From this blog http://blog.isawscott.com/
As I plot my approach, Im reminded as to how I got my first restaurant gig. Every word of this story is true, I swear.
The restaurant I wanted to perform at, DIDNT have a magician, but the other location across town DID (This was years ago and the other magicians name was, Nate Kranzo). So I took an idea from Evil Kenevil, the reported king of promotion.
I called the restaurant I wanted to work at and that I knew didnt have a magician, at prime time on a Friday night. I explained I had guests in from out of town, and I wanted treat them to a special night out. I heard they had a magician going table to table and I was calling to confirm he was performing that evening.
Of course the hostest was confused and put the manager on the phone. I repeated the story of having guests in town, and wanting to treat them to a special evening out. He apologized that
his wasnt the location that had such a thing, and grudgingly suggested I call the other location.
A week later, I stopped in (I didnt mention the phone call of course and guessed he never remember my voice) offer my services as a magician and got the gig!
Blogging is the new black, but I enjoyed that story.