Amazing Entertainment for Corporate Events

THE INCREDIBLE IMPACT OF CLOSE UP MAGIC

Corporate events are a fantastic way to bring your employees together, foster camaraderie, and reward their hard work. As event planners such strive to create memorable experiences, they are often looking for amazing entertainment for corporate events. The search for unique and engaging entertainment is often at the top of their list.

We all know that there is no shortage of options today, from music such as a live band or DJs, to unique walkaround acts such as living statues and even hedge people (yes, they really are a thing!), but one form of entertainment that always stands out for its ability to captivate and astonish is close up magic.

It might seem like it's a more traditional form of entertainment for corporate events, and yes it has been done before, but there is a reason people keep coming back to magic. And in this blog post, I'll explain some of the many reasons why close-up magic is an ideal choice for corporate events.

BREAKING THE ICE WITH INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

One of the main objectives of any corporate event is to encourage interaction and networking among attendees. Close up magic achieves this by inviting the audience to be a part of the experience. A skilled magician moves through the group, performing tricks and illusions that require audience participation. This interactive nature of close-up magic helps to break the ice and spark conversations. Sidenote: I'm sometimes ask to steer the conversation away from work related matters, which can be a good idea when the focus is really on relaxing and not thinking about work. Other times, at more networking focused events, I'm asked to encourage work talk, and even help to make introductions. Either way, magic is flexible enough to fit into your event.

I often hear people saying things such as,

"I was watching the entire time."

"Literally, no idea how that just happened."

"You HAVE to see this!"

We organised for Ed to attend our AGM to keep the meeting exciting and different from what we've done previously. Ed performed magic on a one to one basis, group interactions and to the whole audience. All of these interactions were amazing, and quite frankly mind blowing. This has left us all talking about 'How did Ed do that!?' He is definitely one we'll remember and use in the future again!

Kerrie Neal, Waitrose, Kenilworth

Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
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Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾

CUSTOMISABLE AND SCALABLE ENTERTAINMENT

As mentioned above, close up magic is highly adaptable to the needs of any corporate event. Magicians can tailor their performances to fit the theme or message of the gathering, incorporating company logos, slogans, or even products into their acts. This customisation allows for a seamless integration of magic into the overall event experience.

Additionally, close up magic can be scaled to accommodate events of varying sizes and budgets. Whether it's an intimate gathering of executives or a large scale conference, close up magicians can adjust their performances to suit the audience and the venue.

For small events (my smallest show so far was just 4 people), I might provide a 'one group' performance, perhaps performing for everyone together at their table.

For large events, I could provide multiple close up magicians, other performers or even a spectacular stage magic and mind reading show.

My stage magic show is a great way to bring people together after dinner, and really provide the wow factor for your event. And for the full peace of mind, I can also offer full or part event hosting. In short, what I'm trying to say is that there are lots of options, so in our first conversation we can talk through some ideas in order to help get you the entertainment that will best fit your event.

magician ed performing amazing entertainment for corporate events

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

Close up magic also has a unique ability to bridge gaps between people of different backgrounds, ages, and roles within a company. The universal appeal of magic creates shared moments of wonder that can help to create connections among employees. This inclusive form of entertainment helps to build camaraderie and promote teamwork within the organization.

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MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

The close proximity between the magician and the audience during a close up performance results in an intimate and engaging experience. Unlike stage magic, where the audience observes from a distance, close up magic allows attendees to witness the illusions up close, creating a heightened sense of wonder and astonishment.

This immersive form of entertainment leaves a lasting impression on attendees, making the event memorable long after the final trick has been performed. In a corporate setting, creating such unforgettable experiences can contribute to increased employee morale, job satisfaction, and company loyalty.

PROFESSIONAL AND POLISHED PERFORMANCES

Close up magicians are skilled professionals who bring a level of sophistication and polish to their performances that is well-suited for corporate events. That is provided that you hire a professional magician. I have previously written about some of the differences between amateur and professional magicians.

I would also recommend that you look for a Member of the Magic Circle, such as myself.

In short, professional performers are are not only adept at executing astonishing illusions but are also proficient in social skills, communication, and presentation. Their charisma and ability to connect with an audience makes close-up magic performances enjoyable and captivating for all attendees.

From the moment we contacted Ed he was extremely professional and helped us sort out the booking easily. Ed arrived 15 minutes before he was due to perform and started early for us. This was really appreciated as he managed to get around all of our guests. All of our guests were amazed by the magic and many said he was the best part of the evening.

Sian Leonard, Birmingham

Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾

VERSATILITY IN EVENT SCHEDULING

Another advantage of magic is its adaptability in terms of scheduling. Whether you need entertainment during a cocktail hour, as an icebreaker for a team-building event, as a memorable finale to a gala dinner (my stage show), or as a late night after show party magic, magicians can accommodate a variety of event formats and timelines. In fact, it's one of the great advantages of magic that it can fit in almost anywhere. Over the years, I've performed in all sorts of the formats mentioned above, so I'm well placed to ensure that your entertainment aligns seamlessly with your event's schedule and objectives.

And if you ever get stuck with your planning. I'm happy to offer my expertise regarding entertainment. I even created a comprehensive FAQs page, which I hope you will find useful.

late night bar magic in birmingham as corporate entertainment

STIMULATING CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Close up magic can also have a positive impact on attendees' creativity and problem-solving abilities. Witnessing seemingly impossible feats sparks curiosity and encourages out-of-the-box thinking, which are valuable skills in the business world.

In fact, one of the unique features of my performances is that I can incorporate your corporate message into my performance. NOT in the standard cheesy way, "now buy this product," but within the subtext. Is your focus on teamworking, then great let's do some collaborative magic. Is your focus on new perspectives - well magic is all about developing innovate solutions, and I would be happy to talk through some of my processes, without giving away all of my secrets.

ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK

This one is similar to the above, but I feel it's worth restating it again, the interactive nature of close up magic can also promote collaboration and teamwork among attendees. As they attempt to decipher the secrets behind the illusions (good luck!), colleagues may find themselves working together and exchanging ideas. This collaborative spirit can translate into improved working relationships and a more cohesive corporate culture, ultimately benefiting the organization as a whole.

ENHANCING THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE

To wrap all of this up, close up magic offers a range of benefits that make it an excellent choice for corporate events entertainment. Its ability to engage attendees, break the ice, and foster connections among employees contributes to a more enjoyable and memorable event experience.

The adaptable and versatile nature of close up magic ensures that it can be tailored to suit the needs of any gathering, while its polished and professional performances add a touch of sophistication that is well-suited for corporate settings.

By incorporating close up magic into your next corporate event, you can create an atmosphere of wonder, excitement, and camaraderie that leaves a lasting impression on all attendees. As event planners continue to search for fresh and innovative entertainment options, close up magic stands out as a unique and captivating choice that can elevate the overall event experience, strengthen company culture, and inspire creativity and collaboration among employees.

In a competitive business environment, where organizations are constantly seeking ways to stand out and engage their employees, close-up magic offers a powerful tool to achieve these goals.

Don't leave your corporate event to chance; bring the extraordinary to life with my mesmerising close up magic performances. Elevate your event, spark unforgettable connections, and leave your guests spellbound by your event today. Let the magic begin! Contact me today for an initial conversation and to secure your date.

The magic of close-up performances not only entertains but also builds connections, stimulates conversation, and fosters a sense of unity within the organization. Embrace the enchantment of close-up magic and watch as it transforms your corporate events into unforgettable experiences that attendees will look back on for years to come.

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