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Customized Corporate Magic Entertainment

Customized Corporate Magic Entertainment

Customized Corporate Magic Entertainment what does this mean? Companies more often than not ask if a performer can include their product and services into the act. In general this can be done but it requires a lot of preparation beforehand. This week I was hired by HP to perform at a luncheon for their clients and partners. At events like this it is usually difficult to get the attention of the audience since the main thing is the food and networking. The event was hosted at a function room at the Suntec convention center and there were about 160 guests in the audience.

The HP group that hired me deals with IT security and the theme of the event was: Think like a bad guy. The objective was to show clients and partners how to safeguard their business by changing the way they invest in and think about security – from the perspective of the criminals targeting them.  It was my job

  • To influence audience to start thinking differently in an entertaining way
  • Allow audience to enjoy and relax mid-day

I came up with the following plot. Cyber criminals are still using old tricks – exploiting old vulnerabilities – with better skills. Magicians are the same they are using old tricks that have been there for hundreds and some even thousands of years and people are still amazed and entertained.I only did 3 effects. The first one a classic in magic catching coins from thin air to illustrate the point of an old effect that everybody has seen. I finished the show by revealing personal information from one of the people in the audience to summarize that old tricks still work wonder if we keep improving upon them. The show was about 15-20 minutes however the preparation was about 1.5 days. Meeting with the client to understand their requirements, writing a proposal, developing effects and writing the script, reviewing and rehearsal. The performance was well received and got good comments from the HP management.

If you are looking for a performance like this for your next corporate event please contact me at +65 8188 2717 for a free consultation or fill out the contact form .

 

 

 

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Meeting friends at CTC performance

Last Friday I was hired by Roots Asia to entertain the customers and employees of CTC  at 1 Altitude. CTC is a japanese IT company providing wide-ranging solutions that cover all phases of the IT life cycle. I did an hour of close up magic during prior to the official start. At events like this I usually act as an Ice Breaker between the different groups – most of time the clients don’t know each other. I have background in IT and I also know CTC from time when I was working in Japan which made the initial start of the conversation easier.  I was also meeting friends at the CTC performance that I have worked together at other occasion: Sharlyn Lim who is a bilingual MC as well as Adam Chua one of the best caricature artist in town.

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CTC hires Singapore magician

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your company needs an Ice Breaker for their next event please feel free to contact me,

Stefan

Corporate Magician Singapore

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Dell Singapore hires Magician Stefan Ebinger

On December 11, 2014, I was hired to entertain the employees at the 25th anniversary of  Dell in Singapore. Dell  is one of the largest Computer manufacturer  in the world with about 114000 employees world wide. The celebration was held at the Star Performing Arts Center. It was set up to cater for about 480 people and I was the first presenter of the event.Dell Singapore hires Magician

With about 430 attending I delivered a 20 Minute stage presentation for the group with a lot of audience interaction. The Head of Dell Asia Pacific  was the next speaker on the program and my last effect transitioned into his segment. I had him come up on stage and handed him a sketch pad. I borrowed then an iPhone from an audience member and had 8-10 people add up and multiply numbers they chose on the calculator. The total number was 22111989 and it matched the number that I predicted on the sketch pad .  In addition to that it also matched the foundation day of Dell in Singapore 22/11/1989. It was a great lead in into the anniversary speech that followed.

If your organization can use an interactive show that will involve your employees and clients. please feel free to contact me, and if you need a new Laptop or Printer you can’t go wrong with Dell.

Stefan

Magician Singapore

 

 

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Magician Stefan Ebinger entertains at STT

Singaore Magician Stefan Ebinger entertains a crowd of 170 people at a corporate event for Singapore Telemedia Technologies at the Conrad Hotel Nov 28 managed by Muse Inc. I had 2 slots doing close up magic during the cocktail reception and a 20 minutes stage show after dinner. I love doing close up, since I do only sleight of hand routines I just have to pack minimal props and I am ready to entertain.

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The event schedule was very tight we had to keep the timelines to avoid delays. Muse did an excellent job regarding the stage and tech set up. Usually I try to give the client some extra performance on stage (depending on the reactions) However in this case I had to stick to the 20 min to avoid a delay of the overall schedule. Here is a pre-event picture of the room.

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With the new year just around the corner, many companies are in the planning stages of their company Sales Kick Off or Chinese New event. If you’d like to add a touch of magic to these events, please contact us. I can provide everything from strolling close-up magic during the cocktail reception to an after-dinner show for audiences up to 250 guests.

I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Holidays

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Performance update – corporate event ideas

Last night I was performing for Wacker Chemie Singapore at the Paulaner Brauhaus. It was the companies 100 year anniversary. Prior to the show the Client and I had a session to come up with corporate event ideas for this special occasion that included Wacker Chemie and the occasion. In the beginning they only wanted me to do close up magic prior and during the dinner at the tables. We decided to have also a quick 5 minute performance on the platform right after the CEO’s introduction speech. I came up with an effect whereby I handed out a sketchpad to the CEO. I borrowed then an iPhone from an audience member who opened the calculator app. Various people in the audience added multiplied subtracted numbers finally one person hit the equal sign. This person read out the number and it matched the number written on the sketchpad. However the number 13101914 also was the date of the foundation of Wacker Chemie 13. October 1914.  The picture below shows the reveal of the number.

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Corporate magician

Corporate magician

I would say 80 percent of my work as a corporate magician is at cocktail parties prior or sometimes during the dinner or party. The advantages of a strolling magicians are clear. The client does not have to reserve a specific slot during dinner where everyone in the audience has to focus on stage. There is no set up and the performance is usually only done for people who want to see something. Last week I was performing at MICE Awards 2014 at Gardens by the Bay at the Flower Field Hall. Below are some pictures that I took before and during the event. Unfortunately no action shots. I hope to get some from a photographer who was taken pictures at the event.

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Restaurant magician

Restaurant and bar magician updates

This week I had a terrific performance. I performed at 16 tables and about 50 percent were requests. I had a bunch of repeat clients who brought friends to the brunch and see the performance – this is great for restaurant magician because things like this keep you in business. I also had the pleasure to met a client of mine who had booked me for other events in the past. She heard from my newsletter that I am performing at the Grand Hyatt Singapore and came with her husband and friends to see the performance. I recently created a new hand out. It is basically my business card but I can attach a playing to the inside and I can write a personal message. I think that people rather keep that then just a playing card. Let’s see after I have handed out the first 500 what the responses are.

 

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Corporate entertainment Singapore

Corporate entertainment Singapore

Axis Bank India was looking for corporate entertainment Singapore. They found my website and I was hired to perform at their Sales Award Dinner last week Saturday at the Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore. They flew in 300 of their top performers from India for a weekend in Singapore. Some of these guys had never been overseas and it was the first trip. I was booked to do a 20 minute stage performance. Since my act doesn’t use any big props but relies on audience interaction, a good sound an light equipment was essential. This was all top notch. The event organizer was Kaleidoscope from India and they handled it great. Axis Bank flew in their Master of Ceremonies as well. The reason was that the audience came from all parts of India and they need someone who could pronounce all the names correctly in the main dialects. The performance went ok but I realized that even so everybody spoke English a lot of my lines fell flat. I believe it due to the fact that the humor is different and comedy and comic lines are a lot subject to education and background. I want to re-script my program to be more descriptive and leave out some of the jokes. Lessons learned. Here is the picture (stage view) of the function room before people came in.

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Corporate event Magician Singapore

Corporate event Magician Singapore

One of my repeat customers My Private Chef hired me to do close up/strolling/roving at a big event at the Gardens by the Bay at the flower field hall. My Private Chef specializes in high-end private and corporate hospitality events. What makes us unique is that they focus on the whole occasion from the menu, custom designed by one of the top chefs in their portfolio. The client was BNP Paribas a French bank and financial services company. They had about 300 invited guest for this cocktail event. Since I can cover about 100 people in an hour I hired another magician to perform with me. His name is Solomon a local magician with excellent close up skills. We have done quite a number of events in the past and he fits the bill for corporate events especially for an international crowd.

 

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Entertainer for Corporate Event

Apr 11 Lexmark Entertainer for corporate event

Lexmark engaged me to perform at the Lexmark Asia Pacific 2013 Achiever Awards Night. I did 25 minute stage show. We had the objective to transit from the show directly to the Award presentation. I created a prediction effect in which a person from the audience chose freely one of the 15 awardees. I had an envelope in full view from the beginning of the show and it contained a paper with that name. I announced the name the Emcee came up and took over the rest of the presentation. For an event like this it is important that a magician, corporate entertainer focuses on the main objective (incorporation of the Award theme in the show) as much as he focuses on the show. As hard as it is some times the entertainment is not the main part of the event.