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 Post subject: I want to star doing kids shows, hows this sound
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:25 pm 
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Hello, im 14 and have bin doing magic for almost 2 years. I am now wanting to do kids shows and this is my plan.

$20 30 min. show

Ill be doing this routine

TT tricks
a coin routine
spongeball triks
cups and balls
rabbit from hat
linking rings

for groups of kids greater than20-25 ill do two shows ( that meand $40).

so is this good and so you have any advice.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:40 pm 
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Well, we try and make the effects flow into each other more. And I personally don't think you're charging enough. Maybe to start with, but I would say charge at least $50 once you get some experience under your belt.


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adjones wrote:
Well, we try and make the effects flow into each other more. And I personally don't think you're charging enough. Maybe to start with, but I would say charge at least $50 once you get some experience under your belt.


$50 bucks. I supose thats ok and i have done some shows befor , gest to classes in school. I think ill charge $30 bucks. But i do like my routine, ill change it after i do acupple shows.


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$50 isn't that much, if you're good. Just make your routine flow, it doesn't make any sense right now.


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adjones wrote:
$50 isn't that much, if you're good. Just make your routine flow, it doesn't make any sense right now.


Well, shur i'll go with $50 is ok. and ill work on my routine any tips (on routine).


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I already said this, but make your tricks flow, and somehow be connected to the last. For example, for your finale for the cups and balls, you could have all the balls go to your hat, but when you're reaching in, pull out a rabbit, act like it was an accident, then pull out the balls. Not a very good example, but it's something to make them flow better.


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adjones wrote:
I already said this, but make your tricks flow, and somehow be connected to the last. For example, for your finale for the cups and balls, you could have all the balls go to your hat, but when you're reaching in, pull out a rabbit, act like it was an accident, then pull out the balls. Not a very good example, but it's something to make them flow better.


oh, ok well I could do somthing like that. thaks.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:05 pm 
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dont take a job before you have a show to sell.

Would you sell and ipod if you didnt have one?
If you argue you have a show...Would you sell a broken ipod?

Its like me walking in and doing a massive corporate illusion show, yet i only do walkaround. Therefore, i dont sell an illusion show.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:24 pm 
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benlewis2004 wrote:
dont take a job before you have a show to sell.

Would you sell and ipod if you didnt have one?
If you argue you have a show...Would you sell a broken ipod?

Its like me walking in and doing a massive corporate illusion show, yet i only do walkaround. Therefore, i dont sell an illusion show.


Exactly. Try tweaking your show so that it runs smooth and practice until you could perform it blindfolded.
Also, $50 is a good starting price. Remember, you get what you pay for. Someone might not want to hire you for $20, because they know that's all they are going to get. A cruddy show worth $20. I'm not implying that about your show, but saying what people will think. So make sure your show is worth $50 before you charge it (this refers to the beginning of my post). Don't ever charge more than your show is worth.
Good luck! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:58 pm 
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thaks and ill try to change my show some more.


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what books/dvds have you read/watched on yhis subject?

Did you know that kids shows need alot more than tricks.


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benlewis2004 wrote:
what books/dvds have you read/watched on yhis subject?

Did you know that kids shows need alot more than tricks.


Yes I know that ill need to more than gest tricks ( i think you mean patter, right).and I dident know ther was anything on kids shows.


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hm normaly a 15 mins show is $20 for me, I would agree with $50 or $60 dollars.


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braady wrote:
benlewis2004 wrote:
what books/dvds have you read/watched on yhis subject?

Did you know that kids shows need alot more than tricks.


Yes I know that ill need to more than gest tricks ( i think you mean patter, right).and I dident know ther was anything on kids shows.


You need the ability to entertain kids, and hold their attention. You need patience when they get out of control. You need confidence and leadership so they don't run over you when the parents leave the room.

It ain't just patter.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:06 am 
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akirafist wrote:
braady wrote:
benlewis2004 wrote:
what books/dvds have you read/watched on yhis subject?

Did you know that kids shows need alot more than tricks.


Yes I know that ill need to more than gest tricks ( i think you mean patter, right).and I dident know ther was anything on kids shows.


You need the ability to entertain kids, and hold their attention. You need patience when they get out of control. You need confidence and leadership so they don't run over you when the parents leave the room.

It ain't just patter.


you gest made me scared :oops: . lol. ya im doing some kids shows at my school ( as practice). any more tips will help alot thankz


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