The Event: Annual Fundraiser for donors, supports, and the community at large
The Theme: Celebrating the continued success of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
Jonathan Pritchard is the founder of the Hellstrom Group; an international consulting company that specializes in helping companies & organizations connect with opportunity. He's the author of a best selling book on Amazon titled, "[think] Like A Mind Reader," and got his start as a world-touring Mentalist by performing in Vegas, on America's Got Talent and more.
Jonathan can help promote the event with a publicity stunt where he seals a prediction about the night of the performance in an envelope to be held safely by the mayor, police commissioner, or other high-profile member of the community. On the night of the performance the envelope is revealed to contain that day's newspaper headlines correctly predicted by Jonathan. This is a phenomenal opportunity to gain coverage by the local newspaper, word of mouth buzz about the upcoming event, and beyond.
As a professional "people meeter" Jonathan is used to quickly turning strangers into friends. He understands that without the weather or sports, most people wouldn't know how to start a conversation and that's where he comes in. Mingling with the crowd he will share magical moments with the guests to provide a conversation starter that is the start of a real human connection.
There are fewer than 10 people in the world who can do what Jonathan can do at the level he can do it. He is a master at audience engagement (even if they've had a couple drinks with dinner), and sparking their imagination. He features audience members as the stars of the show and has a 100% money back guarantee if he says or does anything on or off stage that is suggestive, off-color, or unprofessional. (He's never had to make good on it, either.) The performance involves business-appropriate humor, demonstrations of superhuman mindpower, predicting the future, and ends with a heartfelt message for the audience punctuated by a demonstration of a volunteer doing something amazing.
This will transition naturally into the donation portion of the evening just as the audience is deeply connected to the spirit of giving.
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