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...]
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.
Hi. Steve Wickenton here once again. In my first vlog episode made especially for magicians, I introduced the vlog concept and went into detail about how websites and emails can help us in our magic business.
Here now is the second episode. In this vlog, I discuss:
- Generating reviews and testimonials
- Motivation and task planning
- Time management
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...]
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...]
In part 1 of the Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers series, long-time restaurant manager Andrew Cox gave tips on how to get hired as a strolling performer at restaurants and hotels. Here in part 2, he shares more about the restaurant setting and the magician’s role in it, as well as advice on how to get a smooth working experience. See his answers below.
Entertaining with Sponge Magic:
Tips on How to Delight Audiences with FoamSponge balls are simple, versatile, highly effective magic props that kids entertainers of any discipline can use in their act to bring about smiles and please audiences. And we discuss them in this interview with no less than the sponge magic expert, Barry Mitchell.
Hit play and learn how sponge balls are manufactured; how you can insert them in your act whether you’re a magician, face painter, or vent; and even how you can add a touch of genius to your shows by tapping into your own creativity.[Read more...]