Monday, April 22, 2013

A Different Way to View Your Entertainment Budget

You're planning a big awards dinner banquet. You've secured the caterer with the fabulous 5-course meal, a sizzling-hot band, and the best photographers money can buy - it's shaping up to be a terrific event.

Maximize the Evening's Potential

With all this expense to make the evening the best that it can be, why would you undo a lot of your hard work by hiring a "weekend comic" for the entertainment portion of your event - just to save a few bucks? Booking a professional entertainer will make a world of difference to you and your guests.

I've heard it time and again from hosts, event planners, and from other corporate entertainment providers - if you don't skimp on the entertainment budget, the evening is much more likely to be a memorable one. Much more so than just providing duck a l'orange and someone that gets on stage only once every other weekend.

Let's put it another way...

Many planners will spend between $30-$100 for each guest's meal, but budget only $3 per person for the entertainment. Why? If it were a show at a club, you'd pay at least $30 for each individual ticket to see a top-notch entertainer. In Vegas, it'd be as much as $150.00.

This is your chance to make your event outstanding - by giving your attendees an experience - not just a night out of the house.

Whether throwing a retirement party, organizing a fundraiser, or hosting a conference, don't just feed their stomachs. Be sure to provide quality live entertainment to feed their funny bone, as well!

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