and https://www.everythinggoesvirtual.com/ is THE solution to your next memorable experience.
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Try one of the activities per day to stay healthy, and share love and positivity to people around you.
Visit this useful guide for more information about how to improve mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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