Here’s my philosophy for designing events for what matters — CONNECTION.
Whether your company gathers physically or virtually, the same rule applies. You have to prevent your colleagues from feeling distracted, disconnected, disengaged… or worse, depleted by smartphones and alcohol.
Action #1 — Prevent the 4 D’s.
Contrary to what the average workplace does, there is a far better approach to do this than boring lectures, open bars, fancy décor, and expensive performers—this is the old way of designing company events.
When 90% of workplaces are playing it safe and thinking conventionally, it’s easy for you to raise your reputation, make your company a great place to work, and leave your colleagues energized, connected, and motivated.
Action #2 — Facilitate vibrant & vulnerable interactions.
How do you do this? How do you transform passive small-talking, scrolling, watching and boozing INTO active laughing, bonding, celebrating and playing?
Design shared experiences that…
✔ Flood the brain with healthy neurotransmitters.
✔ Create a sense of psychological safety & belonging.
✔ Annihilate loneliness and self-consciousness.
✔ Generate positive long-lasting relationships.
How do you do this? You leverage vyving™.
That’s me in action. Leading an innovative retreat experience for LUSH cosmetics.
The video illustrates my method for spreading the mental and physical health benefits of human connection — a key feature of the workplaces of the future.
Over the last 6 years, I’ve developed a new shared experience that combines meditation, movement, laughter, gratitude, and playful connection. Professionally facilitated and based on the science of well-being.
It’s called vyving and it’s designed to unlock the full health benefits of human connection.
Vyving is the product of 1100+ experimental parties and workshops I led over the last 6 years. At festivals, in the streets, on the top of mountains, in corporate lunch rooms.
During my scientific process, which took place across 14 countries, I discovered the research on social neurochemistry.
This discovery led me to start designing activities that evoke the release of happiness neurotransmitters: Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. Vyving is a sequence of these activities.
I’m now ready to share my methods with movers and shapers in the events & meetings industry. Courageous ones.
I want to work with you to raise the mental health and belonging of everyone who attends your corporate event.
Schedule an advisory chat and let’s strategize about making your event one that leaves your guests happier and healthier, asking two questions.
“When is your next event?!”
And… “Can I bring my friends!?”
—JACQUES W. MARTIQUET
🥼 The Party Scientist
🎓 BSc. Pharmacology
🌎 International Facilitator
PS: Global conferences, Fortune 500 companies & international festivals have hired me to design experiences.