You are already an excellent client, you’ve done your research and booked a phenomenal act for your event!
As a self-employed performer there are a few things that make our working relationship with you flow easily when organising and performing at your event.
Give as much detail as possible about your event and what you need from us.
Be prompt with returning contracts and paying deposits, you have first refusal on a date and time requested but other gigs may come in on the same slot. By confirming quickly it enables us to keep other clients in the loop and help them better organise their events.
Usually everything you need to know is on the website but please do ask questions if you are unsure of what services we are offering.
Make sure there is somewhere to get changed and leave equipment in a safe space on site. Our equipment is expensive and we need to know it is safe whilst we are out entertaining your guests. Every venue has at least a private lockable office space and this will usually be sufficient for our needs, a toilet cubicle is not a changing room!
If it’s a public event then please reserve parking or make us aware of the arrangements prior. We may be on time but searching for a car park then walking back to site will make us late!
Make sure that staff at the venue are expecting us and prepared for our arrival, if you won’t be on-site then provide contact details for the person who will be.
Pay our fee on the day of the event or when agreed. This avoids any confusion or unpleasantness after an event. Remember that self-employed entertainers do this for their living and as a small independent business every payment counts!
A repeat booking is a relationship that can last years and is based on excellent professional practice. I have regular clients dating back over a decade and look forward to working with them year to year. If both of us are happy working together, then you know your guests will always have a great time and that’s really the most important thing for us all.
If you’re an experienced event organiser then you already know the value of booking high quality entertainers to keep your guests happy. If you are new to putting on public events then this post will help you with an often overlooked but essential component of the day, keeping people entertained. A professional entertainer isn’t just one of your friends who agrees to put on a silly hat and walk around smiling at people!
What a professional entertainer brings to your event
What we do is identify places where people are gathered, queuing or looking lost and gently arrive near them and perform. We are also there to help paste over any event difficulties by being excellent distractions at the drop of a hat. For my part this takes the form of close up magic and a variety of circus skills. I gauge the level of the audience then apply what I feel would be the most appropriate entertainment for the age and attitude of the crowd.
It’s a skill trained by decades of experience, knowing who wants entertainment and more importantly, who doesn’t! Knowing when to stop a performance is just as important as selecting your audience. An experienced performer will move skilfully and effortlessly from group to group staying for just the right amount of time.
If parents are enjoying your event and remember the entertainer who did a really special trick for their kids, they will almost certainly return next year. Moreover, they will tell their friends about your event, thus increasing traffic and turnover for next year’s bash!
Every happy family that walks away from your event is a win that will pay dividends. I have always gone over and above to provide an excellent and personable service to my clients. It’s wonderful to be asked back to events year after year and to have built these relationships with the people booking me.
Reasons to book a professional entertainer for your event:-
Improves the overall experience of your event
People will tell their friends and return next year
Got a special event coming up? Contact me to discuss what I can do to make your event unforgettable.