Who would expect to attend a magic class and learn about Hegel’s model of learning? You can expect that and many more surprises from the “Magic for Speakers and Presenters” class at McBride’s Magic and Mystery School. As an attorney who practices in the area of helping people plan for death, disability, and dementia, I often speak to groups about things they would rather not hear. “Magic for Speakers and Presenters” gave me a variety of tools to communicate my message in a clear, informative, and even entertaining way. Those tools include not just the pieces of magic I took away, but a whole new concept of communication and a new view of interaction. This was not just a class. It was a three day life-changing experience. I am not a magician and probably never will be. But I believe I am a far better speaker from learning about establishing a relationship with my audience, organizing a talk, maintaining and controlling the audience’s attention, and making an impact with my message. I came away from this class with a new perspective and a long list of books to read, techniques to practice, and goals for improvement. I also plan to continue my education with McBride’s, both on line and at another live class in the future.