Have you ever tried to put a three-year-old down for a nap after running around with them for 40 minutes? Well, don’t. I mean, you’d think they’d get tired, right? You’d think that after twenty minutes of straight play they would fall right to sleep, but they don’t. They don’t get tired. They don’t feel sleepiness. They have no worries, no stress; they exist to eat, play, and destroy your home. They are like tiny little zombies except instead of brains they eat candy!
When planning an event, there are a million different questions that are thrown your way. One of the biggest to tackle is where you will be holding your event because in order to answer it you need to have the answers to so many other questions. To help you on your way to answering a few of these questions and choosing your venue, we have made a little list of things to consider while making your decision.
I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings here, but come on. You literally walk around with a camera all day every day. I’ve seen professional looking photography on a Middle Schooler’s Instagram. If you don’t have good promotional images for your event, it is either because you are operating under the false belief that all good photography comes from an organized, professionally executed shoot. Or because you simply haven’t taken the time to snag a few pictures that might be suitable for your event.
When planning an event, one of the biggest concerns that often comes up is: “How will I top last years event?” Our clients continually express a desire to make their events memorable, get good feedback, and make sure that their client’s (if they are working for one) goals are met.
Being an entertainment agency, we suggest entertainment as a way of achieving these things. But how do we make sure our entertainment choices are well received? How do we make sure our clients receive entertainment that leaves a lasting mark? More importantly, how can you come up with fresh entertainment ideas all on your own?
With the holiday season underway, I am once again in a constant state of stress. No, I’m not worried about the big family get together or the holiday budget. And no, the constant mob that surrounds the mall isn’t getting to me. There is one thing that weighs on me during the holiday season: what do I buy my wife for Christmas?
When I was in college, I worked at a factory. Every morning at four o’clock a.m. I would rub the sleep from my eyes and slunk off to work. It. Was. Miserable. I hated every single minute of it, but three years after my first day, I was still heading off to the same depressing job. Why? Two reasons.
1. The money was good
One of the hardest things about hiring a comedian is the anxiety that comes along with their jokes. The constant worry over whether or not offense might be given is too much to bear. With just a few words, your event could be ruined, so the question must be asked, is it really worth it to hire a comedian?
I was able to meet Maggie Faris for the first time at Gilda’s LaughFest. Maggie was one of several comedians selected to perform as part of the Best of the Midwest Showcase. Before that, the only communication I had with her was electronic.
If you are putting on a fundraising event you probably have 3 main goals:
- Raise money for your group or cause
- Leave your guests with a lasting, positive impression of your group
- Spread awareness of your group or cause
Achieving one of these things seems doable, but all three of them? With one event how can you manage it all? The answer: live entertainment. All of the heavy lifting doesn’t have to fall on your shoulders; a skilled, professional entertainer can help you accomplish all of your goals. Below are four things live entertainment can bring to the table.
Convincing your committee that event entertainment is a good idea isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In lieu of the event itself (and the expenses that come with it), entertainment can seem wholly unnecessary. In order to gain committee buy-in on entertainment, you will have to be prepared with an overall plan
Here at Funny Business, we have come to realize something over the years. A lot of our potential clients aren’t aware of the benefits an entertainment agency can provide. It struck us as odd at first but it actually should have been a pretty obvious problem. If someone has never worked with an entertainment agency before, how would they know of its advantages? I mean, can you truly understand the benefit of a tool or resource if you haven’t used it?