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FAQs about Virtual Shows

February 22nd, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “FAQs about Virtual Shows”

Where do you host your virtual shows?

Shows are hosted primarily on Zoom for up to 200 attendees. More guests can be permitted for an additional fee. Special requests for platforms like Teams, Meet, etc can also be accommodated. 

Edd pulls from his years of experience utilizing Zoom and understanding its architecture, benefits and limitations to create a straightforward and user-friendly digital environment. For each magic show, Edd sets up the room, provides audience instructions, and creates a space to mix and mingle before/after the show, so all the audience needs to do is show up and enjoy the event.  

 

What’s a magic show like on Zoom?

Just like in-person shows, these digital magic shows are 100% interactive. There are tricks that use volunteers, tricks that the whole audience participates in together, and in particular shows, there are magic tricks that occur at audience members’ houses.

Each show is primarily performed live with occasional pre-recorded segments. This allows Edd to respond to things occurring in the Zoom room and invite the audience in to an interactive experience where no two shows are the same!

 

How do you customize shows for different audiences?

Part of being a professional performer is understanding the audience. When booking your magic show, Edd will ask questions to create a custom script and curate his illusions based on nearly two decades of experience creating specialty magic shows for a wide array of different audiences, from crowds of rowdy children to professional corporate presentations.

 

Me and/or my child are interested in learning magic. Where do we start?

They say that “a magician never reveals his secrets,” but in truth, most magicians will teach someone who shows a genuine interest in magic. 

Before investing a lot of time and energy into gear and lessons, Edd recommends a trip to the local library to learn about basic magic principles, beginner illusions, and the history of the art form. For novice magicians looking to take the next step, Edd has created a beginner magic kit available for sale at https://www.magicshowschicago.com/magickit

 

What would a magic show cost?

This is where it gets “Tricky” 😉 Edd performs different shows for different audiences and offers different packages and prices. The very best way to get a direct quote is to call Edd at 773-818-0195 or by filling out as much info as you have about your event on the form at http://wizardofsorts.com/contact-2/

 

Are you doing in-person shows?

At this time, Edd is only offering digital shows in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 and keep his audiences safe. 

Never Forget Another Name Again Presentation

May 19th, 2020 Posted by Speaker, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Never Forget Another Name Again Presentation”

This fun, funny, interactive presentation will have your group members, colleagues, or coworkers laughing and learning as they create outlandish and silly visual cues to help them remember the names of people they’ve just met (or have known for years and have been too embarrassed to admit they forgot their name)!

Available for your next virtual or in person networking meeting, civic or non profit meeting, or business luncheon, Edd Fairman, Wizard of Sorts will teach you his easy three step process for remembering names.

Just fill out the form at this link and Edd will have you on the path to starting successful business relationships while having a good time.

https://forms.gle/RhmSw8rK5jrZhpwFA

 

Oh, and Plan the Holiday Party too

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Oh, and Plan the Holiday Party too”

Have You Been asked to Plan the Office Holiday Party?

If you  have been asked to plan the office holiday party and think to yourself, “I don’t know how to do that.” or “I don’t have time to do that.” I can help.

Over the last 15 years I have performed at countless office Holiday Parties and I have put together some tips that will help you. There is no obligation. Just fill out the simple 2 question form here (http://www.wizardofsorts.com/corporate-party-planning-tips/) and I’ll email you the PDF.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

 

 

Giving Thanks

November 23rd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Giving Thanks”

The True Meaning of the Day

As with many holidays the true meaning of this day often gets lost. Luckily Thanksgiving gives us the definition right in the name. Today I would like to give thanks.

I am so lucky

I am incredibly lucky to be able to make a living doing what I love to do. I sometimes think about what I would do if I couldn’t perform anymore and I always get the same answer, “I have no idea!” I am only able to do what I do because of you, my friends, my family, my clients, and my audience. Thank you so much for your support over the last year. It means more to me than you could ever imagine.

I’m Customizing my magic for Clients, why aren’t other magicians?

July 5th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “I’m Customizing my magic for Clients, why aren’t other magicians?”

I guess you don’t have to work hard

I was working part of a multi-day event with a spy theme and there were other magicians working the other days. One of the staff said, “You are the only magician doing anything spy related.” And I was, as the British say, “gobsmacked.” Custom scripting was not requested by the client but when a client has such a clearly defined theme, I think to myself, “Why wouldn’t I customize my script?”

Yeah, I’m that guy

Yes, as a kid I once reminded the teacher that she had forgotten to give us the assignment she said she was going to give us. The ridicule I faced from my classmates made me never do that again. But, I had a work ethic installed in me at an early age by my Father. He said, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” It’s something I’ve always believed in.

I don’t usually use this space to critique other performers but it just made me wonder, “Why wouldn’t they customize their scripts?” Then I watched one of the other performers and it hit me, he doesn’t customize his scripts to be about the event, the theme, or the message, because his show is all about HIM.

I know about me, Let’s get to know you

My self esteem is pretty good. After more than 20 years on stage getting applause and laughter, I’m all good with myself. So, my show doesn’t need to be about me. It can be about you, your goals, your event, and your message. I have a genuine interest in people and what it is they do in their work and hobbies. I often ask people about what they do and they say, “Oh, it’s boring.” I’ve never found that to be true. I’ve always found that things are as interesting or as boring as one makes them.

Let’s Make it About You

Any place you have people gathered where information needs to go from one person to a group of people, I can help. Are you holding a sales meeting with your staff and don’t want to do another Power Point Presentation? Let me take the same information and present it with magic and comedy! Are you hosting some clients after a big day at the trade show? I can entertain them and inform them at the same time as to why they should continue to do business with you. Do you want to stand out at the next trade show? Imagine aisle blocking traffic clambering to learn about your product or service.

Is it for you?

Are you doing one of the above events? Are you doing something crazy and want to know if it’ll work? Fill out this quick contact form for a free phone consultation of what I can do for you.

 

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Chicago, IL 60645
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