World-Class Corporate Entertainment in Houston
Magician & Mind-Reader Chad Chesmark of Houston, Texas brings corporate entertainment in Houston to a new level with his comedy, magic and mind-reading presentations. For the past sixteen years, Chesmark has traveled the globe performing his show for Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines. “I love performing on ships, but also possess a true passion for providing customized, interactive entertainment for corporations,” said Chesmark.
Companies invite Chesmark to perform corporate entertainment in Houston at their banquets, customer appreciation parties, hospitality suites and trade shows.
“For me, magic isn’t just about fooling people, it’s about taking them on an exciting, mental adventure,” said Chesmark. Team building activities can be an essential part of a company’s business strategy, and Chesmark claims that, “One of the best ways to expand camaraderie among coworkers is to get them laughing together, and that’s what my presentation does. I provide them with a group experience that they’ll be talking about for months.”
Chesmark’s show is designed to turn an otherwise boring corporate event into an interactive experience. “This isn’t a show where people simply sit back and watch,” said Chesmark. “I get everyone involved in the show from the very beginning. Volunteers are onstage throughout the program, and they become the true stars of the show.”
From 2000 to 2015, Chesmark has performed his show on 600 cruises for more than one million people. “On a ship, the audience is made up of many different nationalities. This forced me to create a show that can play to all audiences, and that show translates perfectly into the Houston area corporate market,” said Chesmark. While he still performs for the cruise lines, Chesmark has decreased his ship bookings to allow more time for corporate entertainment in Houston.
“One of my favorite corporate entertainment venues is trade shows,” said Chesmark. Companies who are hosting a trade show booth hire Chesmark to perform magic at the booth. Chesmark then ties the company’s branding, product, and message into his magic performance. The magic attracts more people to the booth which in turn generates more leads for the sales team. “At a trade show, it’s not about me or the magic.” said Chesmark. “I’m there as part of the company’s sales team.” Houston is fortunate enough to host many trade shows throughout the year which keeps Chad very busy.
While much of Chesmark’s time is spent performing on stage in Houston as well as on cruise ships, his greatest love is close-up magic. “Close-up, or sleight of hand magic, is the best. It lets people experience the magic right in their own hands,” said Chesmark. Chesmark is often invited to perform close-up magic during a Houston-based company’s social hour or while in a hospitality suite. “Close-up magic is such a great way to get people interacting during an event,” said Chesmark. Close-up magic, or strolling magic, is when a magician performs short, personalized performances for small groups during a social gathering or cocktail party.
Chesmark is currently available to provide corporate entertainment in Houston as well as globally. Because of his busy schedule with cruise ship and corporate performances, it is often necessary to contact him a year in advance.