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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Now its time to talk about Restaurant Gigs. These videos are about how to book the restaurant gig and how to keep them. As an added bonus, I asked a couple of managers who hired me to answer two questions when it comes to having a magician at the restaurant.

Check out the videos


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www.paidtoperform.blogspot.com


Youtube:
Part 1(how to get & keep a restaurant)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loewn9eMZF0
Part 2(quick interview with the managers)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnO8HZPLt8


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:14 am 
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More good stuff.

I thought you had forgotten about your thread!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:39 pm 
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Next video: Spin-off gigs.

Spin-off gigs are when someone hires you and other people at that event want to hire you for their party/function/etc. Another way of putting it is "word of mouth" but most entertainers leave this to chance...I don't.



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www.paidtoperform.blogspot.com


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDHDb1SPHrs


p.s....my editing software is messing up which is why you see a lack of edits lol


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Next installment...your phone script:

When people call you, you should have a phone script that you go by to increase your perceived value and give you better chances of being hired for the gig. Watch the video and take ideas to use in your phone script.

-use your schedule (real or fake) to create scarcity and the perception of being in demand
-future pacing: get them to see you performing at their event (assume you've already been hired)
-create a yes ladder
-do not place any dates on hold...get your contract signed and returned ASAP


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www.paidtoperform.blogspot.com


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feB8jUTuSpk


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:15 pm 
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I asked this in the comments bar on youtube as well but I'll ask it here as well. How do you make contracts and how do you send them out? If you could make a video on that it would be very helpful.

P.S

Is that your house, looks nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:21 pm 
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I was thinking about making a video on contracts but I'm not sure. I replied on youtube...just send me your email and I'll give you a copy of my contract and contract rider.

And we (me and a roommate) are renting the place :)...thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:45 pm 
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New video: Perceived value

Your perceived value will tell them how much they think you are worth and whether they hire you or not


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www.paidtoperform.blogspot.com

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKjEooXMczg


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:14 am 
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New post: Frame Control

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http://www.paidtoperform.blogspot.com


youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdObjjxuJg


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:09 am 
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I like that you talk about the psychological aspects of selling yourself and such.

Thanks as always,

Keegan


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:52 am 
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If there are any topics you guys would like to hear about (regarding business) then be sure to post it. If it is something I know then I might make a video on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:02 pm 
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benji11 wrote:
If there are any topics you guys would like to hear about (regarding business) then be sure to post it. If it is something I know then I might make a video on it.


How to approach tables would be nice. I have a script I'm planning on using.

"High my name is Keegan Craven I'm the entertainment for tonight and the magician here at the restaurant would you like to see some magic while you wait for your meal?'

How's that?

Also do you have any incite on how to get a stage show?


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I can make a video on those. The stage show is just a matter of what the client is looking for but there are certain events that are more likely to hire stage performers so I'll talk about that.

And don't hesitate to name more ideas.


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:18 pm 
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benji11 wrote:
I can make a video on those. The stage show is just a matter of what the client is looking for but there are certain events that are more likely to hire stage performers so I'll talk about that.

And don't hesitate to name more ideas.


I'm still confused as to what you do at trade shows. Do you patter specific to the company that hired you or what?


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:00 pm 
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I don't do trade shows but I can tell you what guys like Joel Bauer do so I'll make a video on it but just understand that I don't perform at trade shows. If someone asks me then I'll quote a ridiculously high price because a trade show performer is a salesman.


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 Post subject: Re: Get paid to perform
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:28 pm 
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I just went to the office supply store and got a package of Avery 5889 postcards, plus a bunch of labels. Printed my own postcards and mailed out 100 of them.

What I printed on the cards is:
Quote:
HOW TO MAKE YOUR Residents HAPPY!
Dear Activity Director,
Stop giving yourself a headache from trying to find fun, exciting and interactive entertainment for your residents. Have professional magician Peter Lansing perform his MAGIC SHOW for your residents. This 30 minute show combines magic and comedy. Last year Peter performed over 100 shows. Peter will not only amaze your residents, but he will:
• Involve them in the show!!
• Make them the stars of the show!!
• Get your residents smiling, and laughing!!

Budgets are tight so I offer this MAGIC SHOW
for only $XXX

Call (deleted)
to reserve your time Now!


I left out the price because it will vary from area to area and it my business what I charge. I also ran another 100 cards saying the same except for "residents" I replaced with the word "kids" and sent them to day care centers.

It cost about $30 for 50 sheets of then postcard stock and that will make 100 cards, plus the label stock, again I use Avery 8160. So for less than $100 I sent out 200 postcards and should book at least 10 shows from each mailing.

The only requirement is you HAVE to have a GOOD SHOW!!! If you have a lousy show the day care and nursing home people will have that news spread to every other place in the area. if you have a good show it will build up repeat customers for you.

Paddy


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