amazing - Flexible - fun
"Derek has the 'chops' and is truly making a name for himself as one of the next top trade show magicians."
- Bob Garner
President - MCC
"You were amazing, seriously!"
- Nancy Cochran
Theatre Operations Manager
Performing Arts Center
“Derek brought more people into our booth than I saw at any other booth and he was so professional he knew about our business and started spouting things about us. He did it very, very, very well. So I was very happy with Derek. I recommend him to anybody because he does a superior job.”
- Franchise Developer - GreenHomes America
“We used Derek Hood for our booth at Oracle Open World. He drew in a great audience and he had lots of crowds around him during his show. But what was more important to us was he was able to identify in the crowd priority people… the leads… the types of leads that we really wanted. So we weren’t just handing out T-shirts to people who wanted a shirt, but we actually drew in the type of people that were actually going to take business to the next level.”
- Global Marketing Manager - CapGemini
“Derek spent two days with us and really did an excellent job bringing people to our booth and entertaining our clients. It was really a wonderful experience and I certainly highly recommend Derek and his unique talents.”
- Vice President Sales and Marketing - NTT Data
"We just enjoyed working with Derek Hood, a mentalist who we used to draw traffic into the booth. He did a fantastic job engaging the people and helped us out by bringing people into the booth to talk about product. We had a great way for him to secure their badges for us to scan and pre-qualify the people, so that our staff was then able to start our pre-qualified engagement with the prospect and get right into talking product. So, he did a fantastic job for us.”
- Assistant Director Trade Shows - Fiserv
“We had Derek at our booth at Informatica world and it was a lot of fun. He helped create a lot of energy and really engaged with the customers. He weaved our points into his script very well and a lot of people laughed, great comedian and really amazing. We had a really great time!”
-Marketing Manager – Cognizant
“I hired Derek recently for our largest trade show in our industry to be the ‘crowd whisperer’ to help us bring some leads into our booth. It was a great experience, a high quality show, class act. He did a great job. We are very satisfied with it and we will definitely hire him again.”
- Senior Marketing Manager - NTT Data
“Derek has a wonderful way with children. You can tell that he truly enjoys entertaining them. He uses a lot of audience participation in his act and really keeps the kids involved. I had many positive comments about him after the show from the kids as well as their parents.”
-Arroyo Grande Library
"Derek added so much to our event. Everybody loved him and had a great time. We will definitely be using him again."
- Ashley Davis
Event Sales, Ventana Grill
"Derek Hood entertained our guest during the photo session of the wedding party and throughout the rest of the day. Many of the guest commented on how professional, charming and engaging Derek is. His magic is contemporary and very intriguing. I would recommend him for any type of venue, corporate to close intimate gatherings. He made that wedding so much more special for us all. He is just plain awesome."
- Special Event - CA
"Derek Hood was incredible at our open house event. Not only were our guests and staff amazed by his close up magic, but Derek was also professional, personable and very charming. It was a treat to work with such a flexible and easy-going entertainer."
- Susan Schwartz
Founder & President
Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary for Healing & Learning
“For over two hours, our guests and staff were entertained and astonished by the magic of Derek Hood. He not only kept our guests captivated with his tableside magic, but also had multiple requests for him to return to their tables to see more. Additionally, Derek was very professional and a pleasure with whom to work."
- Management, Windows on the Water
“Derek Hood did an outstanding job for us at our 20th Anniversary Event. Our guests and our staff not only enjoyed his amazing magic, but also his unique ability to mingle and keep the energy high. Derek was very professional and a pleasure with which to work. We will definitely consider your services for our future events.”
- Management, Harmony Wine Cellars
"Derek is a charming and very personable individual. In fact, many of our guests commented that they were impressed with Derek's friendly and professional style, his variety of "tricks" and his integration and use of many "volunteers" from the audience into his various routines. It was a lot of fun for all of us. He helped to make the party a memorable one and we thoroughly enjoyed Derek and his show."
- Special Event - CA