Previously in the Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers series, restaurant manager Andrew Cox shared what magicians and roaming performers need to know about the restaurant and hotel setting and what is expected of them. Here in part 3, Andrew is back to discuss in more specific details the value that entertainers add to the dining experience.[Read more...]
Better Shows, Quieter Kids, Happier Parents:
New Methods from Zivi KiviZivi Kivi is back on the Kids Entertainer Podcast and in this episode he offers smart, easy-to-do marketing strategies that will help you get better—and more—shows while keeping the kids quiet and cooperative. Zivi has road-tested these techniques in his own shows, so you know they truly and effectively work.
Be sure to download the thank you note template and the extended notes so you don’t need to pause and write down Zivi’s awesome tips. All you’ve got to do is listen and enjoy the episode.
How to Be Likable and Win Clients with Relationship Marketing:
Tips for Kids EntertainersEric Knaus, aka the Great Zucchini, is one of those people who have an intuitive marketing sense. Instead of spending dollars to promote his brand, he relies on something that’s low-cost but astoundingly effective: relationship marketing.
Listen to our interview with him and learn how he does this type of marketing, as well as how to gain easy name recall, maintain controlled chaos, and build rapport with your clients from the first phone call.[Read more...]
How to Create a Unique Compelling Character and Get Booked Solid:
Tips for Kids and Family EntertainersStruggling to stand out from other kids entertainers and snag the attention—and business—of more clients? For James Munton, the key is in creating a unique, strong, memorable character. But how to do it and where to start?
Hit play and get the answers.
Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. MagicianThis podcast episode is all about building strong routines and creating kids shows that thrive on audience interaction and keep the kids bursting with laughter.
And who better to talk about comedy, entertainment, and captivating audiences than the wacky and creative Christopher T. Magician?
Hit play and pick up techniques and insights that would help you come up with shows that are hilarious and highly engaging.
Last time I talked about where you can find good, reliable, and audience-pleasing commercial tricks. In this article, we’ll talk about other things you have to remember when selecting magic tricks for your first show.
Having a list of tried-and-tested tricks is a good starting point, but I would say slow down a moment. There is something you truly need to understand before we go any further. And it is this …[Read more...]
Educational Significance and Magic Workshops:
Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom LineHow is an educational show different from an educationally significant show? Professional kids entertainer and educator Tommy Johns discusses their difference in this podcast and also gives clever, useful tips on creating, offering, and selling magic workshops.
There’s a wealth of information in this interview so be sure to download the extended notes to have a copy of the points Tommy enumerates and talks about in this episode.[Read more...]
Questions on music copyright usually come up in any discussion among kids and family entertainers. To help shed more light on this matter many of us feel we need to learn more about, David Bilan has kindly shared this pack-load of information. See it below.[Read more...]
Social Currency & Meaning:
How to Create Empowering Children’s ShowsIn this week’s Kids Entertainer Podcast episode, Guinness World Record holder and all-around entertainer Carisa Hendrix graces us with an interview that is positively brimming with insights and advice on how to create empowering children’s shows.
Talking in detail about where to draw inspiration, to how to manage different characters and brands, to what is social currency and how to give this to our audience in both our kids and adult shows, Carisa gives us a piece of her brilliant mind in this interview.[Read more...]
Openers, Transitions, and Closers:
Tips on How to Make a Cohesive Children’s ShowHow do you turn different tricks and routines into a show that does not feel segmented but instead comes across as whole? The answer, according to long-time performing magician and musician (and dramatist) Nathan Roberts is in the use of openers, transitions, and closers.
Join us in this interview with Nathan and learn not just about these three elements, but also tips from the field of drama that you can apply in your show to make it even more enthralling.[Read more...]