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Frustration Management for Event Planners: 2 Case Studies

NYC team building planner frustration

I’ve been planning & producing events professionally for nearly 15 years, and 99.9% of the time I love it – especially when things go well. However, as anybody who has ever attempted to pull an event large or small together knows, it’s not always smooth sailing.

Two recent such episodes (which […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Announced! Tarantino Trivia Night to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of “Pulp Fiction”

Tarantino Trivia Night Brooklyn
On October 14th, 1994 the smash hit Pulp Fiction was released in theaters across America – and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the occasion, we are thrilled to produce an entire evening of trivia dedicated to the great films of director Quentin Tarantino!

Taking a night off from our NYC team […]

By |August 12th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight: Full List of Scores & Standings

Pat Kiernan trivia food fight scores
What an event! Last night, The Bell House in Brooklyn was completely rocking as a sold-out crowd of 300 participated in a raucous trivia contest about all things food in pop culture!

With nearly 80 teams in attendance, Pat could only announce the top 10 teams each round – however, […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

FAQ: Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight – 7/29 at The Bell House

Pat Kiernan trivia food fight

On Tuesday, July 29th TrivWorks returns to The Bell House once again produce NYC’s biggest trivia night – and the theme this time is food!

With a sellout crowd of 300, Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight is going to be a raucous, high-energy event! For those who have never joined us at […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Announced! Win Tickets to See Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, Danny Meyer & Dominique Ansel at 7/29 Food Trivia Night

Pat Kiernan trivia night prizes
On July 29th, TrivWorks returns to The Bell House in Brooklyn to produce the largest trivia night in New York City – Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight is going to be a raucous time, and while we recently shared the bulk of our food-themed prizes, we’ve been saving some of […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Announced! Food Vendors at Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight

Trivia Nights Brooklyn
On July 29th, we will be returning to The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn to once again produce the largest trivia night in New York City with Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight!

We recently announced our food-themed prizes, however we can’t possibly have a food trivia night without having food to eat at […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Announced! New Monthly Trivia Night at Verboten

Trivia Nights Williamsburg Brooklyn

Announcing a new public event offering for Brooklyn trivia night enthusiasts!

In an exciting collaboration, TrivWorks has joined forces with Verboten, Williamsburg’s hippest new bar/event space, to create a FREE raucous monthly team trivia contest!

Recently named one of the hottest bars in NYC by Zagat and featuring a robust range of cultural […]

By |July 11th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Announced! Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight Prizes

Brooklyn trivia night prizes

In just under 3 weeks, TrivWorks shall be returning to The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn to once again produce the largest trivia night in New York City with host Pat Kiernan – and this time, the theme is food!

Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight will test 300 attendees’ knowledge of the […]

By |July 9th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Loyalty in the Financial Service Industry – How Do We Retain Top Talent?

Employee loyalty and retention NYC
Chances are, if you work in recruiting, HR or management in the financial service industry, you’ve already read this weekend’s eye-opening New York Times article, “A Mad Scramble for Young Bankers – Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent” (if you haven’t, please do).

In a nutshell, […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

What Makes Somebody a “Team Building Professional,” Anyway?

Professional team building NYC

It’s a phrase you hear all the time in events, training & HR circles – “team building professional.”

But what does that mean, exactly? New York City and other large urban areas are filled with those who claim to be experts in creating strong teams, improving collaboration, communication and other positive workplace […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Announced! TrivWorks Prize Partnership with ROCK OF AGES & HEATHERS THE MUSICAL

Team building NYC prizes

We are thrilled to share that TrivWorks has joined forces with the smash off-Broadway shows ROCK OF AGES and HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, to provide truly special prizes for our NYC team building and corporate entertainment clients!

Prizes are an important component of any competition, and when it comes to a high-energy trivia […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Event Contingency Planning – How Prepared Are You? A Cautionary Tale

Event contingency planning

Last May, my wife gave birth to our second child (whom along with his older sister I affectionately refer to as the ‘’TrivWorks Interns”). The delivery went smoothly – but not in the way we expected.

Childbirth is an unpredictable thing, and can happen at any time. When it’s your first baby and […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

25 Crucial Things to Confirm Before Your Upcoming Event

Event planner checklist

Planning events is stressful. Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone who has been assigned the task of planning a corporate entertainment outing, getting ready for an upcoming event can be an anxiety-inducing process, filled with endless details, things to do, and fires to put out.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about […]

By |June 16th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Corporate Summer Sessions: When Should Structured Team Building Activities Be Held?

Summer associate team building NYC

Summer has nearly arrived here in New York City, and with it come thousands of undergraduate, law and business students from around the world, who have descended upon the Big Apple to partake in corporate summer internship programs.

For students who secure a coveted position in a prestigious company’s summer session, […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

5 Keys to an Awesome Trivia Team Name

Trivia team names

Whether it’s pub quiz at your local dive or high-stakes corporate event entertainment, one of the best parts about playing team trivia is coming up with your team’s name. It’s the first decision the team has to collectively agree upon, with implications which will last the entire night (and possibly beyond!)

Great team […]

By |May 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|
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