Frequently Asked Questions
What is TrivWorks?
TrivWorks is a corporate event entertainment and team building company, specializing exclusively in live, fully-customized trivia events. Ideal for entertaining hard-working employees, loyal clients, and long-term/prospective brand enthusiasts, we provide a group bonding experience which is uniquely fun, social and engaging!
Who does this work for?
TrivWorks events are proven to create a positive shared experience for corporate audiences of all kinds – whether your participants are naturally competitive or reserved, high-energy or introverted, new to the company or veteran employees, junior or senior level, longtime or prospective clients, homogeneous or incredibly diverse, we can guarantee an event where EVERYONE will have a blast!
Is this a game show?
It’s not. TrivWorks events are classy, yet edgy; we will not be employing bells or buzzers, cheesy sets or props. Rather, it is your audience itself which will be the center of attention, guided through a raucous, laugh-filled team trivia contest by a professional corporate event emcee! (We can, however, re-create the TV game show experience firsthand by providing an ACTUAL celebrity game show host to emcee your event – more on that below!)
Is this bar trivia?
No. TrivWorks ONLY works with corporate/private audiences; our events are professionally produced/hosted and fully-customized for your specific group, as well as your specific goals. Our hosts aren’t bar trivia hosts, but rather highly experienced corporate event emcees whom you can trust in font of ANY group of staff, executives or clients! TrivWorks founder David Jacobson has over 15 years’ experience in professional event programming and production, and is considered the nation’s leading expert in using live trivia for corporate event entertainment and group bonding.
Where are you located?
TrivWorks talent is based in New York City and Southern California, however we are available to produce events NATIONALLY!
Will the questions be customized?
Customization is the heart of what we do – utilizing a proven customization process which requires minimal time and effort on your part, EVERY TrivWorks event is fully-customized for your specific attendees and goals!
What size groups does this work for?
We can produce events for groups as small as 15, to as large as 1,500 or more!
How long does a trivia event last?
Our events typically run between 1-2 hours, during which we can create 3-5 rounds of full-room trivia for the entire group, as well as several 1-on-1 “mini game” trivia bouts in between rounds and a game show style “showdown” grand finale.
Where are these events held?
TrivWorks events are designed to be extremely flexible, and can be held either onsite at your office, or at an offsite venue. So long as we have a private space with ample seating, we can set up shop virtually anywhere!
Will TrivWorks arrange the venue, or do I have to?
The venue will be arranged separately by you, however once secured, we will liaise directly with the venue to make all necessary technical/logistical arrangements related to the trivia contest. We shall also arrange an advance site walk-through, if required.
What are TrivWorks’ production needs?
TrivWorks events are intentionally designed to be flexible and adaptable; as such, our production needs are limited to a sound system with microphones/musical device input, lectern, and dedicated grading area. A full stage or riser is preferable, but not required; we do NOT require overhead projectors. For smaller, informal events, we can provide our own portable audio projection equipment.
When is the best time of day/year to hold a trivia event?
Our events can be held year-round, day or night, rain or shine! Depending on your specific event needs/goals, we can produce an event at any time – however, most of our events are held in the evening, after business hours.
I need to feed my group, too! Can this be integrated with a meal?
Absolutely! Our events naturally lend themselves to food/beverage atmospheres – whether you seek passed hors d’oeuvres, a casual buffet, or a formal sit-down meal, we will work closely with the venue to integrate the trivia contest with the food/beverage service, allowing your attendees the chance to enjoy their meal while also engaging in a high-energy trivia contest.
My group is really, really, REALLY smart – will this work for them?
We have enormous experience producing trivia events for bright, high-performing individuals at all managerial levels, from Ivy League summer associates to C-level executives. We can guarantee an experience which is extremely fun, competitive, and appropriately challenging for everybody in attendance!
Will my group have a chance to socialize/network?
Of course! In addition to a cocktail hour or other socialization period in advance of the contest, we provide built-in socialization opportunities throughout the event in between rounds of trivia which allow people to mix and mingle, so as not to feel “trapped” with the same team for the entire duration of the event.
How many staff will you bring to my event?
We will provide a corporate event emcee to host, as well as a professional event producer and team of dedicated graders to distribute, collect and score answer sheets. Depending on the size of your group and nature of the event, you can expect us to bring between 2-10 staff.
How can I spice my trivia event up a bit?
TrivWorks has established partnerships with a number of “special talent” hosts who can enhance your trivia experience with celebrity emcees, comedy, magic, improv, karaoke and more!
Can I afford this?
Absolutely! TrivWorks rates are extremely competitive, and we cater to a range of price points. We are fully committed to working within your budget to provide the most enjoyable experience possible for your group!