Summer is such a great time to show your company’s appreciation to their employees because of all the wonderful options available to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Outdoor sporting events allow the sports fan to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and drink beer while enjoying the Portland Sea Dogs, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Boston Red Sox, etc… Companies like IDEXX have also included my talents at their outings under a tent to wow the co-workers and their families. Or like the Manchester Fisher Cats hired me directly for all the fans including companies enjoying their games!
Other summer outings might include a cruise at Point Sebago or Naples Songo Queen, Casco Bay cruises or Portsmouth Cruises. A cruise is the perfect place to include a DJ like Corey Smith of Direct Effect Entertainment Productions and/or myself to make the cruise even more fun! Working for a client appreciation on the Portsmouth Harbor cruises for Goss International their reactions to adding my talents were “thrilled with his performances…an extraordinary magician!”
Of course in Maine lobster bakes set up by CVC catering or Personal Touch Catering are mouth watering ways to thank employees as well. Having performed at functions both catering companies provided the lobster bakes allowed for amazing food and fun interactive entertainment!
For more info or ideas of how to engage your employees this summer go to: https://corporatemagician.com/events/summer-events/
Ok, it’s your weekly, or quarterly meeting and you have heard it all, the repetition, driving the same message over and over. How do you reach your staff, co-workers, or employees in a different and unique way that gets results? Add a little magic to your theme!
Everyone learns differently, but visual learning combined with participation is a highly motivating way to reach a high majority of your staff! And the element of surprise is a great way to engage your team. Imagine, someone is introduced as part of the new staff or a guest speaker. The audience is expecting the same old, same old when all of the sudden the guest speaker pulls a crystal ball out of the marker he had been using to write down topics. That is exactly what I did when presenting to The Provident Bank for their annual strategic goals meeting.
Or your group is at a safety training and after showing a box that is empty and black while talking about being in the dark regarding safety issues the speaker produces personal protective safety equipment? That is a fun way I introduced PPE to Pike Industry at several meetings.
Engaging participants/employees into the meeting is a much more effective way to help make sure they retain the information. And they will be talking about the dynamic way you introduced the topics; literally thinking out of the box. Exercises, break out groups, interactive decisions all lend to a more engaged meeting and Magic entertainment will go a long way to making your next meeting more memorable and ‘magical!’
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I have had the pleasure of working corporate events as a magician since I was 15 years old. It is an awesome job and responsibility… corporate audiences expect more for their dollars and image.
Working as a corporate magician allows me opportunities to both entertain and promote companies around the country. I suspect most of you have seen or your company has used a corporate magician at the annual banquet, enhance the holiday office party, or adding some lively fun during a summer outing.
However, promoting a company event via magic illusions may currently not be the #1 solution, but I am working on changing that in corporate America. Anyone who attends or exhibits at tradeshows; locally, regionally, or nationally has experienced that attracting potential clients to their company booth may be the #1 challenge! I love introducing companies via magic illusions and entertainment. Recently in New York at LegalTech I have been doeLegal’s solution to attracting, engaging, and transforming into warm prospects for the sales team!
Grand Openings allow a corporate magician to customise some illusions to either their industry (supermarkets, banks, restaurants, etc…) or the promotional products that need to be given to customers. Last summer while working a mini golf/genral store Grand Opening… they had chip clips that they wanted me to incorporate into the performances; I create an illusion where their chip clip not only isolate the magic but with their logo on the clip I used that as the magic words:)
Product Promotions might be on a national level like when I participated with Nabisco’s ‘Unlock the Magic’ promotion. Going to supermarkets all over Maine, NH, and MA working magic with oreo cookies. And another one I was working with IHF (International Home Foods… Poland Fruits, Jiffy Popcorn, Chef Boyardee in supermarkets as well. More products created more choices and more challenges; where to carry illusions to work into the performances for several of these products. On a local level many years ago (I’ve dating myself) I worked in a Mall for Jordan Marsh at the Lancome aisle working illusions with lipstick, perfume, etc…)
So as you may have noticed there is a large variety of events to keep a corporate magician on their toes, keep our creative juices flowing, and make a living following our dream! Here’s a fun preview:
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Investing in your employees and co-workers is such a smart move on companies bottom line. The more engaged and feeling like their input adds to the success of the company empowers everyone to help grow the company. Retreats, workshops, motivational seminars are all aspects of corporate trainings.
More successful trainings do more than just verbally bombarding employees with information. The most successful trainings include as many of our 5 senses as possible. Finding creative ways to engage the team helps retaining of the topic become easier.
Entertainment is a super effective way to engage co-workers and get their own creative juices flowing. With entertainment employees are learning while having fun! Tying in the motivational topic is key to it being just a fun day. For example when I am working on motivating sales teams I first impress sales people with some sleight-of-hand and then tie in my life story of being a magician and how sales impacts my life and career. The fun interactive elements might include teaching them an illusion or two to help ‘break the ice’ on their own in person sales calls or to help warm up the gate keeper and make them become a friend looking forward to your next sales visit! Magic adds a live visual that Power Point can never beat, it’s two dimensional. But the leaning of a magic trick is also hands on which helps retain the information longer while their hands, minds, and eyes are all connected to the corporate theme/lesson.
Trainings need to be so much more than just sitting in a classroom and listening to a speaker. People’s attention spans vary and the longer you
speak and nothing else stimulating is happening the more of your audience is quietly nodding off. Don’t let your next corporate training put your teams to sleep hire a corporate trainer that uses entertainment to get the themes across in an exciting way!
Visit my site for more ideas or call me to perk up your company’s next training day. http://corporatemagician.com/events/training-session-entertainment/