(For events with in the New England area David does have the ability to bring his own sound, please contact him for details)
Having a correct sound system setup is very important for the success of a hypnosis show.
1. – Minimum of 1 speaker or monitor facing the stage but 2 is preferred.
(A monitor or speaker facing the stage is very important as this allows the volunteers on stage to hear the sound properly and become hypnotized.)
2 – 2 high quality speakers facing the audience.
3. – Mixer board to plug in a Microphone and IPod
David will be bringing a wireless handheld microphone and iPod to be plugged into your system. The Plug in requirements for each unit is:
Microphone: this has a XLR to XLR output and this cable must be able to be plugged into you mixer board.
IPod: David’s IPod will be controlled by a wireless remote with a range of 100 feet. The closer the mixer board or the plug in for the iPod can be the better, David will plug this in, with a, RCA red and white 1/8 inch audio cable to a 3.5mm audio plug in. Or a XLR channel using a passive direct box which he will bring.
Sound is very important to the success of the show please have a sound professional that is familiar with your system arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the show for a sound check.
Hypnosis Show on Stage:
A Stage with a minimum size of 15’x30’, and a minimum 10’ foot floor to ceiling clearance is required. (Keep in mind this is a minimum as
a larger stage is preferred.)
Hypnosis Show on Risers:
If a riser is used it must be sturdy and with no cracks in between sections. Back of risers must be flush against a wall or have a back railing for the safety of the volunteers.
There should be no space between the back of the riser and the wall unless a sturdy back railing is provided. Pipe and Drape is not considered
a back wall.
Hypnosis Show on Flat Floor: If the above stage requirements cannot be provided, the show can be performed on a ground floor with
out a stage or risers. However it must be in an open area that is visible by all audience members. For example: a gymnasium floor, or ballroom dance floor.
20 chairs, Stacking Type Banquet Armless Chairs (not folding chairs as audience members can get pinched when they are side by side) Chairs
must be arranged in an arc towards the center of the stage. Please see the above diagram for stage plot.
A Stage Hypnosis show is based totally on audience participation. The Larger the audience the more successful the show can be. David wants
You to have a great experience and that being said it is suggested to have an audience of around 100 people or more seated and ready to watch at the start of
There must be NO Surprise shows, i.e. the guests are there to experience a hypnosis show and know about it before hand.
A Hypnosis show works best as a stand-alone entertainment rather then combined in with a variety show. PLEASE DO NOT coax, insist,
embarrass, pressure, or otherwise manipulate anyone in attendance to volunteer to be hypnotized. Our stage hypnotism experience and a
fundamental principle of hypnosis prove time and again that no one is hypnotizable against their will. Hypnosis in NOT something magical David
does to a person without their consent. Rather, hypnosis is entirely the result of what a person allows him or herself to experience with David’s
expert guidance. Only sincerely willing and interested people become hypnotized; all others simply won’t let it happen for them. Therefore,
anyone forced will be either turned straightaway from the stage or sent back to his or her seats by David.
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