KEH 009: Behaviour Management Tips for Kids Entertainers

behaviour management for kids entertainers

Behaviour Management Tips for Kids Entertainers

If you work as a professional kids entertainer you will recognise that delivering a good performance is a balance between having good skills to entertain and being able to manage the audience.

Managing kids behaviour can sometimes be a real challenge but this is made doubly difficult when you end up having to manage grownups behaviour as well. How often have you been out there doing something truly special to make the children smile only to have a gaggle of chatting adults spoil the moment?

In this episode of the Kids Entertainer Podcast, children’s entertainer Ken Kelly shares some audience management techniques that get both parents and children eating out of your hand.

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In this episode:

– Understand the importance of setting your performance area and where many kids entertainers fall short.

– Find out how to get every adult in the room hanging on your every word.

– Discover how important it is for you to to take charge at a gig and lean how to do it.

– Get insight into the different types of behavioural patterns we are likely to see as children’s entertainers.

– Learn some behavioural management techniques that you can use at your next gig that will make a big difference.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Ken’s Floorpan download 1

Ken’s Floorpan download 2

Bubble Games

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What did you think of this episode? Please share your comments below. If you have any questions ask them below and Max will personally answer you.
Thanks for listening.

  • Pete

    Regarding room acoustics in a live room. I found the Bose L1 helps greatly. The sound system actually uses the bounce off the walls to re-assemble the sound waves in the head of the audience. The technology uses a speaker array and one of the best investments our company has ever made. Everyone hears everything at the same volume levels and super clearly.

    • Pete, I have a whole module in the GMD Formula that covers sound and I do look at the Bose L1 System.

  • Mark

    I think I am being a little sill but what is the difference between the two floor plans as they look identical?

    • Hi Mark, you are not the silly one, it’s me. I put the same link in twice. Sorry. I have fixed it now and link 2 gives you the back of the floorpan with the instructions.

      • Mark

        Thank you.

  • Mark

    I am a GMD formula fan.
    I would recommend people to get the GMD formula it really works.

  • Kevin Peterson

    This week’s podcast was fantastic! Lots of great advice that I will be implementing right away. I also want to say how much I have enjoyed KEH. I have been applying the knowledge gained from this site and I have seen direct, positive results in the quality of the services offered to my clients. Yesterday, I worked a 4 hour gig and had nothing but sincere kudos from the client. All because I began to implement some the of the advice From this podcast into that gig.

    Thanks Ken and Juiian. Keep it up.


  • This episode, for me has been one of the best ever, tons of valuable knowledge. My head was nodding along in agreement from begging to end. I would love to hear more episodes that are more like a round table discussion. Pick a subject and have two or three entertainers together to talk about it and how they deal with things. Combined with the bubble games and the floor plan download and this is a winning formula for future episodes. A round table discussion from experienced pro’s and some downloads to further the learning. Please do more of them in the future (hint, I’m available)

  • Phil

    Do you please have the link to Ken’s lecture mentioned in the Podcast?
    If I remember right you said it was about 20 minutes long and about children’s behavioural types.
    I really enjoyed the podcast and found that part of it very interesting.