will my group need to do to develop Questions & Answers for the show?
key part of our service, QuizMaster will write all of the questions and
answers that will be presented within the game show, but we would welcome
your group’s involvement as well. Business-oriented questions are written
using client-supplied information, such as sales manuals, product
literature, training guides, promotional materials and similar items. So
that the show will flow smoothly and have the maximum impact, we will design
in a good mix of “just-for-fun” questions, too. The whole Q&A development
process normally takes about 2-3 weeks. However, the more time we have the
kind of information is used to produce Q’s & A’s for the show?
any kind of information that relates to the meeting can be used to develop
questions and answers for your show. Among others, they can include:
product and promotional information, operations guides, sales policies and
procedures, market and competitive information, training and skills
development, safety and company goals.
my group need to write or edit the questions & answers?
unless you want to. Although, once the Q’s & A’s have been developed,
QuizMaster will send them to you for additions, editing, revisions and
specification updates. After the adjustments are made, you will know your
Q’s & A’s are absolutely relevant and “on target” before the show even
begins. Your show will be well down the road to success before the
attendees even get to the meeting!
QuizMaster uses several different types of questions to provide a unique
flair and character to the show. The questions and answers used in the game
are individually customized for each show, but usually involve a strong
focus on relevant business, product, operations and selling information.
Our objective is to cover as wide range of information and subjects as
possible and to create an effective mix between business-oriented questions
and general-knowledge, fun types of questions. In that way, every show will
truly address “Fun and Gains”™!
many questions and answers need to be prepared for each show?
Depending on the show style and format, between 80 and 150 questions are
usually written for each show. To keep the game interesting, challenging
and fair, they are designed using several different Q&A formats. We can
even use visual and audio style questions when applicable. With effective
Q&A development, your program will be “fun”, but it will generate “gains”,
are “true or false” or “multiple choice” questions not recommended?
True/False questions are not usually recommended because they are too easy
to guess and leave few alternatives for game continuity and excitement. If
a team gets their answer wrong, we usually want another team to be able to
“steal” the value of that question. True/false questions do not fit that
model as well as open-ended questions or those that have defined, subjective
answers. With multiple-choice questions, contestants often do not remember
all the answer options on a first reading of the choices -- so, “re-read”
requests are common. Consequently, multiple choice questions can often be
confusing and take too long to answer. Your game will flow better and be
more interesting if we use other Q & A formats.
correct answer in the game earns points for the team giving the response.
In some games, if an answer is given incorrectly, another team may “buzz
in”, answer it properly and "steal" the points. This makes for an exciting,
fast-paced game filled with variables and surprises. Although the points
earned are very important to the teams, the acclamation and support they
receive from their teammates are usually the biggest rewards and strongest
motivating factors for the on-stage contestants.
are computer- projected Q&A formats not usually used?
QuizMaster generally does not use computer-generated images (CGI) and
projected Q&A formats because they tend to slow down many of our games and
reduce the levels of flexibility and flow management options available.
However, depending on the group’s goals and structure, CGI could certainly
be added to any of our games – and, it is actually required for some. We
can produce a quality show virtually at any format that makes sense for your
does QuizMaster not usually recommend the use of keypad voting systems?
not usually recommend the use of keypad systems for several reasons. Keypad
voting or polling systems add substantially to the cost of the total show.
In addition, most keypad systems can only accept true/false, numeric and
multiple choice selections. We do not normally recommend T/F or multiple
choice formats. However, if keypad
responders are a “need to have” element for your show, we will gladly
provide them for you and will revise the show format accordingly.
Not at all. Every player will have
their own Response Button. For individual response questions, if a player
does not press his/her button, the emcee will not ask for an answer.
And on team-based questions, the team gets a chance to caucus before
answering, so the result is shared by all. So, no embarrassment.
Because of the way QuizMaster's games are played, the chance to be an
on-stage contestant should be viewed as a fun and non-threatening
(Also see the response in question 2-h, above)
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