10 Types of Clubhouse Events
Clubhouse is the new drop-in audio social media platform taking the world — or at least the two million active weekly users — by storm.
If you’ve been one of the lucky ones to receive an invite to the as at Feb 2021 exclusive platform, you might have already hosted an event, or might be thinking about doing so. It’s a great way to foster deep conversations, but also to meet interesting people, and build your personal brand.
But just what kind of event should you run?
I’ve taken inspiration from both the world of offline and online events, pre and post-Clubhouse, to come up with the following list of ideas.
1. Interview / Fireside Chat
A one-on-one interview with a person of interest — think athlete, entrepreneur, comedian, author, yogi, you name it.
Consider hosting a panel with three to four people who are informed about the topic at hand, and can each bring their own unique perspective to the table.
3. Debate / Versus
What came first, the chicken or the egg? According to Lupe Fiasco, the chicken. But where did the chicken come from, Lupe? You can pick all manner of topics to engage in a debate format, and invite the audience to chime on what they think.
4. Story Time
You might want to tell a story, or simply invite the audience to share stories about specific topics.
5. Music Related
Many of the people out on clubhouse are using it for hosting music live podcasts. People are loving this as they can interact with the singer and with the less crowd… Interaction with the star of the evening is easy.
6. Group Exercises, Games, and Immersions
Whether it’s a group meditation, a human-centered design activity, games, alcoholics anonymous, or something completely different, the nature of Clubhouse is one that lends itself to such group activities, where we get to engage on a deeper level.
7. Central Question Exploration
Throw out a big question for discussion. What is the meaning of life? Should we colonize Mars? Would you sleep with a sex robot? Such questions can pave the way for light-hearted fun as well as a serious exploration of questions central to the nature of humanity.
8. Around the World / Networking
Whether it’s startups pitching to investors or people introducing themselves to peers in their industry, give each person in the room 2 to 5 minutes to plead there what have yous and go from there. You’d want to keep such rooms small.
9. Ask Me Anything
If you’re somebody who already has a bit of a following, and has something important to say, then you might consider hosting through the platform. Settle in for an hour or more of questions from your audience.
10. Change My Mind
In an increasingly polarized world, Clubhouse gives a chance to engage in conversations with people different from us, and move away from the shit-slinging that plagues platforms like Twitter. This can hopefully be used as a force for good.
I’m still amazed it’s working out for this “social app”, which is just “what if you listened to some rich people talk to each other about fucking nothing”. Like, I’ve seen several people talk about their experiences on it and the only positive one I witnessed was some dudes just sharing memes and shooting the shit. If that’s the gist of your app, you have no leg to stand on lol.
Clubhouse reminds one of Facebook in its early days: starting out as an exclusive network and then gathering the masses into its giant data-hoovering machine before morphing into a threat to democracy. We’ve seen this movie before. So here’s a topic for a conversation: are we up for a rerun?
Final Verdict: Clubhouse Review
I got invited and I tested the app out of sheer interest. Ah the beginning you have to build your bubble of interest and depending on that you can see rooms. I have to say that there are some interesting things. But it gets boring. I only got discussions about the same things over and over, so I just selected some interest which are more extreme. Using this search pattern I found some really extreme rooms. I don’t know if it’s good That People only see what they selected first and Never experienced an other option.
Apart from privacy I should generally not recommend the app.