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Comedy Entertainment - Clanton 2020
Motivational Speaking for th AL APSE
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Brian was great. Everyone at the Holiday party enjoyed his show and was amazed. He delivered exactly what he said he would. I would definitely hire him again. Great Job!Dec 12, 2016Verified
There's a reason he's the #1 magician in Birmingham! Everyone laughs, everyone is amazed, and most importantly everyone has a great time. I've worked with Brian on events in the past that people still bring up 2 years later! You'll never regret hiring him!Jun 6, 2016
I booked Mr. Reaves for my wife's 40th surprise birthday party. He was so good about his 3 trick I was thinking to myself "I hope I read his price quote right and he is not 10x's what I think I owe him." He kept the whole audience laughing the whole time. We had people there from 1 yr old to 80 and everyone had a ball. He was a "TRUE PROFESSIONAL". His show was clean and hilarious. He delivered more than I could ask for. Thank you so much Mr. Reaves.Jan 25, 2020VerifiedBrian Reaves - Magician's reply
Thank you so much for having us there and for your kind review! We had a great time and it was a real pleasure to meet you and your family!
Brian was very professional, funny and amazing. We had a large group and he kept everyone entertained. My employees were still talking about him the day after he performed. I highly recommend him!!!Dec 12, 2016Verified
Brian was a blast from start to finish and everyone at our New Year’s Eve party was amazed by his magic! He was engaging with the guests and his illusions were terrific. Will have him back as soon as possible!Jan 1, 2020VerifiedBrian Reaves - Magician's reply
Thank you so much for your kind review and for having me perform for your party. Your group was such a blast to work with and really made it fun! Everyone was so kind. What a wonderful way to close out the decade!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First of all, I am a professional magician, not someone who learned a few card tricks from YouTube and decided to try something. I have worked with every kind of crowd imaginable and I know how to make an event fun without resorting to insulting my audience. Your people WILL have fun, and they will be amazed in the process with magic they haven't seen before. The pricing depends on the event and what is required. A standard evening of close-up or walk around magic has an hourly rate, depending upon the length of the event. If a formal parlor show (30-50 people) or stage show (50+ guests) is requested, the rate is for the show itself and length of the show can be decided by the person hiring the evening. Standard parlor and stage shows are usually 90 minutes, but can easily be adjusted to fit the customer's needs. I always work with schools and libraries to give as much of a discount as possible for their events. I know how hard it is to work within a hard-set budget and I want to help if at all possible. If the customer is looking for a motivational speaker, I have several programs available that incorporate magic into the topic at hand, and I am always willing to create something specific for the customer's needs. I actually offer seven different shows, so one is almost guaranteed to fit your needs. You can see them all in detail on my website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I find out exactly what the customer needs and try to create an act to fulfill that. Each situation and party is different. Do they want me to walk around and entertain, or am I working at a table in an area off to the side where the guests come to me? Do they want a formal show or just relaxed close-up magic? If I am working at a wedding during a reception, I will move between the tables as the wedding party is having photographs taken in another room, mingling with the guests and trying to get as many people involved as possible. If this is a corporate event, I will find out the names of as many people as possible and make this a fun evening involving the boss or company "superstars". If they are needing a motivational speaker, I work with the company to present exactly the presentation they want. I will create any custom presentation for a motivational speech, or I have two that I present regularly if they would like to go that route.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As I stated, I am a professional magician. This is how I pay my bills, so I have to be the best I can be. I have won numerous awards and accolades for my work because I put in the time necessary to polish it and make it the best it can be for your audience. I have been voted Birmingham's "Magician of the Year" four times (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018) by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 35. I was the 2016 Close-Up Champion at the Winter Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge, TN, a magic convention in the Southeastern United States where hundreds of magicians gather to learn and compete. I am the past president of the Magic City Magic Club in Birmingham, Alabama. I have performed at the Stardome Comedy Club in Birmingham on numerous occasions and know how to make the magical evening fun. I was the opening speaker for TedX Birmingham's "Possibilities". I have had over 20 years experience in public speaking in front of large church congregations, schools, business meetings, and corporate gatherings.