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cbguy
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I just heard Don has passed away.

He's the one guy who can probably sell a Svengali Deck to Jesus : )

Don will be missed.
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RIP Don. Thanks for all your help.
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Sad news...Don was a great guy helped a lot of people in the pitching business.
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I'm so sad...! Another legendary pitchman passes away...
This one really hurts!

You will be missed Don...!
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Very sad to hear, I didn't know Don well as I'm still a newcomer to pitching, but that didn't stop Don kindly offering me advice and tips on pitching which has helped me no end.
Don's legacy is a whole new wave of Svengali pitchmen, continuing the line.
RIP Don, legend of the pitch
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RIP Don, thanks for showing me how to build the tip!
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Don was a great guy. Anytime I needed an answer to a question, he was right there with the answer. RIP, Don.
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I had a phone conversation with Don a few years ago. After some stupid post of mine, Don contacted me and told me to give him a call. That call lasted a couple of hours and he taught me about pitching and what to pitch and what not to. It was enlightening. I will never forget it.

Don not only taught the pitch but he gave you real secrets... how to make money, where to buy from. He will be missed.
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Don was not only a great pitchman but he was a wonderful Human Being. I met him many years ago when he introduced himself to me at the Tennessee Renaissance fair. He came every year and we became friend. I will never forget when he and I visited Tabby at his home in Tn. We spent the entire afternoon there. He showed us his shop and studio. and spent the time talking about all of our experiences. I was not only a great time but but was a lesson in the art and business in magic. I spent an afternoon with Don at a flea market as he pitched I learned. Truly a great and wonderful man that I was lucky enough to be able to call my friend.
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What a shame. Don was a great guy, a real prince. His posts here were always generous and helpful to all, with plenty of hard-to-come-by information. As I discovered in more than one instance, you ignored his advice at your own peril!

He will be missed, but he also left a great legacy. RIP, Don. I'm sure he's teaching St. Peter a great DL! SETH
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Didn't know Don personally, but he did offer a lot of great advice. RIP, Don.
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Just started reading up on pitching Svens and see a lot of good advice from Don. Just bought his dvd from lybrary. RIP.
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Hello itsmagic! Welcome to this corner of the Café! Im glad you posted here...!

Sad to see that many here in the Café seem to not care much of a great man passing away, but yet you barely read about him and give your condolences...! A man that gave so much advice and help.... Yes, he had a strong character but gave so much here with his knowledge yet hold nothing back..!

I believe LeoH posted of his passing on the "Believe it or Not" part of this Café where many knew him yet seems no one cares! NOT ONE RESPONSE! Sad indeed!

Sorry for my criticism... but I get the feeling we live in a very selfish world!

I'm still bummed of his passing (and I was barely getting to know him) but am glad of those who did give their respects here....

Maybe a simple RIP would suffice whether you liked him or not!

Or Maybe it's just me as I really looked up to him.... Don't know..!
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NO ONE? Not so - though it's a small gesture I am repeating his "Ballycast" interview and telling the listeners why - scheduling it soon.
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Thanks, Ross. Although most remember him as one of the kings of the Svengali pitch, he was also a very decent magician. The Ballycast interview with Don is worth the time.
Frosty
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That's great news Rossmacrae!

Don Drivers Ballycast is great..!

Also David Walkers (this one is a must listen to) and the other episodes there are all worth listening to as well...

By the way, I always thought you have the perfect voice for a pitchman or carnival barker! LOL!

Thanks Ross and have a good one!
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BALLYCAST #101 - DON DRIVER (repeat)

Episode now online.

http://ballycast.com/?p=3147
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