Since COVID, many companies have turned into remote teams looking for fun online events for distributed employees. Good news: a virtual karaoke party is an awesome (and easy) virtual team building idea to get your team connecting!
This guide explains how to organize a virtual karaoke party on Zoom (or Google Meet or Microsoft Teams), how to host a great event for your team working from home, and how to choose a great karaoke song.
You’ll need a great host for your virtual karaoke session. The host’s role is to encourage the virtual team, handle the technical logistics, ensure swift transitions between singers, and keep the party moving.
If you are going to host the karaoke session yourself, here are some questions you’ll need to think about:
Their hosts are skilled at handling the (somewhat annoying) aspects, like setting up Zoom and Google Meet, welcoming participants, handling song selections, and ensuring you and your work from home team have an enjoyable time!
This includes a dedicated KJ/host throughout (think: high-energy, charismatic, tech-savvy camp counselor) to handle all of the technical stuff, so that you and your team get to focus on laughs and belting it out.
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Kabloom also offers online team building experiences, from office games to online graffiti workshops and even a virtual vacation! To learn more, check out more virtual teambuilding activities for remote teams.
Send the participants the Zoom meeting link. Once they’re online, here is what you should ask them to do:
This method is not ideal as there may be a sound delay between the host’s and participant’s computers.
You may also choose to use a dedicated virtual karaoke app like Smule, Stingray or Watch2Gether. However, be aware that there may be an extra cost involved.
Here are our top 5 tips for choosing the ideal karaoke song:
Here is a list of some popular karaoke songs:
It’s possible for everyone on a Zoom call to sing karaoke at the same time but it is not recommended. That’s because of slight delays in audio between participants. It’s best to have just one person singing aloud with the other participants on mute.
You can host karaoke on a platform like Zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. First, find the karaoke version of a song on YouTube, then share your computer sound (so that everyone can hear the music), and sing along!
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