Posts Tagged ‘audience management’

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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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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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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KEH055: How to Entertain Different Audiences

KEH055 Joe Monti: How to Entertain Different Audiences

How to Entertain Different Audiences: Performing Tips, Learning from Failure, and Many More Out from our Vault of Wisdom this week is a conversation filled to the brim with tips on how to entertain different audiences and how to grow from failure. In this episode, we talk with well-known family and corporate entertainer and lecturer…

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Poor Behaviour and What to Do About It

Poor Behaviour and What to Do About It: Tips for Kids Entertainers

First off, let me direct you to Seriously Silly by David Kaye. This book has the definitive directory on what to do if you get a behaviour problem during a show. To be honest, I rarely have to use it. (And by the way, I haven’t looked at it while making this lesson. I don’t…

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KEH052: How to Bond with Your Audience

How to Bond with Your Audience: Tips for Kids and Family Entertainers

How to Bond with Your Audience: Performing Tips for Kids and Family Entertainers Many children’s entertainers start out thinking it’s the magic tricks, the puppet handling skills, the balloon twisting designs that’s going to make them a stellar and successful performer. All those technical stuff are important—no doubt about that—but the KEY to being a…

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KEH047: How to Run a Super-Fun Kids Show

KEH047 John Breeds: How to Run a Super-Fun Kids Show

John Breeds – How to Run a Super-Fun Kids Show: Tips for Children’s Entertainers There’s nothing like a fun kids show to give children the time of their life. And to help you ensure that you run an amazing show that your young audiences will be babbling about even after the party, we offer you…

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KEH 026: Ventriloquist Tips: How to Manage Kid Audiences Effortlessly

KEH026 - Ventriloquist Tips - How to Manage Kid Audiences Effortlessly with Mark Wade Featured Image

Ventriloquist Tips: How to Manage Kid Audiences Effortlessly Whether you’re a seasoned ventriloquist or a kids entertainer considering adding puppets in your act, Mark Wade has a wealth of practical tips for you that you can apply as soon as your next show. Named America’s number 1 children’s ventriloquist and awarded the International Ventriloquist of…

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