What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Most smaller corporate shows (100 or so attendees) are $500. Travel of course is an additional expense.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Most of my clients initiate a phone call and we discuss the event on phone and by email.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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,
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I performed at San Jose State for Chinese New Years before a crowd of over 900. This was variety show and was quite spectacular. Recently did magic at a birthday party for a 100 year old ! For past three years have done shows for the American Cancer Society at Great America.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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 !
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Magic is not just the performance. One of the most important things is choosing the right set of effects for the audience. It takes a lot of time packing the proper tricks.