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10 New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting

10 New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting

“Hints and tips on making sure your trivia hosting for 2016 is more enjoyable and profitable than ever before”

Happy New Year!


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I hope 2015 was a kind one to you and that your trivia hosting continued to go from strength to strength. The blog here got off to a flying start during 2015 and I hope it has been a useful resource for you when you have been devising, running, improving and developing your trivia occasions. After all, that’s what it is here for.


12% more Trivia events were held across the USA in 2015, 22% in the UK and other markets continue to grow. For whatever reason, trivia nights are making a comeback and you, as a trivia host, need to make sure you are getting a decent slice of the pie. The blog should help you a lot in 2016 as we have lots and lots of exciting topics, posts and events planned and all will roll nicely together with your plans to boost your business. So sit back, relax and let us get started….


We are going to start with, I am sorry to say, an all too predictable post regarding resolutions for New Year. I am very much a “next year” man and the amount of new plans, schemes, ideas and resolutions I make each January is bordering on the ridiculous


 New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Never Get Complacent

No matter how good your 2015 was, no matter how full your diary is the one downfall to any quiz master is complacency. To keep your trivia business going you need to keep working, keep selling and keep pushing on to get bookings. It only takes a split second to loose a gig and if you haven’t done the back up work to replace it you will find yourself struggling big time!

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Invest in Technology

For 2016, stop putting off that big purchase of technology to aid your quiz night. Whether it’s a microphone, sound system or screen, get invested early to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to claw back your money. The trivia market is increasingly technology based so don’t miss out.

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

Run at least one quiz or one round where you are doing something new. Throw  the old format in the bin and try something new. You never know it may be the start of something much more profitable.

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Improve Your Sales Pitch

Not getting many gigs this year? Loosing out to others? Then follow the blog guide posts to make sure your sales pitch is as good as it can be.  Update your sales, make more cost effective measures and make sure your market research is in place so you wow them every time!

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Get Your Social Media Presence Sorted

The key to a successful market capture is social media and as a trivia host you need to be on Twitter and Facebook with regular updates. Devote some time initially to setting up or updating your page so its nice and fresh and then devote some time each day to making sure you keep it active.

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Update Your Website

Same as the above really…..don’t use a website you have had for years and years. Get it updated, see what your rivals are doing and get it up to standard. There is nothing more off putting about any business than a shoddy website!

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Learn From Others

Make one of your resolutions in 2016 to attend at least 5 quiz nights ran by others. I know it’s a bit like going to work on your night off, but seeing someone else in action, seeing how they run things, what they ask, resources they use and the kind of flow they have going means you can keep ahead of your rivals.

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Get to Know Your Players

If you are one of these trivia hosts you sits behind the desk all night making as little contact with your players as possible….stop. Get out there, mingle before and after the quiz and make them feel welcome, get to know them and this will keep them coming back! Guaranteed!

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Go Corporate!

In terms of selling your self, don’t just stick to bars. Make one of your resolutions to contact companies . We have told you time and time again that trivia makes great training days so go out and use this knowledge to get yourself some new, and profitable, gigs.

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Trivia Hosting – Have Fun!

Overall, enjoy yourself this year. Find a way of working, a style and a format that suits you and that you enjoy doing. You should be turning up to each and every gig excited and eager to get going, not seeing it as a chore. If you are seeing it this way, make sure  you do something to change it!


As you can see that is a lot of resolutions. A lot of them you may be doing anyway and some of them are themes I have stressed time and time again on the blog, but even if you just hit half of the resolutions you should find yourself improving throughout.


So then, here is to a successful and profitable 2016 for us all. The blog will be busy and lively throughout so keep us bookmarked, keep your eyes peeled and keep on reading. As ever your feedback is also appreciated and if you have any ideas for topics, suggestions or indeed and questions you want answered please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate.


Until then, happy trivia hosting and all the very best for 2016.

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