What sort of entertainment will simply blow away corporate guests who’ve seen it all before?

Corporate Entertainment Ireland - Shane Black

Sourcing entertainment for your company training day or team building day can be problematic.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to come up with something they haven’t seen before.

Companies are investing more in their events, and spending more time in selecting the corporate entertainer and devising their entertainment programme.

The upshot of this is that it’s difficult to deliver the unexpected and create an impact that will last for a long time afterwards.

Difficult – but not impossible!

Here are a few simple ways in which you can get your guests talking for months afterwards.

Incognito Guest.

As soon as you introduce an entertainer, your guests are on high alert.

They almost demanding that they be wowed by whoever takes to the stage at that moment.

But what if you don’t introduce your entertainer?

What if you just let him mingle with your guests – as if he’s just another one on the guest list.

Over the next hour, they’ll eventually discover they’re in the company of a ‘card shark’, a mind reader, and a conjuror of extraordinary talent.

Turn the tables on your M.D.

Your Managing Director is the one who has all the answers but what if you turn the tables on him.

Let him be on the receiving end of some close-up mind reading at the hands of Ireland’s leading practitioner.

Assuming you’ve cleared it with the M.D. in advance, it can be great craic for the staff to see their boss squirming as I correctly guesses his PIN…

Or when he fails to keep a secret as I probe his mind to discover what he’s thinking.

Get some networking going.

Not all your guests will know each other, and may feel a little reticent in introducing themselves formally to complete strangers.

But as they break up into small groups to watch me in action, they automatically get drawn into the conversation.

Soon they’ll find that they’re on first name terms as they see the magic unfold in front of their eyes.

Corporate Entertainment Ireland - Shane Black

Introduce your event theme in a super-clever way.

Most corporate get-togethers have a central theme.

Something that you want your guests to remember long after they’ve got back to their desks.

By briefing me on what the theme is – and how it relates to your guests – I can incorporate this into my patter.

There will be absolutely no doubt as to what you want them to remember.

Create an internal hero.

Every company has a character who really missed his or her vocation.

They really should have been on stage rather than working in the corporate sector.

So how about giving me access to this person in advance?

I can teach them a simple but powerful trick that will wow the audience on the night.

I will casually ask if there’s anyone in the crowd who knows a trick or two, providing the opening for the company ‘plant’ to further enhance his reputation as an absolute legend. 

Go big with a stage act.

I’m totally happy to spend my time mingling with small numbers of guests.

But if there are too many to get to, then why not have me perform a spine-tingling 30-minute act on your main stage.

Again, this can include members of your own staff or some of your corporate guests.

And if you have a videographer on hand to capture the proceedings, this can make a great souvenir for guests – the perfect memory of a great night.

You can see from the examples above that there are lots of different ways to cause a real stir at your next corporate event.

Get in touch to find out how I can weave some true magic throughout your event with my unique and high-impact form of corporate entertainment.

About the author

Shane Black is a professional mentalist and mind reader based in Dublin, a six-time winner of the weddingsonline Entertainer of the Year Award, and nominated twice as Ireland’s Best Corporate Entertainer at the Event Industry Awards. If you’re looking for the perfect entertainment package, get in touch to find out how Shane can bring all that and more to your event.