Posts by Ken Kelly

KEH095: How Long Should Your Magic Show Be

Kids Entertainer Podcast 95: How Long Should Your Magic Show Be (Plus Magic Trick Giveaways for Children) - A young girl with an amazed expression

How Long Should Your Magic Show Be? (Plus Magic Trick Giveaways for Children) In this episode, we discuss an often-debated topic among kids and family entertainers: how long should a magic show be? We consider kids’ psychology today and share insights from our own experiences. Furthermore, we share two magic tricks that you can give…

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KEH094: Balloon Entertainment, Thank You Notes, and Balloon Safety

Kids Entertainer Podcast 94: Balloon Entertainment, Thank You Notes, and Balloon Safety. Colourful balloons and a balloon pump

Balloon Entertainment, Thank You Notes, and Balloon Safety For professionals who are into balloon entertainment, this question often comes up: should we concern ourselves more with serving our customers and hence being a commercial act, or should we focus on advancing our art? It’s a dilemma that not just balloon twisters face, but any artist…

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KEH093: Bare-bones SEO, PA Systems and Upsells for Kids Entertainers

Kids Entertainer Podcast 93: Bare-bones SEO, PA Systems and Upsells for Kids Entertainers. The dials of a PA system

Bare-bones SEO, PA Systems and Upsells for Kids Entertainers Among the top things that can make a huge difference to your children’s shows is a good-quality PA system. But from so many options, how can you tell which system will serve you best? We give you tips and a fantastic free resource in this episode.…

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KEH091: Hospital Entertainment, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Prizes

Kids Entertainer Podcast 91: Hospital Entertainment, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Prizes. A young boy making a funny face with his hands beside each ear.

Hospital Entertainment, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Prizes Managing challenging behaviour is one of the top concerns of any kids and family entertainer. In this episode, we give you strategies that have worked brilliantly for us, and might work for you as well. We also discuss clown doctoring and important guidelines to keep in mind if…

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KEH090: Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast

KEH090: Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast. A man's hands and feet in a running start position.

Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast Welcome to the new season of the Kids Entertainer Podcast! We’re thrilled to be back and we hope you are, too. With our return, we introduce BIG changes aimed to bring you continued inspiration, valuable knowledge and actionable tips that will help your children’s entertainment career to flourish. Ready…

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Working with Special Needs Children on Stage

Working with Special Needs Children on Stage

In conjunction with his upcoming podcast and lecture for Kids Entertainer Academy, Doug Scheer, who specialises in school assembly shows, has graciously provided us with his and Heidi Scheer’s excellent article on working with special needs children. The article appeared in Magic Magazine a few years ago, but the information remains as important today as…

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KEH063: How to Win an Audience’s Attention

KEH063 John Kimmons: How to Win an Audience's Attention

How to Win an Audience’s Attention Featured in this week’s podcast episode is the incredibly funny and award-winning entertainer John Kimmons. Here he shares how to win an audience’s attention, what his philosophy on entertaining is, and how he turned a race game into a brilliant routine that wins everybody over. Go click on that…

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