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Stage Hypnosis FAQ
Any questions about hypnosis in general are answered in the hypnosis FAQ. A walkthrough of a typical stage show is described in the stage show outline.
What is a Stage Hypnosis Show?
more want to volunteer, few lucky volunteers chosen
Stage Hypnosis vs Clinical Hypnosis?
How are volunteers chosen?
Do the volunteers have fun?
Will you make me act weird?
difference between you and other stage hypnotists?
How long is the show?
To some extent the show can be adapted for your group's needs. I've done shows anywhere between 40 minutes to 2 hours. In my experience, the ideal length is a little less than an hour and a half. It's very difficult to do a show in less than 45 minutes. So if you're looking for a 20 or 30 minute show, a hypnosis show wouldn't be the right fit.
What size audience do you need?
A hypnosis show is perfect for groups of all sizes, the bigger the better. Generally, you want at least 6-10 people to volunteer for the show if possible. So obviously, having a big enough group to draw enough volunteers is the crucial element.
Smaller groups can be more challenging, but can still turn out great. An outgoing quick-to-volunteer group may only need 20 people to have a hilarious show, but a more reserved cautious group might need 50 people to have a good show. One benefit to smaller groups, is that generally everyone knows each other really well, including everyone on stage, and so the reactions of the volunteers are even funnier.
Usually once you have 100 people or so in attendence, you can pretty much be assured of enough volunteers and a wonderful outcome. And auditoriums filled with more than 1,000 are perfect.
What kind of groups are appropriate for a hypnosis show?
In my opinion, a hypnosis show is appropriate to any group. The suggestions can be tailored to fit whatever restrictions you have. They can be very professional and tasteful for a corporate audience. A little more riske for a bar crowd. More silly and G-rated for a younger audience. In my experience, since the audience becomes the show, their reactions fit the setting. For example, someone who's more vulgar at home will still be more conservative at a work party, even if they volunteer on stage.
I live in (fill in the blank) and want to book you. Will you travel that far?
I've done shows as far west as Montana, as far east as Boston, and across the ocean in London, and all over in between. Throughout the Midwest, down south to Tennesee. I'll travel wherever you want, but I do include travel expenses when I calculate the fee.
What equipment do you need?
I have my own sound equipment that works nicely for groups up to 200-300. A bigger audience than that, and you would need to provide your own sound equipment. Most larger venues have built in systems, or they can be rented.
If using your own sound equipment, I need a handheld, wireless microphone (not a lapel). And access to your mixer to plug in my music (I have all the cables).
Other than than the sound equipment, 10-20 chairs to put on stage.
What is the cost for our organization to book a show?
Many variables... posting flat fee impossible
The cost depends on the date for your event and the travel distance to get there. Some dates are in high demand and command a higher fee. And obviously I have to consider my costs to travel to the show. Please call me
at 1-866-THE-LADY or email me, and I can give you a price quote.
Can I get a copy of the show? Can we videotape the show ourselves?
Whenever possible we videotape the show and offer copies for sale. You can place orders at the show, or shortly after. Soon, we will also be selling copies online.
As for videotaping the show yourself, please talk to me in advance. It's possible we can make special arrangements for you.