“It’ll Be Great EXPOSURE…”

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Curtis The Mentalist Speaks About The Myth of Performing For Exposure

I started in the entertainment business over 30 years ago, and still today I occasionally get this phrase from someone who is holding an event and needs entertainment, an MC, speaker, etc. [TRANSLATION: “We have no money but are hoping that you are just desperate or eager enough to come and work for free (and you must be because we’ve … Read More

Performing in the Dark

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Stage Lighting Should Not Suck

The importance of good, quality stage lighting for live performances can never be stressed enough.   If a performer cannot be easily seen or heard during a performance, it is pointless to even have a show.  I had some fun recently performing for a great group of people in a small town at one of their local theaters.  They worked hard … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–Sound Equipment

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What Event Entertainers Need--Sound Equipment

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the two most important things for a corporate event entertainer to have a successful performance is that they are both easily SEEN and HEARD by the audience.  If either one of these things are missing in a performance, much is lost and the event can even become a disaster. Proper set up of good, … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–Setting Up at a LIVE Event

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Curtis The Mentalist demonstrates proper set up for entertainment at a live corporate event.

One of the questions that I get asked for every event I book is “what do you need from us (the company or organization) in order to do your show?” A real professional corporate event entertainer will provide a detailed show rider for each event that they do.  The rider is basically a document that outlines in detail all of … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–The Basics

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What Do Corporate Entertainrs Need- FB Image

While there are tons of various elements that go into the planning and execution of a successful corporate event, it’s no secret that the hired entertainment plays a HUGE role in the overall success of the event.  What most event planners don’t realize, however, is that even if they’ve hired the absolute best, highest-caliber professional entertainment available, their event will … Read More

Fake It Til You Make It? I Don’t Think So…

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Fake It Till You Make It?

If it was “faking it” that got you there, then doesn’t it stand to reason that “faking it” will get you further?  Or will you somehow muster the strength to “no longer fake it” and then become a person of authenticity, transparency and integrity? What gets us to where we are will determine what we do once we get there. … Read More