Hire Magic Entertainment for Your Next Business Dinner

You’re the host for your company’s upcoming business dinner and you’re in charge of booking the entertainment. It’s often difficult to find ways to break the ice and get guests to feel comfortable socializing with one another.  This is one circumstance where a close-up magician will thrive. Why not consider hiring a magician for your next business dinner gathering?

Magic has the ability to transcend social or cultural barriers and bring people together with an incredible shared experience. Magic can give people a different perspective by showing them something they have never seen before and have no explanation for.  Add in some lighthearted humor, and you have a perfect act to impress your guests.

Hiring a magician for your next business dinner 

Before finding a magician to entertain at your next business dinner, ask yourself a few questions about the event. Will your business dinner be at someone’s home, in a corporate office setting, a restaurant, or large event venue? This can help determine what kind of magician you want to hire for your venue. For some circumstances, you want a close-up magician to perform an intimate show for a smaller crowd or to stroll amongst a larger crowd, performing for individual groups throughout the night.  For other cases, you may want a magician on stage to perform for the entire crowd all at once.

Next, determine your audience. Is the dinner for adults only, or will families be invited? This may help you pinpoint the perfect performer for your event.  Event planners for business dinners can be helpful, as they are likely familiar with many local performers and their strengths.

What is the schedule of your event?  Will there be a cocktail hour? Will there be an awards ceremony after dinner?  Points like these are important when determining the type of performance you want, as well as the placement of the performance within the night’s schedule.  A cocktail hour is a great time for strolling/mingling magic to warm up the crowd. A stage show is a great option right after an awards ceremony since the crowd is already seated and attentive.  

Watch promo videos of different magicians performing in front of a crowd.  This will give you an idea of their personalities and the type of material they perform.  Can you picture any of the performers at your event with your guests? It may be a good idea to reach out to several performers and schedule a phone call with each of them…

Communicating with the magician

Communication with the magician is important before you decide on a specific magic act or style of magic. Don’t be hesitant to ask questions and provide the performer with details about your event. The performer you decide on should be knowledgeable about your event and the type of performance that would be best for your guests.  He or she may provide you with several options depending on your needs and budget.

Remember that hiring a magician for your event is not something to gloss over.  The entertainment can often make or break an event, and you want to hire someone you trust to do a fantastic job.

Be ready to describe your venue and a basic schedule outline for the event. With this knowledge, a performer should be able to suggest the optimal type of performance and the performance length that may fit your event best.  It is likely that an experienced magician will have performed at many similar events to yours, so be open to suggestions that may improve the flow of the event and the performance.

Overall, the magician you decide on should be concerned with making sure your guests have a great time.  If you like the performer’s promo videos or reviews and enjoyed speaking with him or her on the phone, there’s a good chance that performer will be a great addition to your event!

 Make your next business dinner a success

While many business dinners can be bland and uneventful, they don’t have to be. You may want to provide magical entertainment for your guests. Lighten the mood. Give them something to remember and appreciate. The next time you get charged with planning or hosting a business dinner, consider magic – a perfect way to break the ice, encourage mingling, and give your guests an unforgettable experience.

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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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