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

PRESS RELEASE! TrivWorks Partners with Know Your Crew App to Enhance Corporate Team Building Experience

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Today, TrivWorks is thrilled to announce a special partnership intended to make our trivia team building events even more impactful. We have joined forces with Know Your Crew, a trust-building mobile gaming app designed to build relationships among small groups, to offer a truly unique experience like no other!

TrivWorks clients will […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Blog, News|1 Comment|

Case Study: This Company REALLY Needs to Improve Employee Communication Skills!

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My company, TrivWorks, has been producing employee team building events in NYC, Southern California and nationwide for nearly eight years. Our team trivia events are proven group bonding activities which address a variety of workplace issues. As such, I wasn’t surprised when I received an Email inquiry from somebody at a major […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

How Well Do You REALLY Know Your Team?

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Here’s a little fun fact about me you probably didn’t know (or I’m assuming you don’t know, because there’s a better-than-average chance we’ve never even met. Ah, the Internet…). As it turns out, I have perfect pitch. Here’s something else, though – I just found this out myself, and relatively recently!

First […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

PRESS RELEASE! TrivWorks Announces Partnership with Gene Jones, “America’s Trivia Guy”

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Some exciting news to share! TrivWorks is delighted to announce that we have established a partnership with acclaimed trivia expert Gene Jones, a seasoned corporate event entertainer with over three decades of experience!

Called “America’s Trivia Guy” by the media, Gene is armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of memorized trivia about every conceivable […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments|

TrivWorks in SoCal: What I’ve Learned After a Year Working with Remote Teams

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One year ago – Independence Day 2016, to be precise – my wife and I embarked on the boldest journey imaginable, and by far the riskiest move of my life. After fifteen years of living and working in New York City, we “declared independence” from the East coast, and relocated to […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Don’t Be a Jerk! How to Leave the Office for Summer Vacation – the RIGHT Way

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Summer is officially here, and oftentimes this means the office will be feeling a bit…empty. Colleagues, clients, and hopefully you alike will be leaving for extended periods, to enjoy the warm weather or take the family away for a well-deserved break while school is out. The only problem is, business doesn’t stop […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

How are You Monitoring Your Team’s Happiness?

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Prior to starting my company producing team building events in New York City, Southern California & nationwide, I worked in the public relations industry. My life as a media professional began in graduate school, with a 6-month internship within the PR department of Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. It was […]

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

How to Produce the Perfect Cross-Silo Team Building Event

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I’ve been giving some thought lately to what the most-requested needs for my services are. For almost a decade now, I’ve been producing team building trivia for corporate groups, catering to a range of motivating factors: the desire to boost employee morale, to improve communication and collaboration, to integrate new […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

How Far In Advance Should I Plan My Team Building Activity?

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I get this one a lot. A planner like yourself who is in need of a team bonding exercises for work calls me up, asking about our corporate trivia offerings. We’ll talk through the specific goals for the event, as well as the audience, service packages and so-forth. However, perhaps the most […]

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

Team Building Should Be a Blast – Not a Burden

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Whenever people find out that I founded a trivia team building company, invariably one of the first questions I am asked is, “How did you get into this?” It’s a fun story, which you can read more about here – basically, I was working a full-time job in event programming, […]

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

Employee Reward: Are You Giving It Out Fairly?

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I’d like to begin this post with a brief story, one which I’ve often told to my friends and family, but have never committed to ink, digital or otherwise. So here it goes.

Fifteen years ago, I had just started my first semester of a 2-year master’s degree program in Music […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Case Studies: Using Trivia as a Networking Event Activity

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I’ve been focusing my blog writing lately on the various ways TrivWorks utilizes live trivia to engage different types of audiences. Today, I’d like to zero in on a fun one, which I’ve enjoyed producing for quite a number of years now: activities for professional networking events.

My experience with structured social […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Roving Trivia: A Great Informal Event Entertainment Option

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Here’s a topic which has been coming up for me more and more lately. An event planner like you reaches out, seeking corporate event entertainment in NYC, Southern California, or elsewhere. There’s just one catch, however: the event isn’t going to be “structured.” There will be no set time with a […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Case Study: How Improved Communication Helps Achieve Team Goals

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These past few days have been an absolute whirlwind for me. Not everybody loves surprises, but I do – something my wife of six years knows all too well. I had a big milestone birthday last month, and she pulled out all the stops: a surprise party, surprise out of town […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

The Right & Wrong Ways to Incorporate a Trivia Contest into Private Parties

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I’ve been hosting and producing team trivia events for private groups for a long time – over ten years, to be exact. When I founded TrivWorks as a side business in 2009, the intention was to service primarily corporate audiences who wanted to say “thank you” to underpaid employees, who were […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|