Every business owner wants high productivity, but they completely forget the importance of giving their employees a break. Therefore, not only for your employees but also for your business, corporate events with entertainment are crucial. Such events are a chance to express gratitude to your employees at every level, celebrate accomplishments, mark anniversaries, and perhaps most importantly, have quality time together. Hence, it becomes very important to choose the form of entertainment wisely. Stage magic shows are common these days, with everyone preferring to see spell bounding magic tricks.
Professional magicians are gaining importance with each passing day as they perform mind-blowing illusions and bring new things every time. A magician focuses on the audience’s response and tries to lift their mood. To make his shows successful, he makes necessary adjustments and always brings out the best performance. But have you ever wondered how magicians could teleport, cut people in half, or make cards disappear? There are surely huge secrets behind these amazing stage magic shows. Apart from optical illusions and magic tricks, some other secrets are also the main reason behind the success of stage magic. Some of them are discussed below.
When the magician first enters the stage, he must ensure assurance and poise. The audience should feel at ease and should feel free to take part in the stage performance. Although, magicians are different in their normal life. But when they step on the stage, they are in complete control of the situation and exhibit superhuman abilities to make the show successful.
If the audience is running late for the performance, you should hold off on starting the show, but if they are early, you shouldn’t keep them waiting longer. Starting the stage magic show on time helps the audience form a positive impression of the magician. And the appreciation you will receive for your punctuality will help you in long run.
The goal of entertainment is to divert attention from the uninteresting but to make the performance fully entertaining, it must elicit a strong emotional response from the audience. Most people pay to become a part of your event. No matter what amount they have paid, they will want a return of it. Therefore, the performance should have an emotional hook that pulls you in, indulges you in the performance, and leads you on an emotional journey rather than just a series of intriguing puzzles.
The Background Tunes
The ability of music to heighten the audience’s senses can make a difference if there is a large audience and a music system in place. Instead of using obscure and unappreciated music, a magician should modify well-known songs to suit his tricks. Your show will appear extravagant if music is present.
Shade and Light
Most of the magical performances and optical illusions are based on light effects and shade. If the lighting of the stage isn’t proper, there will be no point of illusion. People will easily get what is happening on the stage. Therefore, having perfect lighting to distract the audience is a major factor in a successful stage magic show.
Sense of Humor
Even the best magicians struggle to find the right amount of humor in their performances. You must make people smile to succeed because simply making people wonder is insufficient. Writing a comedy script for your acts will require some work, but it will allow you to add a touch of humor, which is easier said than done. A scripted version of your humorous performance will help people remember the magician as a fantastic entertainer.
The flow of the Show
The flow of a magic show is generally associated with light and shade. To keep the audience’s interest, the performance can’t be entirely quick or slow with high or low energy. Additionally, there should be a complete balance of the entire performance. For example, a magic show shouldn’t just consist of the magician performing one trick after another. What distinguishes a show from a collection of tricks is the presence of a unifying theme or thread that unites the entire performance.
A clear and satisfying climax should be reached when the show’s themes and ideas are brought to a close. The stage magic show should have a proper beginning, middle, and end. The audience feels duped if the performance is just a bunch of conventional tricks which abruptly end. A clear full stop or, better yet, an exclamation point should be used. Most people say that a climax isn’t always necessary. However, some of the magicians start their performances based on a story that sometimes ends on a cliffhanger. This leaves people wondering about what could’ve happened and makes your show a huge hit.
Engagement with the Audience
Staying at the venue after the performance and engaging with the audience to know if they are interested in learning more about your company gives the idea of whether your event was successful or not. The audience will learn more about you if you do it occasionally right after the performance. Give them access to speak with you if certain individuals approach you, and give them your business cards while you’re at it.
Every magic trick ever created can be improved, and the same goes for a magic show. This is why a magician should continuously focus on adding creativity to a stage performance as it will prove to be beneficial for both himself and the business he is working for. Apart from amazing tricks, the above-mentioned factors are equally important if you want your stage show to become successful.