4 Things To Look For When You Hire a Hypnotist
Are They Professional or Amateur?
Is your hypnotist just doing this as a hobby or are they in it professionally? A professional will have invested a great deal in being good, organised and perfecting their show. Just as with bands, a professional band will usually give you a better show than those guys who play in the garage down the street (usually but not always). Or are they a part time hypnotist who also paints houses or something?
Gerard V is a full - time hypnotist entertainer
Have They Done Your Kind of Event Before?
Shows for corporate boards of directors are different to shows for sports clubs and those for schools. After a few years most professional hypnotists have experience in all kinds of shows but it pays to ask if they have done one like yours before? Someone who has been successful doing shows for young adults only, might struggle with a mature audience for example.
Clean or Sleazy?
No-one advertises themselves as sleazy, but some are R-rated. It might be tempting to think that your mature group would love an r-rated show - but would they really? Would you volunteer to go on stage if you thought you’d take your clothes off? And if that was later posted to social media?
It pays to find out just what kind of gags you’ll be getting before you commit and being sure of your audience.
In my experience no-one ever complains that a show was too clean, but the opposite has been known to happen. So I only do clean shows.
Extra Costs and Charges
Does your hypnotist provide a PA system or lighting, or must you bring those in? Do you need to provide an assistant? Hotel? First class travel or economy? Do they have a “rider” for free drinks etc.? These can all change the picture quite a bit. There’s no harm in finding these things out before you commit.
Gerard V will bring a PA if he can drive to your event from one of his bases in Australia or NZ