Online Engagement

Let’s make sure your next online meeting does NOT blend in…

Mike Cavers, professional event emcee and game show host, takes the reigns and guides your guests through a highly entertaining game show experience. They become the contestants – adding engagement, focus, and a sense of connection for your online attendees.

Online Fundraisers

This online event component is an organic and highly effective way to highlight sponsors, auction items and energize auction bidding for fundraising events that have had to make the switch to virtual this year.  The uptick in bids is measurable. Take a look:

 

VALUE

  • Reinforce online event points with customized game show questions.
  • Energize your guests with a fun break between program components
  • Add impact to make your online event stand out.
  • Bring family and friends together online for life events. 

 

Sample from recent “Girls Night In”

“Mike’s 80’s Night” with client Anarah from Newport Beach, CA, who missed her friends and family across the US and Canada. The evening brought them together and truly made them forget about the distance separating them:

Cost: $300

“Thanks for doing such an amazing job. That was so fun!  I’m going to let people know about what you do!”

  • Anarah Sharif – Newport Beach CA

 

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT CAN BE TOUGH

It’s a powerful but challenging new medium for successful events. As we all continue to adapt to online group interaction becoming a component (if not all) of our professional and even life events, the challenge to organizers is how to make events meaningful and memorable through computer monitors. We’ve all sat through hundreds of Zoom meetings since the pandemic hit, and we’ve all, ironically, experienced the sense of distance and isolation that bad online meetings can create:  blank faces, attendees suddenly getting up and walking way for 5 minutes, 5 people talking at the same time.

Our trivia game shows, hosted by a Mike Cavers, seasoned event emcee, add that focus and energy that brings online guests together. What this event component brings back into meetings is the playfulness, engagement and fun that got sucked out when we all went online.

Mike adds “the show” and give attendees a team experience that makes them truly feel connected through their monitors and across cities and countries. We’ve been generating interest, laughs and highlighting key meeting points, feature sponsors and key clients. We’ve brought family and friends who can’t see each other in person together during the game and see them relax and enjoy each other’s company again at online wedding receptions, high school reunions, company meetings and anniversaries – with a variety of ready-to-go pop trivia games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME SYSTEM TO TRACK INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS

We are pleased also offer Kahoot Pro gaming system via Zoom. In seconds up to 200 of your online guests can add a PIN number to their cell phone and interface with the Zoom game screen – answering great multiple-choice questions.  The system times each player and keeps track of their answers, displaying all players on a real-time leader board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOM-MADE GAMES

Mike Cavers is both the game designer and game show host – making consulting and communication for custom games quick and easy. You can send photos, video, and written information that Mike will fashion into a dynamic, completely personalized trivia game show that highlights shared memories, group in-jokes, and party themes:

STUDIO GAME SHOWS FOR HYBRID EVENTS

Virtual studio game shows are in partnership with BC Event Management and Showmax Event Services. Together we can produce an entire large-scale online or hybrid event at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Center.

Key Facts

  • The state-of-the-art studio complete with an LED wall, 3 TV-quality camera, sound, lighting and seasoned tech professionals to run your online event seamlessly and simultaneously on multiple online meeting platforms.
  • Up to 6 online guests can be featured behind Mike in PIP windows on the LED wall, interacting with onsite guests and the host in real time.
  • The Harbour Convention Studio can easily accommodate a live audience of event organizers and VIP guests to enjoy the “TV broadcast” live with cocktail in hand, adding to the excitement and applause.
  • Auction bidding gets a massive boost from our custom-made game shows that highlight key auction items.

 

Your Virtual Game Show Host and Event Emcee

Mike Cavers is a professional emcee who has been working in the world of corporate entertainment for 20 years as a writer, producer, and performer of original live entertainment. He has done award-winning writing and performances for the TELUS National Sales Conferences in Vancouver and Toronto, countless events for Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Sun Peaks, wrote and performed a two-man show for Yum Corporation and President Bill Clinton, Astrazeneca, Swiss Re, and many more high-profile companies.  He also recently emceed at YPO Edge – presiding over the largest VR presentation in history, documented by Guinness Book of Work Records, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the front row.

In the camera world, Mike is seen regularly in TV shows and commercials and won a Leo Award for his web series, Fools For Hire.

Clients & Events:

l Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – EA Games – YPO Edge – CANCE Procon – Creative BC – Motion Picture Production Industry Association – TD Canada Trust – Paramount Pictures -AME BC – Sysco – CFOX 99.3FM – Richie Bros Kids Challenge – Shaw TV – Yum! Brands – Swiss Re – Huawei – Telus – Facebook – Astrazeneca – Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – Xpertise Meeting Management – The Leo Awards – Vancouver Webfest – Cowell Auto Group – Tourism BC – Tourism Vancouver Island – Tourism Sun Peaks – Telco – Green Shield – Betta Home Living – Pacific Group of Companies – Avigilon – Shnier Flooring – Scotia McLeod – Interface Digital Health Summit – Canada Day at Canada Place – George P. Johnson Marketing Experience – CSCS – BMW – Acuity Brands – New Westminister BIA – CN Rail – SEKO Group – Society of Notary Publics of BC – BOMA – City of Vancouver – Lonsdale Quay Merchants Ass. – MCABC – Shaw TV – FlyOver Canada – Rock 101 FM – JLL Meetings – Coast Capitol – Variety Club – Canadian Dental Association – Emily Carr University – 7/11 – International Day, Plaza of Nations – Cargill AGM – and many more..

 

MORE TESTIMONIALS

  “Working with Mike was an absolute pleasure. From the creative ideas and partnership to build out our event vision, to the execution of brilliant characters and hosting on site. A true professional and critical to the success of our event theme.”

– Claire Duncan, Director of Event Production, Cantrav Services

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 “Mike and his team have been such an amazing addition to our events and overall engagement initiative!! I fully recommend their skills, talent and timing and know that, if you use them yourself, you will be completely happy with the result.”

– Kendrie Upton, Executive Director, Directors Guild of Canada.

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 “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike on several projects over the past few years and can’t say enough good things about my experiences. As a planner, I have pretty high expectations to begin with and each time we’ve collaborated on a project Mike has exceeded them with the quality of his creative ideas, his strategic thinking, positive spirit, humour and solution-oriented approach. He is personable, professional and simply hilarious. Our team recently had the pleasure of experiencing Mike’s virtual game show and had a blast with pop culture trivia. He made sure everyone felt included and kept us cracking up the entire time. Well done, Mike! Here’s to the next time we can laugh and plan together.

Jennifer Burton, DMCP, President, Pacific Destinations Services

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 “Mike’s interactive game show is a perfect and fun way to entertain guests virtually. It’s a great teaser before a virtual meeting or stand-alone fun activity for guests!”

– Darren Dreger, Director Sales & Events,  BC Event Management

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 “I just love this guy! Long ago, I worked for Mike at an ESL school. He was the director of a large campus. He was kind and supportive to me then and adored by the international adult students. Fast forward, years later – I’ve repeatedly hired Mike to perform at events and emcee them. He’s incredibly talented. He thinks on the fly when necessary and I never have to worry about him stepping outside sensible lines, despite the impromptu nature of his job. He’s intelligent, corporate friendly, situationally appropriate and an all-around great guy that complements our team.”

Anthony Talarico, Director of Production, e=mc2 Events

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The online game show really added energy and much needed fun to our Zoom meeting. We’ll definitely do it again. Great for Morale!”

– Neil Aisenstat, President and CEO Hy’s of Canada & Gotham Steakhouse (Friends and Family Event)

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“The Self Isolation Game Show has been the most fun I’ve had (with my clothes on) since the pandemic started!”

-Brad Merrit, 54-40 Band Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto (Release Party) _______________________________________________

“Mike’s Jeopardy game was a gas! It was laugh out loud fun and the hour flew by way too fast.”

– Paul Bouman, Specialty Sales Consultant, Novartis Canada Vancouver (Corporate Online Event)

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Mike Cavers’ online game show was the hit of the evening at our wedding anniversary party.  It almost felt like our dear friends and family were all in the same room. I highly recommend you book this for your online event.”

– Simone Michael, Chicago, Ill (Wedding Anniversary)

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So much fun!  Thanks for a great evening. This was more than we ever expected.”

-Michele Melland (class reunion) New York, NY

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Mike did a lot of research on his own to ensure the B.C. Hospitality Foundation was well represented in the game show.  The questions he put together and the fun way he phrased them drove back the message of what our charity does to support the industry.  It was clever without looking like a sales pitch.  We would love to work with him again and highly recommend his services.

Laura Starr, B.C. Hospitality Foundation