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Research Your Entertainer Thoroughly

Hosting an event of any kind can create a ton of stress. There are so many significant details and decisions to make that it can start to feel overwhelming. Luckily, some people are trained to help in these situations. Event planners ensure each item is handled to the best degree, leaving you to attend to other matters. One of these might be taking care of the entertainment.

While some agencies already have the talent, some as many performers work for themselves. In this case, it is important to check all social media channels when researching. If a person worked for an agency, the agent would have a say on how they are represented, including online. You may only see the polished, well-performed videos. But plenty of people will want to show how they developed as a performer. In the age of technology, anyone can record any event or show they may be attending. Often, if the quality is excellent, the performer will link the page to his social media accounts or his performance bio site. As they get more comfortable and professional, then they get the wear with all to hire someone to record them, improving quality of the video. Check any pages or sites of theirs to learn what kind of performer they are.

It is also important to specify what you want out of a performance. While at the same time, it’s necessary to remember that certain performers may not tweak their act, and is a decision people must respect. But if there are those who agree to alter their narrative, lay out early on what you would like to see and hear. If the performer is a musician, they are going to need plenty of time to learn the songs properly. Constantly changing songs leaves a soloist or band press for time, leading to a rather sloppy music show.

Comedians are another animal. More often than not, their acts and language are tailored to a whole kind of different audience. Depending on the group or event, it’s best to see if their performance is suitable or needs to be cleaned up. Some are happy to do so but make sure to watch the performance before the actual event, just to double check everything is appropriate.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions when hiring anybody. Find their history of performances from resumes and videos. Ask for their rates, ask if they have other talents, ask everything until you feel satisfied with your choice. Remember, this is your event, and how the night shall go will be judged based on your actions. Call previous businesses that allowed them to perform and get a feel for how they did. A performer wants to give a good job as well, so communication is key. Research your type of entertainment, discuss details, and enjoy the process of creating your own entertainment show.

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People Love Visuals

An entertainer’s primary job is to dazzle a crowd. This can be accomplished in some ways, but one of the most popular ways is through lights and pyrotechnics. It can captivate an audience and show the uniqueness of a group.

Holographs, picture shows, and light shows that react with musical sounds. All these are engaging and beautiful art forms. Sometimes an event doesn’t call for such spectacular light shows. But for an occasion like a graduation party or exciting celebration, this idea can liven the party. DJ’s are a big user of light and laser shows. They use it to play to the music and create an EDM experience.

Dancers are another type of artist that will incorporate light manipulation to heighten their dancing. Shadow dancers are especially popular as they use just a screen and lights to cast their shadows and capture each dance move. Artists will often use a software to help get great visual lighting effects.

The most spectacular part of a light show is the emotion it can stir. Theme parks are notorious for brilliant light shows and events. You can create any stylistic performance you want. Music and movement pieces are a popular choice to match it. Techno musicians are among the type of artists to use these methods and many of the performances are eccentric and exciting.

There are multiple ways to make an event interesting and fun. Traditional forms of entertainment are slowly fading away. People are beginning to understand that there is more than a handful of art forms to watch. Supporting artists like these are great for the community and inspire others to try new ideas and styles of artistry. Even adding a little bit of a flame show isn’t taboo. Fire acrobats take pride in the amazing stunts they can do while performing near or around the fire. Hiring entertainers can be an exciting part of the event planning process, and there is plenty to check out, so don’t be afraid to try something different.

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Don’t Let Them Steal the Entire Show

While an entertainer’s job is to do just that, entertain, it’s important to note that guidelines must still be followed. You want your guests to enjoy the event and allow for the moments to sink in. One of the best ways to keep them engaged is hiring a performer. Now regardless of the type, your performer should always know what you expect out of them. Ask them to tailor their act if necessary to fit the kind of audience. You’re trying to set an atmosphere, so it’s entirely reasonable to ask for changes to match that mood.

Know the standards and reputation of the artist. Find out if they are known for showboating or stealing time away from the rest of the scheduled event. This should never be too much of a problem, but there are some who don’t know when to wrap up their time. But since this is your event, you must not have them become the focus of the occasion. This is why communication is so important. Being straightforward about what you expect will avoid any confusion. Also, make sure to watch the whole act. Then you can make any changes needed or even ask to add something in.

A big way to avoid a performer from overstepping their bounds is to of course have a contract. If explicit guidelines are not followed, then you can be sure the artist is the one who pays the heaviest price. Warnings of pay being affected is a good tactic to ensure your performers sticks to the straight and narrow. Although, if any entertainer needs that much warning, then they probably aren’t worth hiring to begin with.

Budget the time an artist has on stage. It is also your job to be fair and allow for the proper amount of time to let them get through their act. It’s rare to see someone purposefully go over time, so this sort of problem should rarely occur. But be sure to gather references and testimonies from people who used their talents before. If you still want to air on the side of caution, it is always acceptable to hire from an agency. They will ensure the performer is professional and sticks to the allotted time. The event should be an enjoyable experience for everyone, without too much distraction. Always be sure everything is appropriately finalized and monitor situations as best you can. Things should always go off without a hitch!

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Abstract Performers can be a Solid Choice

Entertainment is no longer generalized in one or two mediums. There aren’t just singers and instrumentalists anymore. We see acrobats, actors, dancers, DJ’s, slam poetry speakers, and plenty more. Each one has a unique talent that could be suitable for some occasions. And more often than not, their acts can be as mesmerizing, if not more than traditional performers.

The best thing about social media and the internet is that the search possibilities are endless. There is a site or an article for almost everything. With non-traditional performers, many of their videos will more than likely be on YouTube to draw in the broader branch of an audience to find them. Plus, links to other performance or social media pages will be in the description box of almost any social media handle. This makes it even easier to get a field for their act and the responses given by the audience.

There are plenty of choices to pick from. Some of the most interesting performers are people you may have never considered. Magicians, while may initially be considered tacky, actually have experience with adults. The audience can feel engaged while enjoying the light-hearted quality of it. Illusionists are another exciting option. Their acts can have a wide range of tricks that could keep guest entertained all night. Ventriloquists can also bring their quirky light into a performance. Their abilities with puppets are truly one to behold. And their act could leave you laughing all night. As mentioned before, spoken poetry is often not thought of, but the performance is engaging. Their main purpose is to come up with phrasing on the spot and continue to work off it somehow. A heat of the moment type of message that captures and questions the audience. If you want to leave your guests with a perfect time from just taking in a show, any of these choices would be perfect.

These artists may not have conventional methods, but their talents are worthy of any event. The difference of it all is what makes a lasting impact. Performers want to please a crowd and leave them feeling entertained because that is the joy in it. They will put their heart into a show, no matter what the reason is for. Their gifts are not often found, but rarely do they disappoint. Consider next time stepping outside the box and taking a chance on a new form of talent. Still research and ask questions but realize the joy that could come from it.

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Hiring Appropriate Entertainers

There are great reasons to have a celebration: a birthday, graduation, or maybe a 50th wedding anniversary. Either way, every event needs the proper venue, the right theme, and the best entertainment.

Depending on the type of event, some of these details shouldn’t be too difficult to handle. What can present a problem is choosing the right performer that will fit your budget and provide the entertainment you’re looking for.

There are multiple factors that should be taken into consideration when looking for entertainment, especially for something like a corporate party. Here are a few details to be aware of when hiring the right person for the job.

Budget

This will automatically tell you what kind of entertainer is affordable for your event. Prices can vary depending on the level of professionalism. There are also fees that can be added for travel expenses and accommodations. Be sure to go over the budget for the whole event and figure out what entertainer is most affordable.

Demographic of Attendees

A rock-n-roll band isn’t appropriate for a child’s 7th birthday party. As fun as it would be for the adults, the right performer has to fit the age range and personalities of the audience watching. Luckily, most entertainers can modify their acts to fit different themes, but going through an agency would be best for a specific option.

Ask for and Review Material/References

A professional entertainer should always have previous material or samples of past performances. They should include a resume and possibly a few reference letters. After that, it’s up to you to review all the material they give you and see if they match your event. If there are questions you have, call them and make them aware of what you’re looking for. The material an entertainer offers can often be adapted. Don’t assume they know the type of setting and theme the function will have.

Using Agencies

If there’s a time limit to finding entertainment, a talent agency will save you all the groundwork. They’ll provide you all the entertainer information, videos, photos, and anything else needed to help make a decision. Their reputation as an agency is put on the line, so you are bound to get only quality choices for performers.

Entertainers bring life to every event. They create an atmosphere that engages the audience with others in the room and with the performers on stage. Finding the right entertainer should never be an extremely stressful struggle, so have your plan laid out so you can start looking immediately.

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Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate or Compromise

Finding the right performer for an event can be a challenge. There are plenty who will pose as professionals to get whatever money they can upfront, then mysteriously disappear. Entertainment business sites that promote their talent can also hold shady dealings. The agent could pocket a large chunk of the earnings without the client being unaware, or they can sell the entertainers talents for more than they are, resulting in a negative performance experience for the event.

Though there are dark corners in the performing business, it is easy to find entertainment that suits any occasions needs. What it does require though, is time. It’s unlikely that your first search is going to result in the kind of performer you want. Try and use these steps to better your efforts in bringing the right atmosphere to your event.

Keep Searching

There are multiple talent agencies with every talent under the sun. Singers and DJ’s are not the only kind of performer getting hired anymore. Magicians, Illusionists, Comedians, Dancers, and four piece bands are becoming popular choices. Look for an entertainment business that can offer more than one variety of performance. Ask to speak with some of them, watch demo reels and past performances, and get a feel for the rates they are offering.

Take Time on Negotiations

These ideas go hand-in-hand, but the more research you do, the better prepared you’ll feel hiring an entertainer. It’s always best to compare rates of different talent agencies to see what the payment median is. Things like a level of professionalism, act style, and even distance, can determine any extra charges that may be added later. Be sure no one takes advantage if you are a novice in entertainment booking.

See if Performers Could Tailor Act for Event

If there is a performer that you have your heart set on, but their act doesn’t quite fit your events standards, ask if they would be willing to change things up. Performers are willing to compromise and make accommodations. They want to perform at your gig just as much as you do. Think of suggestions with the entertainer and see if you both can agree. Just remember to outline any changes in the contract, to ensure all bases are covered.

A corporate event or weddings are special occasions that want to be celebrated and remembered. The right entertainer can make or break the rest of the event. Providing an enjoyable night for your guests is the ultimate goal, so take your time figuring out which talent will be the best choice!

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Know What You Want from an Entertainer

Planning an entire event can be a stressful experience. There are multiple factors to consider, including choosing whom you intend to hire for entertainment.

The best option many planners decide on is to go through an entertainment agency. Most of the details are taken care of, and the agent will provide the contracts. If the desire is to have more freedom with your hiring process, then you may consider looking for entertainers yourself.

The benefit in this is that having the upper hand can help easily negotiate all the expectations given to the performer. When creating a contract, even after the initial conversation, it’s important that all details are gone over thoroughly. Be sure to touch on these topics and areas of agreement before hiring a performer outright.

Date and Location

It may seem like a straightforward answer, but you’d be amazed at how easy miscommunication can be. A contract should always have the date and location of the event, what time the performer is expected to come, and how long they will performer. They need to know the proper end time so they can set up their act for the allotted time frame.

What the Event Venue Will Provide

A performer usually has their own set up to accommodate a venue that might not have the right equipment. Things like lighting, sound system, wires, and cables, are all items for standard performances. It should be outlined early on what the event hire and entertainer will supply for the event. Not having a proper set up cannot only waste time getting ready but delivers unnecessary stress to both parties.

Fees

Travel expenses and accommodation fees can often be added to an entertainer’s bill, depending on if extensive travel is involved. Be sure that the price quoted includes any extra charges that you may have been unaware of, to avoid problems with payment down the line.

The final payment should always be negotiated before a contract is signed. If a performer’s rates are too high, try and level with them, otherwise don’t initially hire them and then choose to back out due to expenses. Not only does it look bad on you and the company, but also the performer gets unfairly strung along.

Make Entertainer Aware of Special Requests

If there are certain songs you want to be performed, or intend to have the performer actively engage with the audience, tell them upfront. In some cases, entertainers will have packages that give special offers. The extra cost could add a more engaging element to the event.

The entertainers deserve just as much respect and appreciation as the planners of an event do. They contribute a large part of the overall experience. Going over exactly what is expected in a confirmed written agreement ensures all parties are receiving the best service possible.

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Melting Pot of Talent

There is never one type of performer. It would be like suggesting there’s only one kind of food group. The diversity and unique characteristics a person can bring to their acts are limitless.

It would be reasonable to assume then, that these artists perform at plenty of events, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Despite the hoards of talent that exist, the standard singer/band or comedian are usually the ones promoted for hire. While there’s nothing wrong with this kind of performer, it gives the impression that other styles are unfavorably welcomed.

The atmosphere and purpose of the celebration always set the tone, of course, but part of the problem may also be that the planners are unaware of what other entertainment can get out of a crowd. Even if it’s a bit more obscure, that’s what will grab a person’s attention.

Next time you’re hiring for an event, consider these creative options to help bring life into an event.

Magician

Don’t think about the ones brought to entertain a middle school. There are plenty of professionals that do travel shows and perform in clubs.

The typical stigma for magicians has slowly faded, providing opportunities for more challenging and elite tricks to be created. There are even shows in Las Vegas dedicated to late night magicians. This type of performer offers an engaging experience, while still keeping things lighthearted. If you do decide to hire one, be sure to see their portfolio of previous performances and watch any videos displaying one of their full acts.

Shadow Performers

It’s about as cool as it sounds. Considered a style of dance, these dancers perform in front of a screen that can change colors and show effects, all while the rest of the room is dark.

The unique storytelling told by their movements is beautifully highlighted in this art. It immediately catches your eye and immerses you in the music, while still maintaining an understood silence between the performers and the audience.

Mentalist

No, they didn’t escape from an institution. Sometimes thrown into the category of mediums or psychics, mentalists’ specialty is demonstrating their highly developed mental and intuitive abilities. The fun comes from making the audience guess if their type of “magic” is real or fake. They more so invoke belief in a spectator and offer proof that what is happening at the moment is real.

While the style of performance may be up to personal preference, the right hiring choice could make for an enlightening evening.

The booking choices for entertainers are extensive when you consider other forms of art. Ventriloquists, fire dancers, even a hypnotist, can captivate an audience. Although a corporate party might require a classier performance, it’s still worth offering a different experience for your guests. It’s good to remember that the world isn’t built on continuous similarities.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Sit Down and Talk to the Comedian About Their Content

When planning an event, each detail should be done with as much accuracy and efficiency as possible. No one wants a corporate party to end in confusion because there wasn’t enough time for proper planning. One area that can easily go awry is providing entertainment. A crucial fact that may go unnoticed is the contracts set up between performer and hirer. Different types of acts require more specific contract outlines, and this is true when deciding on a comedian.

While it’s not entirely possible to go through all the legal points of a contract, several sections must be covered. Each should be gone over with the comedian long before they perform.

Define the Parties Involved

A fundamental principle, but still worth noting. The wording is key for many performers. It especially matters if the comedian is working as an individual or under a company. If they are representing their employer, then the booker should be distinguished from the actual manager. It could cause problems down the line, especially regarding future payment.

Outlining Event Details

When, where, what time, and what will be provided and needed should all be defined in this part of the contract. While a comedian may not require much, it’s imperative they are made aware of what the venue is like and the equipment provided. An act, at times, may require props or extra aspects depending on the structure of the show. It also ensures for the hirer that the comedian is fully aware of when they are expected to arrive and how long the set will be. Be sure to have a reliable line of communication to follow up before the event, and in case there are any changes.

Promoting the Show

This may not apply to many if the event is private, but if the comedian is the major highlight, then it’s necessary. A venue will only supply so many posters, tickets, publicity, etc. and so the performer should know what their responsibilities should be regarding promotion. A comedian might offer advice on the best way to sell tickets and other ways to promote their show. Again, this can be based on whether or not the event is private, but the comedians want to know their talents are being properly represented and advertised.

Payment

Compensation should be discussed after the services of the comedian are fully detailed. It should also state that payment is received after the completion of the show, to protect the hirer from paying upfront in case an incident occurs, and to assure the comedian’s payment without delay by the venue or company. Include if the comedian will still be paid should the show be canceled for uncontrollable reasons, such as weather. Also, write out how the payment will be given out. A bad check would put the hirer responsible in a negative light and can drastically affect the performer if they traveled far out of their way for the act.

Comedians bring an engaging form of entertainment. Their skills are desired by many and provide a vibrant atmosphere. It only fits to do right by the entertainers!

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Running Late Isn’t Funny

So, you’ve decided to hire a comedian for your corporate meeting or wedding. Comedians are an excellent choice for any event because they are so underused and can make any event unique. However, as with every type of entertainment, you want them to stay on schedule and not pull the attention away from the purpose of the event. There are a few ways you can ensure this happens.

1. Set a Time Frame for the Performance: Giving the performer an idea of how much time they will be allotted allows them to tailor their act perfectly to your needs. By knowing when to end, they will be able to rehearse and make sure that when their times up they are at a good stopping point, so the audience doesn’t feel cheated.

2. Communicate with the Performer: Make sure to let the speaker know what your plans are if things do get off schedule. This will help you avoid insulting the comedian by cutting them off short, and allows them again to create multiple stopping points in their act, so things don’t end abruptly.

3. Be Prepared: By preparing yourself for any problems that may arise, you ensure that the performance if hinder will quickly be back up and running. This also can give you comfort that if something happens you know what to do.

4. Do a Sound Check: Make sure to do a sound check before the performance. This ensures that your audience will hear every great joke, that you won’t be losing time trying to fix the problem, and you won’t be stressed out trying to figure out which microphone or speaker isn’t working correctly.

5. Rehearse: Rehearsing the entire act beforehand allows you to not only smooth out any technical wrinkles but also gives you a chance to time the performance and provide feedback to the performer.

6. Build in Long Breaks: If you are planning on having a long performance, consider putting a break in between. To make sure you stay on the schedule make the break longer than you think you’ll need. If the performer happens to go over the time you allotted, you merely cut the break short and if they don’t, don’t worry; people rarely mind having a little extra time to talk.

7. Keep a Clock in View: Consider keeping a clock in view of the stage. This will allow the comedian to time their act and to see how close they are to going over into the next activity’s time.

8. Hire from an Agency: If you hire from an event entertainment agency, they will most likely do all the things mentioned above. This will take stress off you, and allow you to enjoy the entertainment yourself. However, this does cost more, than doing it yourself.

Keeping a performance on schedule can be very important, especially, if you’re at a conference or a wedding. However, with some preparation beforehand and the right tools, you can be sure to avoid any funny business that might slow you down.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/