However a magician offers more than an emotional experience, they can help waiting staff when orders get delays, disseminate information at an event, be watchful for lost children at a festival, they are basically all round problem solvers.
There are times as well though where a special request has to be made of the magician. One such case was last Saturday at "The Mad Catter's Ball"in aid of Poppies Place Animal Rescue, a fantastic animal shelter here in Essex . We were asked to think of a special magic prize to be given away on a sort of tombola wall. 52 envelopes were placed on the wall each with a different playing card on it. Another pack of cards was shuffled and for a fee a member of the public got to pick a card at random. They then get the contents of the envelop with the matching card. Often it was a gift voucher donated by a local store but we were asked to involve magic for 5 of these envelopes.
Our client suggested a magic trick just for that person. Whilst a good idea we were performing for everyone all night so an extra trick might not have done the job. Then I had an idea, the voucher that says "go and see the magician" could be handed to the magician who would magically turn it into a free cocktail voucher.
This actually involved a little extra study on my behalf however it was a skill I was planning on learning anyway. The moral here is "Don't be afraid to ask for a special request". However if it involves the magician teleporting a car or levitating the reception hall with zero notice your magician may be unable to accommodate :)