A Magician for the Holiday Season

December is the busiest time of the year for magicians as the holiday season is full of weddings and parties. While it may be holiday season in the west, it is also busy time for magicians located in the Middle East, because several end of the year corporate events occur during this season. Party/event planners book magicians for November and December as early as June and July. However, not many people have this liberty as several events are not planned that many months in advance. If you are looking to hire a magician and are afraid that most have already been booked, we have a few tips for you.

1. Shortlist

Create a short list of all candidates for your event. Make sure the magician has previous experience of working with the kind of crowd that will be there, and make sure they either perform in your region or are open to the possibility of travelling to your region.

2. Contact

After creating a list of names and contacts of the magicians you wish to hire, start sending emails or making telephone calls. You never know when someone may have an opening due to a cancelled event.

3. Shortlist Again

We are sure that at least a couple of magicians you contacted showed their availability for your dates. Now comes the toughest decision of all, you have to choose among those who showed availability and willingness to perform at your event. Your choice shouldn’t be dictated alone by the cost; read the testimonials, watch their videos and decide which magician would be better for your show.

Finding online videos of the magician you are about to hire should be easy, and it’s your chance to decide whether the performer is appropriate for your event or not. If you are hiring the magician for a holiday party, you should try finding videos of that magician at holiday parties, the same goes for corporate events and weddings.

You should go for someone with prior experience, as then you wouldn’t have to worry about planning the whole performance. The magician would bring in their team if needed, and would bring in their props, so you wouldn’t have to do a thing.

If you are located in the Middle East, and are planning a corporate event, you should hire someone with prior experience of performing at such events. There are important executives, business leaders, and several VIPs present at such events so you cannot afford to take any risks. Hiring someone with prior experience means that you are in safe hands, and the performance will go as planned without any unpleasant surprises.

Fred Sharp has years of experience when it comes to performing at weddings, corporate events, private parties, and trade shows. If you are looking to hire a magician for this holiday season, you can contact us online or at +971 (0)55 239 5882 for booking information.

Fred Sharp is located in Dubai but travels around the world for performances.

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