If you’re looking for a way to entertain a large group of people, then magicians are a brilliant choice.
The thing about magicians – and the reason that they are my favorite choice when I need to entertain a group at a function – is that they are both genuinely entertaining and also quite inoffensive.
If you hire dancers, there’s the possibility that their attire may offend someone or make someone uncomfortable. If you hire comedians, then there’s the chance that they might tell jokes that are offensive – or that they just might not be funny. If you hire singers or bands, then you could find that they aren’t popular with all of your attendees – and because they are playing loud music, they’ll dominate the room, making it hard for people to network.
Magicians can perform on a stage while people are eating, drinking and networking – the acts are entertaining, they’re inoffensive, and they’re quiet enough that if people aren’t interested they can retreat to the back of the room and have a conversation. It’s the perfect compromise.
Most magicians that get a steady stream of bookings ARE entertaining, and that’s important. They are people that have a lot of experience with working in front of a crowd, and they have pleasing tricks with cards, balls, cups, fabric, or pure mind-reading that will work for almost any age group. They can entertain kids and adults at the same show, and they can pull people up from the crowd as well. It’s the ideal way to reach a large audience without running the risk of upsetting one particular group. That’s why it’s such a brilliant choice, and why so many people opt to bring in magicians for their corporate parties. One of my personal friends does this for a living, and you can find his business here: Trafficstoppers.