Game Shows And Trivia

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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, mu... [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 a... [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]
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Making Proper and Full Use of Bonus Questions – Wipeout Rounds

October 14, 2016 by DigiGames
Today we are going to look at a subject I have touched upon in other posts when talking about how to include bonus rounds or rounds that will shake your quiz up and add that all important element of variety that will have your players coming back for more and more. I have had a lot of people ask me about one of the factors I mentioned and that is the all important Wipeout Round!   Usually in my blog posts I spend time describing the round, looking at the basics.  But here when talking about the ever elusive wipeout round it is going to be a far better idea to just introduce the concept and the basics and then let you look over two examples of quizzes where I have written a wipeout round. This is one of those times when a long paragraph of thoughts will not be as good or effective as simply havi... [read more]
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Just Say “No” to “Slow Time”

October 12, 2016 by DigiGames
H oliday season runs from the end of October until February in my area. Holiday parties and corporate events are about the only types of things going on during this time. People don’t have weddings due to the unpredictable weather. Some DJs comment that this is their “slowtime.” Not me. This is Prime Time.174-10-11 Last year after a very busy holiday season I was reflecting on some of my events when it occurred to me that I hadn’t done much “DJing” over the last couple of months. I hadn’t really been playing music and keeping up on the latest. Upon further consideration it hit me: I hadn’t played ONE SINGLE SONG, personally, for over two months. ... [read more]
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Making Proper and Full Use of Bonus Questions – Random Bonus Points”

October 7, 2016 by DigiGames
If you have been following the blog over the past few weeks you will indeed have noticed that we have been looking at ways to use bonus rounds and how you can get away from the simple format and introduce rounds into your quiz that add variety. Its worth repeating the key issues here which essentially revolves around the fact that the reason you should be doing this is two fold – It adds variety to the trivia night and makes sure your players don’t get bored, helps attract and keep players and more importantly makes your night more fun and diverse from the extensive competition. On a different note, the other big reasons as we have shown for adding in a bonus round or adding bonus points is to try and even the whole competition element of it up. It you go back a few posts you will notice that I went... [read more]