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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: 5 Tips for Hosting a Great Virtual New Year Party

If you hope to host a virtual New Year’s Eve party, sometime this week, here are a few tips to make it great:  Coordinate in advance what platform you’ll use, and make sure older family or friends are set up, in advance . . . have a loose agenda, like what time to log on, and an activity to fill any awkward silences . . . keep it short . . . and take some pictures or screenshots as memories of the end of 2020.


We’re finally getting ready to SEND OFF 2020, now…  And if you wanna host a virtual New Year’s Eve party, this year, here are some tips to make it great:

1.  Send out invites.  Coordinate in advance what platform you’ll use, like Zoom, Skype, Go-to-Meeting, or FaceTime . . . and make sure older and less tech-savvy family members will be able to participate by helping them get set up in advance.

2.  Have an agenda.  It can be loose, but at minimum it should include a time to log on, as well as a designated game or activity to fill any awkward silences.  (BustleThe Bash, and Elite Daily all have lists of several ideas.)

3.  Keep it short.  Like maybe do appetizers and a toast, while on the call together – or play a game, but not too much, at once.

4.  Make sure everyone knows about the mute button.  Background noise is bound to happen, especially when there are kids involved.  So make sure everyone knows how to mute themselves, or be ready to do it yourself as the host.

5.  Take pictures or screenshots.  They will make for some great “2020 memories” in a few years.

Find more fun, here:  (HuffPost / Berkshire Live

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