As a strolling magician, what does Ryan do?
With over a decade of experience as a magician, Ryan has developed a repertoire of amazing magic tricks featuring sleight-of-hand with playing cards, coins, and other small items. More important than what he does is how he does it. An easy-going, fun style focused on interacting with people creates smiles and laughter all around your event.
How can Ryan fit into my event?
The biggest benefit of strolling magic is how flexible it can be. It doesn’t need any equipment or set-up. Just Ryan! Often, it is used to add fun and entertainment to an event where more than one thing is going on at once. Here are some examples of places where strolling magic can help:
- An “icebreaker” for cocktail hours and receptions. As people arrive at an event and mingle, Ryan is there to greet people with a smile, a joke, and some fun magic. As people gather around in small crowds, they are introduced to each other and after Ryan moves on to the next group, they are left with some amazing things to talk about.
- Covering up wait times. Any time there is a delay and a line-up is formed, Ryan can be there to entertain the crowds while they wait, turning a potential frustration into fun times.
- Banquet Dinners. The larger the crowd, the more waiting there is at dinner time. Ryan never visits a table while they are eating, but there are always tables that are waiting to be served, or waiting for others to finish.
- Mini Magic Show Station. A variation on strolling magic, where the magician stays put and the audience strolls. Ryan sets up a card table in a corner of the room and does mini magic shows (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes each depending on the crowds). This is particularly well suited for a fun casino night, or an event with other food/activity stations.
What can I do to make the strolling magic a huge success at my event?
There are a couple considerations for your event to get the best results from a strolling magician.
- Find creative performance opportunities. Strolling magic’s greatest strength is it’s versatile flexibility. Wherever people gather, Ryan can be sharing some magic. Look at your event schedule for gaps in the excitement, and use Ryan to keep your audience energized.
- Avoid overly loud music. Ryan has difficulty interacting with people when he can’t be clearly heard. While light background music is fine, strolling magic should not be planned for the same time as a live band or DJ, unless in a separate, quieter area.
- Let people know Ryan is there. As part of strolling magic is approaching groups, it makes things go more smoothly when they are expecting a magician. For this reason it is helpful to include a mention of this in event promotions. Also, Ryan has a small sign available to place near the entrance to the event.
Send Ryan a note to talk about having magical entertainment at your next event.
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