Prior to starting TrivWorks, I had the unique pleasure of working for two years as a freelancer for one of New York City’s most reputable – and busy – scavenger hunt companies (yes, there really is such a thing). Companies would hire out the scavenger company to create/host team building, client entertainment, branding and […]
“You asked a Barbra Streisand question! Where the heck did THAT come from?”
The funny thing about trivia questions is, everyone thinks they’re so easy to come up with. So did I- when I first started in this business. Then I realized something strange: after a couple of months of churning out a steady stream […]
This April, we are thrilled to present a special night of “old school” trivia from the late 80s/early 90s at Social Bar & Lounge, held in partnership with Live Nation! In a unique trivia event, come test your retro pop culture knowledge of the movies, music and styles of this beloved bygone era.
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By November 2006, barely 2 months after starting my new gig as the volunteer “quizmaster” at Manhattan’s Gael Pub, the bar had to buy a new laptop so that I could score the 30+ teams each week on Excel, rather than by hand. I was still in shock with the overwhelming response I’d received […]
As described in an earlier post about my start in the trivia events world, by September of 2006 I had only been hosting my new trivia night at The Gael Pub for a month, and had already been rewarded with a loyal turnout of…well, strangers! Over 50 of them, coming out of nowhere. Who […]
NYC Corporate Event Entertainers: Caution
If you work in the event entertainment field, you do so because you are passionate about creating experiences which people will enjoy, and talk about for a long time. For those of us who work in corporate event entertainment, including team building facilitators, speakers, musicians, magicians- and yes, trivia hosts […]
When was the last time you played Trivial Pursuit? Odds are it was a while ago. Even greater still are the odds that the questions were stale, boring and horribly outdated; nobody remembers the actor who played Uncle Jesse on “The Dukes of Hazard,” or who won the Tony award for best actress in […]
Try this out: ask your fellow officemates, senior staff, HR department or summer associates if they want to do a “team building exercise.” Chances are you will be met with blank stares at best, or eye-rolling groans at worst. The phrase “team building” has gotten a bad rap over the years, and not without […]
The best way to ensure that a corporate entertainment event has a lasting favorable impact – be it for team building, brand awareness, client entertainment or experiential marketing – is to customize it specifically for the audience in attendance. It’s like anything else: the more tailored and personalized touches you can add, the more […]
Probably the most valid question I am asked when people learn what I do is, “how is live trivia a team building activity?” To understand the answer, let’s look at both items on their own:
According to the source of all knowledge (Wikipedia) team building is defined as “a wide range of activities…designed for […]
In the Summer of 2006, I unexpectedly landed a gig as the “quizmaster” at The Gael Pub, a new Irish pub on the UES that had recently begun a weekly trivia night. After committing to this challenge, it took me a couple of weeks to get the hang of the format, as well as […]
In the summer of 2006, I found myself in a most unexpected position: working a weekly side gig as a “quizmaster” at a local UES Irish pub, while maintaining a full-time job. This side gig was quirky, not too difficult and didn’t pay anything (other than a couple of free beers) but you know […]
If you live in New York City like me, you may have noticed a sharp spike in the number of trivia nights being offered at bars in your neighborhood- I’m told this trend has been reported in other US major cities as well over the past year or two. This likely has to do […]
We are thrilled today to formally announce our new TrivWorks blog! Updated regularly by TrivWorks founder David Jacobson, we hope that you will find our updates insightful & useful; however, more than anything else, we want to hear from you!
Let us know what you think of our posts via the “Comments” section. Do you […]
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new blog! Written by TrivWorks founder David Jacobson, our blog posts will be updated regularly, and will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the intersection of corporate event entertainment, team building and live trivia.
Our blog is designed to be a resource for […]