Believe it or not, hiring a magician or a mentalist to entertain people at a corporate event is incredibly common.
In fact, some of the best mentalists and magicians in the world are ones that are rarely (if ever) seen on a public stage. They make their living by strictly being hired to do private events, company parties, conferences, fundraisers, and more.
But a lot of people don’t realize that magic is not only a popular form of event entertainment but it’s also one of the best ways to make your next event the talk of the town.
Magic has been continually earning its place in the event industry due to its versatility, entertainment, engagement, and positive impact on guests. People often (incorrectly) think of magic as just somebody doing a few tricks. But magic is not just about identifying a card or pulling a rabbit out of a hat; it's about creating an engaging and unforgettable atmosphere that your guests will likely have never experienced before.
Still don’t believe me? Well then, here are five reasons why a magic or mentalism show is the best entertainment for your corporate event, fundraiser, or gala.
1. Magic Is Engaging
One of the paramount features of magic as an event entertainment is its ability to fully engage and immerse guests. Entertainment becomes dull when there's no notable interaction between the guests, but magic performances create a conversation platform among the attendees, facilitated by shared experiences of amazement and disbelief created by the magician.
When a magician walks around a crowd and performs live, your guests can't resist trying to figure out the hidden secrets of the trick or rehash the experience down the road. Everyone gets involved, creating an electric atmosphere, and guests feel more connected and intrigued.
2. Tailor-Made Performances
Another advantage of hiring a magician for your corporate event is that their performances can be tailored to fit your objectives. Professional magicians would always spend hours preparing for your event before putting on a show. They take time to understand the theme, purpose, and nature of your event and build their performance to reflect your values, goals, or guests. For example, if you're putting on a team-building event or product launch, they could integrate your company's values into the performance, creating a memorable experience tailored to your specific message, brand, or attendees.
3. Value For Money
We all know that when it comes to events, the budget is an essential part of the planning. However, one of the fantastic things about magic is its cost-effectiveness. When compared to other forms of entertainment, such as bands, singers, or dancers, magic and mentalism offer more value for money.
A single magician or mentalist can perform for groups as small as a few people or a room of thousands and still create an engaging experience at your event. And the bonus? You get to enjoy entertainment that creates a long-lasting impact and impresses your guests without breaking the bank.
4. Make It A Memorable Experience
There are very few things that people remember about any event. And, maybe besides the food, the entertainment is easily the most impactful part of making an event memorable.
Every event planner wants their guests to have a fantastic time and remember the event. This is why a magic or mentalism show is the perfect option: magic is not just about entertainment but about creating a unique, impossible, incredible experience that stays with your guests long after the lights go down and the doors are closed.
Essentially, a good magician or mentalist leaves people with a unique story to tell.
5. Magic Enhances The Atmosphere
Every event has a particular feel and atmosphere that forms the foundation of the entire event. And your entertainment can make or break that atmosphere.
Magic has the unique ability to set the tone for events, create anticipation, and add excitement to the overall ambiance. Not only that but a good mentalist or magician will be able to tailor their performance to match the atmosphere you want to create. Professional magicians and mentalists are pros at understanding the needs of not only the client but the event and can craft an experience to match.
So, if you’re planning an event, magic and mentalism bring an element of surprise, wonder, and engagement that no other form of entertainment can provide. The immersive and interactive nature of magic helps create a personal connection between guests, fostering engagement between the magician, the attendees, and the host of the event. Magic also caters to a wide range of events, including product launches, team-building events, and fundraisers, making it a versatile form of entertainment that is guaranteed to impress.
You can’t go wrong hiring the right magician (and yes, I do have a few tips on what to look for when hiring a magician for your event); attendees will remember your event long after it’s over.
And if you want to add some magic to your next event, get in touch with me. I’d love to help you out!