What is the difference between a corporate entertainer and some of the other acts out there?
That’s a great question! A corporate entertainer is someone who is appropriate for a work function environment. They usually offer clean, non-offensive content that is a perfect fit for any corporate, association or social event. Remember, the entertainer you choose will be representing your brand and its values.
I’m searching for an entertainer, but where do I begin?
You’ve come to the right place because this is the perfect place to start! Our website can become your secret weapon. We have a variety of entertainers to choose from and a detailed information page that will help you in making an informed decision. You can search entertainers by name, topic, budget and location. Most importantly, you can get to know your potential entertainers by reading our in-depth bios, backgrounders, ideal audiences and viewing videos of them in action. We provide all the in-depth details that you need.
We’ve made this process as easy as possible. We know you’re busy. That’s why we’ve done the legwork so you can find exactly what you need quickly. Everything is at your fingertips. And if you can’t find something or want additional information, we’re just a phone call away – ready to provide advice and help you plan the best event possible!
I have found the same entertainer listed on numerous agency websites. What’s the difference?
We’re often the go-to source for securing entertainment – even if that entertainer is listed on various websites. We have been connecting world-class entertainers with event planners for more than 40 years. We’ve built a reputation for excellent customer service, support and objective advice that planners and organizations continue to depend upon. Trust the name that’s synonymous with event planning and entertainment.
I have an idea of an entertainer, but they’re not listed on your website. What do I do?
Our team works with incredible entertainers across North America and continues to build strong relationships with new entertainers on a daily basis. Sometimes we can’t keep our website up-to-date with all the great talent that’s out there. If you have a specific entertainer in mind and can’t find them here, just let us know. We’ll be able to get in touch with them and move the process forward quickly!
How far in advance should I book my entertainer?
There isn’t a set timeline, but we always recommend booking your entertainer as far out as possible. Why wait when you can secure your ideal act and start promoting them? Including them in your marketing materials can help draw more attention and a bigger attendance.
While many entertainers can be booked just days in advance, it’s wise to start thinking about hiring yours once you have a clear direction for your event. Whether its 12 months, 8 weeks or 5 days before your big event, we’ll be able to make sure your choice is a successful one.
I’ve found an entertainer on your website. What are the next steps in booking them?
That’s great you’ve found your ideal entertainer! That’s often the toughest part. You have a several ways to book them.
You can call us directly or simply fill out our convenient request form. One of our team members will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your event, finalize the details and get everything moving forward!
If I book an entertainer and they end up getting sick or have to cancel, what happens?
By partnering with Corporate Entertainers, you can feel confident that no matter what happens, your event will still be a success. These very unforeseen circumstances and very rarely happen, but we’ll make sure a similar act is there to replace them if they come down with the flu the night before the big day.
While this isn’t common, we ensure you’re looked after. Over the years, we’ve built VERY strong relationships with the entertainers we work with. This allows us to do everything we can during those “just in case” moments.
Is it up to us to provide sound, staging, lighting and other AV equipment?
The simple answer is yes. When you book an entertainer through Corporate Entertainers, you are receiving a world-class caliber professional. You want to make sure they have what they need to make it an event everyone remembers.
We’ll help you discuss with your entertainer what they might need on the big day, but we often recommend the following:
1. Have two microphones on hand because a back up is always smart.
2. Test your speakers and surround sound well in advance. You want to make sure your audience can hear them!
3. Ensure there is enough lighting. You want you audience to see them. Most venues have great lighting, but it’s smart to visit the performance area ahead of time. Determine if you’ll need any additional or special lighting.
4. Does your act need any additional AV equipment like a projector or special set up? Remember to ask this question well in advance.
Not sure what to have on hand? Give us a call. We’ll be able to help you determine what you need, where you need it and how to set it up.
Do I have to book the hotel and flight for the entertainer if they’re from out of town?
It really depends. Every entertainer, location and show is different. It’s important to note that many negotiated fees do not include the cost of hotel accommodations and transportation if they’re travelling from out of town. Be sure to discuss this at the time of your booking. The contract is a big part of hiring an entertainer, but it can be daunting. That’s why we’ll help you negotiate the terms and conditions so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Just be sure you remember this and budget accordingly!
What else should I have on hand for the entertainer?
You want to make sure your entertainer enjoys the experience as much as your audience is about to. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your event down to the last detail:
1. Is the entertainer driving to the event? Make sure they have detailed directions and a reserved parking spot. You want to make it easy for them.
2. Are they flying? Think ahead and schedule the right transportation to and from the airport, hotel, dinner and venue.
3. Create a place to call their own! Reserve a room or area that is just for them before and after the event. Almost like a Green Room. They will want a place to get prepared, store their belongings and get in the zone.
4. Water on stage, please. This is a big one!
5. The little things go a long way. You can ask them ahead of time if they want something special. While snacks, drinks or other perks aren’t necessary; they can make a big difference.
Not sure where to start? Let’s chat about your event planning process. We’ll make sure everything is covered off and in place before the big day.
Is a contract really necessary?
Your event is a big deal. A lot of people are counting on you to deliver an amazing experience that gets everyone talking. You don’t want any last minute surprises do you? That’s why a contract is negotiated. It’s designed to protect both parties. We always recommend having a contract signed well ahead of time.
When you book an entertainer through us, you have access to our team of professionals who can help you navigate the paperwork and answer any questions you might have. Our team is always available!
Why should I book my entertainer through Corporate Entertainers?
It comes down to reputation we have a proven track record and since 1972 we have been providing outstanding service to event planners, companies, organizations and associations across North America. Our team has built a reputation on delivering dependable results and solutions that meet a wide range of event needs.
What sets us apart is that we take the time to learn about your goals, needs and benchmarks for success so we can work with you to meet them. Each event and organization is unique. By working side-by-side, we are there to help you every step of the way.
Our insight can provide you with piece of mind that you’re getting the right entertainer, for the right price, for the right audience. Our expertise is something you can count on. We aim to deliver excellence at every event so you can deliver an event that everyone remembers.