Dear Certified Meeting Planner:
While many entertainers do an average job at everything from kids' shows to weddings, I specialize in doing a fantastic job providing corporate entertainment. Specifically, I love to work with certified meeting planners and destination management companies who need custom entertainment for meetings.
All of my shows are customized to meet your needs. You can use my performances to match the theme of your event and reiterate an important lesson, or you can simply have me put on a fun show to re-energize your meeting's attendees.
An Example of Customization:
IDEA: Prospecting is really just a matter of mental discipline.
I show an empty bag and fill it with jellybeans while telling the following story:
What if I showed you a big bag of multi-colored jellybeans and threw in one $50,000 diamond? Then I blindfolded you and said you could scoop handfuls of the mix as long as you wished, before giving the next person a shot. When do you think you would stop "prospecting"? Before you got that diamond? Of course not. Think of that bag of jellybeans as you set your sales goal each day and go for that diamond. Then, when you get it, go home, enjoy your success and get stoked for a great day tomorrow.
At the end of the story, I reach into the bag and pull out a diamond ring, but all of the jellybeans have vanished.
Nobody will forget that message.
I am a full-time, professional corporate entertainer with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. Believe it or not, many entertainers you'll find on places like GigMasters or other lead-generation farms are mostly hobbyists, kids' entertainers, or are generalists that perform anywhere they can. When you book me, I speak the language of business and can connect with your meeting attendees on a level they can relate to. Of course, this means I can share valuable information about sales, marketing, and motivation while being entertaining at the same time. In a nutshell, I'm a corporate entertainment specialist, not just a magician.
1. Bring something different to your company's monthly meeting. Why hire another speaker when you can bring in somebody that can make the same points as a speaker in a fun way that energizes the room?
2. My shows are truly customized to meet your needs. Many entertainers do the same stuff for every client and call what they do customized because they mention the company's name during a trick. When you work with me, you have a partner that's interested in helping you achieve the goals you have for your meeting. I will emphasize and communicate the message that's most important to you.
3. I am the easiest entertainer you will ever work with, guaranteed! I charge one fee which includes all travel, room, meal expenses, etc., so you don't have to spend time matching invoices and receipts. I always send a W9 the first time so you don't have to waste time hunting it down. I make the booking process simple and fast. I will be the easiest part of planning your meeting.
4. I have shows that will work for any size group. If you have a group of 20, I can perform sophisticated sleight-of-hand magic designed to match your meeting's theme. If you have a group of a 1,000, I can perform a customized stage show that includes squeaky-clean comedy, mentalism, music, audience participation, and of course, magic.
I have a background in direct marketing, goal setting, sales, advertising, motivation, interpersonal communication, and speaking. Before becoming a professional entertainer, I've held jobs in broadcasting (including working for Howard Stern), technology, customer service, and a bunch of other whacky stuff. The bottom line is I can take the theme of your sales meeting and perform a custom show, or you can tell me what topic you'd like me to speak about and I can build a custom program for you around that subject. Of course, the lecture will be fun and full of comedy and magic.
You can relax or take care of important business. You don't want to hold somebody's hand throughout your event. I'm a professional, I've done this stuff a million times, and I know what to do. After I arrive, I get down to business. It's one less thing you have to worry about which frees you up to take care of things like networking, selling, or handling a real business crisis.
"My image of magic was shattered the night you entertained our BusinessWeek clients. I had no idea how powerful and sophisticated intimate sleight of hand could be.
Booking you added a great touch to our party, and our customers are still talking about how much you added to the “magic” of the evening. Not only did you add a unique, surprise element to the party, but you were also great to work with. From our first contact to the end of the party, you were a consummate professional.
Thanks for helping BusinessWeek make a great impression. Our Clients are already asking about next year!"
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping make Absolut's Day at the Races a success. The day was intended to show our appreciation to some of our key customers. Everyone at the event enjoyed the time you spent entertaining them at their tables. Your mix of magic and comedy kept the atmosphere light and the day moving.”
“Thank you for making Toad and Co's national sales meeting a huge success.
After a day full of meetings it was great to relax and be entertained by your comedy and magic show. All of the employees commented on how much fun they had for weeks to follow.
Aside from being great entertainment, the break you provided helped to re-energize the staff. We had another day of work ahead of us and your show provided extra motivation to keep plugging away.
You definitely made our meeting special and I wouldn't hesitate to use you at future conferences and trade-shows"
Although I have booking agents, I don't hide behind them. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to call me at 310-935-3684. That's my number, and when you call, we can discuss your event and put together a package the meets your needs.
Our employees from out of town are still telling me how much they enjoyed your magic and your great personality.
We will certainly consider you any time we have a corporate event."
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and to thank you for a wonderful performance. It is our goal to entertain our employees at our annual get together.
I must admit I was a little hesitant about having a comedy/magician at our event. Was I ever surprised! You read everyone just right. Our employees are still commenting on how entertaining the evening was. We are looking forward to having you entertain our employees at our next annual gathering."
I've been a professional comedian and magician for most of my life. Originally from Miami, FL, I now live in Santa Monica, CA. I perform regularly at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
I'm a member of both the Society of American Magicians as well as The Academy of Magical Arts.
My clients include Vice President Al Gore, Senators Al Franken and Harry Reid, Smokey Robinson, Gene Wilder, Microsoft, Absolut Spirits, Siemens, Sysco, and many many other celebrities and corporations.
Before you hire another speaker, comedian, or magician, consider the advantages of dealing with a corporate entertainer directly.
Regardless of your space, I can work with you. I have shows for groups of 20 or 2,000. My stage show requires a riser or stage and a sound system. That's it!
I'm based out of Los Angeles, CA but I travel all over the world. My fee includes all expenses which makes the booking process a snap.
P.S. If you aren't sure if my services are right for your event, call me! Let's talk, and if I can't put together a customized presentation that meets your needs, maybe I can recommend another speaker or entertainer. I'm here to help make your meeting great!