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Trade Show Magic Blog

Postby performer » August 17th, 2015, 8:00 pm

For some odd reason that I cannot remember we ended up talking about trade show magic on a thread about Randi and the alleged wickedness of psychics. Incidentally, my last post there is an explanation of how the whole thing works. This was a post that I requested Richard to delete temporarily for a very short time for reasons that need not concern us here. I did tell him that it could be replaced in a few weeks and those few weeks have now transpired. I consider it the REAL reason why psychic ability works and I suggest various agitated sceptics study it thoroughly and hopefully they will learn something.

Anyway to get back on topic, we did end up talking about trade show magic and I attempted to advise on the matter despite a temporary distraction from the inexperienced. I have done several dozen trade shows which may not be a lot compared to some people but I believe I make up for this by drawing crowds and entertaining them at literally thousands of consumer shows, fairs, department stores and other venues selling svengali decks and other items as a magic pitchman.

I have found trade show work to be very similar to being a pitchman and have noticed very little difference and in fact it is MUCH easier.

Nowadays I am doing more trade show work than anything else. Somewhere between 15 to 20 a year. I could do more if I wanted to but I feel it is advisable to pace myself because of age. However, even though I am becoming older and more decrepit by the day I can still outwork people half my age.

Anyway the purpose of this post is to draw attention to my new trade show blog. Right now I am explaining several ways to draw a crowd and I think this might be useful for not only trade show workers, but for anyone such as a busker or svengali pitchman who needs to gather and audience out of nowhere.

I have seen magicians at trade shows almost begging for people to come over and watch and various others standing there hapless wondering how to gather a crowd at venues where there is little traffic.

Wonder no more. I hope this is helfpul:

https://marklewistradeshowmagiciansecre ... press.com/

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Re: Trade Show Magic Blog

Postby performer » August 18th, 2015, 4:07 pm

Oh, and I just posted on the blog a follow up video of the show I posted on here. This time I use the svengali deck and you will see how I incorporate company information in a tongue in cheek way. And all the three women in question did indeed sign up for the contest.

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Re: Trade Show Magic Blog

Postby performer » October 14th, 2015, 12:44 pm

Just to let you all know that my trade show blog is coming along rather well. For those of you who are interested in this specialised area it may well be worth checking out. And by all means you can make any sensible comment or question on there that you deem appropriate.

https://marklewistradeshowmagiciansecre ... press.com/


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