6 Tips to help you Find a Magician to Hire that is right for you

magician with signed card
TJ

I am frequently asked how do I find a magician to hire that is right for me? Which makes me think about who my favourite magician is or who I would book if I needed someone to perform. To find a magician who will suit you is very personal and given the events we attend some thought needs to go into employing the right one for the job. There are a number of ways in which you can help make your decision easier.

Find a magician with good References

Any good magician will be able to provide a set of references from past events which will support their claim to be a good entertainer. Check that the companies are reputable and the comments haven’t been cut or altered.

You can find Tj’s references on his client page here

See if they display Videos of their work

Have a look at the magicians show reel, it should be on their website. If they don’t have one, then move on, the only way to find a magician with real flare and ability is by seeing them work. Due to the nature of most professional magician’s engagements, it is the only way to view them at work. Watch the way they interact with people can you imagine your guests enjoying such a performance? Check out Tj’s video page here

View their CV and Check their past work

If you find a magician with a good CV it does not necessarily mean they are a good magician! However, it is true that it is an indication of a level of experience and standing within the profession and is worth looking for. Have they won any awards and if so what? Are they a member of any professional body, for example, The Magic Circle? Where have they worked and who have they worked for? Tj’s CV is here

Look through photographs on their website

Look at the photographs on the website. Do the guests look happy? This is very important! Magic on its own can be slow and frustrating. A good magician will interact with humour creating a performance that your guests will remember with affection. If you find a magician whose website doesn’t show guests who are enjoying themselves then the magician probably doesn’t possess them and you should ask yourself why? Here is Tj’s gallery

Referral work

How much of a magician’s work is repeat bookings or recommendations from past customers? This is an indication of how popular they are. Entertainers will tell you, getting the first booking is not that hard, it’s getting the repeat booking that counts.

Talk to your magician

If you find a magician you like then pick up the phone and talk to them in person. Do you like them? Do you trust them? Booking over the internet is fine but we advise you to speak to your entertainer before deciding to make sure you feel comfortable and happy.

It’s important to choose the right person when looking to hire a magician. Hopefully, these tips will help you make the right choice.

This is an extract from “Questions People Frequently Ask Magicians” which appears on Tim’s website you can view it by clicking here.

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