Which magician or speaker to book for your school?
The most important thing to consider when looking for a speaker for your school assembly is how engaging and entertaining the performer will be. You want the kids to be engaged so that they will absorb the message being presented. It is also important to have a sense of humor when watching the performance and listening to the message. All of these combine to give an experience to the kids that they will retain and be able to use as motivation for the rest of their lives. So it is a good idea to have an interactive magician or speaker to really capture the imagination of the students.
There are many things to consider when booking a speaker for your school assembly. How will the performer work the message into the presentation while still keeping the kids attention? You should ask this question to the speaker and performer you are considering to book. Have you read the reviews about the show? Good reviews and also looking for specific reviews that mention past performances for schools is a good way to determine if the performer will really be able to put on a good performance for schools specifically. Jot down a list of key ideas and key questions you would like to touch on when having an over the phone meeting with the speaker or magician. On the day of the assembly most questions will be answered so that the setup process of the show can be expedited and everything will run a lot smoother.
Call the speaker or magician to identify exactly what you are looking for. Some schools just want the magician to stroll around doing small and intimate magic group to group. Others want a formal show to engage an entire audience of hundreds of people. It is important to ask the magician what they specialize in to know exactly what they qualify for. A lot of performers have multiple specialties and this can be a good sign that they have really been around performing a lot of different types of shows. It is a sign of experience and these are usually the type of magicians who you want to book.
Watch video examples from the live show and talk to other schools about what magician they used for their school as this will help you make a good decision on who to book for your school. Many school boards can make the decision of booking an entertainer because they are a cheaper alternative or before reviewing the video footage or reading reviews. Be wary of an entertainer who has a significantly low price or has a couple of 1-star reviews as this is usually because the quality of their show is somewhat low. This almost always ends up being a bad decision because you really get what you pay for with magicians and speakers specifically. You should also check to see if they have any video footage of them specifically performing for the age group that your school consists of. Really read the reviews in depth as it is a good sign if the speaker or magician you are looking to book has at least a couple of 5-star reviews mentioning a school performance. That will determine whether or not they are most likely a performer who will be able to connect and engage with the students of the particular age.
Students are also a good judge of who to book when considering to book a magician or speaker for your school. Ask them what they think of the videos and see what piques their interest. Usually, the students will not want someone who just tells a story but they want someone who will be a true entertainer and get the message across in a fun way that the students can actually interact with. You may even want to narrow your decision down to two performers and then have the student body vote on who they would rather see perform for their school. After all, your students will be the main audience that the magician or speaker will be performing for so you really want to make sure they are going to not only get a good message but enjoy the show as well.
If your school is in Orange County, Los Angeles, or any part of California then magicIAN is usually the performer that schools decide to book. Sometimes he will even have a public show at another school or theatrical venue that you can come to check out before deciding to book him for your school depending on his performance schedule. We recommend that you watch the video examples and read the reviews as often times this will help you make your decision without even needing to come to a public show. It is however encouraged to come watch a show or book him for your private gathering as well to gauge whether you think his show would be a good fit for your school.
What is your theme for your school assembly?
You should have an idea of what your theme is and message you are trying to get across to your students. Some performers can actually work the message into their acts and specify it to exactly what you would like the students to learn. Have a discussion with the school board and principal as to what your theme should be or you can leave that up to the magician or speaker to perform their normal show for schools. There are many messages like anti-bullying, no texting while driving, see something say something and don’t do drugs just to name a few. Having a good idea of what you want your students to walk away with after seeing the performance is a good measure to take.
Leaving the message up to the performer can also be a good idea because the message that the performer gives can already be a mastered presentation. This ensures that the speaker or magician knows a certain presentation like the back of their hand and can deliver it the best possible way. Having a custom message can require the performer to put a new idea together and make it fit within the presentation. There are benefits to both however so it is really up to you on what you would like to have covered in the speech portion of the show.
A motivational message brings purpose to the show and using the magic as a tool to get it across to the kids is the most fun way. Many schools end up booking a speaker who can end up being boring because they don’t necessarily know how to connect with the kids in a humorous or cool way. Be sure that the speaker or magician you are going to book has a good motivational message that will stick with the kids and ask questions on how he or she will be able to relate to the kids with the message.
MagicIAN uses magic, humor, and storytelling to deliver a message to your school that you will be able to use throughout your life. You can see and read more about his show for schools here and see why so many schools year after yearbook him. If you would like to go the fundraising route you can see how that works on the school fundraising page here. Either route you decide to go he can incorporate a specific message you have into the show so that the kids will absorb the knowledge optimally.
MagicIAN can also use his special effects light show with holograms to customize for your school. He can even use your high school logo in the hologram to really show how amazing your school is and get the students to really appreciate how long it has been around for. If you have ever seen Americas Got Talent then you know how amazing the hologram shows can be and see how this type of show can be performed for your students. You can watch video examples from this light show on the formal shows tab here. It is really a stunning spectacle that your teachers, staff member, and students can all be inspired by. When you watch this show it really creates an inner motivation and has a story which enchants the mind and takes you on a journey of success.
Whether you are an elementary school, high school, college, or boarding school, magicIAN has a show customized and perfect for your school assembly or fundraiser. There is a special show that he can perform which is perfect for all age groups of students. He is excited to share a show that hundreds of other schools across the country have experienced before. He can incorporate the message in a way that any age group will understand.
The presentation can be simplified so that elementary school level children can understand the message. MagicIAN can also go more in-depth on combining the message with the magic so that the high school students or college level students can better relate to the message to. He has experienced a lot in his life with constructing his own magic in his career as well as many hardships in his personal life so the show is not only an amazing performance but also an emotional journey for everyone to experience.
Going the fundraising magic show route is an option and is usually open to the public with ticket sales. You can find out more about how the fundraising show works for one of your school programs by calling directly at 714-471-4472 or by visiting the fundraising show above. Schools who are serious about giving the students a memorable experience should book this show. MagicIAN has a busy schedule with school shows so we definitely recommend you book well in advance to make sure you secure a date. We look forward to accommodating your needs.
School Fundraisers in depth
Each student of a specific school program is responsible for selling 5 tickets each at usually around $20 per ticket. This seems to be a good price point to get people interested because it is around the same price as a 3-d movie but it is for a live vegas style performance. You can make this an entire school event as magicIAN will provide you with all of the print materials. This includes the tickets, posters, and magicIAN will even create a Facebook event and sell tickets from his website to help ensure the success of the school fundraiser. The cut works with splitting the ticket sales with the performer in half. So If you have 50 kids in one of your school programs then you can raise $2,500 dollars for one of your school programs if your students each sell all of their tickets! This can really help one of your school programs like help buy more materials, help to fund an awards ceremony, give to a particular charity sponsored by your school program, help a certain child within the program, and so much more! I’m sure that you are already thinking about which program within your school that this could help. You can also talk to magicIAN himself over the phone so he can answer all the question you may have for the school fundraising program.
Including an incentive for your kids to sell the tickets is important for the success of your school fundraiser. For example, students who sell all their tickets get extra credit or get to reap most of the benefits from the fundraiser once complete. Each student should share the Facebook event created by magicIAN to their facebook page in order to maximize attendance. Students could have a huge impact on the attendance by really spreading the word about the show on social media. By following this plan there is no reason why the show won’t fully sell out for your school program. When this process is followed, hundreds of people usually show up to watch the show and support. This really makes you and the students who put this together look great in addition to raising money.
You can be the hero of your school by putting this project together. All you need to do is set up the date with magicIAN and he will take care of all of the advertising. He will come in a give a brief 10-minute presentation to your students on how to sell the tickets and even perform a couple of tricks to really get your students excited about the entire project. A chance to bring your students together and really highlight your school program within your community is a strong idea to take hold of. All schools that this has been carried out with have received great levels of success and attendance at the show. This is why every school fundraiser that magicIAN has performed at have him back every single year with. He creates an engaging experience that is a win-win for your school program and entertainment value brought to your community. There are not any kind of events in the country that offer this kind of positive win-win situation for a fundraiser. There also aren’t many fundraising options that are really this fun and engaging for your students to be involved with.
What to expect in magicIAN’s show
-Full-scale Vegas-style illusions with live animals magically appearing and doves changing into a snake.
-Special effects light show with holograms customized with your school logo.
-An interactive message with audience participation comedy
-Levitating woman in the finale and hundreds of cards materializing from thin air.
-A motivational message designed for your school’s theme or the normal message that magicIAN delivers to most schools on a regular basis.
If you have ever watched a Cirque du Soleil performance, a comedy show, a magic show, and a speaker then this will paint a good picture in your mind about what magicIAN’s show is like. His performance is a combination of different arts that really has to be seen to be believed. The videos are cool to watch but the camera cannot quite capture what the eye does in the light show portion of the presentation. Be a part of something amazing within your school and make that decision to move forward with hosting magicIAN’s show for your school fundraiser or assembly. All of your guests and school staff member will be thanking you for booking him after they see how amazing and motivational the show is.