Saturday, February 18, 2017

Game Show Tools for Training in 2017


We extensively updated the Game Show Presenter (GSP) product line over the past two years and phased out some older versions. You can see this at our new web site, www.gameshowpresenter.com. Our game show software now offers more variety and flexibility.  Here's a feature comparison chart.

If you are a registered user of an older product, get in touch with us about your upgrade options to the new GSP GOLD Level. With four different quiz game formats, it has become our most popular training game tool.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How do Teams Buzz In?

Question from a team building specialist: How can teams buzz in to Game Show Presenter?

The Game Show Presenter software currently tracks up to 10 players or teams. If you are using lockout buzzers for your game show event, then each team would have one buzzer. Some buzzers have a handheld design, so in that case each team would need a team captain to hold the buzzer. (For trainers who emphasize team building, this is a chance for teams to work on communication skills.) Other buzzers are table-top buttons that are easily shared by members of a team.

When a team is the first to buzz in, Game Show Presenter will put that team's name at the top of the screen so everyone knows which team should answer, and it starts a countdown timer to motivate a quick response.

When using buzzers that communicate directly with our software, there are some great features that give you extra control over the how people compete. For instance, you can set a delay period so no one can buzz in until after the delay. That's ideal if you want time to read the question aloud. It also prevents teams from hitting their buzzers the moment the question appears rather than taking time to read the question and think about the answer. It's also very useful to have the game deduct points for wrong answers, which gives a further incentive to players to read and think before they buzz-in.

Advanced buzzer options like these have been part of Game Show Presenter software for the past 10 years. We are happy to answer your questions about buzzers. We post the lastest game show buzzer news on our buzzer page.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Use Animated GIFs to Keep It Snappy

Animated GIF images have been around since the early days of the web, but they are still popular and even trendy. Did you know you can put animated GIF images into your quiz questions in Game Show PLUS? Yep. When you are creating the question, just click the button to add a PICTURE and select your GIF file.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Android 4-Player Wireless Buzzers

Would you be interested in a 4-player wireless buzzer system for Android that costs under $100? Our contacts at buzzers.com report they are working on just such a system. The wireless system would work with Game Show Presenter software and enable up to four players or teams to buzz in. While we're told the product is not shipping yet, the developer is gauging interest and they would like to hear from you. You can contact them via this page on their site.

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