Author: Samuel J. Smith

How to Play Virtual Trivia in Rounds with SocialPoint Online Trivia Platform

SocialPoint Virtual Trivia in Rounds Playing Trivia in Rounds is a popular way to create shared experiences and build virtual, remote teams. Learn how to set up and run these virtual trivia games with the SocialPoint Online Trivia Platform.

Most people play trivia to create shared experiences and encourage people to collaborate and work together. SocialPoint has upped its game here and has several new and improved experiences to help you run a trivia game in rounds. 

  1. Which game flow experience are you trying to create? 
  2. Features of SocialPoint for easy Virtual Trivia In Rounds 
  3. How do I set up my SocialPoint Online Trivia Game for Rounds? 
  4. How do I Run my SocialPoint Trivia Game in Rounds? 

Which game flow experience are you trying to create?

There are a few different game patterns that you might be trying to create. Most of you contact us because you want your game to follow this pattern: 

  1. Your Players will join a Zoom call (or Webex or any other video platform).
  2. You organize players into teams and assign a team captain who will submit answers for the group.
  3. Then, you push the players together in breakout rooms so they can create a fun team name and get to know each other. 
  4. You bring the players back to the main room to announce the round and get started on the game. 
  5. The players return to the breakout room to get ready for the questions. You start the auto-play feature so they can answer the questions in the round. 
  6. After the round, you bring the players back to the main room to see the leaderboard and learn the next category.
  7. Repeat the process until you are ready to wrap up the game.
  8. Wrap up the game by showing the final leaderboard and announcing the winner. 

Does that sound about right? Let me show you how to do this with the SocialPoint Online Trivia Platform. 

Features of SocialPoint for easy Virtual Trivia in rounds

  1. SocialPoint is an online trivia platform that automatically collects question responses, scores the game, and tabulates the leaderboard. 
  2. Team captains can create a unique team name for their team.
  3. SocialPoint pushes the questions and correct/incorrect status to the players and teams while hiding the leaderboard until you are ready to reveal the leaderboard.
  4. SocialPoint supports both manual gameplay and automated gameplay in rounds.

How do I set up my SocialPoint game to play in rounds?

Step 1: Setup Your Game

Follow SocialPoint’s trivia wizard. 

6 Pro Tips To Better Host Your Online Trivia Game

SocialPoint Host Your Online Virtual Trivia Game Online Live Trivia games allow you to create shared experiences with remote team members and virtual event attendees. The better you are at hosting, the happier your attendees will be! 

If you want to spice up your organization’s live online trivia game with the energy of a TV game show, you have two choices:

  1. Hire an outside presenter to host your trivia game, at a cost of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
  2. You or a member of your team hosts it instead, using a game like our Virtual Trivia Night.

There’s a very good chance you don’t have the budget to hire an emcee, or even if you do, you’d rather avoid the expense. But what if you’re not sure of how to host a trivia game? Read on, my friend. We’re sharing our best pro tips for hosting either a live, online trivia game or a live, in-person trivia game.

Customers come to us with a wide range of experience with trivia. Some of you are trivia hounds who play twice a week. Others are producers who are experts in live events. While others volunteered (or were “voluntold”) to help host a trivia game and want to do their best as host.

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8 Essential Trade Show Booth Staffing Skills

You can exhibit at trade show filled with your best prospects, design a compelling display, host fun trade show games, but without capable trade show booth staffing, all is for naught.

To the throng of potential buyers who walk by and into your booth, your staffers are the face of your company. Your booth staffers must perform a wide variety of trade show activities well. If they can’t handle it, your whole company suffers in lost future business.

So, what must your booth staffers do well? For starters, avoid these 10 awful trade show activities.  Here are 8 essential trade show booth staffing skills they must master for your trade show success:

How To Pick Winners For Your Game Prizes & Giveaways At Events and Trade Shows

One of the most popular questions our clients ask is, “What is the best way to structure how we pick winners for prize giveaways in our game?” Our clients want to feel confident they are doing the right thing to make their trade show booth games or event gamification a success.

Since we build so many different types of games for many different kinds of events, we have seen a lot of good ideas and bad ideas on picking prize winners. Below I will share only the good ones!

Rewards, Recognition, or Both?

Usually, clients want to create a fair process and make players feel like they still have a chance at success.  A common fear is that the prize will appear out of reach after the first day.

7 Secrets To Successful Multi-Player Group Live Event Trivia Games

On Facebook recently, a friend of mine shared a photo of a conference room that made me cringe. It was a ballroom filled with tan chairs in rows.

I felt sorry for the 600 people who were going to be stuffed into those uncomfortable chairs in rows for hours on end listening to somebody ramble through 130 slides.

Contrast that with a friend of mine who is the VP of Marketing for a Manufacturing company. He is responsible for his annual sales meeting and wanted to pump up the energy in the room. He wanted cheering, excitement, and energy.

How SocialPoint Works with Your Event App

Your Event App + SocialPoint = Improved Attendee Engagement

Recently, I downloaded the Event App Bible from the thought leaders at the Event Manager Blog. (Get it here)

While we don’t make Event Apps, we always like to see what the more than 120 event app providers are doing — or not doing. This year, we were excited to see Attendee Engagement and Interactivity (top trend), Gamification (#4 trend) and Interactive Q&A (#10 trend) all rank so high on the chart.  Further, we were surprised to see that many of the Event Apps reviewed by the Event Manager Blog are missing capabilities that we offer.