Behind the Scenes at Buzztime with Vince Ponciano
At Buzztime, we have a wide array of interesting, fun and passionate employees that all play a significant role in perfecting our product and keeping our customers happy! We’d love to give you the chance to take a peek behind the scenes at who exactly these amazing people are.
Sunshine, Sand, and umbrella drinks come to mind when talking about our Florida Field Account Executive, Vince Ponciano. Vince’s first experience with Buzztime was back in the 90’s working for Buzztime as an independent contractor with GameDay. He blazed the region from Pensacola to Orlando, selling, installing, training, and marketing more sites until we had to split his territory in half, hiring another rep to cover South Florida. He joined Buzztime again five years ago, and has covered North Florida from Jacksonville to the Keys and Orlando ever since.
Vince loves the social interaction and community culture Buzztime helps create, and makes a great effort to facilitate and nurture these communities. His favorite part of the job is meeting so many people, and has made many friends in his 17 years with Buzztime. He even has a “Beat BUZJAX” promotion that he uses weekly at his sites challenging players to beat his score and win a Buzztime prize. He also created The Florida Trivia Olympics in 2012, and is currently hosting The QB1 Florida Champions Monday Night Football League. Vince’s fun, outgoing personality and love for trivia and the Buzztime product have made him a staple in his local Buzztime community, as well as a valuable team member in the field.
What is your favorite Buzztime game to play?
All of them except Brainbusters.
What do you think makes for a great atmosphere at a bar & restaurant?
People want to see other people having a good time there when they walk in, lots of action, plates of good food being served, friendly staff, and everybody smiling and laughing. What would you do if you entered a bar and saw only a handful of customers, just sitting silently and staring at the TVs? I wouldn’t stay there for long, would you?
What attracted you to the industry?
Where else can you get paid for walking into a site, playing trivia , watching sports, talking to people, and helping them make money? I’d rather do this than sit in an office 8 hours a day!
What is your favorite go-to drink?
What celebrity, living or dead, would you most like to have a drink with?
Billy Joel I still sing along to “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”
If you had a bar, what would you name it?
If you had a super power, what would it be?
To time travel and take the path not taken to see where it would lead…
What’s one cool thing about Buzztime you wish people knew?
That the game brings out the best in people’s knowledge, some have strengths in entertainment, sports and history, while others excel in science, geography, and literature. So when playing trivia at a site, the game increases the competition level by showing players where they stand during the contest, and makes them stay for another game if they came in second. They really want to beat that yoyo at the end of the bar!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
1) Computer- so I could play Buzztime!
2) Sophia Vergara- she would help me with the Latin based questions….
3) Paula Deen – she would keep us fed!
Favorite part of your job?
Meeting and making new friends
Tune in each week to catch the next behind the scenes segment of our Buzztime team.