Corporate - Education - NonProfits - Sports - Special Events
Non-profit Galas. A magical auctioneer.
As your magical auctioneer, Hondo serves several roles. Emcee, Headliner, Silent Auction, Live Auction and Fund-a-Need. Think about it - your donors and supporters have been to many galas and fundraisers. Most follow a very traditional format. When you are ready for a fun change, consider the Amazing Hondo. His close-up strolling magic delights your guests during the Silent Auction and Reception and warms them up for the after-dinner giving. Hondo kicks off the formal presentation with a welcoming mix of magic, humor and message, setting the tone for the Live Auction and Fund-a-Need. Hondo's natural performance style puts everyone at ease and opens them up to the spirit of giving. Hondo works closely with your planning team in assuring a fun, memorable, and successful event.
Hondo makes money magically appear!
Meetings and Conferences
Let's face it, business is tough. Time is limited. You have a meeting agenda. Above all, you have an AUDIENCE. You are the conductor of their experience. You almost need to be a magician to make it all happen. What to do? You want to balance the business side of your meeting with the people side. Yes you can do both: Have some FUN and still get the MESSAGE across. Enter the Amazing Hondo.
For better than three decades, Hondo's entertaining and inspiring keynotes have proven the perfect fit for functions where the message matters. Hondo works closely with you in crafting a well-tailored presentation that ties into your meeting theme while engaging and endearing your attendees. As your next Keynote Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, and Reception Entertainer, The Amazing Hondo will leave your guests not only amazed and entertained, but believing more strongly in the might of their own magic.
Hondo & meetings - more fun. More memorable. More meaningful.
Trade Show Attraction
Trade show marketers know the value of booth traffic. It's essential in attracting new prospects. They also know the value of reconnecting with existing customers in maintaining and growing their business relationships. How do you deliver your sales message in a new and engaging manner, bringing light to your products and services, while informing and entertaining your visitors? Consider the Amazing Hondo. His mix of magic and message, together with his gift of audience engagement make him a viable option in representing you and your brand. Hondo works your booth during the day, and VIP client dinners and receptions at night. Everything is customized and personalized in keeping with Hondo's hallmark approach to his "Magic with a Message".
The Amazing Hondo enjoys a kinship with athletes of all levels, from pros to amateurs, NBA to PGA, and retirees to juniors. Raised in a sports-rich area of Saint Paul, MN, Hondo pursued his passions of baseball and basketball long before he learned his first card trick at 17. He counts MLB Hall-of-Famers Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as former teammates. Miami Hurricanes quarterback Steve Walsh was his student-athlete at alma mater Cretin High, the same school that spawned Twins MVP player Joe Mauer, Florida State Heisman winner Chris Weinke and NFL receiver Michael Floyd. Unable to make it as a pro athlete himself (too small, too slow, too weak ... but always had good hands), Hondo made it his mission and goal to bring his magic to those arenas. And that he has done. In a big way.
Athletes love magic - they appreciate the skill and inherent practice required to master one's craft. Fans love magic. Kids and adults love magic. Corporate sponsors and event organizers love how Hondo's magic keeps their clients, participants and guests well entertained and engaged. He's worked many PGA Tour events, Major golf tournaments, Country Club and Corporate Outings, Celebrity/Charity Events, World Series and All-Star Galas, NBA, NFL and MLB events as well as numerous college and high school team events.
Coaches call on Hondo to present his "Magic of Teamwork" for their players. Companies bring him to their VIP receptions, dinners and hospitality chalets. Banquet organizers engage him as their guest speaker. His humor, magic and 'stories from the circuit' keep all attendees well entertained and engaged from start to finish.