Magic creates Awe and Wonder.
Whether you are looking for a funny show for a lighthearted business lunch or mysterious mind boggling demonstrations for a suspense-filled gala dinner, teaming up with a magician (or illusionist) for your company occasion will be one of the most unique acts in your celebration. Magicians are able to cater to big groups as well as small teams and not only attract but retain their attention. What you need to know is which kind of magic that satisfies your event style.
Should i hire a magician?
Many people have the cliche and stereotypical image of a magician in a top hat and funny costume (This will be another blog topic ), but please do not think so. In fact, a good and modern magician will be well dressed for the occasion and present magic that is both current and relevant to the modern audience. Some questions to ask before hiring a magician are:
Is the magic show unique?
Business conference and DnDs tend to look more or less the same and sometimes repetitive. While the same type of entertainment like dances and singers/bands may be able to produce a positive environment, it will certainly not be the core of an awesome conference. Magic appeals to people of all age groups and you will hear the gasps of astonishment and laughter of joy throughout the whole show. Although i can’t vouch for every magician, this combination of wonder and delight is found in my stage show for conferences and Dinner and Dances. And what if you already had a magic show last year? No two magic shows are the same, each magician has a unique way of performing and presenting the magic even if some of the illusions may be similar. Even for my repeat customers, i am always aware of audiences who may have seen me perform previously and to add new elements in the show. When choosing a magician, look at the show-reel and the manner the magician presents himself/herself on stage, and past experiences and decide which is the best fit for you.
Is the magician’s show interactive?
It is difficult to find another form of entertainment that will involve real communication and interaction between the entertainer as well as guests. Magic involves the magician and audience to build a rapport and for both to participate in it. Magic relays on bouncing off the energy of the audience to create a higher level of energy in the room especially after a long day of conferences and keynote speakers. In my show, there are pieces by which i play a game with the audience while i am on stage and everyone can participate along, this helps to bring up the energy of the room and build a rapport with the audience. There are other pieces that involve asking audience helpers up on stage to help me out and these are usually the highlights of the show. And it is because of this element of audience participation that every show is different.
Magic is perfect for employees and CEOs
Sometimes, the CEO of the company like to be introduced in a special and flamboyant way. A magician is able to customize an illusion and make the CEO appear on stage and WOW his employees. It is a proud moment for anyone i have to say From my experience, employees enjoy watching their colleagues on stage interacting with the magician and helping out on stage, cheering them on while they are on stage. Of course extra care has to be taken by the magician not to embarrass or offend the colleague or audience in any way. I am happy to say that my magic shows are clean, filled with comedy, interaction and wonder and no one has been offended or embarrassed. Also, no one is forced to participating in the show.
HOW TO HIRE A MAGICIAN?
With so much said… How do i know which magician to hire?
Do ample research. Look at the profile of the magician and past experiences to ensure they are experienced in performing. Look at his show-reels and the manner he presents himself, and decide which is the best fit for you.
Of course, if price and budget is a big issue for you, you can always go to one of those directory websites where they have magicians ranging in prices from $100 to higher ones. But do remember when it comes to high-quality entertainment – you get what you pay for.
Of course at this time, i will have to shamelessly yet confidently recommend myself for your event because… it’s the right choice 😉