Communicating With Magic How to Make your Performance Magical, Meaningful and Memorable.
“A Magician is an Actor Playing The Part of A Magician” Robert Houdin The Secrets of Conjuring & Magic 1868
This event will feature an exciting conversation on communication and performance. A performance of magic is 'empty and meaningless' if it doesn't touch, move and inspire an audience with a profound sense of astonishment.
There are three elements to a great performance; 'Magical,' 'Meaningful' and 'Memorable'. The Mastering Magic Seminar will be exploring these topics in great detail - through conversation and performance. The intention is for all the delegates to come away with a new perspective on what it takes to present magic powerfully so that the audience is left profoundly moved by the experience.
In order for the lessons to be fully absorbed, the seminar will be making a huge request of all delegates who attend. At our first Seminar, we conducted a poll to a simple question. We asked, "At the next event, would you be willing to come prepared to perform your best effect and be open to creative feedback?" All of the delegate answered with a resounding "YES"
"With that thought in mind, if you choose to spend the day with us, we request that you come fully prepared to present a routine that you consider to be your best effect, one that you perform well and get excellent reactions from - I will be doing the same".
You are probably wondering why I am making this request, this event will feature something extra special.
I am planning to share the stage with some really excellent guest speakers who each bring a unique perspective on "Communication, Self-Expression and Performance". My guests will be facilitating a "Hands-On Training" Session where each delegate will receive world class coaching. I am confident this process will add a new context and dimension to us all as performing artist. Their contribution will add unbelievable value to The Mastering Magic Conversation.
Also, I am planning a very special surprise for all of you who turn up for the next event.
I will be posting more information nearer the time about my guest speakers and special surprise.
This One and Half Day event will cover:
Inside The Actors Craft
How To Generate Yourself for a "Peak State" Performance
The Three Elements of an Unforgettable Performance: Powerful Magic, Creating Meaning and Delivering a Memorable Performance.
The Two Most Important Questions Every Artist Must Consider: THIS IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS
How to Research and Develop your Magic
Focus, Discipline and Commitment to Excellence
How to Implement Misdirection from the ground up in any routine
Identity Driven Magic - Crafting an Authentic Repertoire
Authentic Self Expression - Finding your Natural Voice and Delivery.
Additional Topics Will Feature:
The 7 Steps to Mastery:This exciting and brand new conversation reveals the pathway to excellence.
The Tapestry of Communication:This new conversation is a dynamic topic which can greatly expand the effectiveness of your performance.
I.P.R. Influencing, Persuasion and Rapport: Why this is so important for deceptive magic
New Routines: These new routines will not feature anywhere else and will be the exclusive property of every magician who attends the workshop
Practice Drills for Accelerated Mastery.
I will also be teaching some new routines which will serve as the backdrop for a fantastic conversation about Mastering Magic. It will also be a perfect case study for the construction and design of great magic. What you will gain from the Seminar will be tools and strategies that can be applied to the magic you already perform.
Some questions for your consideration:
Are you interested in taking your Magic to the next level?
Are you passionate about giving your audience a truly magical experience?
Would you like to connect deeply with your audience?
Would you like to expand the quality of your communication with your audience?
Would you like to learn the magical secrets of rapport and persuasion?
Are you interested in transforming your 'card tricks' into 'card magic'?
How would you like to learn some exclusive card magic that will not feature anywhere else except through this seminar, material that will be yours to keep forever?
Requirements: It is advisable that all attendees have a reasonable knowledge of card magic. By reasonable, I mean that you have a competent grasp and handling of the fundamental sleights in card magic. I will endeavour to explain all of the routines performed with complete clarity. The atmosphere of the seminar will be supportive and non-judgemental. My intention is to create an environment where the craft of magic can be discussed, points of view can be shared and all opinions be valued, appreciated and hopefully learned from.
Please come with the following items: Playing Cards, Coins, Close-up Mats, Pens, a Journal for note taking, Laptops, iPads if that works for you, but not essential. Also, if there is an area of card magic or close-up magic that you would like to discuss, please come prepared with any questions that you would like coaching on. I will do my utmost to ensure that all your needs are met to the best of my ability
"I know from first hand experience the difference it can make when you spend time in the company of great magicians. I was lucky enough to come into magic at a point in time when the great masters were alive and very active. Having met all of my heroes, I feel a great responsibility to share my journey, knowledge and expertise with any magician who will listen. The Mastering Magic Seminar is all about setting a personal standard for excellence and mastery. No matter where you are in your journey, this seminar can make a difference.
If you have been inspired by these questions and the possibilities they represent to YOU and the growth of YOUR magic, this seminar if for YOU.
This is your opportunity to learn the real secrets, not just the technical tools of the trade, but the difference that has made the difference to my magic and my life.
The Seminar is open to 15 delegates, that's right 15. The success of our first event inspired me to open this up to a bigger audience.