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Can I see you perform? The answer depends onrepparttar type of performer you are considering engaging. If itís a cabaret magician he may well work at comedy clubs where you can go and see him perform and close-up magicians often work at hotels, restaurants and bars asrepparttar 135092 resident entertainer several times a week. If itís open torepparttar 135093 public then go and see them work. However ifrepparttar 135094 performer works mainly at corporate events, weddings and/or trade shows you may find it impossible to see him work live as these are closed events.

Have you got a brochure/video I can see?

Most professional performers will have promotional kits including photographs, video and brochure. A good promo kit doesnít mean they are a good magician, it may just mean they know somebody who works at a printing press. A cheap and tatty looking promo kit doesnít definitely meanrepparttar 135095 performer is bad, but it does show a lack of professionalism and that is a warning sign. In this day and age some performers have no hard copy for promotional use as it dates so quickly so there website acts asrepparttar 135096 brochure. Ifrepparttar 135097 website looks like it was made from cut outs of magazines then they are not interested in making a good first impression. Would you trust somebody who didnít make a good first impression at your event?

Doesrepparttar 135098 price include VAT and any other charges?

When in negotiations donít forget to clarify if there as any other expense other than fee quoted.

What magic tricks do you do?

You should be able to gain a good idea ofrepparttar 135099 style ofrepparttar 135100 magician from any online or hardcopy brochure but if you want to know what kind of effects he/she performs Ė go ahead and ask!

Are you a member of any magic societies or performer bodies?

Many magicians will be members of different magic clubs aroundrepparttar 135101 world. Inrepparttar 135102 UKrepparttar 135103 most prestigious isrepparttar 135104 The Magic Circle where there are only 1500 hundred members world wide and you have to perform in front of experienced peers to gain membership. Again inrepparttar 135105 UK you will find many magicians are members of Equityrepparttar 135106 performs union which is another sign of their professionalism.

Have you got any referees I could phone?

This may seem like a reasonable question but a lot of magicianís work mainly inrepparttar 135107 corporate area and are not permitted to pass outrepparttar 135108 contact details of their bookers. You should be able to see testimonials and letters from clients onrepparttar 135109 websites/brochures. Of courserepparttar 135110 best way is personal recommendation; ask friends if they have ever hired a magician.

Have you got public liability insurance?

This is crucial. The magician will be in close contact to your guests and maybe borrowing objects from them for effects. You donít want to end up with a magician who isnít covered!

I hope this all helps to give you a better idea ofrepparttar 135111 different types of magic that are available for you to hire for your next event and what to look out for when hiring.

I'm a 28 year old full time professional close-up magician in London, UK. Magic has been my life since I was a young child and I am delighted to be able to make money from something I love. I have been a full time magician for 5 years and I work at corporate events, banquets, balls, private parties and weddings performing sleight of hand magic. I work all overrepparttar 135112 Uk and internationally. If you'd like to know anything more about me you can find out more at my website

Are you thinking about hiring a magician for an adult event? For a lot of people magic is synonomous with children, but magic is very popular with adults. These days you are very likely to see a magician at a ball,wedding, banquet, cocktail party, trade show, private party, cruise ship or nightclub. Do you know what to look for when selecting a performer? This article will help bust through the jargon and let you know what to look for.

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Lisa Schreder, 25, a Manhattan paralegal sawrepparttar posters forrepparttar 134953 exhibit advertised onrepparttar 134954 subway and decided to come after work with her boyfriend, lawyer David Sandler, 26.

"I'm as interested inrepparttar 134955 pictures asrepparttar 134956 museum itself. It feels like a monastery, soothing and spiritual," said Schreder.

Sandler was impressed with howrepparttar 134957 photographs were displayed. He said, "The presentation matches withrepparttar 134958 pictures and lighting,repparttar 134959 water underneath, continuesrepparttar 134960 feeling of water and motion that can be seen inrepparttar 134961 photos, it feels likerepparttar 134962 whole thing is floating, likerepparttar 134963 suspended photos."

Besidesrepparttar 134964 hanging photographs, there is also a 35mm film, revealing Colbert's video photography on a big screen. Several scenes include a woman swaying to new age music while bathing with elephants.

Sylvia Wolff, 32, a dance student at NYU's Tisch School said she likedrepparttar 134965 pictures more thanrepparttar 134966 movie, because she said, "The pictures are more suggestive and require more imagination."

Artist and clay sculptor, Stephanie Borgese onrepparttar 134967 other hand, feltrepparttar 134968 opposite. "The film enhancedrepparttar 134969 artwork. It gaverepparttar 134970 images a sense of motion and place," she said.

Borgese admits she was overcome byrepparttar 134971 artistic experience. "I cried a few times," she said. "They are magical and breathtaking images."

Tara is currently going for her masters degree in journalism at New York University and working in PR. She freelances articles for tri-state publications and writes a daily blog, When Tara Met Blog

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