Ask yourself these key questions:
What style of event is it (informal, black tie etc)?
What is the main objective?
Who is your audience?
What is the key event message or outcome?
What style of entertainment will best help you achieve this?
What will the audience also enjoy and appreciate?
How do you want them to feel?
What do you want them to remember about the event?
After your event what sort of outcome do you want to have?
Think about the type of entertainment you intend to use and make sure you have factored in all the elements of a successful (and impressive) event including:
Book a suitable venue (not all venues will work for all live entertainment)
Check the stage and performance area (the correct size, position and strength are vital for professional entertainment)
Check the seating (how long will the audience be sitting for - is the seating comfortable at the venue?)
Think about theming (do you have an event theme or company brand, style or message that needs to be highlighted?)
Hire a fit-for-purpose sound system to suit your entertainment (including speakers, amplifiers, mixing desk, microphones, stage monitors) with tagged and tested cables, installed and operated by a senior sound technician
Install a great lighting rig (to make the show more exciting and dynamic, to have more impact on your audience and to ensure you capture some great photos for post-event publicity)
Make sure your first choice and second choice of talent is available for your proposed dates
Select an entertainment act that will connect with your audience
Select a second act that would also work with your audience if your first choice is not available
Book your talent at least three months in advance of your event date to ensure availability
ARE YOU READY?
THEN SIMPLY CALL US ON:
Whether you are planning a staff Christmas party, client or private function, conference or product launch we can assist you with every aspect of selecting, booking and managing your entertainment.
We have an extensive network of professional entertainers throughout New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific and the UK from live bands and DJs to strolling characters, street and cirque performers, Santa, fireworks and more.
All equipment supplied is fit-for-purpose and is operated only by highly-trained senior technicians. Our staff are experienced and helpful and will support you every step of the way, through to the successful completion of your event.
ENTERTAINMENT GROUP can provide you with an effective and efficient 'wrap-around' entertainment service from sourcing the right performers to installing and operating any staging, theming rigging, lighting and sound equipment and crew required as well as paying the artistes (including any tax payable to IRD).
We are very comfortable working either directly with the client or the event manager, event agent, event organizer, event planner, event coordinator, corporate party organizer, venue manager, food and beverage manager, banquet manager, conference coordinator, conference manager, conference planner, corporate hospitality manager, festival manager, HR, team-building manager or caterer.
We represent an extensive range of professional performers from DJs, dance bands, solo performers, jazz bands, cocktail acts and classical ensembles to fire performers, stilt-walkers, street theatre artistes, costumed strolling characters, circus acts, Maori and Polynesian cultural performance groups and children's entertainers including magicians, clowns, face-painters and more.
Our reach is far and wide, our experience extensive. No matter whomever, or whatever you are looking for, we have got it - or we can get it!
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