Scroll through and read all the FAQs we have gathered to assist you in your party planning. If your question is still unanswered, drop us an email and we will be happy to answer it for you.
How experienced is The Talent Network?
The Talent Network has the longest running history of providing interactive entertainment in the Midwest. Since 1989 we have entertained at thousands of Corporate Events, High Schools, Picnics and Social Parties. We are the choice of the most professional Event Planners and Entertainment Agencies. Here are some of the questions that we are often asked, and answers that reflect how we stand apart from the competition.
When should I reserve my entertainment?
All attractions are available on a first-come first-serve basis. For large events we recommend booking 3-12 months in advance in order to secure your attractions and avoid availability issues. We have booked Bar and Bat Mitzvahs as many as 2-3 years in advance. As soon as you know what kind of wild and wacky entertainment you want, give us a call and we'll hook you up!
Do you require a deposit to book attractions?
Yes. The amount of the deposit will depend on the total fee of the contract, but it's usually 30% of the contracted price.
Are you fully insured?
The Talent Network is very serious about our safety & responsibility to our clients and staff. Should anything unexpected occur during an event we carry full insurance coverage. Our professional liability insurance covers all of our events and for peace of mind, we can add any organization or company as an additional insured on to our policy for their event.
Because we hire our own employees to staff events, we also carry State required Workers' Compensation Insurance to protect our customers & employees. Not all companies "employ" their staffing and cannot or do not provide the same level of protection and training for them and you.
How can I know if I am getting the Best Price?
We offer a "Best Price Guarantee" when you are shopping for your event. We will compare (apples to apples) and provide you with our Best Price Guarantee. Don't be fooled by cheaper rates that have a whole group of attached costs when all is said and done. At The Talent Network we provide you with straight forward pricing that include staffing on most of our items. We also have the flexibility to have "volunteer staff" on certain activities.
Do you offer package pricing?
Yes. Pricing is based on considerations such as the number of attractions and the length of the event. We tailor each package to provide your event with the best possible attractions for your demographics. Simple put, the more you buy- the more you save.
Is delivery included in my price?
The Talent Network has a large fleet of company owned and insured vehicles. This enables us to operate more efficiently and provide timely delivery and setup for your events. Just tell us where you need us and we'll be there. No distance is too far!
Do you work with Non-Profits and other Charitable Organizations?
Yes! The Talent Network believes in giving back to the community. Not only do we support charitable causes, we provide special package pricing for your non-profit, fundraising or school events. Our goal is to partner with as many non-profit organizations as we can to help them be as successful as possible!
How long does set-up take?
Depending on the amount of attractions and the complexity of the set-up we will arrive at your event anytime from 45 minutes to 3 hours prior to your event start. Set up time is never included in your hours of operation.
What type of surface can you set up on?
All attractions require a level surface. For outdoor events we prefer to set up on grass but asphalt or concrete is acceptable. Any set up area must be clear of sharp objects (i.e. glass, sticks, broken cement). Most high tech attractions will need to be placed under a tent of sufficient size for outdoor events. For indoor events we can set up on virtually any surface (i.e. carpet or gym floor).
Do you provide staffing?
Yes! The Talent Network is proud to offer experienced staffing to handle your event. Most of our entertainment equipment is priced including at least one staff person.. At the time of reservation we will discuss your staffing needs and the options available.
How much power is required?
Each attraction is different. Please see the power requirements listed with each item. In the cases where we need to supply the power we have a fleet of Honda 5000W generators available for $75.00 each. Each generator provides two 20 amp outlets on separate circuits. We will be happy to discuss your individual situation with you when you are booking your event.
How do I reserve equipment?
It's easy. Simply call us toll free at 800.668.2660 to speak to an Event Coordinator regarding availability, pricing, and recommendations for your event.
Are you hiring?
Yes, please see the employment section of the website.