To get the most out of booking a magician you will want to read this blog post. The following tips will help with almost any kind of event. If you hire a magician your guests will thank you later.
4 Key Tips To Booking A Magician
The tips I’m about to share with you will help you get the most out of booking a magician. They come from my twenty years of experience as a magician. Of those twenty years, I have been a full time professional for 8.
Booking A Magician: Table Displays
Tip number 1. If you have a magician providing entertainment at tables to compliment the dinner service make sure your table displays are short. I’ve been hired for so many events with huge table displays and as such only half of the table can be entertained. If your table display blocks your guest’s view they will find it frustrating.
Booking A Magician: Music
If there is loud music a magician cannot do their job, it’s as simple as that. If you have music during a magician entertaining you have completely wasted your money. Your magician will be frustrated, your guests will be frustrated and no one will know what’s going on. The worst case of this I’ve had was at a small corporate event for 30 people. A brass band entered the room playing very loudly throughout the event. Most guests wanted to enjoy the spectacle of the brass band but the people who wanted to see magic couldn’t as they couldn’t hear anything I said. With better planning, the client would have gotten much more value for money.
Booking A Magician: Lighting
Too dark and your guests won’t be able to see what cards their picking or what’s happening. Too bright and your magician will struggle to perform. Medium lighting is best but if you use low light place your magician by a table with a lamp. It’s not rocket science but like the previous tips, I’ve experienced this myself. I’ve performed in very low light environments and guests had to squint to see anything.
Booking A Magician: Private Area
Professional performers should never have to change in the toilet, where people urinate. This tip is important because a lot of the better magicians don’t travel in their suits. Asking them to change in a toilet on arrival sets a bad tone that you don’t value them at all. If you arrange for a place with basic refreshments and a private area to prepare the magician will likely be happier to work with you and probably do a better job.
Any reputable magician will be able to work with an event organiser on solutions to all of these problems but discussing them with your magician before your event will help your guests enjoy the magic much more and help your magician do a better job. Ultimately all of these details will add to the overall success of any event.
Final Final Thoughts
Everyone is familiar with January Blues and I have something to help you get through it. Bites Of Wonder. A series of short stories from my professional career as a magician. The stories range from performing on national television to being escorted out of The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair by security. You can watch the 10 episodes by clicking HERE. You will find the original blog article on Bites Of Wonder HERE.
January 15th, 2020