5 Tips for Selecting a Southern California Corporate Entertainment Venue

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I lost a gig earlier this month. Actually, “lost” is a bit extreme, since I never actually booked it – “lost out on” might be a more appropriate description. A prospective client called me up, and was seeking to throw a party intended for entertaining employees in Los Angeles. She […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

A Great Summer for TrivWorks “Special Talent” Hosts!

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Seven years ago this month, I founded TrivWorks as a side business. I had a full-time job in the events industry, and was hosting bar trivia nights in Manhattan twice a week. The effects of the global economic crisis were freshly evident everywhere, and I was really just seeking a […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

How Do I Choose the Right Team Building Activity in Los Angeles?

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If you’ve been put in charge of pulling together a company staff event in Southern California, the task can be daunting. Unless you’re a professional event planner, chances are you’ve volunteered (or more likely been asked) to make it happen, often with little or no guidance. I’ve been there myself, […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Is Employee Appreciation Even Necessary?

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The Summer Olympics are in full swing, and among the big stories coming out of the games is the record number of medals being won. Michael Phelps, the American swimmer, has now won an astounding 25 medals – 21 of which are gold – and years ago broke the record for […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Orange County, Here We Come!

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After seven years operating out of New York City, this summer TrivWorks expanded by opening our new West Coast office in Long Beach, California (read the press release here). We chose Long Beach primarily for its central location in SoCal, seeing how it is conveniently nestled in between Los Angeles […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Case Study: Joining the Team You Want to Be On

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It’s August, which means I’m marking a number of unique milestones. For starters, it’s been exactly ten years since I hosted my very first trivia event – a pub quiz in Manhattan (read the story here). However, even before I became a professional trivia host in New York City, I was […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Team Building for Introverts: Where to Begin?

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Last month, we produced the second of three scheduled summer office parties hosted by NY1 anchor/professional game show host Pat Kiernan. I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with Pat for over five years now, and together we’ve created some truly remarkable special events, for both public and private audiences. During […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

10 Years of Trivia Events: TrivWorks Founder David Jacobson Looks Back

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I can’t remember the exact date, but I do know that it was in August of 2006 when I first picked up a microphone and hosted my inaugural trivia event. A decade later, I’m still doing it – professionally, as my livelihood, and very much to my surprise!

When I first […]

By |August 1st, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|

Case Study: A Team Building Professional Builds His Own Team

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It’s been a month of changes for me – big changes. As people who read this blog and keep tabs on TrivWorks know, July is when I ventured out of Brooklyn to start up our new West Coast office, producing trivia team building activities and offering up corporate event entertainment […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

The Art & Science of Writing TrivWorks-Style Trivia Questions

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This is a topic I don’t write about often on my blog. I know I own a company specializing in trivia team building, NYC and Southern California and everywhere in between. However, as I’ve also discussed here on these cyber-pages, remembering and recalling random facts isn’t really my “thing.”

I come […]

By |July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Long Beach, CA Case Study: How Does Change Affect the Team?

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This month, after seven years operating primarily in the NYC area, TrivWorks has expanded to the West Coast by opening an office in Southern California (click here for more). I’ve personally made the move with my family to oversee this exciting growth of our brand, and for the first […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Summer Staff Parties in NYC: Unique Challenges & Opportunities

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It’s summertime in the Big Apple, and as someone who lived there for the past fifteen years before moving to Long Beach, California this month, I can attest that it is its own unique animal. It’s fun, it’s spontaneous, it’s insanely hot and humid and at times unbearably miserable – […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

TrivWorks Expansion to Southern California – How’s it Going So Far?

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It’s been two weeks since my family and I up and moved from NYC, our home for the past fifteen years, and came out to Long Beach, California to establish TrivWorks’ new West Coast office (don’t worry, we’re still servicing the East Coast like always – just last week we […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Case Study: TrivWorks & Broadway’s Next Hit Musical Rock EuroKera’s Team Building Day!

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Last week, we had the honor of producing an extremely special event. I received a call at the end of June from EuruKera, a prestigious global firm with its North America headquarters based in Greenville, SC. They were very specific about what they were looking for: the company’s Annual Team Day was […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Case Study: How Low Workplace Morale Affects Customer Experience

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You may have noticed it’s been a little while since my last blog post. That’s because a week ago, my family and I made our long-anticipated move across the country, leaving New York City and relocating to Long Beach, CA! Demand has grown for TrivWorks corporate event entertainment and employee team […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|