The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The little darlings » » Kid Show Magic Skills (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
WR
View Profile
Special user
Utah
945 Posts

Profile of WR
Silly Billy.
WR Smile
"Tell Em WR sent Ya."
charliemagic
View Profile
Special user
536 Posts

Profile of charliemagic
Jewls,
I bought my set from Denny and Lee's.
Cabrera
View Profile
Special user
Seattle
513 Posts

Profile of Cabrera
I you're only charging 50.00 per show, you need to re-evaluate your entire act and see if you can make it worth at least 85.00 to 150.00. The higher you set the bar, the better your show will be. Then you will know it is worth at least 85.00 and your customers won't mind paying for a good show.
It's not the market, it's the marketing.
"The quilt of life is woven with many different threads"
flourish dude
View Profile
Inner circle
from ? But I know where I am going!
1195 Posts

Profile of flourish dude
THe silly billy book "perfect kid trick" Is GREAT!! But I must say Eric Pauls Course is the best for your money. He goes through every inch of performing for kids. Even how to put the show together, what types of routines to do everything. If I had to pick between the two First I would get Eric Pauls then Silly Billy's. Eric's course can take you the distance if you follow what he says to do. YOu'll earn your money back with your FIRST SHOW!!! That simple.
Nothing of the same will bring any change, take action today!
Just taking a step, is a step in the right direction because when you stop working, your dream dies.
www.magicalmemories.us
Darkwing
View Profile
Inner circle
Nashville Tn
1845 Posts

Profile of Darkwing
Steve Taylor has some great lecture notes on kids birthday party shows.

Contact him at http://www.stevetaylorpro.com.
Dennis Michael
View Profile
Inner circle
Southern, NJ
6018 Posts

Profile of Dennis Michael
Agreed Steve Taylor has some great lecture notes:

For Developing Educational Routines

  • Creating & Writing Educational Magic Programs
  • Motivating Educational Magic Routines
  • Character Building Magic Routines


For Promoting Your Magic Business

  • Putting the Pro in Professional
  • Making Your Birthday Party Go Ballistic
  • Promoting Your Educational Shows


For Writing Vent Routines

  • Writing Educational Ventriloquism Routines
  • The Magical Ventriloquist


What Makes these books so great is that Steve is an excellent ventriloquist. His skills at developing character for himself and his vent puppet or vent doll has given him the insight to develop educational routines for both magic and vent work.

His lecture books are $7.00 each and worth every penny. The drawback is he also creates most of his own magic tricks for the routines in the books. The routines are so great I bought ALL of his effects.

A variety of educational school show programs can be developed from these books.

His FANTASTIC FRIENDS SHOW! video tape ($35) is excellent.

If school shows are your "thing" then to get into the school market, you will need education themes. Here's a place to start.
Dennis Michael
BryanDreyfus
View Profile
Loyal user
293 Posts

Profile of BryanDreyfus
Andy,

Your show is probably already worth $75 minimun right now.

If you are doing 8 a week proves you are respected for what you do.

Time to up the prices......for everyones sake including your own.

I've seen good advice on how to do that by offereng an "up sale". $75,$100,$125 by adding a premium of some kind. Also have you thought about selling apropriate items de magic to your audiences after the show? Could be an upsale to offer a "no sell" option to your clients.
During the act you give the helper an item for helping and announce that anyone who wants one can buy one after the show...works good. Parents will gladly fork over an extra dollar if their kid really bugs em.
Think about it $75 for the show...an extra $10-$30 on sales depending on size of groups.

do the math....nearly $800 a week (or more)as apposed to $400...it's a no brainer.

even if you lose 50% of your gigs (you wont) you will make as much as you do now for 1/2 the work.

Bryan
Oh sure, I can spell "Antidisestablishmentarianism", but I can't type t-h-e.
bloomclaude
View Profile
New user
25 Posts

Profile of bloomclaude
Does "Seriously Silly" cover all 5 books By Silly Billy mentioned above?
Al Angello
View Profile
Eternal Order
Collegeville, Pa. USA
11047 Posts

Profile of Al Angello
This is a ten year old thread, I'm not sure if Dennis remembers starting it.
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
Bill Scott
View Profile
Regular user
Las Vegas, NV
119 Posts

Profile of Bill Scott
It may be a 9 or 10 year old post, but there's some excellent direction pointers in it. Most of the recommended books are spot on. The only problem I can see the best book of all, the one by Eric Paul. It's too bad that Eric is no longer with us, he passed at a too early age and we have not only lost a good friend, but a ton of valuable information from his inspired mind - so Eric's book my be hard to find. If you can find it, you'll have a wealth of topical information.
Al Angello
View Profile
Eternal Order
Collegeville, Pa. USA
11047 Posts

Profile of Al Angello
Bill
It is good to hear you say that about Eric. I met him at the Philadelphia jugglers club 25 years ago, he taught me my first magic trick, and cosponsored me into the IBM. He died two years ago last January, and locally magicians still talk about him.
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
bloomclaude
View Profile
New user
25 Posts

Profile of bloomclaude
Could you please name Eric's book or books?
Claude
bloomclaude
View Profile
New user
25 Posts

Profile of bloomclaude
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The little darlings » » Kid Show Magic Skills (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.13 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL