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

“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|

Company Party Entertainment: Structured, or Social?

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It’s the eternal question, isn’t it? Should the entertainment for a corporate party in New York City (or anywhere, really) be structured, or social? This is something I’ve observed clients and prospects wrestle with for over a decade, as well as pondered myself for the entire time I’ve been in the […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

The Magic of the 1-2 Hour Corporate Trivia Event

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Prior to starting TrivWorks, my entertainment and team building company specializing in corporate trivia events in Los Angeles, Southern California, NYC & nationwide, I spent a couple of years freelancing as a scavenger hunt writer.

Now, scavenger hunts have been around for a long, long time, and are very well-established group […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

The 5 Elements of a Perfect Company Trivia Night

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My wife and I have two small children, and as they get older they are becoming more and more aware of their surrounding – and beginning to question them. My five-year-old daughter recently came up to me while I was toiling away at my home office one night and asked, “Daddy, what’s […]

By |December 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

What the Best Team Building Companies Do – And Don’t Do

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2018 will mark nine years since I founded TrivWorks as a trivia team building company in New York City. However, my experience in the corporate event entertainment and group bonding space actually stretches back several years before, to 2006.

Back then, I had just started working a new job as a program […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Broaching the Delicate Issue of Corporate Event Entertainment Pricing

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It’s awkward. It’s uncomfortable. And yet, there’s no way around it.

I’m talking about the price conversation.

This will likely be different from any other blog post you’ve ever seen from a corporate event entertainment vendor in Los Angeles, Orange County, SoCal or anywhere, really. Why? Because price is not something which […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|