The Best Advice I’ve Heard Recently As a Corporate Entertainer

Not long ago I was on the phone with Christian Finnegan, celebrity comedian and trivia host extraordinaire, whom I’ve had the honor of working with for almost 10 years now. Like the other “name” emcees I’m blessed to collaborate with, I truly value my relationship with Christian. He brings to the table a world of…

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It’s 2024: Does Anyone Need Professionally-Written Trivia Anymore?

It’s been a little while since my last blog post – in fact, this is my first post of 2024, if you can believe it. Understandable, since I’ve been slammed producing and hosting corporate trivia events all over the country since the start of holiday party season back in November. The point is, I’ve been…

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Is TrivWorks Right for YOUR Corporate Event? Let’s Find Out!

I wrote a blog post earlier this month about people who’ve been inquiring about my company trivia hosting services recently, and how I’ve sensed a growing trend towards what I’d call “extreme rudeness” in the marketplace. While I do think many people today have an easier time “ghosting” corporate entertainment vendors and other professional service…

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How Finding a Corporate Entertainment Vendor is Like Using a Dating App

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but recently I’ve experienced a sharp uptick in what I’d characterize as “extreme rudeness.” In the past few weeks alone, I’ve endured the following: A person called me up inquiring about producing not one, but two company holiday party trivia events – big parties, 250 people each, one…

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Covid Finally Hits TrivWorks’ CEO – But There Were Upsides

Well, it finally happened. After three and a half years, hundreds of disposable masks, gallons of hand sanitizer and diligent social distancing, I suppose it was really just a matter of time. I got Covid. As one of the last holdouts I know who’s managed to avoid the virus, this once-in-a-century phenomenon which completely disrupted…

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How a Professional Trivia Emcee Commands an Audience

My family and friends know about my unique job as a corporate trivia emcee, and as such I’m sometimes asked to partake in public speaking roles: giving toasts, introducing events, that sort of thing. I was recently asked to emcee my synagogue’s annual fundraising gala, which was a TON of fun (my 11-year old daughter…

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Why I Love Hosting Corporate Trivia Events

This past week, I got to host a corporate trivia event in New York City onsite in the office, as well as attend another larger one I set up emceed by Ophira Eisenberg, longtime comedian and former host of NPR’s Ask Me Another whom I’ve been working with for many years now. Since moving to…

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Private Trivia Parties: What Will Make Yours a Success?

To be honest, I don’t do a whole lot of private trivia parties. Besides not being a core part of my mission – I founded TrivWorks in 2009 specifically as a corporate entertainment and team building vendor, in direct response to the global financial crisis – there’s a ton of challenges and moving parts with…

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How to Ruin Your Company Team Building Event in 6 Easy Steps

Team building has a bad reputation. That’s a big part of why I founded my company, TrivWorks, in the first place back in 2009. Like you, I was made to participate in many a forced employee bonding activity – most of which felt contrived, cheesy, and of dubious effectiveness fostering group cohesion. Let’s be honest,…

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Choosing a Corporate Trivia Vendor? Choose Wisely

I sat down at my desk recently, and decided to do some competitive research for the first time in a little while. Pretending I was a prospective client, I plunked some relevant keywords into the Google search bar, just to see what came up. Needless to say, I was quite taken aback. Given my decidedly…

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D.E.I. Events: Are They Worth It?

I read an article in the New York Times over the weekend, “Why Some Companies Are Saying ‘Diversity and Belonging’ Instead of ‘Diversity and Inclusion.” The crux of the piece is that corporate diversity and inclusion programs are evolving, and that companies of all sizes and industries are realizing what those of us who put…

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7 Essentials of Successful Company Onboarding Activities

Bringing new hires aboard is an arduous, expensive process in the best of circumstances. In the contemporary workplace, this means remote staff as well, who have never stepped foot inside the office – and quite possibly never will. How can companies onboard new hires in a way which makes them feel welcome, in as brief…

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