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Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Joints

Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Joints

In the previous article in this series, I tackled emotion-arousing words that can help you score a booking. Now we’ll go into another batch of words with a different aim—make your website or marketing content read seamlessly. One of the marks of great copy is their effortless flow. Readers don’t want a hodge-podge of disparate…

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Rich Tasks and Tricks: Educational Magic at Work

Rich Tasks and Tricks_Educational Magic at Work

Last time, I discussed how with some creativity you can use magic to teach about a variety of topics. In this article, I want to share with you more examples of educational magic and further demonstrate how we can create rich tasks from tricks.

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The #1 Way We Know to Create a Successful Show

No. 1 Way We Know to Create a Successful Show: Tips for Kids Entertainers

Is there gold right under your nose? There probably is and you just can’t see it. Here is a simple exercise we are going to do. It’s simple but it’s probably one of the hardest things we’ll ever do. First, we have to honestly, hands on our heart, say that we have accepted a particular…

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Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Arousers

Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers: Arousers

Last time I talked about words that convey you’re in the business of delivering great results. Now in this new installment of Copywriting Basics for Kids Entertainers, I’ll tackle another set of words that can help you get the results you want from your readers. When aiming for a soft sell (that is, subtly persuading…

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How to Deal with Older Kids Set on Disrupting Your Show

How to Deal with Older Kids Set on Disrupting Your Show

I talk to older kids before every show. I didn’t use to. I used to roll into a birthday party full of 10-year-olds and try to immediately befriend them. I would be high-fiving them, joking, talking conspiratorially about how we could trick the adults. My thinking was I would bond with them and then we…

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The Best Children’s Gig

The Best Children's Gig

Which is the best market for kids entertainment? In this post, I’m going to be bold and give you my opinion on which children’s entertainment gig is best. Over the years, Obediah and I have performed at all of the venues listed below. For each item, I give a pay range from 1-10, with 10…

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Backdrops for the Traveling Performer

Want to learn how to make good portable backdrops for the school stage? Check out this tutorial made and written by Obediah Thomas: The video above is mostly for general inspiration, made exclusively for the Kids Entertainer Podcast audience. Here you will get the basic idea on how to make backdrops. If you need more details about working…

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Local SEO for Children’s Entertainers

Local SEO Tips for Children's Entertainers

Last time I talked about some SEO basics and how SEO can get you more bookings. This time we’ll look more closely at local SEO. What Is Local SEO? SEO is the process of moving your website higher up the search engine results in order to increase your web traffic. Local SEO is the same…

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