After a full week of working from home I was in dire need of some virtual interaction with friends and when the stay at home order went to effect in other states I knew I wasn’t the only one with the same feeling. So I knew that now was the perfect way to encourage social distancing while giving people a much-needed outlet to socialize.
Here are my 7 tips for hosting a fun virtual happy hour:
1.Pick the video chat platform that’s easiest for everyone.
I’m very familiar with zoom because we use it all the time at work but if you don’t have a zoom account I would suggest trying FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Houseparty.
2. Set a specific time
3. Plan for a one-hour event
I planned for some 10 minute greetings for people to be able to talk and reconnect. After those 10 minutes we started a game.