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How to Approach a Restaurant to Get Work as a Magician

How to Approach a Restaurant to Get Work as a Magician: Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers Part 1

Eyeing that restaurant in your area as your next client but not sure how to offer your magic services or apply for strolling work? In this new series on how to land restaurant gigs for children’s and family entertainers, we talk with Andrew Cox, a restaurant manager with over 20 years’ experience in the industry,…

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Want to Be a Successful Kids Entertainer? Then Adopt This Mindset

Mindset of Successful Kids Entertainers

Do you… Have a day job but you find yourself thinking about magic a lot? Watch magicians, observing every little detail of what they do, what they say, how they say it, what they wear, what tricks they do? Have a magic kit that you spend endless hours on, arranging and rearranging? Feel “I could…

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Top 4 Performing Styles for Kids Entertainment Events

Top 4 Performing Styles for Kids Entertainment Events

In my previous post The Best Children’s Gig, I compared 7 venues for which children’s entertainers perform. I offered my experience on the pay one could expect, and my opinions about the pros and cons of each venue. In this post, I wish to talk about which performing styles (disciplines) work best for each venue.

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Where to Get Free High-Quality Images Online

Where to Get Free Images Online: Resource for Kids Entertainers

Every week that goes by is another seven days when kids entertainers get drawn into the digital world that no one can escape these days. Sometimes we need more than just photos of children laughing from the shows we perform. Here’s a resource that we think you will find invaluable over the coming years of…

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Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Guarantees

Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Guarantees

In the previous article in this series, I talked about connecting words that you can use to make your copy flow seamlessly. Now we’ll tackle something extremely important in winning customers—guarantees. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we want minimal to zero risks when making any purchase. We…

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Storytelling Magic Props That You Can Make Yourself

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Looking for a great DIY magic trick? Here’s one by one of our favourite experienced children’s entertainers and educators, Jim Kleefeld. Jim is the author of multiple theme show magic books, and the following storytelling magic routine is taken from his book Dream Magic. We will hear more about and from Jim next week as…

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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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Where You Can Find the Best Audiences Ever

Where Kids Entertainers Can Find the Best Audiences Ever

Last month, Mark Beckwith and I touched on the pros of doing school assembly shows. Now we’re back with a post that’s all about where you can find a great audience. We’ve all had bad audiences, the ones that sit there with no response, talk among themselves, read the paper, or get up to leave.…

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Techniques to Help Control Kids During Friday Afternoon Bookings

Techniques to Help Control Kids During Friday Afternoon Parties

The Friday Afternoon Show Dilemma One of the common booking requests you will get is the Friday afternoon birthday party. Usually it involves the birthday child’s mum inviting the entire class to their home or a nearby park. These bookings can be the worst ones you will ever do as the kids have just spent…

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