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Benji Bruce
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Hey Guys...

I'll be giving a 2 hour marketing lecture at the Magic Castle June 30th (3pm-5pm)...here is some info about the lecture: http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1183

Here are a few things I might talk about:
-How to increase fees
-What websites to use to find events
-How to find event planners
-What corporate clients are looking for
-How to use social media to get gigs
-How to hire VAs (even if you don't have a lot of money)
-How to build a website that gets you booked
-What to put in a demo
-and other "entrepreneur" skills like...being productive, how to stay focused, money management, etc

And I won't be creating any lecture notes.

I'll also be performing from June 28th-30th so you can also stop by and watch the show.
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Can't wait for the "regulars" to tell us what a bad idea this is. I'm going to grab some popcorn and watch the show...
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Great Job landing the Gigs
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Congrats.

I don't know what you know about the other topics in the lecture BUT from what I have read that you have written here about what to put into demo video it would seem that alone would be worth attending for. SO many biff that SO badly and it might be the largest thing contributing to not getting jobs. Seriously if I had to pick as the largest problem it would be this.

Good luck.
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I'd be interested in hearing what you have to say about VA's. Have fun, sounds like you have it all planned out.
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On 2013-05-30 23:36, charliecheckers wrote:
Great Job landing the Gigs

P.S. You can buy a dry erase board (should you need one) from Staples, Office Max or Office Depot as they are all located in the area. LOL
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On 2013-05-30 23:28, G. Batson wrote:
Can't wait for the "regulars" to tell us what a bad idea this is. I'm going to grab some popcorn and watch the show...


Thanks for your contribution trying to stir things up.
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I wasn't aware that they had lecturers at the magic castle.

Have fun
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I am going to try to make it.
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On 2013-05-31 09:31, Mindpro wrote:
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On 2013-05-30 23:28, G. Batson wrote:
Can't wait for the "regulars" to tell us what a bad idea this is. I'm going to grab some popcorn and watch the show...


Thanks for your contribution trying to stir things up.


Yea absolutely. Now is where Tom should be along to admit he was absolutely wrong about not congratulating Benji when he acts lime a human being.
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On 2013-05-31 09:46, Al Angello wrote:
I wasn't aware that they had lecturers at the magic castle.

Have fun


Al they have lectures, special guests and even a youth group of next generation magicians. Usually on Sunday afternoons when the Castle is closed to the public. They have an extensive library for research by the members looking for ideas as well.

The Castle use to be a great place to get referrals from as well. Don't know if they still do that being Larson has passed, but they get calls from everyone looking for entertainment, cruise ships, television, working for the star's parties, etc.

It is more then just a bar, restaurant, and 3 theaters. Every time I had the privilege to visit, I had a wonderful time.

To get to perform or do anything at the Magic Castle, means you are a highly respected magician or mentalist in the Magic Arts.
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It more means you are willing to work for the low money.
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Awesome Curtis...great to have someone do a "review"! Congrats Benji - I hope it goes awesome.
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I am sure it will go well. Benji is a good performer.
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I want to point out too that I appreciate that Benji just came out and advertised his appearance directly. I didn't like the other approach.
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On 2013-05-31 12:25, Dannydoyle wrote:
It more means you are willing to work for the low money.


I remember the word "free" being thrown around quite a but when I performed there. Albeit it was only for one night in the close up room, so not sure if it's still pro bono work.

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I want to point out too that I appreciate that Benji just came out and advertised his appearance directly. I didn't like the other approach.


I also prefer this approach. Working the Magic Castle is cool. Lots of history there within those walls. Good for him.

As I said I think it will go great.
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The rates just went up - performers receive $1400 for the week (close up performers get a little something extra if they do the Friday lunch shows as well.)
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Still pretty low.
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Well let me tell you people one thing. LOL


Danny, I am indeed proud of you all. Thank you and everyone else, I really mean that. Thank You.

I'm also very proud of Benji. Seems like only yesterday that I was calling him my litte eagle. I knew one day he would soar.
It looks like that day has come. Well done Benji. Go get em and Congradualations on all your success.

Tom
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