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Modern Age & the Need For Entertainment

Why do we need entertainment? There are so many factors, which define the need for entertainment. First and foremost factor is ‘to relax’. You may be feeling distracted, bored, irritated, or simply you need a laugh. For this you need entertainment. Second reason is ‘to feel happy’. In this case, you may go out for movie, celebrate, and eat out. Third reason is ‘loneliness’. In this case, you go out with friends, or dating, or chatting. One more factor is ‘to kill time’.

In this age of hectic schedules, where the work pressure has become almost unbearable, the importance of entertainment has increased manifold. Children after their school and homework need something to refresh their mind. For this they indulge in sports, light reading or many of the recreational activities available to them. Working men after the hectic work in office go for movies, drinks, theatre shows and much more. House wives go for shopping, mall hoping, etc., etc.

So, in brief, everyone needs entertainment in one form or another. In older times entertainment avenues were very few. Theatres, live shows, sports events were some of the few entertainment options available. But now with the coming up of so much technological advancement, the option for entertainment has multiplied many times. Now you can have your choice of entertainment from cinema, theatre, dance, music, sports, amusement venues, television and much-much more.

Entertainment can be passive as well as active. Examples of passive entertainment are watching movies, theatre shows and examples of active entertainment are sports activities. Book reading, playing musical instruments comes under the heading of the hobby.

In our modern age, the free time, the time to enjoy, the time for yourself… is very limited. Everyone wants to enjoy as much as they can in this limited time. This need is also recognized by entertainment industry. The entertainment industry is now producing the kind of entertainment, which is of short duration but very intensive. Movies of short duration, live shows, theatre shows live, dance shows are some instances.

For some people, entertainment is addictive. They cannot live without entertainment. For them, entertainment is not passive. TV, film, radio, theatre, prints or sport exhibits are not simply leisure activities but lifeline for them.

Entertainment plays an important part in children’s life. Without entertainment, children tend to get frustrated and dull. Amusement & Entertainment plays a significant role in the bringing up of a child. It assists a child in developing his motor as well as mental skills and will help him in learning fresh things. Entertainment and leisure also give parents an opportunity to have a rest from their wards when they are occupied with their entertainment actions. Entertainment for children is not specific. Every child is entertained in a different way. The main channels are: Sports Activities, Television, Movies, Wild life.

How to Choose Entertainment for a Corporate Event

Corporate entertainment can contribute a great deal to the success of a product launch, open day, office party, company celebration or awards ceremony. There are many different types of corporate entertainment and this article will highlight what sort of entertainment is best for your Corporate Event.

Entertainment for Product Launches

The type of entertainment needed for a product launch is heavily dependent on the outcome your company requires. Do you want a corporate entertainer hovering in the background entertaining people creating an atmosphere or do you want them to actually launch the product? Do you want background music, use of a PA system and a host and compare? A good events company can advise and organise any type of entertainer for your corporate event. If you want the product to be the star of the show, as in a new car launch, my suggestion would be to perhaps have guests welcomed by stilt walkers outside, giving away brochures. Inside the showroom could be close up magicians going around entertaining people and maybe have a good DJ with background music and a PA system that you can use to talk to people. I have found that employing good quality corporate entertainers rather than the cheapest option, is the best policy. The entertainers should be used as ambassadors for your company and product. You should select the right ones that reflect the image you want to portray. Product launches can be fun or serious, and again you should choose the corporate entertainment package that best suits what you want to accomplish. With almost 30 years of experience in this business I tend to instinctively know what the client wants to achieve and can advise on the best overall package.

Corporate Entertainment for Open Days

Open days are great opportunities for a company to show their clients, families of employees, prospective clients and local communities what and who they are. A good corporate entertainment organiser will have a range of entertainers at their disposal to ensure whatever the outcome of the day you want will be achieved. You should be able to specify clowns, close up magicians, DJs, circus schools, bouncy castles, candy floss and popcorn stalls, stilt walkers, ‘It’s A Knockout’ inflatable circuits, balloon modellers, quiz & game show hosts and face painters, in fact virtually anything that you could imagine can be sourced and supplied.

Award Ceremonies

Some of the best regarded corporate entertainment we have supplied for award ceremonies, has ranged from circus schools, DJs and musical bands through to close up magicians and clowns. Once again we work with the client and what they wish the outcome to be and supply appropriate entertainment for the pre-determined outcome. If you choose a corporate entertainer organiser, rather than an agency, you can cut the cost and increase the quality of the entertainment. This arrangement should allow the hiring of acts without paying a commission for each, whilst paying just a flat fee to the corporate entertainment organiser, a much more cost effective arrangement which allows you to get the highest quality service.

Different Types of Entertainment

Before we look into different types of entertainment, first let’s define what entertainment is. Entertainment is any kind of activity that provides amusement for people in a passive way, other entertaining activities that involve participating are considered recreation or hobbies.

There are many types of entertainment for particular tastes, for example we have cinema, theatre, sports, games, social dance, concert, comedy shows, animations, impressionists, clowns and the list goes on and on.

These form of entertainment can than be divided into groups according to the age and interest of the people being entertained. For instance we have child , adult , live action , public and corporate entertainment. In this article we’ll give a brief explanation to some of these forms.

Child Entertainment

Kids need to be entertained and some times the entertainer or the entertainment agency needs to find a balance between mental and physical activities. Clowns, puppets, pantomimes and cartoons tend to appeal to children, though adult might find it enjoyable too.

Adult Entertainment

Adult Entertainment many times is related to the sex industry, but this form of entertainment can not be related only with the sex industry and its branches. Adult Entertainment involves things like music concerts, live sports, opera and a hand full of other activities that kids might not find so appealing.

Live Entertainment

This form of entertainment is broadened to all ages as there are a variety of activities that can labelled as live entertainment. For instance music concerts, live TV shows, live sports, theatres and any other activity that you could think of that is aimed to amuse people.

Public Entertainment

Nowadays probably one of the forms of entertainment that have grown the most, thanks to the economic downturn. When you walk around any major city around Europe you will notice a wide range of public entertainers working for any amount of money the public decides to give them. There are public entertainers of all sorts from mimes to Peruvian Flute bands all working with the uncertainty of how much money they will make, that is why they tend to be more common in major cities where there are more tourists.

Corporate Entertainment

Aimed for corporate events, private parties, award ceremonies, product launches and it is better organized by a professional entertainment agency as most of time these events involve hundreds maybe thousands of people and no one better than the professionals to take care of these form of entertainment.