Magic for Speakers & Presenters (Online Class)
Three consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm PDT (8:30 - 10:30 Eastern)
A specially designed program for both magicians who wish to add professional level speaking abilities to their repertoire, and for speakers who want to add something amazing to their presentations. The ability to surprise with magic, and to link that surprise to your message as a speaker can provide that special touch to give your talks the edge you need in today's competitive marketplace. Even if you never use magic in a talk, the principles and techniques you will learn in the workshop will greatly enhance your ability to hold and move audiences of all kinds.
Welcome to our workshop on magic for speakers - and speaking techniques for magicians!
A specially designed program for both magicians who wish to add professional level speaking abilities to their repertoire, and for speakers who want to add a touch of magic to their presentations. The ability to surprise with magic, and to link that surprise to your message as a speaker can provide just that special touch to give your talks the edge you need in today's competitive marketplace.
In this workshop you will:
- Learn fool-proof methods to connect with your audiences using magic
- Utilize metaphor and magic to engrave your message on your audience's minds
- Find the perfect story and trick to demonstrate any message
- Learn new techniques for building stronger visual support for your magic & stories
- Get professional feedback and direction on your work
- Develop your vocal abilities and build vocal strength
- Learn the secret mental mechanisms you can trigger in your audiences to remember and act on your presentations
All of this, and access to many top speakers from the field of magic. Whether you are a beginning speaker, a teacher or trainer who works regularly before classes, a sales professional or someone who speaks for large corporate events, you'll find new ideas, techniques, and resources to enhance your continued success as a speaker and presenter.
Our special guests for this class include:
Paul Craven - a well-known industry speaker in the UK on Behavioural Science – a topic he describes as “understanding how real people make real decisions in the real world”. After three decades in the investment industry, he left Goldman Sachs in 2014 to set up Paul Craven Partners Ltd. to help his clients enhance their communication and sales skills. As a member of the exclusive Magic Circle, Paul particularly enjoys bringing an extra psychological perspective on how “our minds play tricks" to his business talks. www.paulcraven.com
Stephen Shapiro - In 2001, after publishing his first book, 24/7 Innovation, Stephen left Accenture to become a full-time innovation speaker and advisor to clients around the world. Since then he has published four more books – Goal-Free Living (2006), The Little Book of Big Innovation Ideas (2007), Personality Poker (2010) and Best Practices are Stupid (2011) — and spoken to audiences in 50 different countries. His sixth book, Invisitble Solutions was published March 3rd, 2020.
Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, and Microsoft improve innovation practices through customized keynote speeches, advisory engagements and other services. Passionate and captivating, Stephen’s high-energy approach to innovation gets audiences out of their seats and into new ways of thinking about their business challenges.
Bodine Belasco -
In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is in demand as ateacher and lecturer for magicians and lay audiences.
Larry Hass, Ph.D.
Larry Hass is the Dean of the McBride Magic & Mystery School
Tobias Beckwith has worked for the last two decades as manager and producer for many of the world's leading magical performers.