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Hey Shrink, I work in some of the most exclusive resorts in the world. I am happy to be "doomed to these types of gigs" as opposed to being bitter.

You really made me laugh with that last comment.
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Doom please take me away! lol

I used to have a clause in my contract that said I need 60 people to do a show. I had to inact that clause twice. That was long ago. Now I have the show biz mentality "the show must go on". Since then, I have done shows with as few people as 20 people in the audience. The client paid for it - I deliver it. Doing these small shows really helped me out. It not only gave me more confidence in my show, but I learned more about hypnosis, and some other techniques as a result. Do you know how easy it is for me now when I walk into a room with 500 people? lol.

Try the smaller crowds - they will only make you bigger.
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I must admit that I am new to stage hypnosis but I have done quite a few paid shows. I always ask how many people are going to be there. If there are fewer than 50 I try to persuade them to have my magic show instead which is far cheaper anyway. Another factor is that you can't get the same money for a small show as you can for a big one.

Of course if it is a situation where they are expecting a lot of people and very few actually show up then you have to do the show. I once had only 16 people in the audience so I hypnotised everyone. Around 10 came out of it and the other 6 went into trance so everything was OK.

I once say Danny say somewhere that you shouldn't do a show that you are not capable of since your reputation will suffer. I am quite prepared to admit that in most cases I am not capable of doing shows with few in the audience unless I am forced to. I would rather not put my reputation at stake.

Perhaps one day I will be as good as everyone else and then I will take the risk of doing shows with few people.
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On 2008-06-06 23:14, Tom Riddle wrote:
I must admit that I am new to stage hypnosis but I have done quite a few paid shows. I always ask how many people are going to be there. If there are fewer than 50 I try to persuade them to have my magic show instead which is far cheaper anyway. Another factor is that you can't get the same money for a small show as you can for a big one.

Of course if it is a situation where they are expecting a lot of people and very few actually show up then you have to do the show. I once had only 16 people in the audience so I hypnotised everyone. Around 10 came out of it and the other 6 went into trance so everything was OK.

I once say Danny say somewhere that you shouldn't do a show that you are not capable of since your reputation will suffer. I am quite prepared to admit that in most cases I am not capable of doing shows with few in the audience unless I am forced to. I would rather not put my reputation at stake.

Perhaps one day I will be as good as everyone else and then I will take the risk of doing shows with few people.


Since I am a newby but have been doing mentalism shows for years I am hoping of incorporating the two into something unique when I am proficient in hypnosis. IF anyone has combined these two arts into a show, please PM me. Id love to hear about it.

Thanks

Candin
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Doin a small show is easy. Instead of brining people up and then doing an induction, do an induction with the whole audience and brng your subjects up after the induction.... waking the rest up to enjoy the show....
Using this method, you can pull off a show with 17 people...
I have done it...
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You can "pull off" a show no doubt. And I'm sure you are good at it. But why would you want to? I mean it will never be as good as a full size show for many reasons. And the chance of it flopping is higher no matter how good your process is.Its just my view but I don't think its worth the effort.

Me very first show I pulled off with only 8 people! 4 of them volunteered and two went under. A lot of luck involved. There were supposed to be 150 beilieve it or not in a catholic church. But my bottle went and I cancelled it. Later the 8 who stayed behind including the catholic priest got me drunk and we had a go.

It was a bit like having sex for the first time you don't want to let the poor volunteers go incase you never find anymore. They suffered I am ashamed to admit.

And all under gods roof. Has to be the most surreal venue ive ever done.
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Since I am a newby but have been doing mentalism shows for years I am hoping of incorporating the two into something unique when I am proficient in hypnosis. IF anyone has combined these two arts into a show, please PM me. Id love to hear about it.

Thanks

Candin


MANY people have incorporated hypnosis and mentalism.
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Since I am a newby but have been doing mentalism shows for years I am hoping of incorporating the two into something unique when I am proficient in hypnosis. IF anyone has combined these two arts into a show, please PM me. Id love to hear about it.

Thanks

Candin


MANY people have incorporated hypnosis and mentalism.


Encouraging, thanks Danny.
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Its a very natural thing to do since both deal with the mind. Hypnosis can make mentalism even more credible. And its not difficult.
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I'm on The BBC tomorrow (Easter Sunday)for about an hour. Gonna be doing a bit of mentalism BUT a certain part of that will be pure hypnosis with amnesia, assuming I can get my hands on someone from the programme for a few minutes in a wee room somewhere.

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Good luck - yer a brave man.
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Worked a treat. Luckily found someone who was a natural sumnambulisticato (Latin). Invited back next month to do past life regression. Luckily the top man is a believer. Doing therapy plus a stage show this month. It'll be interesting to see purely from a marketing aspect if The BBC gig will help bring the numbers up. So, the question is: "If bobser builds it will they come?"
I asked the same question last month after doing a radio show followed by a hypno night in Portsmouth and the answer then was: "Will we feck!".
But y'know, you gotta stay positive.
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The real value of all these radio shows press releases etc is not in the immediate response. But in creating a compelling stack of reasons why someone should hire you in the future. Comments testimonials and audios on your website and marketing materials.

that's where the real value of these things are.
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Great Bobser......I am brainstorming now and trying to come up with something creative. I have done some pseudo inductions (or probably were real now I think about it) but you are right Mindpunisher. All valuable.


I just have to come up with creative ideas to incorporate this stuff into my shows.

PS: I speak in future tense of course but trying to "visualize."
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