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TrivWorks founder & CEO David Jacobson blogs regularly on using team trivia for corporate event entertainment and group bonding activities

Soliciting Client Feedback: The Most Important Part of the Event Process

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Well, it’s finally over. After weeks or months of careful planning – contracts, customization calls, researching & writing customized trivia questions, assigning staff, putting out fires and everything else I do – the corporate entertainment event, team building activity or office trivia party has finally happened, and seems to have gone […]

By |April 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

NEWS! TrivWorks Welcomes Comedian Ophira Eisenberg as Event Emcee

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Today, we are honored and thrilled to announce Ophira Eisenberg as TrivWorks’ newest event emcee!

Recognizable to audiences nationwide as the host of NPR’s popular trivia, game show and puzzles program Ask Me Another, Ophira is an acclaimed standup comic, writer and live event host. A frequent guest on the airwaves, […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments|

Preparing for the Worst: Avoiding Corporate Entertainment Disaster

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I’ve always been interested in safety and emergency preparedness. I have no idea why, but it’s just who I am, and who I’ve always been.

What does this mean, exactly? It means I have a heightened awareness of safety issues, and hyper-sensitive protective instincts. I want to keep everybody safe: my family, […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

What I Learned From Bad Previous Jobs to Make TrivWorks a Success

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As I wrote about in another recent blog post, my path to finding a job I truly enjoy and excel at was anything but straight. I didn’t just land where I am today, producing team building and corporate entertainment trivia events. It was a long, arduous process, involving about a […]

By |March 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

How TrivWorks Expanded from a Local Business to a National Brand

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First off, an apology is in order. It’s been over two weeks since I published my last blog post – which, if I am not mistaken, is a new record for the seven years I have been blogging.

It’s not a milestone I am proud of, to be sure; it’s actually inexcusable […]

By |March 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

“Training Magazine” Case Study: Using Team Trivia as a Conference Kickoff Activity

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I was really dragging earlier this week. Not because of my 5:15am wake-up (which I do most weekday mornings), nor because one of my kids woke me up from a deep sleep two nights in a row (which they did).

No, the reason I was tired was because I had flown […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Why I Will Never Again Go to a Restaurant on Valentine’s Day

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This is a bit of a detour from my usual blog posting about producing corporate trivia nights, company event entertainment, employee team building activities and after dinner entertainment in New York City and beyond- however, seeing it’s Valentine’s Day I couldn’t help but jump in on a subject which I feel […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments|

What Does the WRONG TrivWorks Client Look Like?

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I started this morning feeling great. Fresh off a break after a whopping nine corporate trivia events across the country last month, I decided to set my alarm for even earlier than my usual 5:15am wake-up, and hit the gym.

Now, this is a bigger deal than it sounds. You […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

2018 Off & Running – It’s a Busy Time at TrivWorks!

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It’s been almost two weeks since I last published a post here on my blog. Readers who follow me know that this is highly irregular; in fact, since I started blogging seven years ago, I can’t think of a single time I’ve gone this long without putting something up. Why haven’t […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

A Few Thoughts on Corporate Trivia Events and Smartphones

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Can you remember a time when we didn’t have smartphones? When people didn’t walk around with a pocket-sized portal to the information superhighway on their person?

Honestly, I can’t either. And they’ve only been around for a decade!

Since their introduction and subsequent ubiquity, those of us who host and produce corporate trivia […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Why WOULDN’T You Hire TrivWorks? Actually, Here Are Some Reasons

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2018 will mark the ninth year of TrivWorks, as well as my twelfth year producing company team building, trivia for corporate events, and live professional game show hosting.

From those humble beginnings when I was simply a pub quiz host in Manhattan looking to earn some extra money on the side, I […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

How to Be an Excellent Corporate Entertainment Vendor in 2018

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It’s a new year, and we can’t have a new year without New Year’s Resolutions! As is the case for me every year, my resolution for 2018 is to be and even better corporate event entertainer, team building activity producer and company trivia party supplier than I was last year.

Whether […]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Confessions of a Trivia Company Founder: Finding Your Passion Takes Time

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I’ve been up today since 4am. On most weekdays I set my alarm for 5:30am – which is insane, I know, but it allows me to get a couple of hours of work in before the wife and kids wake up – however, this morning I had a bad dream, and […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

TrivWorks Milestones: Looking Back to 2011 – And Ahead to 2018

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I’ve just reached a milestone of sorts. December 15th, 2011 was the last day I worked as an employee for somebody else. After six years of programming adult education events and classes at the 92nd Street Y, a New York City cultural and community center, I packed up my office, turned […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

How to Become a TrivWorks Emcee

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TrivWorks is just wrapping up a busy week of five corporate trivia events all across the country. As I write this, I’ve got one team headed to provide company holiday party entertainment in NYC, and another in Michigan to produce a separate party for a corporate group in Detroit. We had two […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|