It’s What They Want, Not What You Have

A few weeks ago I was working on behalf of a company at a business exhibition, using my strolling magic to engage with visitors as they walked around the event. I am not selling anything directly, but my job is to interact with people, entertain them and in doing so to draw attention to the business that I am sponsored by.

At one point I stopped a lady who was walking round on her own, and I chatted with her and showed her some magic. In the course of our conversation she made what I thought was a very telling point. She said, “You know, you are the only person working here today who has sought to talk to and engage with me, rather than just pitch to me.” Continue reading

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Nobody Wants A Magician

If you happen to be the sort of person who really enjoys watching magic, it could just be that when some special occasion arises such as a wedding, a key family get together, or a special birthday perhaps, you might consider hiring a magician. However, the truth is, you don’t want a magician per se, what you really want is what that magician can provide to enhance your party or event. Continue reading

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The Dynamo Effect

As I go around entertaining with my strolling magic at events all over the South West, people who I meet love to chat about the magic that they have seen and enjoyed. One name that has been cropping up more than any other in recent years is that of TV magician Dynamo, who seems to have left quite an impression with many of those who have either caught his magic on the box or who have attended one of his live shows during his recent nationwide tour. Continue reading

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The Three Key Elements To A Successful Wedding

Being a strolling magician for hire I get invited to entertain at lots of weddings each year and as a result I get to experience at first hand many different events in a variety of venues. This gives me a fairly unique overview of what makes a successful wedding as I get to see so many examples of both the good and the bad.

Nobody sets out to create a disastrous wedding day, and to be fair most celebrations pass off without too many dramas. But some are definitely more completely successful than others and in my view there are a number of reasons why. Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes

I recently had the pleasure of presenting my strolling magic to the guests and supporters of the Bristol based children’s charity called the Jessie May Trust. The event, which took place on the top floor of the AXA Insurance building on the edge of the Bristol Downs, pulled together individuals, supporters and local businesses, as well as the fundraising and nursing staff from Jessie May itself, and was a combination of a ‘thank you’ to current supporters of the trust and a drive to encourage others to get involved. Continue reading

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