What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have different prices for different shows and entertainment that I offer from close-up strolling magic, stage magic, to corporate and private events. Each event or situation is priced differently depending on the location and what it's for. Prices can run from $255-$3500 depending on the event and location gas and travel fee etc. if I am traveling out of the state then gas travel and accommodations are covered.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
To give them as much detail as I can about what I do and what I can offer and how I can make their event one that will be memorable.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Over 30 years of experience entertaining people on stages, in the streets, had private events, major corporate events, and performing in and out of the country in front of thousands of people.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Just as any kid might I got asked up on stage to help a magician and that was all she wrote. I have been entertaining ever since then performing magic my am comity stage illusions and escapes.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with many different customers across the globe. From small private parties, two large conventions, to performing at the White House, a few major government officials like the Pentagon, Northrop Grumman, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, others are BG&E, McCormick Spices, Coca-Cola, Toyota, American Dance Assc., to name a few.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I try to be personalized at every show an event I entertain.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find out as mush as you can about the performer or entertainment. How long they have been in business. What they do in the show, what they offer that is different. Do more than just send or check emails. If the performer doesn't respond he might be really busy, so call him, leave a detailed message. Computers can crash, email can freeze and mess up. Be detail about what you are looking for. Place, time, how many people, culture, anything that can help.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Especially when it comes to the entertainment business you get what you pay for. Remember that cheap isn't always the best in the entertainment business and you may not always get what you pay for. Make sure that the entertainment fits the type of event you're having, age group, and performs exactly what you're looking for and or find out if he may offer something else that might benefit the event.