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Laurence Francis - The Mind Magician
Laurence Francis - The Mind Magician

Laurence Francis - The Mind Magician

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Introduction: A Magician, Mentalist, and a Psychological Illusionist, Laurence is an entertainer with an extraordinary set of skills. Originally from the UK but now residing in Florida (New Port Richey), Laurence's engaging and entertaining performance style makes him one of the sunshine state's most sought-after mystery entertainers. Laurence combines his own mental abilities and people reading skills with elements of theater, comedy, magic and high drama to create astonishing performances demonstrating the power of the mind.   ​Audience participation and engagement are key components of Laurence's shows. Everything is designed to provide an amazing interactive entertainment experience for the audience so that they become an integral part of the events that unfold on stage. ​ Laurence's performances can fit into into virtually any type of event you may be planning (i.e. banquets, parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate functions, fundraisers, etc). If your event doesn't have any formal staging then don't worry, Laurence will provide all the necessary lighting, sound and staging you need to make your event a success. ​ "It's not enough that your next event be a success - it needs to be a FANTASTIC success, anything less is unacceptable. ​ Achieving that goal is a daunting task though, and a major component of that success is in bringing the right person on board to entertain your guests. ​ You need an entertainer who you can have the utmost confidence in, someone who is professional in their approach, experienced, and who you know will deliver an amazing show that your guests will love. ​ That's where I come in.  ​ When you choose me as your featured entertainer I guarantee that I will be 100% dedicated towards making that happen. The success of your event is my primary goal and my focus is on providing you with the best service possible. ​ You will know that I am as invested in the success of your event as you are.  I will work with you to provide the perfect show for your guests. I will ensure that creating your event is as hassle free as possible so that your efforts are rewarded with a brilliant show that far exceeds your own expectations and absolutely thrills your guests." ​ Regards, ​Laurence Francis THE MIND MAGICIAN
Overview

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Hired 41 times

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2 employees

15 years in business

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Featured Projects
  • Redstone Investments Holiday Party - Tampa Dec 2019

    Approx. $850

  • Halloween Party

    Approx. $450

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.

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Shannon M.

Magician

I wanted something special for my husband's 50th birthday bash so I went online and started searching. After reading so many reviews of so many magicians, I decided on Laurence and I am so glad that I did! We spoke a couple of times over the phone discuss the particulars of the party, expectations and what he would be able to provide to enhance the evening. He did exactly as promised and even exceeded my expectations! My husband and our guests enjoyed his mingling throughout the night and was most certainly the highlight of the party. Perfect entertainment for us grown up kids at heart!
Oct 10, 2018
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Patricia W.

Magician

Laurence was ... I don't want to say amazing because that word is thrown around a lot. But, wow he was amazing! My son and our family loved the show. We were smaller then he is use to but he adapted well. He included as many people as he could and they loved it. I would hire again and again. Thank You Laurence! You made our sons graduation night so special.
Aug 10, 2020
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Jennifer M.

Magician

Laurence was completely professional and prompt with every step of the planning. He also tailored the performance to best fit our situation which made the event a very intimate and fun experience. The Mind Magician show was absolutely amazing and we look forward to hiring Laurence Francis for another event soon.
Jan 13, 2018
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Maren A.

Magician

Laurence provided entertainment for our Senior Luncheon and was absolutely wonderful to work with. His professionalism and responsiveness made the booking process seamless and his audience connection and overall performance was unique, entertaining, and astounding. My participants loved having Laurence and have already requested to have him at different functions we may have in the future. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great performance!
Laurence Francis - The Mind Magician's reply
Maren, you did a brilliant job with the Seminole seniors luncheon. Much as they liked my performance I think that the deserts and lunch that you cooked for them really hit the spot for them :) Thank you for making my job easy Maren.
Jan 30, 2020
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Phyllis K.

Magician

You are the talk of Southport Springs today and absolutely the highlight of our fundraiser! Everyone wants to know how you knew the childhood pet mouse of one of audience participants was named Janet. Incredible!! Thank you for keeping everyone entertained and on the edge of their seats. I appreciated your responsiveness to our evening timing and flexibility to work with our schedule of events. You left our audience wanting to see more. Great show!
Laurence Francis - The Mind Magician's reply
Phyllis, it was an absolute pleasure to perform for the Southport Springs crew last night. The Thomas Promise Foundation https://www.thethomaspromise.org is such a worthy cause and you did a splendid job organizing the evening, it was an amazing night. As for 'Janet the mouse', I can only say that in England (when I'm from) Janet is the 2nd most popular mouse name (Aristotle is the most popular) - call Janet a lucky guess :)
Jan 27, 2020
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Base pricing structure: Walkaround or Mix-and-Mingle: • $300 for 1 hour walkaround, $200 for each additional hour. Close-Up Show: Up to 40 people: • $600 for 1 hour close-up show. Stage Show: Up to 100 people. • $850 for standard stage show (40-60 mins). • $1350 for two part show (two 40 minute segments). For stage show performances with audiences of more than 100 people please contact Laurence for bespoke quote. Please Note: Thumbtack price 'estimates' do not include travel/accommodation expenses (if applicable) or any additional fees for bookings that fall on special days (i.e. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve).

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    STAGE SHOW Paranormal phenomena such as Mind-reading, Telepathy, ESP and Precognition have always held a special fascination in the human psyche. Imagine how fantastic it would be to witness these phenomena LIVE. Better still, imagine if you could actually experience them at first hand for yourself. That premise is the crux of Laurence's show. Laurence is the consummate showman and entertainer and he combines his own mental abilities and people reading skills with elements of theater, comedy, magic and high drama to create an astonishing stage show demonstrating the power of the mind. Audience participation and engagement are key components of Laurence's show. Everything in the show is designed to provide an interactive entertainment experience for the audience so that they become an integral part of the events that unfold on stage. ​ Laurence's show can fit into into virtually any type of event you may be planning (i.e. banquets, parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate functions, fundraisers, etc). If your event doesn't have any formal staging then don't worry, Laurence will provide all the necessary lighting, sound and staging you need to make your event a success. ​ ​ CLOSE-UP & WALKAROUND Laurence's close-up set is the ideal choice for wedding receptions, parties or indeed any kind of social gathering where a stage performance is not required. Laurence will mingle with your guests performing for them in small groups creating a fun and exciting shared experience that serves to bring everyone together. ​ There will be a real buzz and an air of excitement among your guests which helps to 'break the ice' and generates the perfect atmosphere for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. CORPORATE EVENTS ​ When you are planning a corporate event such as a conference, annual dinner, awards banquet, exhibition or trade show Laurence will partner with you to add a new dimension to proceedings and ensure that your company is seen in the most positive light. ​ Laurence's skills as a Corporate Magician and Mentalist are the perfect vehicle to interact with your clients, prospects and employees in a fun and exciting way that will maximize engagement and impact. No two business are alike and Laurence will work with you to define your needs customizing the show to deliver your company message, further your business goals, assist with a product launch and more. ​ ​ TRADE SHOWS Being able to build a crowd at your trade shows is a crucial element to your company's success - people go where the action is, they literally follow the crowd. If you can't build (and sustain) a sizable crowd at your stand then people will wander off and visit someone else's stand - that's the last thing you want to see happen. ​ With Laurence on your team at your next trade show you can be certain that your stand will really 'stand out' (excuse the pun). He will work closely with your sales staff to craft a custom presentation specific to your company, one that will educate people about your products and services in a wonderfully entertaining and memorable way. Magic is the perfect medium for engaging people, holding their attention, and articulating your company's message. ​ Laurence's presentations will generate the right energy and the right vibe on your stand. He will create the feelgood factor you need to firstly make people notice your stand and secondly to draw them to it. This steady stream of traffic will build the huge crowd you need thereby increasing your company's visibility and presence and maximizing opportunities for your salespeople to engage with more prospective clients than ever before.

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