Posted by Xplosive Entertainment on 01/19/2015

Selecting the Right Entertainment Company | Xplosive Entertainment

Selecting the Right Entertainment Company | Xplosive Entertainment

Spe­cial event plan­ning can be daunt­ing but there is one fac­tor that just can’t be over­looked for your event. Even in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als agree party en­ter­tain­ment is crit­i­cal. If the cater­ing fails to live up to the tast­ing; the venue décor wasn’t right; or the rain washed away your plan for an out­door cock­tail hour your event en­ter­tain­ment can help make it right. So, with know­ing the im­por­tance of your party en­ter­tain­ment, how do you pick the right en­ter­tain­ment com­pany for your spe­cial event?  Cost is cer­tainly a huge fac­tor but, buyer be­ware, if it sounds too good to be true it prob­a­bly is!

A good start­ing point is to do your home­work and get re­fer­rals from fam­ily and friends as well as through on­line re­views. For re­fer­rals by word of mouth ei­ther through fam­ily, friends, or your other event pro­fes­sion­als make sure that the per­son giv­ing these names are peo­ple who un­der­stand your event vi­sion. An­other op­tion, is to see the en­ter­tain­ers in ac­tion by vis­it­ing event show­cases. Un­for­tu­nately, not every en­ter­tain­ment com­pany is com­pletely hon­est about their ser­vices, qual­i­fi­ca­tions, etc.  So read care­fully through the re­views and look for ones that are highly per­sonal and de­scrip­tive of the ser­vices per­formed.  It’s easy to write a quick re­view say­ing you were pleased, but truly im­pressed clients go out of their way to write full lengthy de­scrip­tive re­views show­ing their real ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the ser­vices ren­dered. These are key points en­sure that the re­view­ers are in fact past clients (not just self-writ­ten in­ter­nal re­views).  You should no­tice a com­mon thread from re­view­ers in their com­ments about their ex­pe­ri­ences.

No two en­ter­tain­ment com­pa­nies are the same. De­spite the fact that Com­pany A and B seem to have sim­i­lar equip­ment, how they man­age, han­dle, and stage their ser­vices can be very dif­fer­ent. For ex­am­ple, look to see if the DJ booth fa­cades look neat and clean and if they’re hid­ing wires and mess.  Do they en­sure that the light­ing, video dis­play, and their per­sonal at­tire are in line with the vi­sion for your day? These are part of what makes up the pric­ing for an en­ter­tain­ment com­pany.  It’s also one of the biggest fac­tors that prove the com­pany prides it­self in it’s work and stays ahead of in­dus­try trends.  In se­lect­ing the right MC or host for your event, make sure that per­son is elo­quent, en­er­getic, and in­ter­est­ing. The per­son­al­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence level of the per­son on the mi­cro­phone dic­tates the tone of your event. Those traits are the core of how en­ter­tain­ment com­pa­nies cal­cu­late their cost. More tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als com­mand higher rates.

A num­ber of our en­ter­tain­ers are top tal­ents in their in­dus­try. For ex­am­ple, we have DJ’s and MC’s who have worked with celebrity clients and at some of the hottest night­clubs in NYC, Los An­ge­les, and Las Vegas. So, pric­ing for those en­ter­tain­ers is re­flec­tive of their tal­ent, pro­fes­sion­al­ism, and ex­pe­ri­ence. In dis­cussing the topic with an­other in­dus­try pro­fes­sional he made the com­par­i­son of see­ing Les Mis­er­able in NYC on Broad­way ver­sus a High School pro­duc­tion. De­spite the fact that the scripts are the same and the music is the same, the two shows end up being very dif­fer­ent. The qual­ity of the per­form­ers, sets, light­ing, or­ches­tra, are all re­flected in the price of the ticket.

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