How to Get a Bar Owner to Book You?

June 24, 2015 by DigiGames

Years ago Trivia was a fairly simple business. Someone within the local community would set questions for the local pub/bar in return for the odd free pint here and there. In 2015, this has changed to a much more business approach with thousands of trivia companies around the world offering questions, trivia nights, host and equipment at ever decreasing prices. Mass national companies are posting to venues the length and breadth of the country, making it difficult for small independent setters to secure Trivia nights. But here are a few tips that will help you along the way?

The Social Approach

If you have a bar in mind which you are aiming to get booked, don’t just storm in there all guns blazing touting your trivia skills. The long game sometimes can prove more beneficial. Scout the venue out a little, see the age range and type of customers they attract. Make your face known and have a few drinks in the bar on a few separate occasions. This will not only make your face familiar to the bar owner, but also give you a better idea on how to pitch your quiz.

What is Your USP?

This is easier than it sounds. As a Trivia writer/host you need some sort of Unique Selling Point to beat the national companies out there supplying trivia by the bucket load. Stress to the bar owner how your trivia is unique, hand crafted and geared towards the market in the bar itself. By now you will have been in the bar itself and will know the local customer base. You will have a flavour for the place and will be able to convince the bar owner without doubt that your personalised, hand crafted trivia is better than trivia-by-numbers the big companies provide.

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