Game Shows And Trivia

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Power Up Your Trivia Up-Sell

June 10, 2017 by DigiGames
As we prepare for the summer months and likely lots of weddings and other music-based events, midweek trivia nights should also be busy, providing you with some gravy to go on your meat and potatoes. To be busy, marketing and selling yourself are important. So, in this article we are going to look at some key elements for successfully up-selling your trivia services to enhance your DJ business. These ideas will help build your confidence by showing you when and how to approach the subject with your clients. TIMING IS KEY The first thing you really need to consider is WHEN to do the up-selling. There are two ways to look at it. If the gig is going to... [read more]
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Getting into the Game with SpeedQuizzing

June 7, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Over the last nearly 20 years of being an amateur game show/trivia host I’ve used all kinds of hardware and software; and honestly nothing is like what I experienced just before Mobile Beat Las Vegas when doing a test run on a new game show system called SpeedQuizzing. The atmosphere was exciting and people had a blast playing. And the icing on the cake was that I even had a great time hosting! Let me set it up: For the last couple of years, the local Kiwanis chapter in Grimes (Iowa) has been holding a trivia night as a fundraiser for its other activities. Set on a weekend night, this year on Sunday, it was scheduled to include two hours of game tim... [read more]
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The Sound of Silence?

May 29, 2017 by DigiGames
I was challenged by the editor of Mobile Beat to come up with an article that fits the topic of SOUND for this issue. Challenge accepted and it might be one of my best ideas yet. Who knows? So, let me talk to you about the “sound of silence” -- the silence you MIGHT be experiencing with calls for MIDWEEK MONEY work. (See how I did that? Genius.) My main goal with this article each month has always been, and will always be, to help you increase your bottom line. Is your phone ringing, or is it silent? Are you getting contacts through social media and your website? If not, why? Are you offering things that potential customers need outside of the ... [read more]
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A Moment with The Sparkle Factor

January 26, 2017 by Sparkle Factor
Here are some reasons you should attend MOBILE BEAT 2017 With the excitement of Mobile Beat 21 coming up in a few months, we wanted to share with you, how attending a conference like this could give you the tools to develop your business, improve your DJ knowledge as well as show you how to be a better DJ. Here are our top reasons to attend MOBILE BEAT 2017 NETWORKING This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people in who share the same industry we are in and forge new relationships, create support groups with other DJs and also potentially expand your business across the country. EDUCATION This is your one stop shop for everything Mobile DJ related. Everything from Business Development, to Bettering your MC abilities, Presentation and Interaction, music knowledge, customer relations,... [read more]
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DigiGames First to Sponsor the Mobile Beat Cruise

December 5, 2016 by Mobile Beat
mobile-beat-cruise-logo-2-2Entertainment technology leader DigiGames has come aboard as the first “presenting sponsor” of the Mobile Beat Cruise, due to set sail in November 2017. Along with the sponsorship, DigiGames’ national spokesman, Rob Johnson, will serve as the cruise's Entertainment Director. "Once again, Mobile Beat is the industry leader in providing disc jockeys and entertainers what they need to build their business and increase their bottom line," Johnson said. "We are very excited to team up with Mobile Beat once again. The attendees at MB events over the years are among the best and brightest in the indu... [read more]
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Game Show Lowdown

December 5, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Back in 1999, I got my first game show system from Game Show Mania. It was amazing: I could be a game show host like all my favorites on TV, like Wink Martindale, Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, Chuck Woolery and more. I had grown up watching game shows on TV, and when cable came around, caught even more on the likes of the Game Show Network. I jumped at the chance to add that kind of fun to my growing DJ company’s offerings.175-12-13 That first set of hardware looked the part (Game Show Mania’s GSS3). The buzzers had a lockout system that would allow only one person a chance to answer (like on a real TV game show), turn on their micro- phone and give them points for... [read more]
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Bible Trivia – Hints, tips and advice

November 18, 2016 by DigiGames
Today though I am going to look at something that on the surface seems a little more specialist but on the whole is a profitable area, and one in which work is easy to come by and that is Bible Trivia. For those of you outside of the US, this may seem like a strange area and indeed it was for me when I was first getting into trivia writing. I had no idea just how big the market was the potential to make large sums of profit. So I am going to guide you through some basics and hopefully get you thinking about launching yourself into this profitable area. Bible Trivia game for fundraiser Bible Trivia – Hints, tips and advice – The Market Firstly, to back up my point…go and type the words Bible Trivia into Google, YouTube or any app store and you will see the huge range of products and the huge mar... [read more]
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Separate your Trivia Services from your DJ Services

November 11, 2016 by DigiGames
Straight into the mix today….many of you reading this, I am fully aware, are more than just trivia hosts and rightly so. The entertainment world is a tough, competitive market place and you need to be able to offer a range of services so that when the gigs come up you are ready, willing and able to carry out whatever task is needed from your booking client. The most common mixture I see across all parts of the world is trivia hosts who combine their services with DJ Services. This makes sense as usually a quiz is put together on nights when the bar isn’t busy to attract more customers and hence a lot of trivia hosts, if not all, find themselves with very little to do over the weekend and hence they branch out into DJ Services.  I have also seen it where DJ’s branch out into offering trivia. This is... [read more]
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What to do when Attendance at your Trivia Night Begins to Dwindle….

November 4, 2016 by DigiGames
Today, I am looking to look at an issue a friend who reads the blog suggested that I cover in a chat we were having. He is having a problem whereby his trivia night has dropped from 16 teams on average, down to 12 teams and now there are some weeks when there are only 5 teams playing, He is in a difficult position and I have been there before myself.  I am sure you will face at some point, if you launch a career in this sector…..what do you do if the trivia attendance starts to fall? You have done all the preparation, planning and everything seems to be going great but all of a sudden things go from bad to worse. You know your neck is on the line and if you don’t pull things round soon then you are going to be in the awful position of having no gigs and no bookings. Here are a few ideas and some food ... [read more]
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Topics for Trivia – Making the Music Round Better with Name That Tune

October 28, 2016 by DigiGames
Today, I am going to embark on the second post of my series of how you can take standard quiz rounds and give you ideas on how to spice them up to make them more enjoyable. Sticking to the same format, in the same style, every single week will only result in your players becoming bored. You need to keep them on the edge of their toes, not knowing what is coming next and the best quizzes, and the most attended quizzes, are always those which have the most variety. The problem with the music round is it easily becomes stale if all you do is pick at least ten different songs every week and get your players to identify the artists and track titles. It will soon become dull and won’t hold an interest for players who don’t’ excel at this. What you, as a trivia host paid to entertain, must do is find that b... [read more]