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5 Tips To Booking a GREAT Birthday Party Entertainer May 1, 2016

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5 Tips To Booking a GREAT Birthday Party Entertainer, Philipstown, New York

5 Tips To Hiring a GREAT Birthday Party Performer

1. Get Photos - Do an online search for photos of them performing at other live events. You might find them on their Google+ page or maybe their website.


2. Get Video Testimonials - Do they have video footage? Most private parties don't allow for video so that can be a tough requirement however you can ask if they have any video testimonials of what past clients are saying about their performances.

3. Get a list of past clients - Talk with the performer on the phone. Find out who they've performed for, a local friend or group, well established companies/organizations,celebrities etc.

4. Find out if they care about your event - Did they ask you about your event and your needs? You want to book a birthday party entertainer who actually cares about your event and guests.

5. Get a guarantee that they'll show up early so you're not stressing out - If they can't guarantee they'll be at your event 30-45 minutes early, they're not worth booking.

4. Don't hire someone cheap - The rule of thumb here you get what you pay for.

Yes, you can get a college kid to do some stuff for your event for a $100 but they're probably not going to pull off a show stopping performance for your guests or have everyone talking about how awesome your event was for months to come.


5. Get it in writing and put down a deposit - Any great performer who's got their act together will ask for a 50% down deposit to officially lock you in their calendar. They also need to provide you with an e-agreement/contract.

By doing this, they're officially committing to you, your event and locking your date and time in their calendar. This protects you in the event someone else tries to double book on the same date and time.

* Bonus Tip - Don't wait to the last minute. If you do you're likely to hire someone out of desperation. The best entertainers need advanced booking because they're always filling dates. 

Need an AWESOME Birthday Party Entertainer for your event?

Marco the Magician is considered by many families around the World to be America's Foremost Birthday Party Magician. Although he performs for on a regular basis at corporate events for companies like Spotify and Google, Marco is most known for entertaining family audiences of all ages.

Constantly in demand for kids parties, birthday parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, holiday parties, corporate events and even cruises, Marco is a one of a kind performer. His Magic is sophisticated, funny, mysterious, mind-bending and highly interactive.

Throughout the year Marco travels around the World performing for paying audiences. In most months, you can find him performing in NYC, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.

Want To Book Marco For Your Event? - For more information on booking Marco The Magician for your event call (212) 502-0148

Want to Learn Some EASY Magic Tricks? - To learn some simple easy to do Magic tricks so you can Mystify your friends check out Marco's FREE online video Magic course. For more info go to

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