If you are considering a magician for your son or daughter's birthday party, consider your decision well. Believe us when we tell you that all magicians are not created alike. You should be on the lookout for quality and the only way to do that is to put together a search plan. We cannot stress enough that you absolutely need to hook up with the perfect match for you. More then likely, this kind of search is something totally new to you. And that is totally understandable, who goes out looking for a magician every other week? We suggest that you do a lot of homework first before you talk to any candidates. Get an idea of what magicians offer and what they charge. Then start looking around the Columbus area for quality magicians. Once you have that completed, you will want to make sure that you have this guide with you wherever you go because the tips and questions we have provided to you should lead you to the candidate who will have everyone having a blast.
So, the first thing that you need to do is to find some quality candidates to check out. There are a few different ways you can do this. We suggest that you start by talking to your family, friends and coworkers to see if any of them have ever booked a magician or maybe experienced one at a child's birthday party. If you get the good word on any potential candidate start making a list of candidates. Another potential source are your wedding vendors with which you already have a relationship. If they are well connected, they should have a magician or two they will be able to provide you. Of course, we can't forget about the world wide web. Do a Google search for “magicians in the Columbus area.” This will most definitely provide you with a number of potential candidates who may be worthy of adding to your list. Once you have your list, it will be time to call up each candidate and find out if they are available on the day of the birthday party. For those that are, it will be time to setup some interviews.
There is no substitute for meeting each potential candidate face to face. During the interview, make sure that you pay close attention to each candidate's personality, style and professionalism. Start by talking about their experience level. How long have they been a magician? How did they learn the craft? How many magic shows do they perform per month? Talk about why they wanted to be a magician in the first place. Do they have a passion for working with kids? Ask them if they have any suggestions on how to make your birthday party truly amazing. Do they mainly focus on performing for children? Have they specialize in a certain age? This could be very important depending on how old your son or daughter is.
How much will their services cost you? Keep in mind that a professional magician is going to cost you more than a balloon twister or a clown because of their skill level and what they can provide. Talk about the specifics of what they will provide. How long will they perform? When you are satisfied with the answers from one particular candidate, ask for a written contract. If everything looks kosher, it is time to sign and get ready for some magic that everyone will enjoy.