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

Is Common Courtesy in the Workplace on the Decline?

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Let me tell you a story.

At the beginning of the summer, I reached out to a company that works with corporate event entertainment vendors in San Francisco, California. My cousin works at a tech firm in the Bay Area, and her company recently had a team building game show for the […]

By |September 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

The Key to Establishing Long-Term Business Relationships? Fairness

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It’s been a little while since my last blog post – August can be tough, as you likely know, in that many people are out of the office on vacation. I am no different: it was great to spend a couple of weeks away, visiting family and friends all over the […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Per Person, or Flat Rate? A Guide to Corporate Event Entertainment Pricing

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It was one of the first challenges I had when I decided to hang out my shingle and start TrivWorks, my corporate trivia entertainment and team building events business, was: how should my pricing structure work?

Of course, back in those early days I wasn’t all that preoccupied with my fee […]

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

What Does TrivWorks’ “Dream Client” Look Like?

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Years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “5 Companies Trivia Team Building Activities Won’t Work For.” It was a little bit risky to do, but I felt good about it. In fact, it actually got quite a robust response, and I even landed a gig from it! I followed […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

9 Years of TrivWorks! Looking Back on Another Great Year

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Every summer for the past nine years, while reflecting upon my unique career, I think back to where I was the first week of August 2009. It was another insanely hot and humid month in New York City, and I was working full-time at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y as Director […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

5 Qualities of a Fantastic Trivia Host for Corporate/Private Events

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Perhaps the most rewarding part of my job occurs after an event has concluded, when I call up the client the next day to find out how it was received. Things either went perfectly (most of the time), near-perfect (sometimes) or, occasionally, there were some challenges which had to be overcome […]

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

The Unique Joys & Challenges of Private Trivia Parties

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I started TrivWorks as a side hustle back in 2009 specifically with corporate event entertainment and company team building activities in mind. It was the depths of the global financial crisis, and I wanted to create a compelling new way for cash-strapped companies to reward hard-working staff who were suddenly taking […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

STOP! Before You Submit Your TrivWorks Event Inquiry, Read This

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HOLD IT!

Before you submit that request for a trivia team building, corporate entertainment event or private party inquiry or proposal, I need to make sure a few things are clear right from the very top.

First and foremost…THANK YOU for reaching out! I don’t want you to think I’m […]

By |July 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Corporate Game Show Emcee: Star of the Show, or Facilitator of Fun?

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One of the things I’ve hammered away at for years here on my blog, as well as during my sales pitch, is the importance of having a professional emcee to host a corporate trivia event. Unlike bar quiz nights, where folks from the neighborhood are enjoying some informal competition and […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Creating Your Own Trivia Night: Can I Hire TrivWorks to JUST Emcee or Write Questions?

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I get a lot of the same questions asked…frequently. As such, I’ve long maintained an FAQ page here on my Website, which you can see in the header above. I’ve tried to strike a balance over the years, to make it both a practical resource for prospective clients without being […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Client Service: What REALLY Makes a Corporate Entertainment Vendor Stand Out

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What makes a great vendor “great?” Whether you need company party entertainment, interactive team building activities, or a corporate game show supplier, finding a reputable service provider means you’re looking for several important factors, among them:

A compelling, high-quality product
Experience and expertise
Depth and breadth of service offerings
Something unique, […]

By |July 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

Choosing a TrivWorks Emcee: Who’s Best for YOUR Event?

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So you’ve decided to go with TrivWorks to produce your company game show entertainment or trivia team building event – excellent! It’s going to be a laugh-filled, raucous affair, fully engaging and completely customized to your specific group and goals.

There’s just one more decision to make: who will the emcee be?

This […]

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

When Should You Go With a Corporate Trivia Vendor That ISN’T TrivWorks?

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I am immensely proud of what I do. It’s taken almost ten years of extremely hard and dedicated work to get TrivWorks to where it is today, which is the industry-leading corporate team trivia game show vendor in the country. I’ve produced well over 1,000 events nationwide for some of […]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

TrivWorks CEO Notes: The 5 Work Modes I’m In at Any Given Time

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A little while back, I wrote a blog post describing a typical day in the life of a corporate entertainment & team building vendor CEO, which you can read here. I think that post did a good job giving a brief overview of how I spend my time, which I shall […]

By |June 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

6 Steps to a Stress-Free DIY Company Game Night

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You’ve been tasked with planning a team building event or activity for a corporate party. Great! That means somebody – possibly you – realizes how critically important it is to recognize and reward staff and boost morale in the workplace.  

Unfortunately, it also means you must now add “plan company party” to […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|