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You Get What You Don't Pay For

Skimping on entertainment for your event is never a good idea.
Last year I was contacted through an online booking agency (think Angie's List for entertainers) to "bid" on a company party gig. It was in December but on a Friday night. I wasn'… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/09/getting-what-you-dont-pay/

Hypnotist Show By the Light of the Silvery Bus

Even when things go awry, the show must go on!
Sometimes things don't go as planned, so you have to roll with the punches. Last Friday night I had a hypnosis show booked in Jackson, Mississippi. It was a post-graduation hypno… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/05/hypnotist-show-light-silvery-bus/

So That's What A Hypnosis Show Looks Like!

Something I heard lately regarding stage hypnosis shows.
You don't know what you don't know. (Until you do know!) Recently I was talking to one of my agents about stage hypnosis shows. She told me that I was one of her top 3 stage hypn… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/04/so-s-what-hypnosis-show-looks/

Coffee and Company Event Planning With a Sales and Marketing Director.

Today I had coffee and conversation with Diana, a sales and marketing director at a hotel / conference venue. We talked about hiring entertainment for company events.
What I learned about company party entertainment planning from Diana. Today I met with a Facebook friend who's the director of sales and marketing for a hotel and conference cent… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/03/coffee-and-company-event-planning-sales-and-marketing-director/

Company Event Hypnotist Shows - Why I Specialize

Comedy Hypnotists (and a lot of entertainers, for that matter) Aren't "one size fits all." Why it's best to choose a hypnotist who specializes in your type of audience.
Hypnosis Shows for Your Company Event Truly, a lot of company, corporate and convention event planners are hesitant to hire a hypnotist for their event. I get it. There is an … http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/02/company-event-hypnotist-shows-why-i-specialize/

Low Price High School Hypnotist For Prom and Grad Nights

Do You Really Want to Put the Welfare and Safety of Your Children in the Hands of the Lowest Bidder?
Do you really want to put the welfare and safety of your children in the hands of a bargain basement hypnotist? I've been getting a few inquiries lately for post prom and post gr… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/02/low-price-high-school-hypnotist-prom-and-grad-nights/

Hypnotist for Post Prom/Grad Nights - What to Look For

What to look for when hiring a hypnotist for your high school post-prom or post-graduation safe party.
When hiring a hypnotist for your high school post prom or grad night. There's a lot more to consider besides cost! I'm still getting inquiries for high school post prom and gradu… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2017/01/hypnotist-post-promgrad-nights-what-look/

A Show I Didn't Do

Here's a story about a hypnosis show I didn't do.
A while back I got an inquiry for a company holiday party in Colorado. In La Junta from what I recall. It was a company that manufactured lockers for gyms, country clubs and the l… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2016/12/show-i-didnt-do/

Sight Lines

Making sure everyone can see the show.
I've done a couple of small private company party hypnosis shows recently and was reminded of something I forgot to cover in my book. That subject is sight lines. Both of th… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2016/12/sight-lines/

Stiffed Happens

Stuck with a round trip ticket to Wichita.
Here's a little story (with a lesson attached): I was contacted by a woman working for a company in Wichita, KS asking if I was still available to do a hypnosis show for her co… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2016/12/stiffed-happens/

Booze and the Company Party

A novel way to curb excessive drinking at your company party.
The other day I was talking with a friend about company parties. He owns a venue that hosts several company events each year. He told me he noticed that he was getting fewer bo… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2016/10/booze-and-company-party/

The Company Party

The company party. Is your company doing it right?
'tis the season for the company party.  I'm doing one in December for a company that knows how to do it right. The venue is a 4-star hotel, the food served will be 4-star food,… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2015/11/company-party/

A Little Horn Tootin'

A Little Horn Tootin' ('cause if I don't, who will?)
Last weekend I did a show at the Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast in Montrose, CO. After the show I was approached by a couple from Albuquerque, NM (my old stomping grounds). They sai… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2015/07/little-horn-tootin/

Comedy and Hypnosis – Why I Do What I Do

Comedy and Hypnosis – Why I Do What I Do
I do this (this comedy and stage hypnosis thing) because it’s what I believe I was meant to do.   And, of course I also do it because people pay me to do it.   However, the… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2015/01/comedy-and-hypnosis-why-i-do-what-i-do/

Be A Famous Comedian Overnight!

How to be a FAMOUS Comedian OVERNIGHT (without having to pay your dues)!
Lately, I've seen more and more "comedians" promoting themselves on their websites, online booking sites, Facebook, Twitter and the internet in general claiming to be professional… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2014/04/be-famous-comedian-overnight/

How to NOT Have a Crappy Company Party

Hey, I know. It's not company party planning time.  It's not even company picnic planning time.  It's that stretch between holidays that seem to move slower than a post office … http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2014/02/how-not-have-crappy-company-party/

What Non-Famous Entertainers (like me) REALLY Do

What do non-famous entertainers REALLY do for a living? The answer may surprise you!
If you're not one of my personal friends you may never seen me in person or, if you have, you may have seen me live doing a show at Comedy Works in Denver or maybe at a company or… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2014/02/what-non-famous-entertainers-really-do/

3 Things I Do That Other Stage Hypnotists Don't

3 things Hypnotic Comic Rusty Z does in his stage shows that other hypnotists don't.
Really? You think I'm going to tell you? Nope. Mainly because a lot of people out there have taken a "Be a Stage Hypnotist and Make a Lot of Money" course but have never had an or… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2014/02/3-things-i-do-other-stage-hypnotists-dont/

It Takes Courage

Tonight I'm feeling sorry for the client who chickened out of hiring me, and probably ended up with a good show, but one that wasn't quite as fun.
About a month ago I was contacted by a booking agent about doing a benefit show on February 15th. I said, "Sure, I'm open that night, let's do it." The agent contacted the potenti… http://www.rustyz.com/blog/2014/02/feeling-sorry/