Entertainment for Corporate Events
Many companies find that during corporate events, their employees are left snoozing during another lecture about sales and business strategy. While these topics have their place in the boardroom, bringing them out during a celebration is a great way to kill the mood. Instead of turning every event into a meeting, try hiring corporate event entertainers. While there are many options for entertainment for corporate events, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind when hiring, whether you choose a professional magician, a fun cover band, or other entertainment.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when hiring corporate entertainment is to never hire a person who belittles other acts, especially within their own industry. While they may be telling the truth, it is unprofessional behavior that may seep over into your event. An entertainer who makes their money by putting down other acts is unlikely to have an act that can stand on its own merits.
Another red flag to watch out for is a person who takes a long time to return your calls. While some leeway should be given in case they are busy with other events, if multiple phone calls go unanswered for any length of time, move on. An entertainer who is unreliable to answer requests for information is likely to be unreliable about arriving on time.
Whether you choose to hire a professional magician, a hypnotist, or a stand-up comedian, remember to tip your performers when they are done. It is difficult to succeed in the entertainment industry, so it is important to reward a job well done. If the entertainer asks, provide honest feedback about their performance: what worked and what could use some tweaking. This will allow them to improve the show, and give a better performance the next time they are hired. Lastly, if your event will be long and you expect the performers to stay for the whole thing, consider giving them a bite to eat. A performer with food is an energized performer, and an energized performer puts on a better show.
Hiring the right corporate entertainment can be a daunting task, but by following these tips, you are sure to make any event enjoyable for guests and entertainment alike.
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