I’ve been studying marketing and business development for over 25 years; longer than I’ve been studying and performing magic. Throughout the years I’ve had mentors and coaches, I’ve enrolled in coaching and business development programs, and I’ve coached others on their journey to become incredibly successful entertainers. Some of these people have gone on to produce six-figure yearly incomes.
In my own journey to success I often say that I don’t know what I don’t know. There are strategies and tools that others use to create success and wealth that I don’t know about, and in seeking out coaching from others I’m able to fill in the gaps. I learn and emulate the actions of others who are much more successful than me, and in doing so it helps me to create unprecedented success in my own business and life.
I just finished Barry Friedman’s Showbiz Blueprint. It’s an intensive 10-week business development program. I learned a few things… Continue reading
The holiday season is one the busiest times of the year for most event industry professionals. Event producers, corporate entertainment providers, and event vendors are all busy servicing the vast array of corporate and social holiday parties.
If you’ve been diligent with your marketing, you probably have a full calendar through the end of the year, but you may still have some empty dates you’d like to fill.
In this video I share three ideas that you can immediately implement that will help fill your calendar. I also share one final idea to make 2016 your best year yet.
Until next time, go out and share your message, share your talent, share your expertise, share the passion for whatever it is that you do, and make a positive difference in the world.
I received a phone call a week ago to perform on The Kennedy Administration podcast. I would have the opportunity to perform an eight-minute set of magic followed by an eight-minute interview.
I had never heard of this podcast, so I did a little research. The podcast is shot in front of a live audience of about 80 people in a nightclub in the heart of Los Angeles, and I figured it would be an interesting experience.
As I got closer to the date, I wanted to cancel. It was a date that didn’t pay, and the only thing I’d get out of it was exposure, but the exposure I’d receive wouldn’t be for my target audience. I perform primarily for high-end social and corporate events. This podcast is geared towards a younger generation of “hipsters”, and I‘m much too old to qualify as a “hipster”.
The one thing I was… Continue reading
Here is one idea that can mean the difference between failure and success. Not failure and success in the short term, but failure and success on the long haul. What you do is important. Why you do it is even more important. If you have an important enough “Why?”, it can carry you through difficult times to achieve the success you desire.
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To your success!
It’s often said that luck is when preparation and opportunity meet. In business, success is based on laying down the foundation of preparation and then taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.
Using video in your marketing is one of the most powerful ways to generate attention, leads, and income to your business. It can also generate attention to your cause or mission, and it can create a presence for you online. There benefits to using video marketing are many. I believe it can help any business regardless of the business that you’re in. In this video I share several ways to use video marketing to in your own business.
I recorded this before the start of my first show of the week in the Close-Up Gallery at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. There is one question I ask myself before the start of every week of performances. “Why should anyone come in to see my show?” With so many magicians performing on the same night, how am I going to get noticed?
Here are three ideas to think about when putting together a presentation of any kind. They may help in your journey in differentiating yourself from your competition.
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Wishing you all continued success!
In this video I share with you the easiest and fastest way to succeed in any business. Follow in the footsteps of the people that have gone before you. These people have already figured things out. They know what can go wrong and how to do things right. They know what works. If you were to tap into their system, you’d receive similar results.
I’m constantly investing in my own education, by buying books, CDs, courses, attending seminars and asking for advice from people that have already succeeded at what I want to do. If you’re seeking success, seek out others who have already done what you’re trying to do, and see if they have a product that teaches their system.
If you’re a magician, and you want to do school assembly shows, there are magicians out there who have their systems for sale. All you have to do is follow the system and you’ll get similar results. If you’re… Continue reading
In the past I’ve talked about the importance of having a blog, and in particular about having a video blog to grow your business, about the value you can convey to your prospects and customers, and the benefits to you and your business of having a blog (see Top Three Reasons For Having A Blog / Feb.10, 2011).
In April of last year I posted a vlog where I shared some simple yet effective tips on How To Get Started With Vlogging. At that time I recommended the Kodak Zi8 pocket video camera. Well, I just recently purchased the Kodak Zi10 Play Touch, and I wanted to share my results.
In the above video you can see a comparison of both video and audio quality of the camera I used to use and the Kodak Zi10. I think you will be amazed by the contrast.
There are two features that attracted me to the Kodak Zi10. First,… Continue reading