To choose the best corporate entertainer/ entertainment for your Conference, Christmas Party or Gala dinner requires planning and research. Avoiding the mishap of a booking an inexperienced or horrible entertainer can be difficult. The advice you need to ensure your event is a success is contained in this article.
Booking an entertainer in advance is essential. Popular entertainers are often booked months or even years in advance. Upon setting the date for your corporate event, you should then immediately commence searching for the type of entertainment you need and want.
There are many types of corporate entertainment that you could choose for your party or event. Depending on your audience you may want to have a little humour on the night. A stand up comedian to be your MC may assist in lightening the mood. They can not only introduce all the other entertainers and speakers and keep the event in order but they could also do their own routine on the night. Ensure that the comedian or entertainer you select is appropriate for the audience for your corporate event.
A magician, hypnotist or illusionists can be a great novelty and source of entertainment on the night. Not only can they get the audience involved, they can keep the laughter rolling. These types of entertainers add a little class to the event. Magicians, illusionist or hypnotist shows are very interactive and to ensure success, the group should be outgoing and uninhibited. Quiet or shy groups are less likely to participate and have an aversion to going up on stage. So for these groups, this entertainment may not be suitable or enjoyable.
When booking the music for the event, whether you choose a band or DJ, ensure they are familiar with the group and music preference. Ask for a Demo or video of them at an event to ensure that that their music taste will be appropriate for the event your hosting. You may also want to ask for references. Asking for references should apply to all the entertainers your considering.
Generally speaking booking an entertainer directly as opposed to through and agent will avoid miscommunication. It will also allow you to meet with them personally to ensure that they are suited to your event. Often agencies will not allow you to meet the entertainer prior to the event. They add their fees to the overall cost of the entertainer. So by booking directly you could save money on your entertainment. Many entertainers are also willing to customise the performance which is something that is difficult to coordinate via an agent. There are also travel expenses when hiring entertainers. You will need to factor this into the cost of booking a specific entertainer.
To ensure that things run smoothly you should discuss what the entertainer requires on the night. Usually the venue can accommodate them with the sound and lighting equipment and microphones etc. However you should be aware of any other special set up requirement.
Your corporate entertainment should leave you guests excited and wanting more. So keeping the entertainers performance to 30 mins will ensure that guests aren’t bored.