Corporate Event Magic Recap! US Health Advisors at Dream Hotel in Nashville, TN

This event was for a US Health agency based in Tennessee.  There were around 70 attendees in total, and this included insurance agents and their spouses.  They were in Nashville for a yearly conference, and this was an evening event meant to help guests relax and connect with one another in a more casual setting.  

The event was being held in the Dream Hotel’s speakeasy club called “Dirty Little Secret.”  I was hired for 3 Hrs of Strolling Magic, with a 30-45 minute break in there while guests ate dinner.  The event was set to start at 6PM, so I arrived a bit before 5:30 to get a lay of the land.  To get to the venue, you have to enter through a storefront and are let into the bar area through a set of double doors.  It did take me a minute to find it, but that is why I always arrive early!

Guests began to trickle in a little after 6, and before I knew it, the room was full, and guests were grabbing drinks.  The first hour of the event was the cocktail hour when guests mingled amongst each other.  During this time, I approached groups that were standing and performed close-up illusions for them.  

Soon, groups began to form around me, and I was performing effects such as the Clear Cards and the Pool Ball.  In these instances, I began performing for a group of 3 or 4 people, and others began gathering around as they saw and heard what was happening.  Once I finished with one group, I would approach another.  Sometimes, I would only be performing for a couple of people at the start, like with the Cards on Sharpie effect.

As the event continued, guests began to take their seats for dinner.  While everyone ate, I took a short break.  During a meal, guests should be focused on enjoying the food, so that is one time that I will generally recommend pausing the magic. As guests began to finish their meals, I started performing again. In this case, guests were seated at round tables of 6-8 guests each.  For these groups, I performed different effects than I did during the cocktail hour. 

These effects included Coin Through Hand and Card in Phone.

I even stole a watch or two… and gave them back of course 🙂.

Typically, the cocktail hour is a bit faster-paced, but that pace slows down after dinner, and I am able to spend more time with each group.  The effects I perform are still concise and direct, but I am able to perform illusions that require a bit more build-up.  At this point, most guests have already seen me perform during the cocktail hour, and they’re fully engaged in the experience.  

Many times, I will perform a show in front of the entire group after dinner.  But for more relaxed events or for events at venues that can’t accommodate a show, strolling magic is an excellent option after dinner to keep guests engaged and socializing with one another.

If you are looking for a Nashville magician for your event, please reach out.  We would love to hear from you!




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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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