There are so many elements that go into getting just the right fit for your event. Everything from the age range of the guests to what kind of drinks they like. For example, a party with guests that mostly prefer wine while discussing politics might go well with an aerialist or a piano singer who offer something beautiful to enjoy in the background. On the other hand a crowd that likes beer, stiff cocktails and dancing would probably do best LED hoopers or something edgy that encourages your guests to let loos on the dance floor.
Every office or company has it’s own culture and its up to you to know what that is. Now that you have decided what culture your company is it is time to pick someone. As you probably already know there are endless choices and it can be overwhelming.
A question you can ask yourself is what kind of experience do I want my employees to have? To be pushed to the edge of their comfort zone with jokes and leave them something to talk about, or everyone having a visual experience with a performer who seems beyond human. Then there is a question of "do I want a show, atmosphere or both?" So many questions!!!!!! Don’t fret though, let’s brake it down:
- Atmosphere or otherwise referred to as strolling is great for an audience that might not be used to live entertainment. Most strolling performers whether they are stilt walkers, impersonators, jugglers, magicians, etc... give you a good buffer zone and allow you to watch from a distance until they are comfortable with being an audience member. Also, strolling performers are great for very large events with multiple rooms.
- If you are looking for a show then you really need to think about what would my employees like? Maybe think about what they do in their free time. Do they like to go to comedy clubs, are they adrenaline junkies, sports fans, family oriented people, are they generally wholesome or the fun-loving type?
The best thing to do is call and agency or entertainment company and ask for their professional opinion. If they are a good company, they are going to want to help you out in any way they can. After you have chatted with them for a while ask for at least 5 options for what they think is the best fit. From there, really do your due diligence with watching videos and looking at pictures and reviews. After that the absolute best thing to do is just go with your gut! There is no way to be 100% certain if it is all going to work or not and there is going to be some element of risk. However when all is said and done and everything is booked try to enjoy the ride, the sprit of entertainment is fun! I really hope this helps you in your booking process and good luck with your event!