september 26, 2011

The secret guest/ References & Videoclips (English)

Maggan’s secret guest  : unannounced act( lecture) at Corporate Events (surprise, fun, entertaining……teambuilding and ice breaking)

About Maggan : 

• All round comedian with a unique experience in many disciplines.
• Combines creativity with intelligence for subtle humor and performance.
• Northern Swedish roots with International influence from USA (Los Angeles, New York, CU Berkeley) and France (Paris)

 Feel free to contact me if you are planning for some entertainment at your next corporate event  (kick off meeting, Summit, Customer day, Supplier day, Client Cocktail event, company anniversary events, conference, seminars) 

Imagine the newly hired confused Vice President of communication standing up to make a speech during dinner. How will the first reaction of your employees be ?  

Are you planning an event soon ?       

Maggan Hammar is the real surprise! 

Upon request I’m now performing with my own special; ”the mystery guest”.   A big hit in every kind of venue. For you who likes to offer your guests something new, fun and unexpected,  a surprise act  they never forget.

Innovative standup comedy with custom-made scripted speech  that makes everyone breaking up in laughter (script is prepared and agreed upfront).

The set-ups are many and adaptable to your event. I usually arrive joining the mingel as a guest among others. Creating a bit of a stirr in a friendly manner.   

 During the dinner I make a speech.  After the guests start squirming in their seats , the speech will eventually reveal my true identity as a professional comic and probably not the new employee to the great relief of some..or the disappointment of others ? 

The undercover guest who makes the audience roar of laughter. (See videos in the other pages)

The set-ups and script are always in alignment with the customer and they consider sensitivities and the companies’ culture. Customer need to provide some information to allow honor to some special guests.            

I write my speech with an intro on a serious note, continuing increasingly twisted into comedy.

I’m native Swedish but I speak English (very fluent) and French (with a real Parisian accent).

 Perfectly suited for an international crowd!

Unpredictable entertainment as its best!

Different secret guest characters :
• The international dopey midwife
• IT consultant
• Integration manager for the new acquisition
• Newly hired VP of communication
• Newly hired executive secretary
• The immigration inspector : informing the American wedding guests about Swedish traditions or Swedish customs
• Travelguide, tour guide
• Ex-girlfriend to the anniversary party
• Hostess of the party going out of her role

Consider also :  
Maggan Hammar as a surprise lecturer during conference, seminar, summits, supplier or customer events.

Some reactions/references

There were many very disappointed when they realized that you were not at all our newly employed Strategic Communicator! – Gothenburg Local Authorities 

”  MEGATACK!  Your performance was insanely funny.  People talked about it all night long. Well, we will all talk about it for a long time ahead! Sooo hilarious 🤣 👏👏👏👏👏 Nefab-people were very satisfied and happy, the best party ever. They will live on this for a long time and it will strengthen the unity and influence the company for many days to come. Very professional Maggan !!!!     – Ing-Marie & Jochum founders –  Nefab Group 

”I want to thank you so much for your impact at one of our few occasions our 60 CEO´s met at the same time – this time directly after a tough reorganization. To keep us sitting in ignorance, confusion, discomfort (really, has our CEO gone mad hiring a nutty old flame from the 80´s ).   What will happen with this organization?? And how will we relate to his wife??”) , until the first laughter is delivered  – magically.                                       And  this is what these people needed, a little gallows humor.                         Even better, you got the most recent CEO to fix the bubble pool for you…Thank you from the executive secretary who went MAD from not knowing what was happening.”  – Lotta Kalenius executive secretary and coordinator. Kulturförvaltningen. Stockholms stad

 “You stepped into the arena during the pre-dinner drink and you did it in a fantastic way. You performed your role in a brilliant way and there was a lot to gather around and talk about after your effort. I want to make the best recommendations for what you do.” – Christer Söderberg CEO Swecon Anläggningsmaskiner AB

”Thanks for a fantastic performance! Og hadde jeg vært din manager skulle jeg gjort deg til mangemillionær ” – Gudbrand Ruud. CFO/realestate agent- EiendomsMegleren1

“Maggan made a smash success at our convention. She fooled everyone and then gave an highly acclaimed “standup” that we will never forget!” –  Staffan Westman. Vise CEO, Chief Executive, The Hair stylist federation.

 ” Intelligent and sensitive, tender and insightful and startling blatant. Humor of the highest division!”  – Richard Hobert, filmdirector

” Un one woman show absolument extraordinaire!!”  – Pierre-Eric Papoz – Sales Executive- Safmarine Sweden

“ You were wonderful and the best! I hope to experience you again because this was the most amusing thing I have ever experienced.” – Anna-Karin Deinoff HR Specialist, Gothenburg

“ I laughed so I got pain in laughing muscles – wonderful! Many thought you were the newly appointed lawyer in Härnösand. They got serious thoughts about who we had hired! “ – Marie Juhnestam Bimer – Work Environment Authority

”Thank you very much for a very good entertainment, everyone talks about how funny you were and how this will be the talk of the future.” Sakar Mustafa – Maersk Line

“The person next to me was laughing so his tears were spraying; said he never laughed this hard after 20 years at the company. ”   –  Johanna Sjöström  Sales assistant DLL Sweden

” What a Success! Tack! ” – The Swedish Club London, Lars Nilsson, Senior Manager Reinsurance, Underwriting, Reinsurance & Risk Control.

”I can warmly recommend Maggan to enlighten an event with something beyond a regular lecturer, to a grand acting performance.”

 Dan Törnsten VD | CEO |   Sweden Colliers International Sweden AB

”The effect of creating an embarrassment that for Swedes is very difficult to handle to the realization that this must have been arranged worked very well. We were only a few who knew what would come and it was worth it. It was greatly appreciated. Good work! Thanks again”  – Swedbank ROBUR

”What a party… by far the best ever!!!!  Not to forget the greatest joke ever with Maggan on stage, I am still laughing at it. The day after, we had an early meeting with the Asia team, I could see tired people in front of me, but all with happy faces!! Thanks again.  Olivier de Guitaut  |  Nefab Group President Asia

”Our sales team were caught off guard starting anxiously eyeing each other. Then Maggan presented her goals and how she would contribute to further success. In a totally unique way. She made fun of the personel and clients which few can handle. We can with warm hands recommend Maggan if you want a performance of opening up the minds that no one forgets! ” – Annika Svensson Marketing CEO ARDEX AB

some more film clips:

Göteborgsregionens Kommunalförbund

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ0vX2nsVlQ&sns=em

The new employee, English

https://youtu.be/MVOV5GLb8DU

The new consultant

https://youtu.be/1gr5UEBWB6c

https://youtu.be/MVOV5GLb8DU

companies include:     Kinnarps, SvT Play, Folksam, Swedbank, BB Stockholm, Monitor Industriutveckling AB, Maersk line, Galderma, Amendo bemanning, Praktikertjänst, Q-Park, Telge bostäder, P4 Stockholm, Cancerfonden, Mercedes Benz Sverige, PwC, C&M projekt AB, Locum, The Swedish Club Göteborg, Crowe Horwath, L’Oreal, Edsbyn red farmers, Ikea, Bring frigo, The Swedish Club London, Svenska krematorieförbundet, Previa, Optidev, OSS Nordic,  Swecon, Swedbank ROBUR

some samples of characters Maggan has played includes:

  • The newly recruited international confused midwife
  • The immigration officer stepping into a wedding informing the American guests about Swedish customs.
  • The tour guide making everyone wondering where they are heading..                                                                                 

TV satire

The hairdresser convention,

The new communicator 

 wedding

”Maggan Erixon, the new employee talks about herself at the corporate kick-off dinner,

 

”Call Maggan if you want your guests to get wail of laughter in the middle of the main course! When I first heard Maggan at a party I didn’t think it was true: But wasn’t this Catherine’s friend – she seems completely crazy – is there anything wrong with her? She should do this professionally – but she is already a pro! Totally fooled –  I couldn’t stop laughing..  – Ann-Charlotte Valejo

“Maggan est soudain apparue comme invitée mystère supposée avoir été très récemment engagée dans notre top management. Personne ne la connaissait bien sûr mais elle a réussi à duper l’ensemble des personnes présentes et nous faire, les uns après les autres, tous éclater de rire. Pour ma part, mes collègues (…et moi-même) ont grâce a Maggan soudain découvert tous mes secrets (véritables et imaginaires), absolument tous les tabous sociaux ont été balayés par son incroyable humour et talent de comédienne.
Un one woman show absolument extraordinaire!!” – Pierre-Eric Papos. Sales Executive. Safmarine Sweden