Pick THE RIGHT PERFORMER for your event is the best way to start a GREAT Hypnosis Show. It may just save your event and your reputation. Here’s a video we put together to answer many questions I get regarding choosing a hypnotist.
What makes a great hypnosis show can often depend on many factors. One of my training mentors, Las Vegas Hypnotist Justin Tranz, often speaks about people that come up after his shows and tell him how wonderful the show was. He thanks them but also follows up with a question about how many other hypnotists they have seen, and even the names of the hypnotists. He says that often they will say this is their first hypnosis show experience. As flattered as he is by their compliments, his feelings are that its only a real compliment if they have seen other hypnotists to get a comparison. And he’s right! I received a compliment from a venue manager just last night after seeing a weeks worth of other hypnotists for other Senior All Night Parties. That was a compliment that I knew was genuine. And if they haven’t had another hypnosis exposure, I thank them and encourage them to go to other hypnosis show and get a real idea of the difference.
Basically, if a person hasn’t ever seen a hypnosis show, most often they are in awe of hypnosis itself, as well as the activities that happen up on stage with the volunteers. But, based on that judgement, it is pretty easy to swap out any hypnotist and that person will likely have the same feeling. A Hypnotists reputation can truly shine when the person making the judgement has seen other hypnotists. Similar to when you are 16 & finally get to drive your first car solo, it really doesn’t matter what car you drive. Its the greatest thing in the world. But once you’ve experienced driving a better car, you can truly make the comparison with distinction.
Unlike with a car you have purchased already, you have choices with your entertainment. Do your homework and choose the right hypnotist, the right personality and the right type. A bad, or sub-standard hypnotist, is more like the car that you have to drive when you are younger but you would rather be driving the newer, better car. Its like the idea of expecting a nicer breakfast, only to be served small boxes of cereal and milk at a celebration. Its food you eat happily every other day of the year, but for a special event, knowing or expecting better, you hope for that better breakfast experience.
Important components that affect how to make a GREAT hypnosis show:
- The TYPE OF EVENT the show is for
- The STYLE OF THE HYPNOTIST
- The PERSONALITY OF THE HYPNOTIST
- The SOUND QUALITY of the show
- The SETUP OF PERFORMANCE AREA and the Venue
THE TYPE OF EVENT
Obviously a Grad Party and Birthday Party for a 60 year old are different, just as they are different than a Corporate Event. All have very similar components, but also important variations to keep in mind.
STYLE & PERSONALITY OF THE HYPNOTIST
It can be argued that, as Hypnotists, we all do the same thing. And I guess this is true. But the style & personality actually can make or break a show, and certainly is a big part of a difference between an OK show and a GREAT show. Hypnotists will often market that they are not the center of the show & the show is all about the volunteers. And it is. But what about those days that its “one of those crowds”? The Style & Personality of the Hypnotist is an important component to making sure that ANY type of group can connect and be entertained during the entire show. And while we are on the subject, if you are checking out promo videos and there is no speaking and only “sizzle” on the video, you aren’t being shown they style and personality. DON’T BE FOOLED by distraction techniques!
QUALITY OF SOUND
Quality of sound is important for ANY type of performance event. Some performers require the client to provide part or all of the sound. Others will bring their own sound system. I myself have built a professional system that works with powered speakers (which I also bring) or it can hybrid into a system like an auditorium sound setup. I include sound production in my rates is because it guarantees that the sound quality will be to my standards. It also benefits me as a selling tool so that potential clients don’t have to deal with the headache & expense of providing sound. “But my banquet venue has overhead speakers and a mic we can give you” is something often heard as people try to get the price lowered. The banquet venue sound systems are designed for presentations & speeches, not performances like a live hypnosis show. Venue systems will often distort, making the hypnotist less able to be heard clearly. One great example is a hypnosis event my son attended recently. Instead of bringing quality sound, the Hypnotist used the Venue’s mic system. My son said that it was really hard to hear the hypnotist because of the distortion. On top of that, instead of having a quality system for music, the Hypnotist brought a boom box type radio to play the music for the show. A quality sound system where the audio of music & microphone through the same speakers is always a better production value, ultimately bettering your show and your guests experiences.
SETUP OF PERFORMANCE AREA
This isn’t something that is part of the booking process but is an important component of the show its self. We often get stuck in odd setups and we deal with them with positive response. But to help better your show experience, working with your entertainer ahead of time to help create the best experience, within the limitation of your space & budget, will make your life better and your event better.
Freddie’s Blog is intended for those curious about Hypnotist Freddie Justice & The Freddie Justice Comedy Hypnosis Show, and basics about the Hypnosis World. These blogs are in no way intended to be used as a training tool for hypnosis itself. These are for light, fun exposure to Freddie’s hypnotic world.