Last updated on December 12th, 2017 at 06:00 am
Conferences, corporate or otherwise, are usually a hub of activity and energy. That is the way it should be, of course. To maintain that energy and atmosphere, it is crucial that the keynote, emcee, or entertainment be apropos, equally energetic. If possible, conference openers should not only match the level of energy, but raise the bar, creating a festive mood of eager anticipation.
Conference openers should be able to relate to the audience and vice versa. While conference attendees are a relatively captive audience, they still have to be able to connect with those taking the stage. Otherwise, attention spans will dissipate, and much of the message or scope of the Convention may be lost due to poor planning. Although it might seem like an easy task, booking the proper moderators and entertainers requires some foresight and consideration. Below is a group of performers who have proven their ability to take the stage and keep an audience entertained and interested
Unique Conference Openers
Simon Pierro calls himself the iPad Magician. Combining the technology of the iPad and the tradition of magic and illusion, Simon’s ability to engage and mesmerize the audience is unique. Because he uses the iPad as the basis for entertainment, the audience can easily relate to the modern aspect of his craft and performances.
Joe Castillo is in a class by himself when it comes to grabbing the audience by its emotions. He is the first Sand Artist to appear on the NBC show American’s Got Talent. His art speaks from the heart, and the audience loves it. As a sand artist, Joe has the unique ability to bring the audience into his art, incorporating music and creating images that inspire and touch home.
Bold, modern, relevant and high energy, rePercussion is a small package with an enormous gift: music. Incorporating contemporary music samples and an innovative way of adding their brand of percussion on top, rePercussion redefines and reprocesses the original song clips for an exciting, energetic result. The audience’s attention is focused, and the atmosphere is electric.
To say Bob Stromberg is versatile and that his bag of tricks is eclectic would be an understatement. While Bob focuses on comedy, it can be manifested in many ways including stand-up, music, and even hand shadows! Capitalizing on the traditional, and apparently abandoned, the fun of hand shadows, Bob creates a fun performance that anybody can relate to.
These four stellar acts epitomize what conference openers should be like fun, innovative, and above all, entertaining. Capturing an audience’s attention and keeping it at a high level of energy is what many aspiring conference openers hope to achieve; these performers have proven their talents and abilities. They are among an elite group of emcees, keynotes and entertainers that have perfected the business of professional entertainment.