Q. What makes Cris Johnson different from other school assembly & library show presenters?
A. First, Cris provides teacher support materials for all of his shows to ensure that schools get the most value out of his programs. After the assembly is over the students will continue to benefit with these simple, easy-to-use classroom discussion ideas.
Also, Cris’ entire show is based on the topic you choose. Some assembly presenters show off whatever skill they have for 40 minutes of a 45 minute program then talk about the topic for only 5 minutes. Not Cris! His entire show is based on your topic. The magic, music and comedy in all of his shows is used to reinforce the message. Kids remember the magic trick as well as the message that went with it.
Another thing that separates Cris Johnson from other presenters is the fact that he has a very special technique to reduce the energy level of the children at the end of the show, making it so easy for teachers to walk the students back to their classrooms. Teachers LOVE this!!
Finally, Cris offers a “Better-Than-Money-Back” Guarantee…if for any reason you don’t feel Cris delivered what you expected, not only will he give you a full refund but he will also donate $500 to your school’s PTA/PTO…and in 15 years of performing all across North America, NO ONE has ever taken him up on his guarantee!
Q. How far will Cris travel for a presentation?
A. Cris will travel to any state, as well as Canada, to present one of his extremely popular character education school assembly programs. He’ll even arrange all of his own travel and hotel accommodations so there is no hassle for you! For libraries and other community events, Cris travels all across Western New York, from Niagara County (where he lives) out toward the Finger Lake area. If a series of libraries book in one concentrated span of days, Cris can travel further, too.
Q. Does Cris need a lot of space?
A. No! Cris brings a couple of tables and some good size props for his interactive, magic filled school assembly programs, but he doesn’t need much space at all. Cris has performed in cafeterias, gymnasiums and even the new multi-use rooms. For libraries and community events, Cris can adjust his show to fit the situation. He will adapt to your needs. Cris guarantees he’ll be the easiest assembly presenter you bring to your school!
Q. How much time does Cris need to set up for his presentation?
A. Cris understands that schools are faced with tight schedules. Therefore he has designed his programs to set up in less than 30 minutes. He can also break down his equipment and be out of your way in the same amount of time. Cris’ goal is to give you an easy, stress free experience!
Q. Why does Cris offer different assemblies for different grade levels?
A. Although Cris has done hundreds of highly successful elementary school assemblies for the entire student body in a school, he has found that breaking the students into two assemblies allows him to offer presentations geared to the comprehension level of the group. Obviously a second grade student and a fifth grade one will comprehend things on very different levels. It is an option that some schools like, and it’s just one more thing that sets Cris’ programs apart from the other presenters out there.
Q. What does Cris need from us?
A. Not much! If Cris is within driving distance to your school or library, he will need access to a normal power outlet to plug in his state-of-the-art sound system and an area to perform. If Cris needs to fly to your area, he will need the school to provide a PA system. Cris provides his own microphone and can easily plug into virtually any sound system. That’s all he needs!
Q. Does Cris need an elevated stage?
A. No. Cris has done presentations for groups as large as 450 students on the gym floor. However, to ensure maximum visibility, Cris recommends having no more than 250 students per performance. This also makes things easier on the teachers, too! As long as Cris knows in advance he will plan accordingly to make sure you have an unforgettable presentation!
Q. Is the magic that Cris uses the same for every show?
A. Absolutely not! Cris has different magic tricks and routines for each show. Many schools have invited Cris back multiple times in one year specifically because he has a great deal of different material for every school assembly program.
Q. Why does Cris guarantee his programs?
A. Simple. There are a lot of people out there claiming to have assembly programs with real motivational/educational value, but sadly many aren’t worth your time or money. Cris offers such a strong guarantee so his clients can rest easy knowing that all of his programs contain high quality, curriculum based content on topics schools need to address. Cris is proud to say that in 15 years of performing no one has ever taken him up on his guarantee.
Q. Does Cris have any promotional material he can send me?
A. Absolutely! Cris understands that many times it is one person’s responsibility to gather information and then pass it on to a committee or school official. Simply call Cris at (716) 940-8963 and he will be more than happy to rush you a complete Information Package containing information on all of his programs and a copy of his demo DVD. It also comes with a collection of 50 testimonial letters and evaluation forms, an audio recording of additional comments from school administrators and several Free Special Reports on funding, tips for hiring a presenter and much more. The entire package is in disk form as we understand the importance of going green. After receiving the information, you can choose whether you want to print it or share it with your committee members in digital form. Cris will send the information via Priority Mail so you get it fast!
Finally, most of the information is available for download instantly! Simply enter your contact information on the “Contact Us” page and click ‘submit’ and you will be taken to a download page where all of the information will be available to you in PDF form!
Q. Does Cris maintain a valid insurance policy?
A. Yes, Cris is fully insured and will be glad to fax you a copy of his insurance certificate. There has never been any kind of “incident” at any of Cris’ thousands of performances, but he maintains an insurance policy for his clients’ peace of mind.
Q. What kind of discounts and promotions does Cris offer?
A. Cris offers generous discounts for schools that book multiple programs. He also offers “block booking” discounts if more than one school in the area books programs. And don’t forget about Cris’ fundraising programs to help offset your investment!