No matter what type of event you are organising, magic will always make it so much better. Although most magicians usually perform at kid's parties, you can hire one on corporate and special events as well.
It is safe to assume that everyone loves magic, but not if it was poorly performed. To avoid making your party awkward, here are some steps you can follow to make sure that you’re hiring the best magician:
1. Finalise your event details
Right before you hire a magician (or any other staff to your party), make sure to plan out your event well first. Doing so will help you determine what is lacking and how you can further improve the program. Like so, a magician would need to know the event details to help him plan out his performance as well.
Here are some necessary details that you should discuss:
Type and theme of the event
Date, time, and venue
Number of guests, also their age range and profession (if applicable)
Whether the guests will be sitting, standing, or roaming around the venue
In which part of the event will the magician perform
Other entertainment performances (if there is)
2. Look for magicians’ organisations
To make sure that you’re working with a professional, highly experienced, and highly skilled magician, you can consider booking one from known magicians organisations like the Australian Society of Magicians and Australian Institute of Magic.
3. Get to know about your potential hiree
Magicians all have different styles of performance, executions, and characteristics. If you’re planning a kid’s party, you would want a magician that has a charming personality. On the other hand, if you’re hiring one for a corporate event, you would want to hire a magician that knows how to communicate and entertain adult professionals.
To help you get the right magician that suits your event, here are some qualities that you should assess:
Hire a magician whose performance and style suits your type of event. Aside from that, you should also consider your type of guests, location venue, and theme of the event. Some magicians specialise in performing at kid's parties, and some of them perform at formal corporate events. In other words, hire a magician that suits the mood of your event.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong about working with rookie magicians. Although, the advantage of working with highly experienced entertainers is they know how to react and act on certain undesired situations like when a child cries or someone from the crowd is being disrespectful. Like so, an experienced magician would likely execute their performances in a perfect, magical way that your guests will love.
No matter how good a magician is, if they can’t get the attention of their audience, the performance would only get annoying and awkward for everybody. So, make sure to hire someone that understands the value of entertainment. Most magicians like to interact and build a fun relationship with their audience to make the performance much more enjoyable.
4. Discuss your expectations
If you think you’ve now got the right magician for your event, you must discuss your expectations from them as well. To avoid possible commotions or understanding, laid out information or acts that you would want to see. However, make sure that both parties agree with the terms and conditions.
5. Sign a contract
Finally, once you have discussed everything, make sure to sign a contract. In this way, you can protect the right of both parties and avoid issues. Some information that you can include in the agreement is their commission rate and the event and performance details.
Magic is one of the most adored classic forms of entertainment that everyone loves. Even though there’s now plenty of options to choose from to keep your guests entertained, many still prefer to see magic performances even on formal corporate events.
If you’re looking to hire a magician in Melbourne, you can contact me today, and I’ll help you throw a fun and entertaining party for your guests.