E-choir knows no limits, it could be for a small team, the whole department or the entire company to take part in! Run-on Zoom (or another conference platform), no additional equipment is needed other than a laptop and a mobile phone. This cleverly constructed internet choir experience circumnavigates issues of online latency and music performance. Participants keep themselves on mute during the coaching and record their individual final performance on their phone, Dictaphone or WhatsApp. This also sets an inclusive atmosphere helping those who feel uncomfortable about singing to feel relaxed. The celebration moment comes post-event where attendees are sent a final version of the track with all their voices carefully mixed by a professional producer. This output can also be edited with the zoom imagery to create a lasting shared memory.
The benefits of team bonding activities have long been established, but conventional methods of delivering these have suddenly become impossible. E-choir presents a new teambuilding activity for ‘the new norm’. The exercise challenges remote participants to go beyond perceived limitations and celebrate shared achievement. Facilitated by a professional coach, in a non -threatening context, even the most reserved in the team are surprised by what they achieve in a short time frame. The release of the final performance can also offer a powerful demonstration of unity in commencing or concluding a future team meeting.