So you’ve decided to host a magician for your company’s employees or clients. You have realized through your research that magic shows can work really well for corporate events. But how do you choose which magician to host at your event? Here are some questions you should ask to help you make your decision:
1. WHAT TYPE OF MAGIC DO YOU PERFORM?
Magicians often specialize in different types of magic. Some focus on close-up magic, where they perform tricks right in front of small groups, while others excel in stage illusions that captivate large audiences. Make sure the magician's style aligns with your event's size and setting. For an intimate gathering, a close-up magician might be perfect, while a stage magician could be ideal for a larger event.
2. CAN YOU CUSTOMIZE YOUR ACT TO OUR EVENT?
Every event has its unique vibe and theme. A magician who can tailor their act to suit your event's specific needs and theme can create a more memorable experience. Discuss your event's details and ask if the magician can incorporate any special elements or themes into their performance.
3. DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SIMILAR EVENTS?
Experience matters in the world of magic. Ask the magician about their previous performances at events similar to yours. Their familiarity with the type of event you're hosting can ensure a smoother, more engaging performance. Additionally, ask for references or reviews from past clients to gauge their professionalism and reliability.
4. WHAT IS YOUR PERFORMANCE DURATION?
Understanding how long the magician's performance will last is crucial for event planning. You don't want the entertainment portion to either drag on or end too quickly. Discuss the expected duration of the magician's act and ensure it fits seamlessly into your event schedule.
5. HOW IS PRICING ESTABLISHED?
Magician fees can vary widely, depending on factors like experience, reputation, and the type of event. Be clear about the magician's pricing structure and what it includes. Some magicians may charge additional fees for travel, equipment, or special requests. Ensure you have a clear understanding of all costs before booking.
6. ARE YOU INSURED?
Accidents can happen during live performances, and it's essential to know if the magician has liability insurance. This can protect both you and the magician in case of any unforeseen mishaps during the event. Always request proof of insurance to ensure peace of mind.
7. CAN WE SEE A DEMO OR PROOF OF YOUR PERFORMANCE?
Seeing is believing. Request a video or live demonstration of the magician's act. This will give you a firsthand look at their style, skills, and stage presence. It's the best way to assess whether their performance aligns with your event's expectations.
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Tell me about your upcoming event and we can start the conversation about your corporate magic show:
Max Zawacki is a professional sleight-of-hand entertainer who has performed for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, headlined at prestigious venues, and showcased his skills on major media outlets.