When it comes to hiring a magician for your event, you want to ensure that the person you hire is not only a professional when it comes to dealing with crowds your size, but also has had experience entertaining with certain kinds of magic.
You also want to make sure that you hire a magician who specialises in the type of magic you want to see at your event and has had experience dealing with an event similar to yours e.g. a wedding magician may only be suited to the wedding setting as this is the environment they have had the most experience in. However, there are some magicians, like Oliver B, who have the capability to entertain at any given event whether it is a party or wedding.
You also want to make sure that the magician has had experience dealing with different people and they have the confidence to feel comfortable around any crowd, no matter how large.
In this article, we will be looking at a few tips to help you choose the magician whose right for you.
Almost every magician has a detailed portfolio and even if it’s not on their site, their previous work with magic will be around somewhere. It may be worth having a search on sites such as YouTube and Wikipedia to find some examples of their best work. This way you will be able to see what they’re capable of and how good they are at communicating with different people. As planner of the event, you want to ensure that everyone is going to have a fantastic night out so finding the best magician for your party, wedding or any other event is crucial.
Further to this, a well-constructed portfolio of the entire magician’s past work will also allow you to review their tricks and review if you believe the nature of their most famous magic tricks will be right for your event.
Like the above, anybody who’s anybody will most likely have a collection of testimonials that you can refer to. Whether this means celebrities or the general public, testimonials are a great starting point as they grant you an insight into the works of the magician without actually having to see their magic first-hand (although it is recommended to set up a meeting first, just to be safe!). In addition to this, testimonials will also give you an idea of the type of magic the magician is capable of performing and, based on the location, to how many people.
It’s always best to consider the little details like crowd numbers and tricks before jumping into a decision so that you can be sure you’re hiring the right man for the job.
One of the best ways to ensure that you have chosen the right magician is by simply setting up a meeting with them beforehand or at least communicating with them over the phone. You can learn a lot about a person when meeting face-to-face making a pre-event meeting a vital part of the decision process, otherwise you don’t know what you’re hiring! You may also be able to have a little cheeky preview of a few of the tricks they’re planning to perform at your event so that you can make sure the tricks are both appropriate and engaging enough to keep everybody entertained.