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Top 5 Tips For Choosing The Right Corporate Entertainer For You

February 21st, 2012 by Kennedy

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Entertaining your staff, customers and suppliers is extremely rewarding, but here’s some of my top tips to help you choose an entertainer.

1. Active Hits Harder Than Passive

Singers, bands and tributes are among my favourite types of live entertainment. However they are what we’ll call ‘Passive’ forms of entertainment. By that we mean you can listen or you can talk over them. They are ideal for some events, but if you really want to have an impact on guests I’d recommend you engage the services of a professional Active form of entertainment.

Active entertainment is a form of entertainment activity that relies on people being actively involved in it. Some team games are active as they require people engage and participate.

For example, in my after dinner comedy mind reading show, people tend not to want to stand up and talk while I’m on. They’re far to busy being involved in the mind games that we play.

The reason so many companies engage active entertainment like this now over passive, is because I’m sure you can imagine people remember entertainment that they participate in far longer. And they usually enjoy it more to boot.

2. Find Out What’s Included

I’ve heard some of my clients telling me horror stories about other entertainers they’ve hired for their corporate events, telling me they were landed with higher fees than expected because the sudden appearance of travel, accommodation and equipment costs.

When you get a quote, ask “what’s included?” this simple question can save you a lot of hassle.

3. Ask What They CAN Supply

It’s often cheaper to hire things like PA equipment and other things through the entertainer, rather than an event production company. The other added bonus is that you only need to be dealing with this one supplier, instead of chasing 2 separate companies.

4. Can You Watch Them In Action?

Make sure your entertainer can walk-the-walk, as well as they can talk-the-talk. It may not be possible for you to go see the particular entertainer live, in person but I’d certainly never recommend booking any entertainer without having seen a video of them doing what they do.

5. What Do Clients Say – VITAL

I’d say that this is more important than seeing a video. Some acts are awesome live but don’t quite translate to video. However you can bet your bottom dollar that reports from past clients, testimonials and names of clients really do speak volumes.

Amy Evans
Amy Evans
14:54 15 Mar 17
Kennedy was very professional, really entertaining and completely different to what we have booked in the past in terms of an after dinner speaker and entertainment. The performance amazed the whole audience and really lifted the spirits in the entire room in time for our formal proceedings.I would definitely recommend Kennedy to anyone looking for corporate entertainment.
james Sheeran
james Sheeran
08:35 16 Mar 17
What a fantastic night’s entertainment Mind of Kennedy provided. Some of the stuff he did is still being talked about at our company days after! Make sure you book him for your corporate event; you won’t be disappointed!
Kerry Celeste
Kerry Celeste
11:10 09 Feb 17
Absolutely spectacular show! Never seen anything like it. We were all mesmerised from beginning to end. I can highly recommend Kennedy’s show to anyone looking for entertainment for a party, wedding or corporate event. He really was outstanding and kept us all laughing & on the edge of our seats all night!
IAmy Amy
IAmy Amy
11:41 24 Aug 16
Jane Bradshaw
Jane Bradshaw
12:44 10 Jul 17
(Feedback about our ruby wedding party last night) – Kennedy was absolutely fantastic. Not only did he work the room really well, and include people from different parts of the room, which is so important, but also he was an absolute delight to work with before, during and after the event... no trouble at all and completely accommodating. The act was tremendous and I love the idea that all our guests are sitting at home today over the Sunday papers, saying "how did he do that?!" I would have no hesitation in recommending Kennedy to anyone I know. Best wishes and thanks again to Kennedy for entertaining all our guests so well at our party. Jane & Pete Bradshaw
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