Event Planning Tips

Tip #4 Event Entertainment Ideas – The best time to book an act

Hi, I’m Darryl from Lovegrove Entertainment. We produce fabulous ‘wow-factor’ entertainment acts that transform events. In this series I’m sharing my top 7 things to think about when hiring entertainment.OK so you’ve been working really hard putting this event together.  You’ve chosen a great menu and the perfect venue. But if the entertainment you’ve booked leaves your audience bored or even heading outside, you’ve blown it. People are counting on you to make the event fun, memorable, engaging and in good taste.

So, it’s your responsibility and you have to get the entertainment right. Because at the end of the day, no-one will remember the food, the wine or the table settings but they will remember, good and bad, the entertainment. So what are some of the things you need to think about when hiring quality entertainment?

Start planning your corporate entertainment early

Today we’re focusing on point #4 and that’s thinking about when to book an act.

Popular corporate entertainment acts are booked months in advance. Many bookings we take are well into the next year. If you don’t take action early on these things you can’t expect the act to…just be available. Too often event planners spend months planning parts of the event like the catering, the venue, the decorations but for some reason leave the corporate event entertainment to last. That’s crazy.

Now the busiest time of the year is October through to mid December especially for party style events so you’ll need to lock in the entertainment as early as March.

But whenever the event is, make sure the entertainment is booked in as early as everything else.

Well, I hope that helps. Look out for the other ‘top 7 idea’ videos in this series. Thanks for listening and please feel free to leave comments. We’d love to hear from you.

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Darryl Lovegrove is an award winning corporate entertainment producer, keynote speaker & MC with a global business success story of ‘operatic’ proportions. In 2009 he founded Lovegrove Entertainment which has produced 9 acts including two time Australian Event Awards 'Entertainer of the Year' finalists THE LEADING MEN as well as the 2012 winner DARRYL & HARMONY. His keynote, ‘Passion, Perseverance…and Puccini’ focuses on his co-creating the worldwide phenomenon ‘The Three Waiters’, expanding internationally to build a global brand and surviving 9/11 before establishing his own company. He has twice been voted as the event industry's top 5 best performers in Spice Magazines 'Hot 100' and is now one of Australia's most in demand MC's. For further information email info@darryllovegrove.com or visit www.darryllovegrove.com.