Frequently Asked Questions
What is TrivWorks?
Established in 2009 in New York City, TrivWorks is a corporate event entertainment and team building vendor, specializing exclusively in producing live, fully-customized team trivia events. Ideal for entertaining hard-working employees, loyal clients, and conference/meeting event attendees NATIONWIDE, we provide a group bonding experience which is uniquely fun, social and engaging!
How does it work?
Using a proven combination of fully-customized material, professional emcee talent and unique event formats, we will lead your group on a fun, personalized & laugh-filled group bonding experience like no other, built around a raucous team trivia competition!
Who does this work for?
TrivWorks events are proven to create a positive shared experience for all industries, as well as for diverse and internationally-mixed groups. 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?
Unlike traditional corporate game shows where only a few contestants play while the audience watches, TrivWorks events are designed to engage EVERYBODY in attendance with a team trivia experience. TrivWorks events are high-energy & edgy, yet NOT cheesy; we will not be employing bells or buzzers, sets or props. Rather, it is your audience itself which will be the center of attention, guided through a party-like atmosphere by a hilarious professional emcee!
Is this bar trivia?
No. Our hosts aren’t bar trivia hosts, but rather highly trained professional emcees with tremendous corporate event experience; our events are professionally produced/hosted and fully-customized for your specific group, as well as your specific goals.
Where are you located?
TrivWorks is headquartered in Los Angeles, with emcee talent based in New York City and Southern California. We regularly produce events for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies NATIONWIDE!
Will the questions be customized?
Yes! Utilizing a proven customization process which requires minimal time and effort on your part, TrivWorks will fully customize the content, researching & writing original trivia questions for your specific event, audience and goals!
Who will the emcee be?
Your event will be led by a polished & professional corporate event emcee, whom you can trust to deliver a fantastic experience in font of ANY audience of colleagues, clients, executives or brand enthusiasts! We also partner with celebrity & “Special Talent” emcees, to help make for a truly memorable & impactful experience!
What size groups does this work for?
We can produce events for groups as small as 15, to as large as 1,500+!
What kind of trivia do you ask?
We will ask a mix of general knowledge, pop culture, and company/audience-specific questions, all of which has been expertly tailored to your group. The questions will be open-ended, however we may include a select number of multiple choice questions. We can also integrate music and visual trivia questions as well.
Is answer submission digital, or pen & paper?
TrivWorks deliberately uses pen and paper. In a world where we are increasingly dependent upon our digital devices, audiences are relieved to have a chance to interact “old school” with one another. In fact, we even require participants to put their phones in the middle of the table before the event starts, so that they are not distracted and can fully engage with their teammates!
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. In between trivia rounds, we shall keep your audience engaged & entertained with a wide range of interactive interstitial activities, which can include 1-on-1 trivia “bouts,” minute-to-win-it physical challenges, karaoke, improv, magic and more!
Where are these events held?
TrivWorks events can be easily held either onsite at your office, or at an offsite venue. So long as we have a private space with comfortable seating for your group, 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 shall liaise directly with the venue to make all necessary technical/logistical arrangements related to the trivia contest. We can even arrange an advance site walk-through, if required.
Do you have general liability insurance coverage?
Of course! We would be happy to provide your venue with a COI.
What are TrivWorks’ production needs?
Our production needs are limited to a professional-quality sound system with microphones/musical device input, lectern, and dedicated grading area. A full stage or riser is preferable, but NOT required; if using PowerPoint or karaoke, we require screen(s), projector(s) and a dedicated laptop. For smaller, informal events, we can provide our own portable audio projection equipment.
I need to feed my group, too! Can this be integrated with a meal?
Absolutely! 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 very diverse – will this work for them?
Yes! Our trivia events are ideal for integrating diverse groups, be they mixed ages, nationalities, managerial levels or departments. We’ve even produced successful events for the United Nations! Team trivia is a fantastic way for diverse groups to discover just how much they have in common, and serves as a positive shared experience they can all relate to long afterwards.
My group is really, REALLY smart – will the questions be challenging enough?
Yes! We have unparalleled experience producing trivia events for highly intelligent, high-performing individuals at all levels, from Ivy League summer interns to C-level executives of Fortune 500 companies. 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! We recommend a cocktail hour or other socialization period immediately prior to the contest, during which our emcee can provide “roving” trivia entertainment. We can also 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?
In addition to the emcee, we may send a DJ, a professional event producer and/or a team of production assistants to facilitate event flow and scoring. 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 enhance my trivia event?
TrivWorks has established partnerships with a number of celebrities and “Special Talent” emcees, who can enhance the experience by adding comedy, magic, improv, and more! We also work with an internationally-renowned DJ, to keep the music pumping and the energy high from start to finish!
When is the best time of day to hold a trivia event?
TrivWorks events can be held day or night, rain or shine! However, most of our clients choose to hold their events in the evening, after business hours, in a cocktail hour or after-dinner format.
How much does this cost?
TrivWorks rates are competitive with other interactive corporate event entertainment & team building vendors, and we cater to a wide range of price points. We are fully committed to working within your budget to provide the most enjoyable experience possible for your audience!