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steventylerQuick update on picture quiz pages, some new material for the ever-entertaining pictures of celebrities before they became famous.

Do you know who this lippy wee superstar is? It's a rock n roll thing.

If you want to know the answer, its with all the other new questions, see the bottom half of the Famous People - When They Were Young picture quiz page.

oliver_reedJoke picked up from the internet:

“My local’s rough as anything. I went to the pub quiz the other night…First question was, “What the f**k are you looking at?”

wacko_jacko_white_hatMichael Jackson, King of Pop died from a fatal situation the other day and immediately quizmasters everywhere wondered - "how will this affect this week's quiz".

To help out, I threw together some Wacko questions. Check them out here and Shambone to you, bad mofo!

poshI have been tidying up the Entertainment section of the free quiz text questions which has resulted in a few new pages:

Entertainment - Film - Awards - Acting

Entertainment - Film -Taglines

Entertainment - Music - Songs - Firstlines

Entertainment - TV -Characters

Entertainment - TV -Settings

Entertainment - Radio

Entertainment - Theatre

The biggest addition is the Entertainment - Music - Songs - Firstlines page with 90-odd new questions. These questions are all first lines of popular songs (and some obscure ones too). Quizgoers love that tip-of-the-tongue feeling they get from lyric questions. Why not try some in your quiz.

CORRECTION

Meanwhile, thanks to Alan Hazlie for pointing out that Scarey Spice had a baby before Posh Spice and was the first Spice to sprog. The question on this page has been accordingly corrected.

DID YOU KNOW: there are 25,000 pub quizzes a week in the UK but Quizmaster jobs are never advertised: Where are these jobs? How do you get this work? Read on to find out how.

Would you like a fun part time job that pays decent money?

How do you currently make the money you need to pay your bills and extra expenses? Do you enjoy going to work? Does it pay enough?

Do you love your job?

How would you like to become part of the the lucky minority who can truly say "I love going out to work!"?

Being a Pub Quizmaster is a huge amount of fun and, if you know where to look , can be well paid.

FIND OUT HOW

My new book, How to Make £100 a Night as a Pub Quiz Quizmaster will show you the easy way to get started. You can become a real local celebrity and quickly start earning £100 for a two-hour shift. You’ll learn how professional quizmasters work smarter, not harder.

THE TIME IS NOW

Did you know you about the amazing opportunity that exists right now? The Credit Crunch means that pubs are fighting for their lives. The pubs that thrive and survive will be the ones who do something pro-active to draw in the crowds. And that’s where you come in…

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What Can Becoming a Pub Quizmaster Do For Me?

This is what you get from running your own small business as a local pub quizmaster:

  • Full-time money on part time hours – Are you ready to be paid £100 for a night’s work?
  • Confidence and Presentation Skills. Once you discover the tricks for wowing a quiz crowd, you’ll never fear any presentation again.
  • Hours You Control. No last-minute shift-changes. Your quiz night happens at the same time every week and only lasts for 2 hours. It’s the kind of shift we all should be doing!
  • New Friends. Quizmasters are at the centre of a great night out. Everyone's pleased to see you!
  • The Freedom of self-employment. When you’re the quizmaster, you set the rules.
  • Job Enjoyment. Never mind "job satisfaction". How many people can go all the way and say they actively enjoy going to work? Quizmasters are part of that rare club who love their work!
  • Local Fame. When you get recognized by in the supermarket by your fans, that’s when the fun of being quizmaster really starts. You Won’t be as Famous as Brad Pitt but you won’t be hounded by the paparazzi either. It’s a happy medium!


GETTING STARTED IS EASY

Follow the 8 easy modules of this book and you will be on your way to a great income for a fraction of the work and hassle.

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But don’t just take my word for it. There are 25,000 pub quizzes a week in the UK. Many others have already discovered what it’s like to make money and have fun as a pub quiz quizmaster.

“I enjoy performing my quiz as I get to do a bit of everything; I put a bit of stand up in, I sing a lot, and I ask questions. It's a touch anarchic too, and I love it when people get involved in the mayhem with me.”

Jim Davis, Quizmaster, London

“I kind of fell into the quizmastering. I took over from the previous quiz chap as a lark. But found it fun and it helped boost my confidence in public speaking and dealing with people in general.”

Jim Smith, Quizmaster, Glasgow

The Author – a Real-Life Pub Quiz Expert

"From my 12-year experience in the pub quiz game and personally presenting more than 2000 live quiz nights, I'll reveal what works and what doesn’t. Learn from my mistakes, profit from my discoveries.

Some quizmasters just work for beer but with 15 million people socialising in the nation's pubs every week and an estimated 25,000 weekly pub quizzes taking place in the UK alone, there is no doubt that there is a viable marketplace for a professional quizmaster.

After helping other quizmasters get started in Glasgow, I realised that I should put my unique expertise in a book. There is no other book available that gives you step-by-step instructions on making a viable business from being a pub quizmaster.

 


CONTACT THE DOC

Email: paul [at] dpquiz [dot] co [dot] uk

Skype: dpquiz

The author of How To Make £100 a Night (or More) as a Pub Quizmaster is Dr. Paul of DP Quiz

After ruling the pub quiz scene in Glasgow, Scotland for 12 years, the doc has moved to quizzing on the internet and is now ready to share his pub quiz secrets.

“Dr. Paul himself has become a Glasgow folk figure in the 10 years he's been in business and the breadth of his domain now extends to pubs all over the city.”

Who Would Suit Becoming a Quizmaster?

Becoming a Pub Quizmaster is a greatjob for anyone looking to make a great extra income from part-time hours, but there are certain groups who will get extra benefit.

If you're looking for experience of presenting or performing, Quizmastering can give you plenty of that, as well as paying a nice extra income.

  • Comedians - If you’re trying to break through as stand-up, working as a quizmaster gives you invaluable mic-time and a ready-made audience: an amazing opportunity to sharpen your style while getting paid proper money. Your fellow stand-ups will wonder how you suddenly became so relaxed and professional!
  • Actors - Being a quizmaster gives you the ideal opportunity to build your experience of handling a live crowd. Presenting a weekly quiz could be your secret weapon!
  • Students - Making a quick £100 on a Monday night as a quizmaster could be exactly what you need to get through the year without breaking the bank and still having time to study.
  • DJs and Karaoke Presenters - If you get a lot of work on Fridays and Saturdays, but find the rest of the week slow, hosting Quiz Nights gives you a chance to put your skills to work on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays too.
  • Speakers - Anyone who wants to present for a living, be it in education, politics or business will gain irreplaceable experience from running a weekly quiz night... all at the same time as getting paid good money!
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“When I'm doing a quiz, the people in the pub look at me like I'm a God.”

Edwin Todd, Quizmaster, London

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To be at the centre of the reason everyone is there, and for them to choose to come along and want to be there - to do this every night is my enjoyable and enviable goal.”

James Oakley, Quizmaster, Glasgow

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What's In The Book?

How to Make £100 a night (or more) as a Pub Quizmaster contains 29 chapters, arranged as 8 easy modules

You'll learn how the scene works and how you can quickly get started to become a local celebrity with your own set of fans and a tidy extra income.

Here’s a rundown of contents of the 485-page book:

Module 1

An introduction to quizmastering for money: including my own story and a look at the gap in the market for quizmasters and whether it’s the right job for you.

Chapter 1- MY STORY

Chapter 2 - YOUR STORY

Chapter 3 - THE MARKET FOR QUIZZES

Module 2 - Selling Your First Gig

How to find a pub that needs a quiz and how to sell them the night.

Chapter 5 - THE PITCH

Chapter 4 - RIGHT PUB & RIGHT PERSON

Chapter 6 - FIXING DETAILS

Module 3 - Finding an Audience

How to round up a crowd for your quiz night, including tips on printing posters, using the internet to its maximum potential, and how to get free publicity.

Chapter 7 - WORD OF MOUTH

Chapter 8 - IN THE PUB

Chapter 9 - POSTERS & FLYERS

Chapter 10 - INTERNET & EMAIL

Chapter 11 - PAID-FOR ADVERTISING

Chapter 12 - FREE ADVERTISING

Module 4 - The DP Quiz Format

A detailed quizmaster’s-eye view description of my own quiz night format which kept Glasgow quizgoers entertained for 12 years.

Chapter 13 - OVERALL SIZE AND SHAPE

Chapter 14 - EACH ROUND IN DETAIL

Chapter 15 - JACKPOT & ROLLOVER

Chapter 16 - TIEBREAKERS

Chapter 17 - RULES

Module 5 - Other Formats

Almost every quiz night in Britain is different in some way. This part shows various ways that you can format and customise your pub quiz.

Chapter 18 - OVERALL

Chapter 19 - BONUS ROUNDS

Chapter 20 - SPECIAL ROUNDS

Chapter 21 - TIEBREAKERS

Chapter 22 - CHALLENGES

Chapter 23 - JACKPOT FORMATS

Module 6 - Getting Ready

Half of the secret to being a successful quizmaster is getting on top of problems before they arise. This module describes the organisation you need to make your quiz-life easy.

Chapter 24 - QUIZ HQ

Chapter 25 - QUESTIONS

Chapter 26 - AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT

Chapter 27 - PREPARING THE VENUE

Module 7 – On the Night

Quiz like a pro. Learn the secrets that will leave your audience hanging on your every word and coming back every week.

Why be just another quizmaster when you could be a quiz legend? This part is a step-by-step guide to actually presenting your quiz night and is packed with tips, tricks, shortcuts and know-how to help you be the best and keep your quizgoers coming back for more.

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Chapter 28 - BEING A GREAT HOST

Chapter 29 - THE NIGHT ITSELF

Module 8 – Taking Care of Business

The aim is to make money, so you’ll need to know how to manage your affairs.

Chapter 30 - RECORD KEEPING

Chapter 31 - PAYING TAX

Chapter 32 - GETTING HELP

Bonus Material: the DP Quizmaster’s Starter Kit

When you get How to Make £100 a Night (Or More) as a Pub Quiz Quizmaster, you also get the DP Quizmasters’ starter kit to make it easier than ever to get your quizmaster career started straight away.

  • Starter Database of 100 Pub Quiz Questions. (MS Excel)
  • Template for Answer Sheets (pdf)
  • Template for Quizmaster’s Scoresheet (pdf)
  • Sample Music Round (mp3)
  • Sample Picture Round (pdf)
  • Template Picture Round (MS Publisher)
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So why should I buy your book?

You could go it alone and start from scratch like I did, but you’ll find it far easier after you've read about what works and what doesn't.

Being a quizmaster is a brilliant way to make money but you need to know what you're doing.

It took me years to work out the best ways to do things: how to sell a quiz in the first place, and how to negotiate a good price.

I had to learn how to build an audience, how to develop a format for the quiz that keeps the audience coming back every week and how to write questions that work.

Bottom line: I wish I’d had this book when I started out: it would have saved me a lot of time!

"This is the book I wish I'd had when I was starting out as a Quizmaster."

There’s never been a book on this subject before. Now you can learn from my mistakes and benefit from my easy instructions.

This book gives you the shortcuts to 12 years or real-life knowledge and experience.

You could start without it. But don't be one of the quizmasters out there who doesn’t know their own value. Some quizmasters are working too hard for too little pay because they don’t know the important shortcuts to a busy and successful night.

£17.99 is a small one-off fee to when you think of how you’ll soon be pulling in £100 a night.

Until now, there simply hasn’t been a textbook for quizmasters, now there is!

There is simply no other book like this available today.

Quizmasters across the country are having fun and making easy money every week, but I’m the first to put it all down in a book and show you how to do it, step-by-step.

I can’t wait to see you become a successful pub quiz quizmaster.

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FAQs: Still wondering if this is for you?

If you're still not sure whether or nor or not you would enjoy being paid good money for speding your night in the pub, here are the answers to some questions you may have.

 



Q. Don’t I need to spend money on lots of fancy equipment to get started?

A. No. I’ll show you how it’s easy to get started with the absolute minimum of outlay on equipment.

Q. Is there really a market for quizmasters?

A. Yes. Every week in the UK, 15 million people visit the pub. There are 25,000 pub quizzes a week. The Independent newspaper describes Britain as “a nation of quiz addicts.” I made a full-time living from quizmastering. In fact, not only is there a market – but the lack of professional quizmasters means there is a big gap in the market. There is little competition; it’s an open goal.

Q. Do I need to be a trivia whiz to be a quizmaster?

A. No. Having a little bit of general knowledge will help but I’ll show you how to insure yourself against any quiz problems by asking watertight questions. And, at the end of the day - you're the one with the answer sheet!

Q. Don’t I need to be funny?

A. No. Some quizmasters are hilarious but as you’ll learn when you read the book, it’s far more important to be a warm person.

Q. I’VE NEVER DONE THIS KIND OF THING BEFORE!

A. Don’t Worry! My book is a step-by-step guide.

“The pub quiz has become a national obsession. No self-respecting boozer can now do without its own questionmaster”

London Evening Standard

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I am so confident that my book will quickly and easily get you on the road to pub quizmaster success, that I’m offering a full 30-day money back guarantee if you are not entirely satisfied with the book. That’s the Dr.Paul Guarantee and it means you can buy in complete confidence.


Reasons why you can order your copy now of Make £100 a night (or more) as a Pub Quizmaster in complete confidence:

  • We use Clickbank to process transactions which means you can use any credit card and you can also use your paypal account
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  • The Dr Paul guarantee applies: if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, let me know within 30 days and I’ll give you your money back – no questions asked!

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Thank You!

Thank you for reading this page. I hope you’re already excited at the prospect that you could soon be soaking up the applause and counting out the cash.

I wish you the very best and don’t forget, if you have any more questions you can get in touch with me:

Email: paul [at] dpquiz [dot] co [dot] uk

Skype: DPQUIZ

Dr.Paul

Director, Quizmedia Ltd.

PS – There’s never been a better moment for Quizmasters: Now is The Time – The Recession Opportunity

As the credit crunch bites hard in 2009, pubs up and down the country are fighting for their lives. At some pubs, the windows have already been boarded up and more will close.

The ones that survive and thrive will be the ones who take real action to attract customers. This action includes putting on a pub quiz. Believe it or not, the recession is a boom time for quizmasters.

Order the book now and learn how to approach them… before they close.

You could even save your local pub before it goes to the wall!

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"The pub quiz is more popular than ever. Traders are telling us that this activity is increasingly important to their business. They know they need to get people in every night, and they're aware that pub quizzes are an almost guaranteed means of doing that mid-week, when things are usually quiet.”

Phil Mellows, The Publican(Trade Journal), London

PPS - Don’t just take my word for it – look what the Senior Marketing Manager of Mitchells & Butlers (which runs more than 2000 pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK) has to say:

“The way consumers use pubs is constantly changing and in a very competitive market place we have to look at giving consumers compelling reasons to visit our pubs (over a competitor and or staying at home). Quiz nights are inclusive events that people of different ages, backgrounds and interests can all join in with and are one of a number of tools we employ.”

Matthew Deane, Mitchells & Butlers.

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PPPS: This is the first ever book specifically written with all the detail on exactly how you can become a pub quizmaster. Get in now before someone else in your area snaps up all the pubs!

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There are more than 6000 questions on this website and they're all free but if you want that kind of trivia power without having to turn on your PC or without having to trust your broadband connection to keep functioning, you might fancy getting it all in a book.

Quiz Master by Nick Holt claims to contain 5000 trivia questions in one volume. From my own personal experience of putting this site together, I can tell you: that is a bunch of questions.

I haven't seen it myself but the reviews on Amazon are decent enough, although one reviewer complains that the questions are too hard for the elderly. I guess you can't have everything.

desperate_danThis morning I have been updating the Art & Literature Category

The lengthy "words" page has been broken down by the introduction of a new slang page and a new page for questions about technical terms.

Also new is a page specifically for comics, magazines & newspapers, plus another sub-page of books, just for questions about authors.

So, do comics count as Art & Literature? Of course they do. The bloke who drew Desperate Dan had more art in his little finger than some of these so-called 'greats' that you get in galleries. Word up!

If you would like to contribute any free questions to the ever-growing DP Quiz database, do get in touch. I'm all ears.

tape_measureUpdated: All the text-question articles under "Science and Nature", also known as the Green category in Trivial Pursuit.

Also, I have split the Science and Nature (uncategorised) questions, creating a new page for free quiz questions about measurement. This contains questions about clocks and calendars, centimetres and miles, dessert spoons and table spoons.

Have a look!

Cheers,

Dr Paul