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Why Pat Kiernan is Such a Great Game Show Host

New York City game show host Pat Kiernan
Back in 2009, when I decided to launch my own company dedicated to creating team building trivia contests and unique corporate entertainment ideas, NYC and beyond, I had a very clear decision to make. Simply put, I could either do one of two things: make the company […]

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

What the Heck is a “Team Building Professional,” Anyway?

Team Building Professional in New York City
It’s part of my job description, right at the top actually. It’s the term I use in response to the age-old question, “what do you do?” As such, I could even go so far as to claim that it’s part of my identity, right there alongside husband, father, […]

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

5 Proven Tips For Getting Attendees Pumped Before an Event

How to Get a Group Excited Before an Event
I’ve been in the events world for a long time – 15 years now, the last 10 of which have been specifically with group bonding and corporate entertainment activities in New York City. As you can guess, I’ve created a LOT of events in that time, […]

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

How Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Nights at The Bell House Came to Be

Pat Kiernan trivia nights at The Bell House
We’re a little more than a month away from our next mega trivia night at The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn hosted by beloved NY1 morning news anchor Pat Kiernan – our annual “red carpet” awards-themed pop culture trivia contest on March 2nd (click here to learn […]

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

How Chase Small Business Made Love Them – Part 2

Client loyalty NYC case study Chase small business
Last summer, I wrote here on my blog about an incident which had happened earlier in the year. In brief, I was traveling down to Orlando to host a trivia event for a corporate group, and absentmindedly left my brand-new Microsoft Surface 2 tablet in my checked […]

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

Tips on Running Successful Team Building Activities for Attorneys

Team building ideas for lawyers New York City
This week, we had the honor of creating events with two different groups of attorneys: one from the firm Debevoise & Plimpton, one of our oldest and most loyal clients whom we have had the pleasure of working with from almost the beginning, and the legal department […]

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

The Greatest Question a Prospective Client Ever Asked Me

Questions to Ask a Corporate Event Entertainment Vendor
I recently booked an event with a new client, and it’s going to be a big one: 300 people for a gala trivia fund raiser, featuring fully-customized questions and emceed by celebrity comedian and TrivWorks “Special Host” Christian Finnegan! The event is a pretty big deal for […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Announced! Pat Kiernan’s 3rd Annual Red Carpet Trivia Night – 3/2 at The Bell House

Pat Kiernan Red Carpet Trivia Night | March 2nd 2016
Award season is once again upon us, and TrivWorks is thrilled to announce that we shall be returning to The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn for Pat Kiernan’s 3rd Annual Red Carpet Trivia Night!

Since 2011, we have had the honor of working with Pat – […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments|

7 Secrets of Successful Staff Motivation Events

Staff motivation ideas New York City and beyond
2016 is here, and once again we have a busy January lined up with company kickoff events for employees in NYC and elsewhere. Following the festivities of the holiday season – especially on brutally cold days like today (this morning taking my kids to school it was […]

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

The Joy of Producing Team Building Events for Small, Close-Knit Groups

Team building ideas for small groups NYC
One of the reasons (the biggest reason, perhaps) I love my unique job as a professional trivia host for corporate events in New York City is because I get to help groups of hard-working employees have a great time, a shared positive experience which they will get to […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

A Professional Trivia Host Defends Steve Harvey

NYC trivia host defending Steve Harvey
It was the gaffe heard around the world. This past Sunday at the Miss Universe 2015 competition, as the entire world watched on live television, seasoned entertainer, game show host and event emcee Steve Harvey did the unthinkable: he announced the wrong winner.

Miss Colombia was announced as the new […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Confessions of a Trivia Company Owner: No, I Don’t Want to Be a TV Game Show Host

Professional trivia host NYC
I recently had lunch with illusionist/mentalist Ryan Oakes, who joined TrivWorks as a “Special Host” last year (he intersperses fully-customized competitive with mind-blowing magic – it’s SICK, and I highly suggest you check it out for your next corporate entertainment in New York City and beyond!). He was telling me about […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

What I’ve Learned in 4 Years as a Full-Time Trivia Event Producer

Trivia host for corporate entertainment events NYC
Four years ago today, I made the biggest and scariest move of my life: I left the security and stability of gainful employment at the 92nd Street Y – an esteemed cultural and community center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where I had served as Director of Adult […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments|

7 Essential Goals for Client Entertainment & Reward Events

Client reward ideas NYC
Last week I wrote an article on the do’s and don’ts of employee entertainment. Today, I’m going to discuss something just as important for business who wish to remain competitive in the current economic environment: client entertainment in New York City and beyond.

It’s a trend I’ve definitely noticed in almost 10 […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Employee Reward Done Right – And Wrong

Employee reward NYC ideas and examples
It’s holiday time, and New York City Christmas party ideas season is in full swing. This is a busy time of year for me as a corporate event entertainment in NYC vendor, as companies large and small throw their hard-working staff a fun party as a means of saying […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|