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I know it works for trade shows...but banking? Seems like the "marks" just line up for bankers anyway.
I got your order today Gman and it will be out in tomorrows mail,first class.Thanks.

I think so to Walking Liberty so send more money....Thanks for your order.
Later,
Don
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Thanks Don. The position I am in for banking is that I walk a grocery isle talking to customers of the store we are in and sometimes we set up a table and well for some reason they don't seem to draw a a lot of people to the table. So I thought maybe the things I will learn from your DVD's will at least help me to draw a crowd and then do some effects and while doing those pitch the services of my bank.

Can't wait to get the DVD's.

Thanks for the response.

George
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I just watched the DVD and I have to agree....IT ROCKS! If you want a scripted way in which to build a crowd that's clever and frankly, pretty darn easy, then you owe it to yourself to buy this. In the parlance of magic it is the 'Real Work' by a pro who knows what the heck he is talking about.

You aren't going to learn any 'tricks', but the secret of pulling together a crowd so you can work the street, etc. is invaluable. Highly recommended. Best,
Brad Burt
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Brad,

Not looking for tricks got plenty of those. Just looking for a way to gather the crowd in a grocery store.

I can't wait until I get the dvd's.
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You will truely not be dissapointed with this purchase! It is top notch material here Smile I can guarentee that, as well as anyone else who has this! Honestly, you are soon going to be building invisible walls that will stop A LOT of people!

I will try to write a full review as soon as I can Smile

Magically,

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Got a quick question -
I have a comedy magic show in Provincetown beginning mid-May that runs five nights a week and in order to get people inside it is necessary to bark outside the theater 2 hours before the show. Would I be able to use the information on here to attract attention and get people to buy tickets?
For the record I perform in drag and can easily be seen Smile
There's just a lot of competition and I need to get an edge over the other show in my time slot on the streets.

Thanks
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On 2006-04-21 12:03, Cashetta wrote:
Got a quick question -
I have a comedy magic show in Provincetown beginning mid-May that runs five nights a week and in order to get people inside it is necessary to bark outside the theater 2 hours before the show. Would I be able to use the information on here to attract attention and get people to buy tickets?
For the record I perform in drag and can easily be seen Smile
There's just a lot of competition and I need to get an edge over the other show in my time slot on the streets.

Thanks


Cashetta, it will stop people. You'll build a tip. But it would be up to you as to how you would "turn" the tip and get them into the theater. But you will get people to stop and watch what you are doing. Don used the bally to get people into the auctions. So yes, you could use it to stop people and get them into the building.
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Thanks.
that's what I need to know.
Just ordered it
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Another one sold over there! Don, just hold on to my 15% for now.Smile
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If you haven't yet received your copy of the DVD...

What Are You Waiting For?!!

Just got the DVD yesterday and watched it twice. Don and Zach will both draw you with the bally demos. The instructions both on the DVD and written are well thought out. Whit did an excellent job on the taping and editing.

Kudos to Don having to put up with a break dancer next to him...but your crowd was big. And Kudos to you Zach...having to put up with both the fog and that fog horn. I would have taken a baseball bat to the horn. However, you didn't let it bother you and drew a huge crowd.

And the best part is the price -- you can't beat it.

Can't wait for your next DVD Don.

George
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Quick review.

I got my DVD in, and I was chomping at the bit to watch it. I've REALLY been looking forward to seeing this video after reading all the positive reviews. However doing shipping the DVD had slipped out of the case and was scratched up really bad. Sadly I wasn't able to watch the DVD past the one minute mark.

I want to say one thing before I go on though. The issue with the DVD in no way is the fault of Don's. Everything was packed solid, I just ended up having bad luck. These things happen sometimes, I just happened to be the guy with bad luck.

I wrote Don a message regarding the situation, and literally within ten minutes he called me up and offered to send me a replacement DVD.

Now I want you to think about the service that you get with most people that you order things from. Most are ok, and I've never had any serious problems, but Don was AMAZING! While I was on the phone with him he wrote out my address on a new package, then gave me some personal tips, and a contact number of someone he knew in my area (New Orleans) who could help me get started busking. Before we got off the phone he had my new DVD in the mail.

Think about it. You have a complaint, and within ten minutes the guy selling it has it resolved for you. That is service. I have never been treated so well in my life by ANY supplier, and I'm not just paying lip service here.

On another note, the DVD did come with some supplimental material that I was able to read, and after getting the gist of it I have to say that this WILL work. I'm certain that using the material there shouldn't be any problems gathering a nice tight crowd. Heck, not a crowd, this stuff will build a WALL of people.

Not just that, you can order with confidence from Don. Thank you again Don for being so kind, and treating me so well, and releasing this information to us. I will say this, due to the kind way I was treated, the next thing I'm planning on ordering is his Svengali Pitch DVD. In fact I think I'll just order everything he comes out with from now on, just because I like to support people who have the combination of good service and quality products.

P.S. My phone just rang. It was Don again, telling me that the postman just picked up my DVD and that it's on it's way. I know I've been repeating myself, but who else gives service like that?
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When it comes to customer service there are a few companies that can learn a lesson or three from Don. He is definately a man of his word. Slimfrinky, you'll enoy both of the dvd's.
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After talking to Don on the phone, I know I will. There are certain people that when you talk to them you can simply tell that they are upstanding people. And Don is definatly one of them. As cheesy as it sounds, I did order the Svengali Pitch DVD for one reason. I wanted to support Don. I feel that good customer service should be rewarded, so I did in the only way possible. I became a repeat customer.

Plus it never hurts to have more knowlege, and who knows? Maybe someday I'll want to give pitching Svengali Decks a shot. It sounds like a combination of fun, hard work, and money in the bank. Don't see anything wrong with that. And from what I've heard of Don, his stuff is nothing but top of the line.

I'll be waiting by my mailbox for both DVD's... Smile
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Thanks, Don. Two thumbs up.

And yes, the Svengali Pitch DVD is good stuff, too. Don Driver has spent his life on the inside of the business and gives you the advantage of his experience. Even if you're not busking or pitching, you'll probably find ways to apply the concepts presented in this material.

Greg
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Geemack I totally agree. I don't do busking nor pitching. I do use some of the Svengali moves in my work. Example: when talking about my bank as compared to others...I say...Like this deck of cards most people think all banks are the same (as I say this I run the deck showing the key card which in my case is the 4 of clubs), here hold the 4 of clubs, but not use we ....at this point the person holding the key card will look at the card and say it isn't the 4 of clubs. I take the card back and say again but not us just like this deck of card we are totally different (then I run the cards showing all different).

Have fun with the dvd's.
George
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the kind words.There is a thread at Side Walk Shuffle on this DVD.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......6&19

Thanks again,
Don
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This DVD is Fantastic if you use the method described then you will quickly pay for the DVD multiple times. This is a must have for street performers. If you don't have it I strongly suggest getting it.
John
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Hey,

There is a thread at Side Walk Shuffle on this DVD.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......6&19
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Its been said before here. But this, and everything else Don puts out is quality. No, the filming's never great, this is home produced stuff, no slick edits or neon lit credits. It is of little importance, its the info that counts, not whose holding the camera. As long as it is pointing at Don, then the lesson is about to begin Smile

I don't do any magic, but use Don's techniques from this and his previous stuff in drawing a crowd for escape & sideshow gig's. It works. In fact I could see it working for anyone who needs to draw a crowd for anything. I might just use his methods to help start up that cult I have been thinking so much about. Don, I am hoping your next DVD will focus on turning the tip.... errr.. I mean, helping the gullible marks... sorry... the lucky people... to benefit from the quality product on offer Smile
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Hey Slim,
You have learned what literally hundreds of people around the world already know. You can spend money with Don and get great product and more than your money's worth. If you go just a bit further and contact him in order to pick his brain or clarify a few things, you will get a friend for life. Don is so much more than the product he sells. The real product is Don. He is the real deal. He is honest (man, that word comes out hard when you talk about busking, doesn't it?) he is real, and he cares. Take a look around at the places where you normally spend your money and give them a test. Do they not only deliver the product, but service that tells you they care? Don does that and more. I began as a customer of Don's some time ago, and I ended up with a great friend. The man has a heart as big as any I've ever seen, and there are a few young folk in magic who can attest to that. Long after Don has gone on to his eventual reward, there will be people carrying on the magic that he gave them. I can tell you this, in the final equation, Don gives a whole lot more than he gets. You're not risking money with Don - you WILL come out ahead.
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