Your welcome, for whatever help I offered. Glad to see at least somebody agrees with me...
I started kidshows when I was 11 years old. I have come really far since then. You will as well with the right contacts, and learning experiences. You will do as well as you want to do if you keep at it. I am happy to answer any questions for the beginner because you have to learn and get answers from somebody.
16 is a good age because you are old enough to drive. Until I was 16 my parents and grandparents had to drop me off and pick me up. Sure it was a pain but I thank them for their kindness and willingness to do so.
Develop a good routine that will be entertaining to the kids as well as a little humor the adults will enjoy. Learn to bond with the kids and they will accept you. I have found the best way to do this is to become one of them during a show. React as they would react, be suprised when things "Go wrong" even if you make things go wrong on purpose. You can do it! I have faith in every beginner magician, I only start loosing faith in them when they turn into idiots and begin their decline in the business through lack of interest. You must love kids in order to perform for them. If you do not like kids, then this is the wrong business to be in.
You will do well with the right approaches in advertising, and performances, as well as the way you approach people to introduce yourself or carry on a conversation over the telephone concerning a show. It is all stuff that must be learned in order to go anywhere. I have given advice to many on these forums, and all seemed to have appreciated it very well.
Of all the people who have taken and applied it, I believe that MichaelRice is the one person who appreciates it the most. I honestly believe that he is on his way to becomming a successful kidshow magician.
If you have any questions for me, or just wanna talk about kidshows, you can contact me through msn messenger. My contact address for msn is:
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