August 6, 2017
What Do Corporate Event Entertainers Need Their Clients To Do?
2 Basic Elements are Needed
The Entertainer or Presenter Must Be Clearly Seen
This seems like it is stating the obvious, but it is surprising how many events that I attend where the place settings on tables are ridiculously large, the tables are arranged behind pillars or to the extreme sides of the stage or performance area, or any of a number of other things that prevent the guests at the event from being able to easily see the show. While I always make it a point to go out into and engage the crowd thoroughly throughout any event (especially corporate after dinner shows), a good deal of the show takes place with spectators coming up on the stage and in front of the group and it is imperative that everyone watching the show be able to see everything happening clearly and easily at all times.
The Entertainer or Presenter Must Be Clearly and Easily Heard
I have been entertaining and speaking for just over 30 years and one of the best tips I have for event planners is to observe first-hand the quality of the PA system at the venues where they are holding their events. It is absolutely worth the trouble to go and check this out for yourself. In my case, I usually need one wireless lavaliere or headset microphone (in excellent working condition), as well as a hand-held microphone for audience members and a stand for it to rest upon. It is best that it be wireless but not absolutely necessary. It is also best to have a back up microphone in the event the one offered doesn't work or is sub-par.