When it comes to finding the right performer for your special event, you've got many choices. There are several things you MUST consider when choosing who you invite to perform for your guests.
1. How do you know if the performer will be AGE APPROPRIATE?
2. How do you know if the performer will SHOW UP ON TIME?
3. How do you know if the performer is a PROFESSIONAL?
Children's Entertainment & Educational Specialist: Todd McKinney's entire career is based on working exclusively with children and family audiences. Teenagers and adults are more than welcome to attend the show. In fact, the adults will enjoy themselves just as much as the kids (maybe even more). All of Todd's shows are designed for children in grades K-6th (ages 5-12) and fun loving adults. Todd strongly believes that it takes a special person who really knows what they are doing when it comes to working with children. Therefore, not just anyone can do it successfully. Todd's character and personality work best with kids and based on the many comments he has received through the years, others agree.
Over 20 Years Of Experience: With over 2 decades in the entertainment business, Todd has the experience and the "know how" to not only entertain children but to also keep their attention. Putting a smile on the face of youngsters is a job that he takes very serious. With over 7000 programs and counting, it's safe to say that Todd is a big kid at heart. When your event has to be extra special and one that people will remember and continue to talk about, you want the most experienced, hands-on and family friendly entertainer you can find. Why risk the outcome with an entertainer who just works weekends and doesn't have the experience needed to handle your group?
Age Appropriate Programs: All of Todd's programs are designed with the age group that will attend the program in mind. He currently offers three versions of each of his programs. One is designed for younger children (ages 5-8), one is designed for older children (ages 9-12) and one is designed with various age groups. This way you know that you are getting a program which will cater to the right age group. You'll never have to worry about anything be too juvenile for older children or too advanced for the younger ones.
References Gladly Given: Todd fully understands that making a commitment to bring a performer to your school, church, library or special event is a big deal and one that you don't want to take a chance on. Afterall, if the person that shows up to do the program is no good, not only have you wasted your time and money, you have also put your reputation on the line. The last thing in the world you want is a bunch of children who expected a great program but got a "not so great" performer who put them to sleep. People will often know who hired the performer so make sure to get references and call them!
Professional Children's Performance Coach: In addition to performing full time, Todd is also a performance coach who helps other entertainers understand how to work with kids. Through the years, he has had the honor of helping to train some of the best kid show performers in the country. Each summer, Todd lectures at an annual conference for Kidshow and Family entertainers held in Tennessee. This conference, known as Kidabra brings hundreds of professional children and family entertainers together. In addition to lecturing at this wonderful event, Todd also writes a semi-monthly column for the Kidabra Journal (known as the voice of the kidshow world). Todd is also the exclusive review person for the Kidabra Journal which allows him the opportunity to give his professional opinion of new and creative ideas of working with children.
Insured For Your Protection: Although Todd has never had any "issues," he does carry liabilty insurance "just in case" something ever went wrong. While he does not use any fire or smoke, he chooses to carry insurance to protect himself and those he is working with. Most venues (schools, churches, hotels, etc.) require performers to carry liability insurance. However, 99% of performers do not offer this because they feel it is not important to have.
DPS Clearinghouse Fingerprint Clearance: In today's world, it is very important to know who is working with and around children. Todd has a criminal background check with his fingerprints on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety. This is another step he has taken to assure all of his clients that they are indeed dealing with a professional.
Money Back Guarantee: Todd is so sure that you'll love his programs that he is willing to put his time and money on the line. If after having Todd present one of his amazing programs at your event, you honestly feel that the program was a complete waste of time and that the program did not meet or exceed your expectations, you have nothing to lose. Todd will glady give you the program for free. If you are not thrilled with everything he has to offer, you simply do not have to pay. Don't worry- in all of his years of being a professional performer, no-one has ever asked me for their money back. Todd offers you this personal guarantee because he wants you to feel secure knowing that his programs are top notch and that you have indeed made a wise choice by hiring him. How many other performers do you know that will make you such a strong guarantee?
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