Finding the Right Magician for Your Next Event

When you’re looking to find a magician for your next event, just remember that not all magicians are equal in terms of skills and expertise, and every audience is different. Follow a number of tips and strategies to ensure the magician you hire is a perfect fit for your guests and your event.

Every magician is unique

When starting your search for a magician, remember that everyone will have a different skillset, personality, and level of experience.  One magician may specialize in children’s parties while another may work only corporate events. Remember that language, the type of magic, and length of the show may differ depending on your audience.

Some magicians cater only to adult audiences and their show will reflect this. Of course, most magicians are flexible in their performances and can adapt depending on the audience, but do your research and start comparing well ahead of event time. After all, you wouldn’t necessarily want to hire a magician who specializes at birthday party magic if you’re looking for a magician for your business or corporate event or vice versa.

It’s very important to at least have a grasp on the type of magic you may prefer for your event. Determine what type of magic would suit your event based on the venue, event schedule, and size of the event.

Do you have a large crowd or a small gathering?  Will your event be at a tradeshow floor, a large venue with a stage, or maybe a home? Consider the environment in which the event is held when choosing magician. Why?

Some magicians specialize in close-up magic and perform miracles inches away from your guests, using cards, coins, and borrowed objects from the crowd.  Many magicians specialize in interactive stage magic, where guests are often brought on stage to participate in the show. A third option would be a stage illusionist who uses large props, assistants, and special effects.  For this, a larger stage or theater setting would be more appropriate.

When you find a magician, get to the nitty-gritty

When seeking a magician, you definitely want to look for promo material and previous feedback reviews. Look to their websites for video clips of their acts so you can gauge the aesthetic, personality, and type of magic that the magician performs.

Experience is always important.  You want a magician who performs consistently in a variety of different venues and circumstances. Again, video clips and feedback from previous clients is an excellent way to gauge your feelings toward the magician as well as how your audience may respond.

A magician with abundant and accessible promo material shows transparency in terms of the service offered to your guests.  Generally speaking, the quality promo material is a reflection of the quality of the magician.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions during the process of finding the right magician for your event. A professional will be open to offering you references, additional video clips, or any advice on the type of magic that would suit your event best.

Although the quote is important, focus more on the experience your guests will have at your event.  Find the magician you think will suit your event best, and then ask for a quote. If it is out of your budget, there are plenty of other options, but at least you learned what you are looking for.  This will help you find a magician who will be a perfect fit for your special group!

Amory Hermetz performing magic at a banquet



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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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