Steve Ruskin’s Do’s & Don’ts for Booking the Perfect Entertainer for an Event

Posted by Alexis Washington

Pairing the perfect entertainment act with an event can be tricky. It is a balancing act between both content and client, and Eagles Talent is the perfect place to come for help!


O_4a55efe7904b5c758e56a8ed552520d9stevewebSteve Ruskin is one of our top salesman and has been with us since 1999. He is an expert on corporate entertainment. When broached with the question of how an event manager should go about selecting the perfect entertainer, Steve gives inside tips on the do’s and don’ts of how to pick an act for your next event:






Chose an entertainer who is both flexible and easy to work with – very low maintenance!

Be careful not to pick an entertainer who is “too blue” for corporate entertainment!

Pick an act that translates to the venue.

Don’t pick an entertainer who is either too big, or too small for the event.


Make sure you give the entertainer what they need to do their best – whether it be equipment or simply food.

Remember that “a hot meal goes a real long way for a band, you don’t want them loose looking for that right rib joint no one remembers because you may never see them again!”


When choosing a celebrity, make sure they have a stage act! Jason Alexander is a good example of an excellent TV celebrity that translates perfectly onto a stage.

Don’t pick a celebrity without stage presence, it can make or break your event, no matter who they are!


When choosing a magician, remember ability is important, but their repore with your audience will set the tone for your event.

Don’t leave your budget open to interpretation! Remember, when dealing with entertainers additional performance cost – like additional stage equipment, extra people, or props, can blow your budget.


If you are ready to start searching for your next speaker for an up and coming event, Contact Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau today.

Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit

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