A Sneak Peak At Our Virtual Event and Promotion Ideas for the Holidays
Get a taste of our new Color Crazy art experience, see what Nosh With Tash has cooking, and experience mind boggling magic with John George and more at our Q4/Q1 holiday showcase. We’ve packed this adorable little time slot with Special Guests and visual treats to help you plan your upcoming client and employee engagements. See what your future meetings can look like!
Some of the options you can expect to see for Q4 include: , Read more
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Bars are still closed, but you can still enjoy a few cold ones with your coworkers. Tales From The Brewery – our virtual beer tasting event is now up and running! It’s ideal for an online social hour, incentive activity, or virtual conference breakout. This event is a great way to get people relaxing and having a good time together. Here’s how the virtual beer tasting format works:
The event rundown
Each participant receives a selection of craft beers in the mail. We recommend choosing three beers and sending two cans of each. This way guests will have a beer for the tasting and another to enjoy later! Our craft beer expert can assist in beer selection to ensure you have a great variety that will be well received. Additional send ahead gifting options include branded coolers or koozies so you can drink in style.
When it’s time for the event, participants will log on to be greeted by chill music and a well versed craft beer expert. We’ll lead the group in a toast to positivity to kick things off. Then it’s time to start sampling your beers! The craft beer expert will guide the group through each beverage, discussing the flavor notes, stories of the brewery, and how the selection reflects the category of beer it’s from. Through the event guests will learn about the brewing process and how to select the perfect beer next time they’re at the liquor store. The event is designed to be an interactive conversation between guests and the craft beer expert, so you’ll find no lengthy lectures, but instead passionate discourse. Your group will love the chance to drink while working and learn the stories behind the beverages.
Custom combine this event with a cooking class. Pizza and beer are the ultimate match. Participants follow along with a professional chef in making a gourmet pizza, sample some brews while it bakes, then enjoy a meal with your team over the internet.
We’re working hard to bring you new, exciting ways to connect virtually. Team building is needed by groups now more than ever so don’t hold off and wait until your next offsite. You can have fun together while physically apart! To start cracking some beer tabs open, reach out to email@example.com.
We are not a team building company. At least not anymore. March 11th our calendar of future events was wiped clean. Our purpose as a company was outlawed. And yet, 2 months later, we’re still here and doing great. Here’s how we pulled through, and the lessons we learned that might help you.
Focus on innovation
When shelter in place orders went into effect we immediately started developing new products. We kept an eye on what others were doing and sought to do things different and better. Quality became a priority for us as we didn’t want it said that an event was “good enough for being produced during quarantine.” So we created new benchmarks to hold ourselves to. We focused on making our events personal and interactive. Our goal was to grant a moment of connection during isolation and to do it in a fun, surprising way. Every virtual event was carefully designed and produced to achieve that goal. Instead of sticking a webcam in our already produced in-person escape event, we created a completely new experience meant for the virtual realm. Remember what got you here won’t get you where you’re going- so what do You need to change? ,Read more
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We celebrated when liquor stores were deemed essential and their necessity has been proven after weeks of working from home with our lovely children. But you needn’t hide your day drinking any longer! Classically trained mixologists from Sunset Boulevardier are here to level up your cocktail game.
A few months ago you would have found Danielle and Sabrina behind the bars of LA’s hippest hotels serving their signature drinks to loyal clients like Quentin Tarantino, Dita Von Teese, or Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Now they’re available exclusively through our Virtual Mixology: Cocktail Social Hour. You’re invited into their breezy Los Angeles bungalow to learn the ins and outs of mixing tasty drinks, chat about booze, and hear the hot celebrity tea.
We start with a toast to positivity and on that happy note step immediately into an interactive, live video lesson where you can learn the recipe, tips, tricks, and workarounds to 2 fun signature cocktails. Next, the professionals are on hand to teach you how to use that ancient bottle in the back of your cabinet and will curate drink lists based solely on ingredients you have on hand- no perilous grocery run required. Finally, sit back and enjoy a drink as we open the floor to have all your questions answered about mixology, the industry, and bizarre celebrity rumors.
After this class you’ll be able to elevate your quaran-tinis and can look forward to impressing your friends at your next hosted happy hour. So no one is left out, the mixologists can also recommend substitutions to make any cocktail non-alcoholic. Send ahead options including mixology kits and ingredient baskets are also available.
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Help your remote team Escape the couch while they are working from home. Gift them a virtual team building adventure full of puzzles, secrets, and a laughter. One of the hardest pieces of managing a remote team is morale. Finding ways to boost morale during a high stress crisis with a new remote team is challenging. It’s time for you to explore our groundbreaking escape game Micah Vs the Multiverse
MICAH VS THE MULTIVERSE
Your team must help Micah survive for 1 hour. If your team can’t help Micah… the world may not survive. THIS IS NOT A VIDEOGAME
Each member of your team will connect to Micah via group Zoom video conference. While connected, your team must use the virtual materials and tools we supply to help Micah survive her trip into the MultiVerse. To survive she must escape the situation she has found herself in.
Solve puzzles, find hidden information, unravel myths, hack emails, keep Micah calm, and figure out why somebody would create a secret message using cats to perform morse code. Your team will need to sharpen their critical thinking, communication, and creative skillsets to beat the clock. This adventure is family friendly but designed for adults.
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Our work is now illegal. At Firefly Team Events our goal is always to bring people together with team building events. We understand gathering your team together physically in light of the novel coronavirus is not the best idea. We still want to help your group build strong connections while working remotely.
Many offices have turned to telecommuting to practice social distancing. Managers new to supervising remote workers may be struggling to adjust to these sudden changes. Firefly’s core staff have been working remotely for years and we’ve learned a few things about keeping our morale up while working from home.
To help you fight COVID19 caused isolation we’ve compiled the following document filled with tips on managing remote teams, staying productive, and keeping morale high. We hope it helps transform this uncertain time into the discovery of a new love for telecommuting.
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I recently attended Jenny Sauer-Klein’s training “Scaling Intimacy: Experience Design + Facilitation.” It was several days in the always hip town of Berkeley with some of the coolest rock stars of experience design, culture development, and group facilitation in attendance. If you regularly produce transformational events I highly recommend joining one of her workshops. Since not everyone can make it to Berkeley, I’ve written out some of my key takeaways here.
The Narrative Arc
An event should tell a story, with the participant as the star. As a film school student I loved this analogy. It allows me to compare a guest at a Wreck Em Rally event to Luke Skywalker. Both heroes begin by learning about the world they’ve stepped into, making new friends, and discovering unknown skills they have at their disposal. They’re then set with a task- mastering the Force and destroying the Death Star, or in our case, building a weaponized RC car and destroying their opponent. Just as Luke trained in the Force with the help of his mentors, participants improve their designs with their teams. This all culminates in the climax, or in Jenny’s language, the pinnacle of the event (story?). Luke uses the Force to beat the Empire and our guests use thumbtacks and bamboo skewers to beat John from accounting. Afterwards, the hero is transformed by the connections made and lessons learned along the way. Read more
Sweat drips down your back. Your clammy palms leave smudges on your wine glass. Cheeks tense from extended fake smiles. You must be at some networking events! Whether a casual mixer or industry trade show, networking events are invaluable aspects of doing business. Unfortunately, it can also be the stuff of nightmares. Surrounded by strangers and aware your professional success depends on the connections you make, it’s easy to be transported back to a middle school dance desperately clinging to the walls. As an event emcee, I make connections with groups of strangers on a daily basis. In this post, I’ll share tips and lessons I’ve learned to help you grow from awkward wallflower to networking events maven- no personality change required!
Step One: Set Your Goal
Before setting foot at the event, take time to manage your expectations and clearly define your goal. Don’t settle for something generic and ultimately meaningless. Of course you’re there to meet people, but who, how, and why? Ask yourself these questions:
What do I need help with? (Who could help me with that?)
How can I help others? (Who might need that help?)
These answers help guide both your conversations and who you spend time with. Get an idea of who will be attending the event by skimming the email chain or public RSVP list. Do some quality LinkedIn stalking and take note of who you’d like to connect with. Read more
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As we enter the final quarter of the year, we’ve been taking stock of how much we’ve grown as a company and the awesome things we’ve accomplished this year. None of them would have been possible without our incredible team going all in for our goals. The end of the year is a great time to reward staff for their hard work and recognize their dedication with a fun event. Unfortunately too many corporate holiday parties are plagued with cheesy sweaters, disappointing gift exchanges, and awkward eggnog fueled interactions. To ensure your end of year corporate holiday party meets its goals and is actually enjoyed, check out some of our favorite year end events! Read more
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Spend two to three hours learning to make street art with the experienced “graffiti crew” at Firefly Events. All you need is a large outdoor space where your team can split up into small groups to learn the basics of graffiti art. Use this as a brainstorming activity to come up with new branding ideas. You’ll end the day with a colorful canvas you can bring into the office for ongoing inspiration and conversation.
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