Mentioning the Message

About a week ago, I was at Jeff McBride’s home and we started talking about communication, when he asked me to write an article about ten ways to get your message across.  Enjoy! Give them what they want The audience you are delivering to wants to be told what they want to hear. If you make them sit too long, you have lost them. It is better to leave them wanting more.  As far as content...

Mario’s Top Ten Tips for Street Performing

I have been street performing for more then 15 years and I love what I do – it has allowed me to travel, teach, and perform at festivals all around the world.  It has  given me the training and experience required for me to gain work as a festival worker, cabaret performer, close up magician and write and perform my own one man show.  Everything I do stems from street theatre.  I have...

It’s Never Too Late to Learn from Your Mistakes

I published an article entitled Getting the Gigs in October of 2010.  The article was sent in by our dear friend, and “head mother” of the World Magic Seminar Teen Weekend, Chris Koch.  Shortly after it was published, I got a somewhat obscure email from Jeff asking me to take the article offline while we investigated a claim of plagiarism. I’m pleased to say that the article is...

I, Mage: Marketing Your Magic

“Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.” – Logan Pearsall Smith, author, essayist and critic If you have attended a class at McBride’s Magic & Mystery School, you have likely heard Jeff break down the word “image” as “I, Mage,” meaning “I, the Magician.” As performers, our image is crucial. And whether you are doing it consciously or unconsciously, you are...

Getting the Gigs

HOW TO MARKET YOUR CHILD OR SELF AS A MAGICIAN As a magician, especially a young magician, it is very hard to get magic gigs.  If you want to earn real money as a magician, you need to treat your magic as a business.  When marketing your child/self, don’t put all of your advertising dollars in one form of advertising.  The more places you have your message seen, the better the chances you have...

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