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Doug Jones Happy Magic

San Jose, CA

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About Doug Jones Happy Magic

I am a magician for all occasions. I offer fun, family, and comedy magic.

I have done magic for groups as large as 900 and as small as six.

My magic is funny and fun. It's good for the family, and for all ages.

I perform at kiddie events, corporate events, social events, or anywhere that wants a good time. I am excellent for corporate meetings because I am also the CEO of a company and have have owned a sales training company and taught sales. Keynote speaker.

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San Jose, CA 95126

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  • 5/5 stars July 21, 2014

    Doug Jones is totally honest and sincere and he goes out of his way to be helpful. It used to be that every time I saw Doug do a magic trick I tried to figure it out....now I sit back and enjoy watching a true Master! Doug does magic for children and adults of all ages and in all types of settings.

    If you want a performance that's fun, engaging, and happy making, with lots of "Ooohs and Aaahs" get in contact with Doug...everyone will enjoy themselves and you won't be disappointed!

  • 5/5 stars July 21, 2014

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2012

    I have seen Doug perform magic in both formal and informal situations and he just outstanding. He is entertaining, funny and his illusions are amazing. I have seen Doug perform in front of a wide range of audiences including adults only, kids only and a mixture. He has the uncanny ability of tailoring his wide repertoire of magic to his audience. What I truly enjoyed was his ability to engage his audience. I recommend Doug for anyone who has a need for entertaining magic.

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2012

    Doug is amazing and I am grateful that every time I have requested Doug for a magic show his performance is so entertaining that it also makes me look good!
    Doug has performed magic shows for my community group, Office holiday party (over 200 guests), birthday party of a friend and his ability to entertain all age groups is wonderful. He always has new tricks, draws in the crowd while doing his magic keeping his audiences engaged. Thank you Doug!

  • 5/5 stars June 22, 2011

    I was in need of some very last minute entertainment for a birthday party and Doug was quick to respond and fill the bill. He entertained people from as young as 4 years old and up to adults. Everyone was very impressed with his humor and magic. The parents of the birthday twins expressed their thanks and commented that Doug was funny and had a great magic act. They also said numerous party goers made the same comment. I can't thanks Doug enough for being so accommodating, funny and helpful !! You will not be disappointed if you Doug for entertainment at any function.

  • 5/5 stars June 22, 2011

    Dr. Money Magic did a show for me at a club house of a mobil home park. Attendees consisted of children, adults, and senior citizens. Everybody really enjoyed the show, and we had a vote to bring him back next January. The attendance for that event was one of the largest parties we had at the park. It was anexcellant turnout, and people still talk about how good it was.

  • 5/5 stars June 22, 2011

    Doug has performed at my Lions Club a couple of times and everyone was fully entertained and mystified by his magic. He has also performed at events for screening for autism. He is very good with the children and their parents while they wait for their turn to see the doctors. I highly recommend Doug as entertainment for any event you have planned.

  • 5/5 stars June 21, 2011

    Doug has performed magic for our PTA membership during a fund-raising drive and also for our local Kiwanis group. Doug is always professional and works very well with folks young and old.

    I highly recommend Doug to any group wishing to entertain its constituents.

  • 5/5 stars June 21, 2011

    We had Doug come to our Senior's Ministry luncheon and he was a big hit. There were plenty of laughs and a lot of head scratching, as to, "How'd he do that".

    You can tell Doug is a real Pro, as he kept people engaged and entertained.

  • 5/5 stars June 21, 2011

    Doug Jones (Dr. Money Magic) has performed several Magic shows for District Conferences that I held when I was the District Governor for District 4 Toastmasters.

    Doug's performances were excellent and were very good for both increasing attendance and inspiring the members of the Audience when I publicized Doug as one of the presenters.

    I recommend Doug very highly, especially for Corporate events and motivating and inspiring the people in attendance.

    Thank you
    Charles Butterfield
    Past District Governor (2002-2003)
    District 4 Toastmasters
    Cell phone: (408)509-6218
    Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com

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  • I have two shows this week (week of March 18th, 2013) but I have to define the shows.

    The first ‘show’ is a business presentation to a network group but I will do 3 – maybe 4 – tricks that fit the presentation well and drive home points I want to make. The effects will be (1) I will give someone a magazine and have that person flip to any page and pick out a word. I will tell them the word they picked. (2) A person will choose any card from a deck and I will ‘name’ the card and (3) A person will choose a number and I will present a tablet with 16 squares and quickly put numbers in the squares. When the smoke clears the chosen number will be the sum of the numbers 16 different ways on the square. Of course the effects will be dressed up and clothed with lots of humor. Plus, they will fit the presentation.

    Then on Thursday AM I will do a full magic show for 150 kids at an elementary school. These kids reached an academic mile stone and they are being rewarded with a magic show.

    After almost 25 years in magic I am learning to appreciate the value and joy of the magical event more and more.


    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  • To me the easiest part of magic is the performance. The more difficult task is deciding what will be the best tricks for an event and the packaging and unloading of all the tricks.

    I did a show for about 150 kids at Ryan School and it was so nice because I park right next to the stage door and there is amble space to unload. Because there were not that many kids I decided to not use the stage for the performance but I did use the stage to lay out the magical props.

    On the stage there are items laid out and I simply work from left to right- so there is no wasted motion and the show comes across as seamless and natural. You can see on stage a shiny metal bucket which is part of a comedy routine where coins come out of a child's ear and arm...the there is my 'magical educated duck' who can always find the missing card (even blindfolded !). You can see a hand chopper with a hand sticking thru it from the last 'victim.' The big spiral disc is used to hypnotize the kids so they think that I am really a good magician...

    In 2013 I will be doing more school events. My plans for 2013 are the large kids shows, Senior Homes, Church and Social Groups and Sales Seminars. There is different magic for all of the events and that is why I use the phrase 'Magic for All Occasions."
    Dec 01, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  • I just found an old marketing flyer and here is a partial list of clients from around 1995.

    Catholic Charities American Savings California Dental Labs
    The Salvation Army The Sans Institute CAMB
    YMCA Contra Costa County Calif Escrow Association
    Parents Helping Parents Valley Medical Center Western States Dental Labs
    St Leo’s School Korean Times Oakland Children’s Hosp
    Boy Scouts of America The Capital Club University of Santa Clara
    RWC Fire Department Hispanic Real Estate Board Bank of Walnut Creek

    And some Testimonials on that flyer

    “Last year we paid $2000 for a famous author for our event and only 20 people showed up. We booked Doug and the crowd overflowed at 350+. He became our most successful fund raiser event.” Gloria Martin PYA Hayes School

    “I booked Mr. Magic from a Silent Auction and it is my best silent auction buy ever!”
    Susan Bowman Washington School

    “…one of our most fun events ever, even a standing ovation.”
    Jim Ashley JayCees International


    Nov 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. My most common jobs are corporate events and banquets. I am a magician and inspirational speaker with a sales and management background. I can incorporate magic into company themes. I am the CEO of a mortgage and real estate firm and have owned a sales training company and taught sales.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Three Recent Jobs: Trailor Cove Home Association - the association brings in enteratiners once each month and I entertained more than 70 people..
Birthday Party in the back yard of a home for an 11 year old..
Corporate Event where I did a lunch time comedy magic routine for 200 +/-

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions. If I am not right for your event I will let you know. I ask a lot of questions so that I make sure if you hire me that you look good !

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. How do they do that stuff. Of course we actually have a code of ethics that forbids us from disclosing.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Who is their best audience? What type of humor do they use? Are they up to date and aware of different ethnic sensitivities?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. What message they really want to convey to an audience. What do they want me to say that they cannot say.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. For my corporate work because of my background. I know what it is like to do commissioned sales. I know what it is like to run a company. I know the stresses that producers must feel.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. It makes me feel good when I make people laugh. I love seeing kids laugh and when I make adults laugh I know that I have taken them back to wonderment for a little while.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. What is the price....most birthday parties are $200 and that includes balloon tieing....Most of my events are commercial/corporate or social groups. Those events range from $500 to $2500.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. One I did magic for a Sr. Citizens group. I was to do a stage show but I did some close up magic for the tables before my show. I switched 5 one dollar bills into 5 one hundred dollar bills. Next week a 90 year old lady called me and wanted me to teach her the trick. I told her it was a magic trick and why did she want to learn it. She replied, "I need the money."

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Magic is not just the performance. One of the most important things is choosing the right set of tricks for the audience. It takes a lot of time packing the proper tricks.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I did not choose magic. Magic chose me. If I were talented enough I would be a musician but I have the ability to read an audience and make them laugh. Magic has always presented itself to me,

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I performed at San Jose State for Chineese New Years before a crowd of over 900. This was a varitey show and was quite spectacular.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Magic is timely. I have done fun shows in the past showing magic from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It changes so we have to be aware to what is popular today.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Magic is ever changing and fits the times. Motivation and inspiration never changes below the waters but appear to change at the surface.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Be prepared to do a lot of free shows and do a lot of shows; closeup and audiences. Nothing prepares you better than the reaction of the audience.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My natural quick wit and being able to adapt on the spot. I don't even know where it comes from but it seems I am touched by the magic and comedy angels.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. My close up routines. I can do excellent close up magic but need a routine that flows and that I can do for 30 minutes. I want to develop 3 different 30 minute close up routines.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Why would I choose you as a motivational speaker? Because I have run my own company for 25 years and still have my original employees with me -- I have been through the highs and lows of business and know the stresses. I have had to use my motivation on me to keep going in rough times. I know what I teach works and am my own best example.

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