You want to hire me for your event, and the first thing you want to know is “how much is it going to cost me/the company?”
I get that question frequently, so I want to address it directly.
Remember, though, I'm not a discount store! However, I do take entertainment budgets into account, so that I don't "break the bank" for my shows.
Fees for entertainment can be as varied and diverse as entertainers themselves. However, most of us set up our fees based on a number of elements that apply to most events/programs. Below are some questions you might be prepared to answer to get a solid quote for your next event:
1. What type of program is it? (Private party, after dinner corporate event, charity fundraiser, etc.)
As a guideline, I recommend having a budgeted amount for your event. I always ask potential clients what they've budgeted, and work from there. My goal is a good experience, not to rob you blind! My fee is always inclusive, so there are no hidden costs or "extras" that would suddenly appear.
Many professional performers have a bare minimum fee of $300 or more for any single event (private or corporate), while more famous entertainers fetch fees of $5,000 or more per event.
If you are having a small private party of only 10-20 adults, I still recommend budgeting between $200-300. (Once again here, I’m speaking about adult party entertainment, and not children’s birthday party entertainment.)
If any of these numbers seem way out of your budget, not to worry; we can talk about the possibilities!
The video (above) is from a recent show where I did Handwriting Analysis (Graphology) as part of the show. I don't do this at many shows, but this group seemed just right for it!
Of course, the analysis is very light, with a little comedy added. It truly is amazing how much of someone's personality comes through in their handwriting. I've been analyzing handwriting for over 20 years, and it never fails to amaze!
And about handwriting...
Handwriting is a sort of "brainwriting," in which the mind of the writer reveals significant characteristics of themselves through micromuscle movements in the hand. The way that letters and numbers are shaped are interpreted by the graphologist (that's me!) as indicators of personality, as well as potential action.
Over 1500 U.S. companies use Graphology to screen job applicants or solve employee problems. Police officers, lawyers, and judges use it to assess the character of witnesses and determine the origin of written documents. Some agencies even use it to uncover the motivations and identities of hostile individuals.
I use it often, and I love it!