Doug Anderson Chicago Area Lecture Sept. 14 (Wednesday)

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Postby Tom Dobrowolski » 09/07/11 09:13 AM

On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7 p.m., Midwest Magic is Proud to Present:

Doug Anderson


Doug Anderson has made his living for the past 35 years as a professional magician. His experience working full-time includes 10 years performing theme park shows for Paul Osborne and 25 years working on cruise ships. He complemented that work with restaurant gigs, corporate awards banquets, trade shows, hospitality suites, churches and yes, even the occasional birthday party show.

Anderson is a published author of Straight Talk About Theme Park Magic and over the years he has contributed articles for Tops, Genii, The Linking Ring, MAGIC Magazine, Magic Manuscript, Magic Arts Journal, and Doug was the featured entertainer in the July, 2009 issue of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians magazine.

Finding Your Target (Whats in it for Me?) If you work (or want to work) hospitality suites, trade shows or restaurants, you will

Learn powerful, practical effects that instantly reset
Learn how and why they combine into a great close-up routine, show or mini-show
Learn how to sell your services to corporations for their hospitality suites
Learn how to sell your services to local restaurants
Learn how to get free publicity for you and
the restaurant
Learn how to earn more money
Pull the Trigger (Table-Hopping Show)
See the entertaining routine; then learn the routine. The effects taught are
Thimble routine (break the ice, focus their attention)
Color-Changing Knife routine (taught as an alternative to the thimble routine)
4-selected cards routine (including how to translate this very effective close-up card routine into a stage routine suitable for an audience size of 800+!)
Sponges in Bowl routine
4-Coins Across including Silver Lining (introducing money for a powerful psychological reason)
Torn and Restored Bill (performed as an added thank you for the tip) and using your close-up pad to increase tips
Perfecting Your Aim (Tying It All Together)
You cant perform it if you cant book it. So
Understanding the business behind restaurants and getting the restaurant gig
Working with the wait staff and keeping them on your side.
How to handle NO from management and NO from the diners
Psychology behind the show order and Pocket Management (placement of props and why its important)
Shilling for tips and how to handle tips
Good patrons vs. difficult patrons and handling the insistent let me buy you a drink dilemma
Translating what you learn from restaurant work into hospitality suites, and expanding that knowledge to the trade show floor.

Come and learn from Doug Andersons time-tested Real World experience!

Tickets are $20 and seating in order of reservation, so call (847) 455-4288 today!

Midwest Magic
9706 Franklin Av.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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Postby Tom Dobrowolski » 09/10/11 01:13 PM

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