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8 Mistakes Human Resource Directors Make When Looking To Hire The Right Entertainment
A CEO approved, HR tested, corporate party entertainer not only amuses your audience, but also eases the pressure on you before and during the party. It is a fact hiring the right corporate tested and approved party entertainer can be a little disheartening, Use this top “eight” list as your personal, stress-free guide to help you locate and know when you have the perfect corporate entertainer.
Does the entertainer offer a 100% Guarantee? If No, hang up your phone and call one who does (for a listing of nationwide entertainers offering a 100% Guarantee send an email with this request to:Show.com" class="hft-email">info@MagictainmentShow.com).
You have enough to think about, without wondering and hoping if the entertainers you hire are the “right” ones!
A full-time specialized corporate entertainer should be offering you a 100% tear-up your check Guarantee.
A good example is:
"Our Iron Clad, 100%, No Weasel Clause Guarantee is:
If we do not provide the services we agree to, you can take your check and tear it up. Pay us nothing - GUARANTEED!
Yes, we are so confident your guest’s will have one of the most memorable, exciting, fun-filled and amazing event/parties ever when you have us entertain at your company’s party. This is the reason we can and do offer this, our no strings attached guarantee. We will make you look like a real-hero.
2. Show time:
Corporate entertainer’s performances are generally available in several durations - usually from thirty-minutes to two hours (or more upon request). Attention: The amount of time the entertainer performs DOES NOT GUARANTEE you will be “getting your money’s worth”.
One entertainer may offer an hour show and really be a flop, where another corporate proven entertainer who is seasoned, audience-friendly, fun, witty, amazing, memorable awesome-show deliverer may be there for thirty-five minutes and your guests go wild with excitement, jaws drop in awe, cheer with laughter, and after the event you successfully pulled together, all your guests approach you, shake your hand and tell you how great the event was, ESPECIALLY the entertainment.
Read the testimonies on their web site and promotional materials. A full-time pro will be able to provide you with plenty of testimonies from company’s like yours upon request.
4. Games and Give-Away:
While most entertainers generally have a set program, most will do their best to include any special requests you may have. If additional supplies or prizes are required, such as a fun interactive / team-building game and quality prizes, there will be additional fees. A pro will provide appropriate prizes and games (not all corporate entertainers offer give-away & games, but this is a plus - less for you to do)
5. Feeling secure:
Professional corporate performers will provide you with an invoice via mail, email, or fax. It is always a good sign you are talking with a professional corporate entertainer when they provide you with written confirmation of your booking, so there is no confusion in regards to the date, time, address, or requirements for your event/party.
Note: Each entertainer has differing pricing schedules and may include a travel charge to your location in addition to their standard prices. Ensure these charges, if any, are included in your written confirmation along with the details of any deposits required so there are no embarrassing surprises at your party.
6. Are they a pro?
Disappointingly, there are lots of self-proclaiming “corporate entertainers” who call themselves professionals, but do little more than put on bad shows, waste your money and embarrass you, the host.
Anyone who buys a few cheap tricks from a web site can call themselves a corporate entertainer (‘magician’). So how do you recognize an awesome entertainer?
Here are a few valuable tips (questions to ask before you make the final agreement):
A. At least 5-10 years of professional experience.
B. Do they have an up-to-date web site. It is true, having a web site does not guarantee the entertainer is good, but this is one sign of someone who is serious about their business (especially if they have a vanity site name).
C. A professional will customize each show accordingly (keeping in mind their audience and age group). This makes them a great catch and will make you look like a real hero with your guest’s and most of all, your boss.
…Again, a full time professional entertainer’s web site should tell you what you need to know.
D. Is there material “appropriate” or are you in constant “fear” they may use blue material during the performance. A true pro will never use off color jokes and will not be degrading to your audience.
Is the corporate entertainer you are thinking about hiring associated with talent agencies. If the entertainer is hired through an agency or has an agent this is usually a great sign these individuals are true pros. Also keep in mind many professional entertainers with 5-10 years experience do their own bookings as well.
Many HR directors call entertainers asking for price quotes, looking for the least expensive corporate entertainment rate in the area.
Note: You receive what you pay for. When you hire an entertainer (CEO qualified, audience-friendly, comedy magicians/illusionists), price is definitely an indicator of a few things. The lower the price, the more likely the magician is not a full time pro and not as experienced, and the quality of the entertainment will show (your guest’s will know). You receive what you pay for!
A full time professional is very easy to work with. They DO NOT think they have “arrived”, though they may have a celebrity status, they carry themselves well and do not belittle others. They will not make major demands which can become taxing and ridiculous.
Note: Full time professional entertainers are extremely reliable and can work with you and your team to enhance your event. At times if the situation calls for it, pros can reverse gears and are ready to perform at a moments notice, for instance, someone did not show up, it starts to rain, food is delayed, etc. >>>a truly professional corporate entertainer is willing and always ready to adapt to your needs!
Comedy Magicians/Illusionists always have something up their sleeve at a moments notice should the need arise !!
Now That’s MAGIC!!
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