Posts Tagged ‘Julian Mather’

KEH090: Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast

KEH090: Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast. A man's hands and feet in a running start position.

Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast Welcome to the new season of the Kids Entertainer Podcast! We’re thrilled to be back and we hope you are, too. With our return, we introduce BIG changes aimed to bring you continued inspiration, valuable knowledge and actionable tips that will help your children’s entertainment career to flourish. Ready…

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Do You Need to Learn All Types of Magic?

Do You Need to Learn All Types of Magic: Tips for Starting Magicians

In my previous post for the Tips for Starting Magicians series, I discussed how many tricks you need to be a magician. Unlike that post where I could only give you a vague answer, here I can comfortably tell you no. No, you don’t need to be well-versed in all facets of magic to be…

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How Many Tricks Do You Need to Be a Magician?

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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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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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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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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How to Create a Kids Show Faster

How to Create a Kids Show Faster

Let’s talk about getting YOUR show together. I had an epiphany and it’s this: magicians, just like children, need boundaries. What I mean is that just like when you impose boundaries upon children, when you tell them what they can and cannot do, they will kick and scream in protest. But later in life as…

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How to Control Your Nerves: Part 1

How to Control Your Nerves Part 1: Tips for Kids Entertainers

We’ve all been there. Minutes before you step in front of your audience, you start feeling it—the butterflies in your stomach. Sweat begins forming on your forehead, your hands tremble, and you start thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?” or “I’m not ready for this!” or “What if something goes wrong?” I’ve battled with…

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Exciting Ideas for Children’s Entertainers

Exciting Ideas for Children's Entertainers

  We all need inspiration once in a while. And to help you add some zing to the way you perform, handle an audience, or create an indelible positive impression on your clients, we asked kids entertainers from the world over to share the best ideas they’ve ever heard or read about. So, ready for…

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