THE SPORTS COMMENTARY BOOTH
Add an original and fun feature to your event
The Sports Commentary Booth provides a novel and unique way to keep people entertained during your conference, exhibition or other major event? It is a fun and perfect solution.
Many people have wondered what it must be like to be a sports commentator and others have secretly wanted to be one. Well there chance is here are The Commentary Booth offers you and your clients the chance to demonstrate their skills as the next John Motson or Peter Alliss. You choose the sport and The Commentary Booth provides the TV footage. Maybe you would like to describe the winning goal from the 1966 World Cup Final, Andy Murray’s final shot in his Wimbledon Final victory, or Jean Van de Velde’s infamous difficulties in the burn at Carnoustie during the Open.
The portable commentary booth is brought to you and you’ll be greeted by a well-known TV commentator*. You’ll be given some valuable tips by the expert before it’s time to have a go yourself. Take a deep breath and then add your own individual touch to some memorable sporting moments.
Afterwards each person will be given a weblink so they can go home and show family and friends. All videos are password protected so nobody needs to worry as no one else will be able to see it unless they choose to share their magic moment!
The main aim of The Sports Commentary Booth is for everybody to have fun but as this is sport The Commentary Booth likes to add a competitive edge to proceedings. A ‘golden microphone’ trophy is presented to the person judged to have delivered the best commentary during the day or evening.
And if you think your guests or clients need a drink before their brave enough to have a go The Commentary Booth offers an after dinner version which brings the house down. The expert commentator* takes to the stage in front of the audience, gives a very brief demonstration and then it’s competition time. There’s no hiding place. This is either hilarious acclamation or humiliation. The TV footage will appear on a large screen and the audience gets to judge those who have put themselves forward as commentators. The best two will return to the stage for a final showdown and they should be warned to expect the unexpected!
The booth can be branded and you will have a choice of commentators.
The Team Building or After Dinner Quiz
In a nutshell it is three rounds of 12 questions during dinner. The first round commences after the starter, the second one after the main and the third after the dessert. The topics such as sport, comedy, music and so forth are chosen by the booker.
Each table or team has a keypad and the questions are multiple choice. They are asked to press either A,B,C or D for each question. Some of the questions in each round will be video questions on a big screen.
The electronic scoring which appears on the big screen is instant. If scores are tied the computer separates the teams by which one has the quickest average response time for questions.
The winning table or team from each of the three rounds progresses to the final. (Scores are re-set after each round, so a table or team can finish last in round one but will reach the final if they win round two - this keeps all teams interested right up to the end).
The final take place on stage. All three tables or teams, or at least one member of each table or team, comes forward to the stage. We have large electronic buzzers which look like the ones on a TV show.
The final is a quick fire round of 30 questions. The team who answers the most questions correctly wins the quiz.
The quiz is hosted by BBC Sports Presenter James Pearce* who created this concept
Fascinating speaker and event host, James has spent two decades reporting on the world's biggest sports events for the BBC. An expert on the Olympics, he has recently returned from Rio, where he was reporting at his 9th Olympic Games. He also played an important role with Team GB in the months leading up to their record breaking performance, running their media training programme and making sure that the British athletes were thoroughly prepared for their moment in the media spotlight.
James was also the BBC's Olympics Correspondent for London 2012, leading the BBC's News coverage as Lord Coe and his team first won the right to host the Games, and then set about delivering them.
He is a walking encyclopaedia on sport, and a very engaging speaker. He's currently working with the England football players, coaching them on how to deliver better interviews. Not an easy challenge! James always has a good story to tell., Fascinating speaker and event host James was the BBC's Sports News Correspondent for over a decade. An expert on the London Olympics he was the BBC's Olympics Correspondent and reported on every twist and turn along the way as Lord Coe and his team first won the right to host the Games, and then set about delivering them.
James describes his job as a sports reporter as one of the best in the world, and it's easy to see why. He's spent the past two decades travelling the globe, reporting from all the biggest sports events, and interviewing all the biggest names. In recent years his specialist subject has been London 2012. In his role as Olympics Correspondent, he led the BBC's News coverage of the London Olympics and Paralympics all the way from 2001, when a 2012 bid was first discussed, through to the glorious Games of last summer. He was broadcasting live in Singapore in 2005, alongside Sue Barker, when London won the vote to host the Olympics and Paralympics.
An entertaining speaker, James can give you an insight into what it has been like to be at the heart of British sport for twenty years, and he can spill the beans on some of the personalities he's come across during that time. He might tell you about how he walked out of an interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins, or how he once put a sportsman's identical twin brother on air by mistake. As a veteran of 4 Summer Olympics, 3 Winter Olympics, 3 Football World Cups, 3 Commonwealth Games and countless other major sports occasions, James is not short of a story or two. He is a walking encyclopedia on sport and can talk about everything related to the industry including the heroes, effects of racism, incredible salaries and corruption.
*If you wish to book someone else to host the Quiz we are happy to make alternative suggestions which will be dependent on your available budget.