The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Tricky business » » Benefit Appearances (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
Skip Way
View Profile
Inner circle
3771 Posts

Profile of Skip Way
Christopher, excellent thoughts...well reasoned and, you're right, far more positive and win-win. Thank you for the on-target advice.

Skip
How you leave others feeling after an Experience with you becomes your Trademark.

Magic Youth Raleigh - RaleighMagicClub.org
Amon
View Profile
Regular user
Chicago, IL
134 Posts

Profile of Amon
Wow, what a good thread. Thanks for all of the great advice Skip (and others). Regarding Al's comment about the Mall putting a guilt trip on him, isn't that just classic! I'm sure they're just sooo broke.
here and now
Bill Scarlett
View Profile
Veteran user
Vermont
365 Posts

Profile of Bill Scarlett
Hey Skip,

I was contacted the other day by a museum that I know has big bucks and they wanted me to do a free show on a prime Saturday. The caller did offer the out that "If I wasn't able to provide a free show, could I tell her what my fee would be." I called her back and enthusiastically told her about my show, told her that I had availability that day, but would not be able to offer her a free show. She got the funding and the problem was over. I know she was hiring other entertainment for that day and it did tick me off some that she thought she could get the "generic magician" for free. Smile

However, I do think your policy comes across as a bit defensive and with a bit too much over-assertiveness. I wouldn't post this on my website, if I were you, but maybe it would be good to email to people who don't seem appropriate. The charities that you deem worthy already know how great it is to work with you. I also like the idea of us being the ones to select the charities that we want to work for and not accepting blind requests. Or perhaps having some system where charities are free to send you an information packet that you can evaluate at your leisure. That puts you back in the drivers seat. Best of luck!
Skip Way
View Profile
Inner circle
3771 Posts

Profile of Skip Way
Thank you. Bill. Your advice flows right in line with the best I've received. This is exactly what I was looking for. THanks, everyone!

Skip
How you leave others feeling after an Experience with you becomes your Trademark.

Magic Youth Raleigh - RaleighMagicClub.org
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Tricky business » » Benefit Appearances (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.12 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