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KEH076: Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. Magician

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

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

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

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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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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Negotiating Higher Fees

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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KEH 043: The Business Side of Kids Entertainment

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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KEH 042: Copywriting Tips for Kids Entertainers

Copywriting Tips for Kids Entertainers The right words can entice, persuade, and move. And with this treasure trove of copywriting tips specifically geared towards children’s entertainers, you’ll learn which to pick and craft into the right content for your website. You’ll be surprised at how doable it is to get more people clicking through your…

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Magic Money Matters

Steve Wickenton on Going Pro: Magic Money Matters

My Story—Going Pro in Kids Entertainment Part 4 In my last article, I talked about how you can keep yourself motivated in pursuing your love for kids entertaining. Now I’ll go into something more… for lack of a better term, financial. And let me start with an announcement. It’s official. I now consistently make more…

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