Three ways to happiness…
You’re planning a party. In fact, let’s say your planning a holiday party. And, you think it will be fun to have entertainment. Well, that’s what I do, but this is not about me, it’s about you, and what you can do to be certain you and your guests have a blast.
Here are three guidelines that will help you have rock solid entertainment and a super party:
1. See this entertainment yourself.
2. Someone you trust recommends this entertainment.
3. You research several competent candidates, and pick the one that feels right.
Seeing Is Believing
If you see them yourself, then you can be sure. Generally this is a sure bet to a great party. Essentially, you’re at a holiday party, or birthday party, or festival and you see an act that is performing under very similar conditions to your event.
In this case, you can be pretty darn sure that you and your guests will be looking at the same thing come your party. This takes the pressure off you when having entertainment at your event.
Your BFF Says So
Someone whose opinion you respect recommends this act. It’s true, we can’t be everywhere, and see everything. Sometimes you have to trust your friend, family or colleague.
Respect is an important part of this one. Someone whose opinion you respect. Not just your neighbor, or the person in the office down the hall. You’ll be hiring this act sight unseen based only on a recommendation. Someone whose opinion you respect.
Rinse, Lather, Repeat
Okay, I couldn’t think of a catchy title that would encompass this last one. I guess what I mean is that you need to research several acts. Where did they perform before? Maybe more important, do they have recommendations from clients similar to you?
For example, I’m a magician that often does events where the audience is all adults. A company, or corporate event will hire me to make their event fun and memorable. Yes, the same show entertains families, but I’d be the wrong choice for a four-year old birthday party.
Similarly, the entertainer who rocks your six-year old son’s party is not always the best choice for your company’s holiday party. I say not always, because sometimes an entertainer can do both. Not always, but sometimes.
Okay, you’ve got a party to plan, let these three guide your search.