You want an entertainer who is professional, suits the occasion, and frankly, does a good job of entertaining the audience. Here are some tips to help you select the best corporate event entertainment for your next event:
Consider the Audience and Occasion
First and foremost – to choose a great entertainer, you need to think about your audience and the type of entertainment the majority will enjoy. Popular types of corporate entertainment include comedy, music, and magic acts. Comedic entertainers are great for getting your group laughing and enjoying themselves. Some corporate entertainers do stand-up comedy, while others add magic, games, or other performances to their comedic acts. The best entertainers offer variety and are able to enrapture audiences across the board.
Plan a Realistic Budget
If you want the best, then you are going to have to pay for it. You cannot expect to get the top rated professional corporate entertainer for a small fee. Depending on the person’s or group’s reputation and experience, as well as the show size, the fees can range anywhere between $1500 and $100,000.
Experience Performing at Corporate Events
It is important to make sure that the performer you hire specializes in providing corporate entertainment. They need to be familiar with the corporate environment, including corporate event expectations and requirements. That is why knowing their experience will help you judge whether they are the best candidate. Feel free to ask them questions. Find out if they word as an entertainer full-time or is this something they do on the side. Ask if they have performed at similar events.
Do not forget to ask the artist if they have reviews from clients they have performed for in the past. Seeing what people have to say about a performer is a great indication of how good they are. Many entertainers have their own websites that contain a lot of their promotional material, so that will be a good starting point. Reviews entertainers provide are always going to be positive, so you need to discern whether the entertainer is just good or fantastic. Remember, you want the best entertainment for your event. You should always ask for references too.
The best way to judge a corporate entertainer and see whether they are a good choice for your event is to view a demo video. The video should show short segments of the entertainer’s show with a live audience, which will allow you see how the artist performs as well as the reaction of a real audience.
Last but not least, you need to plan early when hiring a corporate entertainer. The best corporate performers get booked up quickly during certain times of the year. Booking can even start the year in advance. It is a good idea to start looking for an entertainer as early as you can, from the time you know the date of your event so you can avoid disappointment.