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How to Hire a Hypnotist

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Entertainment

You've got a big event coming up. Maybe it's a birthday; maybe it's a wedding; maybe it's a graduation celebration; maybe you got promoted. Whatever the reason, you've decided to celebrate and you decided that your celebration will include a hypnotist an odd selection, but almost always without exception the best choice for any adult celebration.

So what's the best way to go about hiring a hypnotist? A good way to start is by looking for hypnotist videos using the new Google Video function. A lot of hypnotists have tapes of themselves performing on stage on Google. You can use these videos to evaluate their talent. If you see one you especially like, you can then follow the link to the hypnotist's site to evaluate his or her rates.

What you may find is that a hypnotist can be quite pricey especially a stage hypnotist, which is the kind who specifically hypnotizes people at events. To hire a good stage hypnotist, you could easily end up paying as much as 5000 for a single event; however, if you find a lesser-known, but talented hypnotist, you might be able to pay as little as 500, especially if he/she has a local office.

You might be able to do this directly from the hypnotist's website through a check-out system. In some cases, you wont and you will have to contact the hypnotist or his/her secretary to schedule an event.

What are some of the important things to clarify before you hire a hypnotist? One is the amount of the deposit. In many cases, a hypnotist will require you to make some sort of a deposit in order to schedule an event. If you don't make that deposit, you might not be able to book an appearance for your selected date.

Another important thing to clarify before you hire the hypnotist is the type of material he will be using. In many cases, stage hypnotists will perform adult-oriented, suggestive acts if you do not specifically tell them otherwise. In contrast, if you want a somewhat more adult-oriented show, you will also want to specify that, as the hypnotist may come unprepared or may simply be unable to preform such a show. Some hypnotists are family hypnotists, which means they only do child-friendly hypnotism.

The last thing you will want to consider is when the hypnotist should arrive for the show. If you have a party that will last for five hours, and the hypnotist is slated to perform during one hour, it is important that you pinpoint that time correctly; otherwise, if you're paying him by the hour, you may end up paying for a number of extra while you wait for certain guests to arrive.

Regardless of what type of hypnotist you hire be it a stage hypnotist or a comedian hypnotist you will want to make sure you schedule the right date and time, make your deposit on time, clarify what type of acts he can and cannot use and also agree on a price for the entire event. Once you have done that, you will want him or her to sign a contract.

Now you're done. You don't have to worry about anything. You can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy your big event.