Finding entertainment for a corporate convention, holiday celebration or conference can appear like an overwhelming task. There are literally thousands of exceptional, great, and downright dreadful corporate entertainers available. This list will provide you with some recommendations on ways to narrow down your search and discover entertainment that will help make your occasion a success!
1 - MOST IMPORTANTLY - ALWAYS ASK TO SEE A DEMO VIDEO. A demo video is the only method you can truly judge whether a business performer will be right for your company celebration. The demonstration video needs to be brief highlights of the sections of an entertainer's show. The video should be shot in front of a live audience so you can see how a genuine audience responds to the program. If a performer's video is nothing, however, split-second clips and fancy graphics set to music, then they are probably attempting to cover for an insufficient performance - or worse, it might indicate that they have NEVER even carried out in front of a genuine audience.
2- KNOW WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FEE. There are travel expenditures connected with hiring nationwide performers for your business celebration. Numerous entertainers include the travel costs into their performance cost and for some travel will be an extra expense. Make sure to know what is included in the fee you are estimated to prevent any unforeseen (and potentially expensive!) surprises.
3 - LEAVE YOUR GUESTS WANTING MORE. 90 minutes of entertainment may seem like a terrific idea when you are preparing your business event, but a lot of audiences do not wish to sit through a 90-minute program. A longer show does NOT equal a much better program. Even the TOP comics and entertainers on the planet (Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, etc) just carry out 60-75 minute programs. Expert entertainers and corporate event planners concur that a great length for many business live entertainment is 35-50 minutes. It is always much better to leave your audience delighted and desiring more ... rather than having them get worn out and start taking a look at the watch.
4 - DISCUSS SET-UP REQUIREMENTS BEFORE BOOKING. Set-up need for entertainers differs considerably. Some can carry out in the corner of a room with simply a microphone, some need a minimum phase area and special sound and lighting devices. Make certain that your place will have the ability to fulfill your performer's set-up requires prior to booking.
5 - IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL REQUEST ... ASK! Many entertainers are pleased to customize part of their performance for your occasion. If you have a special demand in mind, make sure to discuss this with the performer at the time of booking.
6 - KNOW THE PERFORMER'S EXPERIENCE. You desire a business performer who mainly performers for corporate audiences. Do not hesitate to ask concerns ... Is the performer a full-time entertainer? Have they carried out on occasions like yours in the past? Do they have letters of recommendation and evaluates from past customers for you to check out?