How Many Tricks Do You Need to Be a Magician

In my last post for this Tips for Starting Magicians series, I discussed what to keep in mind when choosing the tricks for your first magic show. Now I’ll focus on a question that many who are thinking of trying their hand at magic ask: how many tricks do you need to be a magician?

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Kids Entertainer Podcast 76: Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. Magician

Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. Magician This 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…

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Where to Find the Best Magic Tricks Part 2: Tips for Starting Magicians

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…

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KEH075 with Tommy Johns: Educational Significance and Magic Workshops: Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom Line

Educational Significance and Magic Workshops: Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom Line How 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…

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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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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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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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TIps for Kids Entertainers: How to Negotiate for Higher Fees

Last time I talked about how to find more bookings by creating repeat clients. In this post, we’ll discuss something that many kids entertainers want to do but find tricky: charging higher fees. We all dream of making more money, don’t we? For not just magicians but also for most people, life would be great…

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The Business Side of Kids Entertainment Tips on How to Build a Solid Career in the Industry If you’re like many magicians, face painters, magical storytellers, balloon twisters, and other children’s performers, you probably went into kids entertainment for the love of it, without having the business side of it all figured out. Master ventriloquist…

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