KEH 113: Delays Requests at the Last Moment and the Infamous Coloring Book

Delays Requests at the Last Moment and the Infamous Coloring Book

Hello! Welcome to episode 113 Season 5. Today we have Danny Schlesinger to brainstorm with Zivi in our exciting topics. We are starting with tackling a question about starting the show later when a customer request so suddenly at the event. We are sure you already experienced this so listen up to some ideas on how to avoid and deal with this. We also talked about goals and the 3 steps to follow to make sure you reach them. Lastly the hot topic that is going to affect 120% of kids entertainer that is worth the debate so tune in and listen to learn more.

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In this episode we discuss:

In Your Voice
Customer wants me to start later AFTER reaching the gig – Question from Christine.

“Good morning. This is Christine McKnoxville Party Magic in Tennessee. What really bothers me is after I’ve made every arrangement possible for a booker, I know what time I’ll be there, how long my show is gonna last, everything is confirmed and then you get there and they realized that there’s nobody there, they want you to wait, and they tried to make you feel bad because you’re there and their guest aren’t and you’ve got something else going on right after you cannot stay. I tried to be very kind to the people that have booked me but you know many times I’ve only received the deposit I have not received the full payment and I’m afraid that if I don’t wait for their entire guest to be there that I am not get paid. So what’s the best way to deal with something like this? Thank you very much I appreciate your response.”

This situation has happened to Danny and it felt terrible. For him if you’re a balloon artist you can use the waiting time to do you balloons but if your a magician you cannot do your magic or games. Zivi on the other hand experienced this situation in a surprise birthday show where the birthday boy was not there and got stuck in traffic. Ouch.

So what can you do to avoid this situation?

More discussion and tips when you listen to the episode.

Tips from the Vault3 Steps to Reach Your Goals – Goal Setting from the Getting Started Course.

Here’s the very methodical approach by Ken Kelly broken down by Zivi Kivi.

  1. Know what your goals are.
  2. Have a step by step plan on how to reach your goals
  3. Implement the learning that will empower the momentum to 

This video is a must watch if you want to start reaching your goals.

Hot Topic
Using the coloring book – is it still OK to use it?

This coloring book is a self working magic trick and an entry level magic trick. Nowadays everybody is using it and everybody sees it but the principle is fantastic. There are already many other versions of the coloring book, you can even make your own version of it for your show.

If you’re happy with the coloring book then go ahead and continue to use it, there’s no problem in that as long as you make you audience happy but if you wanna be original there’s a lot of options for you to choose from.

What can you add to the coloring book routine? How can you expand and make it more interesting? These are the questions that Danny wants to ask from you. And for him it’s absolutely okay to use the coloring book routine.

Let us know what are you doing to improve the coloring book routine? Do you think it’s okay to perform the same trick or you have a clever way of doing it. Share us your thoughts in our Facebook group!

Get more information when you download the extended notes.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Kids Entertainer Academy

Kids Entertainers Facebook group

Kids Entertainer Hub Facebook page

Now it’s your turn!
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