It is very important when booking a magician for your event to ask important questions and see how the magician answers your questions to accommodate.
Remember that how he sounds on the phone will be how he talks in person but probably wont reflect his tone of voice when actually performing for your private party, wedding or corporate event. Every magician has there own style in performing and they are acting to create a magical experience. However, professionalism on the phone is very important on both ends when speaking to each other. You as the event planner should tell the magician why he should perform for your event just as much as the magician should let you know why he is the best performer for your event.
Selling points are also a two way street for you and the magician. It is always important to have a magician who also performs comedy for your event because this breaks up the tension in the serious moments in the show especially when the audience is watching a full hour show. You want to make sure that they will be able to stay professional in high stress situations as well. For example, if the magician gets heckled by one of your audience members then he has to keep his cook and often may say a joke. Keep in mind that the magician on the phone is often the exact one who will be at your event so make sure to ask all the important questions.
You may want to book the event by the end of the phone call if you like the performer because there is a possibility that if you call back in a few days to make a confirmation then the magician may already be booked. Whether its a private event, corporate event, birthday, or large amphitheater there is a magician for you. Some magicians specialize in all these and others specialize in one. Also, it is very important to discover whether strolling magic or a stage magic show is best for your event. Be sure to give the magician all of the details on your event so he or she can make the best recommendation if a stage show, strolling magic, or a mixture of both is best for your event.
Have fun when booking a magician for your corporate event, private party or wedding and make sure they are having fun to. Remember, the magician is there to entertain your guests and take all the stress off of you the day of so enjoy yourself.