Tricks for Keeping your Conference Crowd Entertained

At a conference, it is easy for a crowd to become bored or restless from listening to a seemingly endless lineup of speakers.  Even if the speakers are engaging and entertaining, the crowd may be itching for a bit of variety. …Something that gives their brains a break and allows them to refocus on the important subjects of the conference. 

Of course, there are many options available for adding a bit of texture to a conference or corporate party schedule.  A corporate comedian, juggler, magician, or digital illusionist could be just the perfect touch to keep attendees attuned, focused, and interested. 

Interactive entertainment of some sort is a great way to keep the crowd alert, involved, and engaged. The next time you’re struggling to come up with corporate party entertainment ideas, consider a magician.  Magic is inherently interesting, and it is one of the most popular forms of live entertainment in our culture.  Think about America’s Got Talent or Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us.” In addition to television shows like these, magic is becoming increasingly popular at conferences, seminars, and corporate events around the world. 

Corporate party entertainment ideas are not easy to come by

Keeping a crowd engaged at a conference or corporate party is vital. Whether it’s the end-of-year bash where awards, perks, or recognitions are being handed out… or it’s a training conference or seminar, the last thing you want to see are signs of restless boredom from your guests.

Of course, finding the right magician for your event is important.  You want someone who will fit the vibe and energy of your event. Take a look at the performer’s promo material, and take a minute to chat with him/her on the phone.  This will give you a good idea of what it will be like to have the performer at your event. Magicians are generally quite versatile performers and can work under a variety of different circumstances.  This is why they are a popular choice with corporate event planners.

The benefits of magic tricks or a magic show at your next event are numerous:

  • Magic is inherently interesting to people, regardless of their background or demographic. A magic show may be the perfect solution to ensure that your audience is alert, engaged, and having fun.
  • Magic is the perfect ice breaker.  Before you know it, your guests are socializing and talking among themselves about incredible feats of magic performed right before their very eyes: impossible illusions with playing cards, coins, and borrowed objects. Laughter soon follows. Before you know it, your crowd is having a blast and letting you know all about it!
  • When you hire an experienced magician used to working at various events such as a conference or corporate party, he or she can easily adapt to the venue and event schedule.
  • When you seek to keep your conference crowd entertained, an interactive magic show is the perfect addition.  Audience interaction is a very important part of a magic show. Throughout the show, the magician will get people involved by asking them questions, borrowing objects, handing out objects, or bringing them on stage to help with a trick.  

A magician has a special capability to bring people together and to encourage a sense of nostalgic delight. When you’re looking for corporate party entertainment ideas, consider hiring a magician. An experienced magician will be able to adapt his or her act to the venue, crowd, and event schedule.  This makes magic a perfect fit for almost any corporate event or conference.

The next time you’re looking to entertain your corporate or conference crowd, turn to a magician!

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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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