With over fifteen years of expertise as an expert magicien Lyon in France, I’m going to tip you the actual secrets and techniques of hiring a top quality magician on your occasion, and methods to keep away from the low high quality magicians that might truly do extra harm than good to your occasion.
Easy Magicians jargon, the three predominant kinds of magicians:
o A magician that performs card tips, coin tips and smaller tips, ‘avenue magic’ type, up shut, both round tables, or in a drinks reception/mingling atmosphere is known as a Shut Up Magician, Desk Magician, Strolling Magician or perhaps a Road Magician.
o A magician that performs magic on a stage or in a parlour atmosphere is just generally known as a Stage Magician, Parlour Magician or Cabaret Magician.
oA magician that performs thoughts studying or ‘Derren Brown Fashion Magic’ is called a Thoughts Reader, Thoughts-reader, Psychological Illusionist or Mentalist.
An excellent magician may be value their weight in gold at any occasion, it is essential if you wish to not solely present leisure on your occasion, however to reinforce the environment and provides it that distinctive edge, selecting the best magician could be a little extra ‘difficult’ than one may think. A top quality magician with years of expertise will not come notably low cost, so listed below are my high ideas to make sure that you get the very best worth on your cash. The place magicians are involved – you actually do get what you pay for.
Ask Google or any search engine for a magician in your native space, and it’ll unmercifully spew out a mind overload of potential shut up magicians, youngsters’s magicians, stage magicians, entertainers, thoughts readers, comedy magicians, illusionists, jugglers and lots of extra – however who do you select? How do you select them? And, how have you learnt they would be the important ingredient on your occasion?
For those who’ve already started your seek for a magician you will notice many promote on their web sites the identical buzzwords equivalent to ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Distinctive’, ‘World Class Magician’, ‘Completely Superb’, ‘Good on your occasion’ and many others and many others, however how a lot of that’s reality, and the way a lot of that’s fiction? You’ll quickly learn to separate the reality from the embellished fact.
Firstly, determine precisely what sort of magician you assume could be greatest suited to your occasion. That will help you search with utilizing search engines like google and yahoo for the fitting magician on your occasion use the ‘magicians jargon’ phrases together with the next to assist your searches develop into that little bit simpler. In order for you a magician that may mingle along with your friends in a drinks reception kind atmosphere you will want to seek for shut up magicians in your native space; when you want a magician for a ball or dinner the identical search phrases or desk magicians as a substitute of shut up magicians inside your native space will give what you want, having a magician work across the programs isn’t any drawback in any respect to the skilled, however the beginner might have a tough time with organizing their leisure across the meal. In case you are on the lookout for a marriage magician, once more you actually do want any person that makes a speciality of weddings, not notably somebody that does the ‘complete shebang’ because it the place – because the previous saying goes do not unfold your self too skinny. Magicians that declare they’ll do all the pieces from shut up magic to fireside consuming, and from illusions to youngsters’s events, most likely have not devoted all of the required time to the precise space you want them for. I strongly counsel not hiring an in depth up magician that additionally does youngsters’s events, sadly there are lots of nice youngsters’s entertainers on the market, however many assume that the identical guidelines apply to entertaining youngsters as entertaining adults – in actuality it is a utterly completely different ballgame. Each are extremely specialist arts.
Many youngsters’s entertainers will study some fundamental magic tips and attempt to piggyback shut up magic work from their youngsters’s events. Ideally in order for you a youngsters’s entertainer, discover any person that specializes solely in entertaining youngsters and in order for you a magician for adults discover any person that completely performs prime quality magic for adults. Maybe you need a cabaret magician, or stage kind leisure, there are lots of genres right here; thoughts studying, comedy, get up magic, hypnotism, illusions, ‘Tommy Cooper kind’ magicians and so forth, assume what could be greatest on your occasion and friends – For those who assume your viewers would respect a comedy magician greater than say a thoughts reader, search round for comedy magicians in your space, a giant tip right here is to ensure they’ve no less than one video of them performing, there may be nothing worse than an unfunny comedy magician! If you already know the kind of individuals at your occasion aren’t the sorts that prefer to be within the limelight, a hypnotist is certainly not for you! Good stage magicians and illusionists are often fairly good crowd pleaser’s, but it surely’s typically quaint type leisure that will not swimsuit all people. Illusionists and conventional stage magicians are ideally suited when you have worldwide friends as they’ve ‘non patter’ acts which might be carried out simply to music. An excellent thoughts studying present may be extraordinarily spectacular, it may be utterly baffling, entertaining your complete viewers and even be very humorous, nonetheless there may be loads of boring thoughts studying reveals and never all of them are geared in direction of household audiences if there are kids within the viewers, once more examine references and movies.
As soon as you already know precisely what you need on your occasion, and maybe even a mode that you simply assume would greatest fit your engagement, maybe you need the older wanting wizard kind magician or the younger contemporary and trendy shut up magician, take a look at a numerous web sites till you come throughout a couple of that you simply assume could be ideally suited on your occasion. Listen firstly to there type and picture – If it is a black tie occasion, you most likely do not need a magician that wears denims and t-shirt and different informal put on to performances, when you’ve acquired a younger hip crowd maybe you need the pretty younger magician that does costume extra informal. Maybe you need shut up magic and stage magic, see if they provide each companies – many gives you an excellent bundle deal for each.
Generally it is higher to rent any person non native to you that covers performing in your space, loads of magicians have a ‘one price all over the place’ for performing anyplace within the nation so you aren’t landed with an enormous journey bills on high of the performing price.
Each magician’s web site ought to have; real prime quality references and testimonials, pictures – and never simply studio images however precise efficiency pictures, a video if doable so you will get a greater thought of what they do, and eventually they need to current to you all the knowledge you want about there performing expertise. It ought to let you know how lengthy they’ve been performing, notable locations and firms they’ve labored for and what makes them stand out above the group. If you contact your brief record of magicians you’ll want to embrace all the mandatory details about your occasion; together with kind of occasion, time, date, location, variety of friends, and when you have an thought of the funds you’ve allotted for a magician, point out this as nicely.
Generally once you seek for a magician an company web site will pop up with numerous magicians and various entertainments, bear in mind brokers often cost round 15% fee, so that you would possibly find yourself paying extra by an agent. Generally it is higher to chop out the center man for a single performer. In case your occasion requires a number of acts of various leisure branches, businesses are often one of the best ways to go to handle your leisure, nonetheless most magicians will be capable to suggest colleagues that work nicely collectively when you want to rent a number of magicians.
Not like most professions the place there are all the time ‘cowboy’ companies, surprisingly there are only a few ‘cowboy magicians’ on the market, nonetheless, there’s a large vary in high quality. The simplest option to discover the nice high quality magicians from the decrease high quality magicians is by the price. A full time skilled will work onerous on his commerce, he has the expertise and the ability required, dedicating their life to performing magic, their price displays this and their clients can pay the price each time for an unbeatable service. On the opposite finish of the spectrum you’ve the beginner, the man simply beginning out, or the ‘seasoned skilled’ that maybe ought to of retired when his tie went out in trend in 1963. These are often the weekend hobbyists that may do the job for you and will not cost you very a lot. While each magician has to begin someplace, do not accept something lower than the very best in the case of prime quality, skilled magical leisure. It takes a very long time to develop into an excellent magician, beginner magicians might doubtlessly break your occasion, they may make an off the cuff comment in direction of the friends that’s not nicely taken, their magic may not be superb or they may simply be extraordinarily unsuitably dressed on your occasion. Full time skilled magicians need to be nice in each facet of efficiency and other people expertise, typically you possibly can’t go fallacious with a full time skilled that has all the correct credentials I outlined above.
Many magicians supply shut up magic in a single hour or two hour time slots, typically two hours for round 100 friends is the very best wager, that offers the magician sufficient time to see as many individuals as doable.
Upon getting your enquiries again, accomplished both by cellphone or electronic mail, right here comes the onerous half – which one are going to decide on? Sadly I am unable to make that call for you, typically the higher magicians can be in the identical worth vary, like I discussed above – the lower cost magicians will often be amateurs or half time magicians that may not provide the full magic expertise that may make your occasion stand out a mile. Magic is a really particular artwork type, the very best magicians aren’t solely nice at magic they’re additionally nice with individuals and that comes with a few years of expertise.
As with all guidelines there are in fact exceptions, however when you comply with my information, I am positive you will discover the proper match on your occasion. Magic is likely one of the most entertaining, fascinating and enjoyable enhancements for any kind of Celebration, Marriage ceremony or Company Occasion – not solely is it common in fascinating all ages however can carry individuals collectively, even assist promote merchandise or unbelievably increase the environment of an occasion. A implausible magician could be a big cherry on the cake.
Good luck along with your occasion, and I hope it’s a large success!