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How To Make Sure You Get The BEST Magician For Your Event

It's no secret we have spoken many times in the past on why you should secure a close up magician for your event. Whether it's a private party, corporate event, wedding or even a team building event, having a close up magician goes the extra mile to ensure your event is amazing.


How To Make Sure You Get The BEST Magician For Your Event


This is why we wanted to take the opportunity to talk to you about making sure you secure the best magician for your event. Slightly Unusual have a number of magicians to supply. Our magicians are some of the best within the UK. No two magicians are ever the same. If you have decided to go ahead and secure a magician (great decision) and you have decided to book Slightly Unusual (even better), you might be wondering how you decide which magician to book for your event. It's simple: ask yourself these three questions.


What Type Of Magic Do You Like?


What type of magic do you like? Magic comes in different variations. These's close up, parlour shows, illusion acts, mentalism, mind reading and much more. You want to make sure your private party features magic tricks you and your guests will enjoy. For example, if you are not a fan of mentalism, would you really book a mentalism magician? The magician you book should be able to perform the type of magic you and your guests will enjoy.


However, one thing to keep in mind is if you are the event planner booking the entertainment for a corporate event, make sure to take your clients tastes & expectations into consideration. For example, if your client says they absolutely adore card tricks then you want to make sure you secure a magician who is an expert in card magic.


What Type Of Crowd Are You Inviting?


Remember, the magician you are inviting should be capable of performing magic that will work for the type of people you are inviting. Let's give some examples. If you are planning on inviting kids to your event, you need to make sure your magician can perform for children as well as adults. Performing for children is far different than adults. Your magician will need to be able to adapt their set depending on the audience they are performing for.


We once had a booking for a Christmas Party that specialised in creating digital products. Three of our magicians were sent to perform and they specialise in Digital Magic. They can perform many different routines using phones and iPads. Do you see what they did there? They took into account what their audience would be into and incorporated this into your act. Make sure the close up magician you hire is capable of pulling these feats off.


What Type Of Style Do You Like?


Being a professional magician is more than just performing magic. There's the style they bring to the table as well. What type of performer do you like to watch? Maybe you're into someone who is quite loud and likes to incorporate lots of jokes into their act. Or you like a magician that plays it very straight and to the point? Perhaps you like a performer who is very mysterious to the point you don't know what they are going to do? The magician's performing style plays a big role in the tricks they perform.


The best way to find out a magician's performance style is watch a full unedited performance of them in action. Most magicians have showreels on their website which is made up of short performance clips. While this will help give you some insight, it's best to watch a full unedited performance. You can even watch them in action as well if the opportunity arises. Just remember to make sure your audience feels alive & most importantly, do you find the performances interesting or boring?


Ready To Secure Your Magic Entertainer?


If you check out our magician's page on the Slightly Unusual website, you can find full unedited videos for everyone to help give you insight on which magician is suited for your event. Check out their style, type of magic they perform and work out what is best for you. To give you some insight, Craig Petty is a master of coin magic. Daniel Chard is a brilliant card magician and Tom Mullenger is an expert at reading minds.


The best thing for you to do is get in contact with our central office and we'll help you with the process and answer any queries you may have. All you need to do is use the banner below to visit our website and fill in the contact form. We will get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Or call us directly on 0333 301 3001. We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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