Corporate Event Magic Recap!
Building and Earth Conference at Marriott Midtown Atlanta

This was a dinner event for Building and Earth employees from around the US.  Building and Earth is a company specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and materials engineering.  Employees traveled from around the country to the Marriott Midtown hotel in Atlanta for multiple days of education, training, and networking with peers.  

This particular event was on the final day of the conference, and the goal was to allow attendees to wind down after several days of education.  I was booked to perform 1 hour of strolling magic during the cocktail hour and a 40 minute show on stage for the whole group after dinner.  The cocktail hour start time was 6PM, so I arrived at the event space around 5PM to get set up.

The first thing I did upon arrival was to meet the planner and begin setting up the stage area for my performance.  I like to get everything set up for the stage show prior to beginning the cocktail hour magic.  This way, I can move seamlessly from strolling magic into the stage show after dinner, without having to rush to set things up. 

After setting up the stage, I went to a separate area of the venue where the cocktail hour would be held.  It wasn’t long before guests began to trickle in, and I started mingling amongst them, performing close-up illusions that gathered crowds!

I hopped from group to group, performing around 7-8 minutes of magic for each group.  There were 75 guests in total, so this was the perfect amount of time to allow me to perform for nearly everyone during the cocktail hour.  As word spread about “the magician,” guests began to gather around and form small crowds.  In fact, I remember several guests following me to different groups to see if they could “catch” any of the illusions.  I”m not sure they had any success.😁 

As the cocktail hour was wrapping up and guests were moving to the dining area, I ran to the stage to do my final check to make sure everything was ready to go and to get mic’d up.  After this, I had around 30 minutes to hang out as guests ate dinner.  I will often stay backstage, if there is a backstage, but in this case there wasn’t, so I stepped right outside of the dining area.  I took a seat in a comfy chair and awaited a text from the planner to let me know she was ready to introduce me.

Since I had already performed for nearly everyone during the cocktail hour, the group knew me and was a warm audience right off the bat.  I performed effects such as the Shredded ID

Shredded ID

and the Rubik’s Cube Trick.

Rubik’s Cube Trick

And fortunately, the event planner sent me a couple short videos that I’m able to share with you here!  I performed many more effects throughout the show, involving audience members, but these will give you an idea of how the show looked.

Upon completion of the show, a few awards were to be given out, and I was asked to draw and announce the winning tickets.  This marked the completion of the event and a successful evening.  Afterward, the planner kindly left me a Google review!

When performing a stage show, I almost always perform strolling magic during the reception or cocktail hour, if the event has one.  This allows me to meet many of the guests and break the ice before the show even starts.  Then when the show starts, the audience has already seen some amazing magic and is ready for more!

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Amory performing a magic trick

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Amory Hermetz

Amory Hermetz

Amory is a professional magician who tours the country performing at corporate events. He specializes in close-up and stage illusions for conferences, awards banquets, client/employee appreciation events, and corporate retreats.

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