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3 Steps To Boost Community Interaction (2022)

January 14, 2022
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Breakout rooms help you create mini-rooms where people can interact with each other in small groups, while still being part of a larger event.

3 Steps To Boost Community Interaction (2022)
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I once attended a private Zoom session by a large VC. At the end of the session, founders were split up into groups and asked to work on a problem statement together. Zoom has a great feature for this: the breakout room.

Breakout rooms simply allow you to spawn mini-rooms. Such rooms allow small groups of people to talk in private to each other, while still being part of a larger event. For example, if an event has a hundred people, each breakout room can have five people each .

In a community, it's important to understand the difference between an interactive and a non-interactive event. Non-interactive events are live sessions run by a moderator or a speaker. Interactive events require your members to do stuff with each other (or alone) during the event. Sparking new connections between members who have never spoken to each other creates amazing rapport and comradeship. Breakout rooms are a great way to do this. They give clusters of people privacy during bonding sessions.

💡There's an even better way to do breakout rooms on Scenes — via our Metaverse channel.

Metaverse Channel to hangout with your community

💡The Metaverse channel is essentially a breakout room that allows people to bubble up into smaller groups. One-on-ones or small group sessions in a gamified mechanism to alleviate video camera fatigue. We've seen people use this channel to host conferences, events, and even cohort-based courses!

The right way to use breakout rooms (whether on Scenes or not) is to first host a full event. Once context has been set at the event, move on to the breakout rooms by giving people express instructions on what to do. If people are not told exactly what to do when creating a mini-group, they're just going to do nothing. Also, here's a pro-tip: cap the size of the group to 4 people. Any more, and you're risking some people not participating.

The 3 step process to boost community interaction:

1) Start with giving out a simple group task in the community:

This gets everyone in the mood and also lets your members feel like they've won in a group setting (this makes members feel really good). An example is a sports community asking a breakout group to make a collage of all their best sporting events in one image. If the task is too difficult, you'll see less participation.

2) The next level is to try and introduce some competition between each breakout room:

We used to host a quiz between different groups once in a while; this worked really well to foster engagement. Almost everyone in a competitive breakout room competition feels involved in the community, even if they lose.

3) Try to move the groups beyond just a breakout session:

On our Discord, we created the concept of houses (Odin; Izanagi; Osiris; Zeus) and created a permanent level of intra-community competition. This is great for engagement if you pull it off, but hard to pull off if you can't get enough member involvement. This is why it's important to have a small, involved community instead of a large, dead one.

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