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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:09 pm 
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what tricks are good for a kids show


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Thanks David. :D

Kingof theKards, after reading the information provided on the link above and doing some research please feel free to post your questions and possible tricks you have come up with then.

~ Kristen ^_^


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lol Kyle................. uh oh...............

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Does it ever end.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Well, it is either one of two things---- it is either an innocent post, which if that it is the case then hopefully they will follow the link and do the research as requested before following up with the next question OR we have a troll on the boards who wishes to stir things up again.

For me, I am going to think positive for the moment that it is a new(er)member that just so happened to miss the sticky post and got anxious to post on the boards in this section. ^_^

Kristen


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Hey Sluggo,

Don't let it get you riled up man, it's not worth it. 8)

Let's wait and see what the kid does.

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btw thanks for helping me sluggo (via pm) it has really helped my show, and also sneak thanks for the help. Kingof theKards you can check out David Ginn at www.Ginnmagic.com, or on his youtube channel.


cheers,

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lierke wrote:
btw thanks for helping me sluggo (via pm) it has really helped my show...
lierke

HEY!! What are you doing, trying to ruin Sluggo's reputation for being a mean guy. :shock: :o :D
Paddy


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Aw come on now Paddy, its not something WE didn't already know! :wink:


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i know that and you know that. but why ruin a good "bad reputation' as a hard A$$. It took Sluggo a few posts to get that rep.


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Gosh, does the arguing never end around here? :roll: :wink:


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I talked with lierke via PM and I think that he really wants to put forth the effort to put together a good show.
I know it will take longer and take a lot of effort but it will make his job easier.
I know that when your young everything must happen now and your always in a hurry but, when you slow down and make the effort your show will be easier and better.
That first show can lead to a lot more if it's a good one.
So many thinks performing for kids is easy... IT IS NOT! It is definitely an art and when you get it down right it makes life a piece of cake.
Last week I did a show for over 700 people and it went over fantastic. They said they will have me back next year.
I was kind of thrust into a play with a speaking part aside from my show so it was a little different than the norm
But that's what it's all about adapting to what the clients needs.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:53 am 
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Sluggo is right about that--- callbacks are the BEST! My daughter got her 4th annual callback to do one show, but unfortunately will not be able to make it this year.

He's also very right about your show needing to be "adaptable". In this annual show she does for a client she has to work with a group of 5 +/- year olds. She has to plan her portion of the show and then adapt it to work with anywhere from 5-15 girls (last year I think she had 16 girls) and she only has about 30 minutes (over the course of 3 days in 10 minute segments) to figure out how to use them. Sound easy? It's not! It is a lot of hard work and thinking on your feet. If she doesn't get it right, its her reputation. Somehow we always work it out.

You never know what a client will ask of you. There are some pretty out there requests-- and some while not impossible-- are not really part of your job so you have to measure what role you want to play in the party.

For example, we got one testimonial from a client who said my daughter was exceptional and carried the party (yada, yada, yada) but the only thing that would have been better was if she had served the cake. Well, that wasn't what she was hired for, nor was it ever discussed. I guess if they had wanted to pay her to slice and serve the cake at her rate-- she probably would have considered that too. :lol: Although, that would have been a rather expensive on their part!

The bottom line is that you will never know what a client may request from you or how you will have to adapt yourself and your show. Again, the more prepared you are, the better you will be able to adapt yourself to your client's needs.

Happy preparing Lierke!


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