Posts Tagged ‘crowd control’

Techniques to Help Control Kids During Friday Afternoon Bookings

Techniques to Help Control Kids During Friday Afternoon Parties

The Friday Afternoon Show Dilemma One of the common booking requests you will get is the Friday afternoon birthday party. Usually it involves the birthday child’s mum inviting the entire class to their home or a nearby park. These bookings can be the worst ones you will ever do as the kids have just spent…

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How to Deal with Older Kids Set on Disrupting Your Show

How to Deal with Older Kids Set on Disrupting Your Show

I talk to older kids before every show. I didn’t use to. I used to roll into a birthday party full of 10-year-olds and try to immediately befriend them. I would be high-fiving them, joking, talking conspiratorially about how we could trick the adults. My thinking was I would bond with them and then we…

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Poor Behaviour and What to Do About It

Poor Behaviour and What to Do About It: Tips for Kids Entertainers

First off, let me direct you to Seriously Silly by David Kaye. This book has the definitive directory on what to do if you get a behaviour problem during a show. To be honest, I rarely have to use it. (And by the way, I haven’t looked at it while making this lesson. I don’t…

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