1/ By keeping the "audience up close to the stage" you'll create the ultimate atmosphere for audience participation!
2/ 22 "SMOOTH CONTOUR BACK" chairs on stage with comfortable seats & backs are a must!
3/ The Bar & Food should be located as far from the stage area as possible to prevent noisy distractions that can interfere with participants focus.
We recommend to close bar for the first 20 minutes of the show to greatly enhance participation.Once show is in progress you can reopen it.
WE NEED SPACE for 20-22 participants on stage!!! A sturdy and safe elevated stage meeting the "minimum" 12' x 24' size. If the elevated stage is too small I must setup on the floor, against a back wall, away from high traffic areas. If you have a group over 250 guests I suggest an elevated stage of 10" to 36" high for best audience sight lines and engagement.
For elevated stages 12’ deep by 24" wide is the minimum stage space accepted. Clean Carpeting on stage is not required but can be a huge asset!
IMPORTANT! AUDIENCE MUST BE SEATED CLOSE AND IN FRONT OF STAGE!
If your having a DJ dance after the show, Do Not leave a big dance space in front of the stage! It will absolutely discourage any audience participation that this show depends on! This is a huge and often overlooked detail, critical to the success of this type of show.
The Solution is to either have your audience bring their chairs up and fill the dance floor area after the meal, or Place some tables on dance floor prior to the show and move them after the performance for dancing (audience will appriciate a little break after show to stretch their legs and mingle).
Stage must be located against a back wall with no audience behind or within 6 feet of sides of stage.
22 comfortable armless chairs with padded seats and smooth contour backs! The more comfortable the chairs, the better the show!
Note: Folding chairs or uncomfortable "bare metal back chairs with round, square or twisted style backs are not acceptable as they do not support the body comfortably and discourage focus on the hypnotist. " For safety reasons please avoid folding chairs!
If volunteers are distracted by uncomfortable or cold seat backs they cannot stay focused on the hypnotist
CHECK WITH YOUR VENUE!!!
Make sure they understand this Crucial detail !!!
Chairs with Smooth seat and smooth contour backs only, on stage! (see photos shown below for accepted chair styles)
FIND A SOURCE AND RENT CHAIRS IF YOUR VENUE CANNOT SUPPLY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS!
ABSOLUTELY NO Chiavari Bamboo style back banquet chairs on stage!!!
Stage should be located in a well lit area so audience can see volunteer’s faces on stage.
What’s the point of entertainment if you can't see the fun...a very common oversite.
It's worth the effort to suppport your entertainer's needs.
AUDIENCE MUST BE SEATED IN FRONT OF STAGE! (Not off to each side)
Audience should be seated about 4-6 feet away from front of stage prior to start time.
Make sure there is enough space between tables for volunteers to easily get to stage but still keep the audience seating as intimate as possible.
As mentioned earlier, Never have an empty dance floor in front of stage as it separates your audience into 2 separate groups instead of one large group. Too much space between the audience and entertainer greatly minimizes audience connection and participation (this is called a party killer setup). People participate the most when they’re packed together as a collective group!
Arrange to have staff move a few tables after the performance for dancing space if needed, it only takes 5 minutes as guests will enjoy getting up anyway to have a stretch, have a washroom break or get a drink etc.
THIS SHOW IS BASED TOTALLY ON AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Please allow Jeff to select participants. Hundreds of corporate shows have taught us that most corporate or small audiences are a little shy and reluctant to participate at the start of the performance...this just adds to the excitement!
Once Jeff explains and dispels all the myths around television shows, explains it's a clean content show and there’s actually a few benefits to participating... we rarely have any problem filling the chairs on stage. Jeff has a fun way to get the audience to actually pick themselves to volunteer in the show.
Again, it's about having great clean fun at the expense of no one. Jeff's routines are designed to have the audience laughing at the situations presented and not at the individuals participating. The show has nothing to do with anyones personal life and no personal information is allowed to come out in the show. Its all about creating laughs in routines that everyone can imagine themselves in. Everyone will have a great time, on or off the stage.
Please supply clean properly wired 115 volt AC hydro plug or outlet near or at stage for our included sound system.
Should be about 75 degrees (22 celcius) or warmer for stage participants to be comfortable. (Not too cool).
The warmer the better!
If you know your audience absolutely hates participation entertainment this show is not for you. This is all about great clean fun, motivating excitement, good sportsmanship and team building. Every show is unique to your group dynamics. An outgoing group and Fun atmosphere always promotes a fun show.
This type of show is based totally on the audiences participation.
We also can offer great preshow music to excite the atmosphere?
OUR PARTY PLUS PACKAGE OPTION
Includes: Dinner Music, Pre Show Music, 50-75 minute Jeff West Hypnosis Show and all request DJ dancing to your event end, to maximize your event time and keep your planning simple, effortless, cost efficient and running smooth!