In June, I was specially engaged for a corporate networking event by DHL in which their guests consist their most important clients.
- Presenting my chic style of magic in front of a beautiful rustic building
We split the Interactive Close Up Magic segment into two parts because in such cocktail networking sessions, guests will arrive in different timings. For those who arrive early, they typically do not have much activities to do. Hence, it is most appropriate to have a magician interact and entertain them before the main activities of the event.
- Priceless expression : O
Thereafter, I also performed the second Interactive Close Up magic segment slightly after dinner is served. Restaurateurs might have the false impression that featuring close up magic during dinner would be akin to disturbing their guests during their meal. While this concern is valid, the years of experience I have performing in high end restaurants allowed me to discern the best timing to approach a table. It also made salient to me when the guests are taking a break from the food. Such an approach comes with the years of experience that a younger or semi-professional magician may not have the privilege to gather. Towards the end of the evening, I then presented my Stage Magic show as one of the entertainment finale to this networking event.
- Audience participation during the magic
The stage magic show was a strong closer as it gathered everyone in the event and they all participated in the magic. It features music and visual magic. In the show, I got a gentleman (John, above) to help me with the magic. And after the show, another gentleman came up to me and thanked me for the magic. And he said if I have not chosen John to help in the show, he would not have been able to meet his friend who he had lost contact for many many years. At that point of time, my hair kinda stood due to the uncanny coincidence. But also, I think this is truly what magic is about, it is about bringing people together. This left me with a strange but yet fulfilling feeling knowing that on top of doing the show well and everyone enjoying it, I have established contact for two separate individuals who had not seen each other for more than a decade. That is, real magic! Once again, it is great to get affirmation from the events organizers and the committee!
“ At our recent Customer Event, Alexander stunned everyone with his amazing magic with his unbelievable sleight-of-hand. The performance was highly entertaining, either small groups or individually was just what was needed. He was professional and non-intrusive in his manner, whilst being friendly and approachable. People were left in awe by the seemingly impossible things he was doing! He was an invaluable addition to the evening’s activities, and one that I would recommend to any event! It was such a special night for us and you were an essential part of its success. Thank you so very much, Alexander! “
Sales Performance & Development Marketing & Sales
DHL Global Forwarding (Singapore) Pte Ltd
That is all for this entry! On a side note, I will be performing outside Central Mall along Singapore River this week and next week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Do catch me there! More details here.