I’m sure you will agree with me that one seldom hire a Singapore magician for a kid’s party magic show or for other entertainment. And with so many magician names, choosing the right one isn’t easy.
Well, not really.
Whether you are looking for a cheap magician or a freelance magician, by asking the right questions, you can select one professional that is best suited for your needs.
At MagicianSingaporeBooking, we have prepared a list of 9 questions you should ask before you hire a magician for a kid’s party or simply to enjoy a magician show.
1. Tell Me About Your Show.
A seasoned veteran would be able to enthusiastically tell you details about their shows on the tip of their tongue.
They should sound like they are passionate with what they are doing.
2. Show Me Your Track Record.
If you are looking for the best magicians in Singapore,
you should find out how long your magician has been performing.
More importantly, you should ask for his track record and see his client list.
Especially if your event is an important one, the relevancy of this question cannot be overly emphasised.
Asking these questions can reveal much information about their capabilities.
Of course, be prepared to pay a premium for top-notch magicians.
3. Can I See A Demonstration of Your Magic Show?
Seeing is BELIVING.
Despite having a distinguished list of clients,
there is no way you can tell if the magician is really good just from reading their testimonials.
Rather than guessing on the quality of the magic show you will be getting, ask for some live demonstration so that you can see the magician’s capabilities for yourself.
If you can’t be impressed, most likely your guests wouldn’t be. If meeting them in-person is not feasible, request for a video demonstration.
4. Are Your Tricks Catered To My Audience?
Before you settle for a magician, you need to know the requirements of the event you are hosting.
Decide if you are looking for a magician to perform for a child’s birthday party?
Or are you seeking for someone to impress your colleagues and bosses?
It is extremely vital you know which type of performances you require from your magician.
There are magicians who specialises in close-up magic tricks, while others will perform a grand magic show on a formal setting.
You wouldn’t want to make the mistake of engaging a birthday party magician to perform for your important corporate event.
5. How Do You Connect With My Audience?
Regardless of the specialisation of your magician,
you need to ensure you have a charismatic performance that can connect with your audience.
A truly fascinating magician must be able involve and draw in the attention of the crowd, making them go “wow!”.
It will be a bonus if your magician could stay after the show to answer questions about their magic tricks from some of your inquisitive guests, thereby increasing the level of engagement.
6. Do You Guarantee Your Show?
We believe you should not pay if you or your guests are not left thrilled after the show.
Any professional magician should be able to provide money-back guarantee if his shows fail to impress.
If you’re not satisfied, you shouldn’t pay for crap.
Alex the magician leads by example here:
“Finally, Children Party Entertainment With A Guarantee!
If You Are Not Completely Satisfied,
You Don’t Owe Us A Single Cent!”
7. Are You Insured?
Be prudent by ensuring your magician is insured with some form of liability insurance since live magicians are entertainers who are likely to work with props at your event.
Aaron of Funny Baby Magic Show claims that there will be …
“NO Dangerous Stunts
There’s no sword swallowing, knife through hands, fire eating etc. Children see, children do…”
and (we digress)
“NO CHILD ABUSE
I respect and love the kids like my own. I don’t insult them to bring laughter!”
But hey, although rare, accidents DO happen.
Therefore, it is also wise to know if your magician requires the use of potentially hazardous props in his shows. With an insured magician you have less to worry about, giving you peace of mind.
8. How Do We Know You’ll Show Up?
A good magician should be able to guarantee his arrival and not just a simple assurance that he’ll be there.
The last thing you want is to keep your excited kids asking
“WHERE IS THE MAGICIAN?!”
Your magician should be able to guarantee you as to what time he’ll be arriving (normally 15 minutes before the show start time) and what time the show will start and end.
Without a formal guarantee like this, some magicians might stroll in only at the show start time and taking time to set up.
This will cause the show to end late, disrupting your programme flow. In short, look for magicians like E Magical Moment.
9. Do You Require A Reservation Deposit?
Most magicians will require a deposit so that they know you are serious about engaging their services.
With the deposit, the magician will then reserve his date and time to show up for your event.
However, do take note to pay the fees by credit card. Avoid payment terms in cash or cheque.
You wouldn’t want the magician to drop your show if he is offered another larger payment opportunity.
That’s it. With the above stash of 9 questions, you should be well-prepared to book the right magician.
Now, don’t be selfish: