Dallas Fort Worth based magician David Hira is a magician, comedian and motivational speaker who works to make you look good and your people laugh like never before! For awards dinners, appreciation luncheons, or for your theme parties, galas and fund raising events... David Hira is a personality who will make your event a WOW event!
Wonder, surprise, intrigue... mixed with laughter and fun! David has performed his magic internationally including such places as Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, on cruise ships in the Mediterranean, and on stage in London and in Sydney and has appeared on a total of 36 television shows in both the U.S. and Japan.
What does that mean for you?
Experience under every situation means that you have a seasoned entertainer. Is David Hira the best magician and entertainer? David works to make your guest feel good and look good. Smiles are the aim, laughter required! David's specialty as a magician is in creating memorable moments and making your event sparkle!
From grand illusions to intimate social gatherings, David has the ability to entertain the smallest or largest crowds - he has performed for a range of audiences from 12 people in a hotel suite to 3500 in a convention center! David has three main types of shows:
David promises that there is NEVER any ethnic, religious, or “suggestive” humor in anything he does. Never.
Here's an article that David published on 11/03/11 that may be of value to you. Read on!
Oh, great. You’ve been put in charge of putting on your company’s Christmas holiday party and finding the perfect entertainment. Now what?
Relax! It’s actually pretty easy to get it all together and book the perfect entertainment, whether that be “mingling” entertainment for an open house event, music, or an after dinner show.
The first thing to know is that the internet is only partially your friend. Some of the best entertainers in your area aren’t professional marketers and may not be on the “first page” of Google. Many of those who are marketing-savvy may not be the best fit for your group and their needs. Don’t worry. I’ll share the secret to finding just the right entertainment in just a moment!
What should you consider when choosing the right entertainment?
It is my experience that every event should be viewed as a “story”. There should be a beginning, a middle and an end.
People should arrive and have things happening from the start! Music, mingling entertainment such as a terrific sleight-of-hand magician and/or a silhouette artist making keepsakes. This is the time where people get acquainted with spouses and guests. You need an “icebreaker” to help people introduce one another and keep things festive. Having name badges pre-made when the arrive helps everyone from feeling awkward. This should be done OUTSIDE of the dinner area in a separate room if possible.
This is when people move to their tables for your meal whether a buffet or seated dinner or lunch. Having place cards so that people know where to sit takes care of uncertainty and keeps from having one lone couple stuck at a table all by themselves. The dinner should always open with a welcome from the host, a prayer if appropriate, and then the meal itself. Have light dinner music (no words, instrumental only) playing lightly during the meal. At the end of the meal and during the dessert is the BEST TIME to give out your awards and give a SHORT speech if necessary.
Now is the time to WOW your group with a terrific show. My opinion? Make people laugh, get them engaged, have a real “production” that gets people involved and clapping like never before. Think variety acts like a great comedy magic show, a comedy hypnotist or a high-level ventriloquist. Think “cruise ship entertainment”. Variety entertainers can customize their show with your company name or motto and include people in their acts to make it even more personal. Make sure that you insist that it be “clean and politically correct” to keep you out of trouble. At the end of the show, simply thank everyone for coming and bid them a good night. If you can have a small parting gift for everyone as they leave, so much the better. Even a small box of chocolates nicely wrapped is that “something extra” that makes people say “awe…”
So where can you find what you need to pull off such an event? I said that the Internet is only “partially our friend”. I suggest that you find a reputable event planner or talent agency in your town. Both can help you not only find great entertainers and other vendors but they can help find the perfect MATCH for your group and event. They have the experience and know what will work and what won’t. Tell them what the “look and feel” is that you are going for, but listen to what they have to say. They do this day in and day out. Trust them!
Then, create your “to do list” broken down by week. Finding your entertainment and venue is a BIG priority. They are the first to get booked by others. Get this done first, then everything else.
Most of all, learn to delegate to others. If you don’t have the staff don’t worry. A great event planner can either assist you and your team or do everything for you. Don’t forget, you’ll want to enjoy your party too!
About the author: David Hira is a nationwide entertainer, magician and motivational speaker. He has worked over 400 events a year for small and large companies and has worked with dozens of event planners and talent agencies. For more information on David Hira, go to www.DavidHira.com or email David at david@DavidHira.com
This was our best meeting yet and most of it was because of your mingling and the after dinner program.
C.O.O., Metro PCS
What a fantastic show. The compliments just kept coming well after your departure.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.