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 Post subject: First day of cold calls
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:29 pm 
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My first day of sending e-mails and making cold calls went pretty good. The general managers and owners were real nice. Some said no thanks, one said they had thought about balloon entertainment in the past, but could'nt do it, and some took my info. Then at the end of the day, I got a call from a nearby Village that I had sent an e-mail to. They wanted to know how much I charged. They have a meeting coming up to find an entertainer for a Sept. festival.


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 Post subject: Re: First day of cold calls
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:56 pm 
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coendog13 wrote:
My first day of sending e-mails and making cold calls went pretty good. The general managers and owners were real nice. Some said no thanks, one said they had thought about balloon entertainment in the past, but could'nt do it, and some took my info. Then at the end of the day, I got a call from a nearby Village that I had sent an e-mail to. They wanted to know how much I charged. They have a meeting coming up to find an entertainer for a Sept. festival.


Sweet job man, I have no luck on my end with restaurants. :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:14 am 
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How much did you say you charge? :twisted: just curious if you don't mind sharing. I haven't done any payed shows yet just volunteer and street, need experience first :/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:00 am 
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Currently i am 15 / 16

16 very very soon

and i work at a restaurant called "La Piazza"

Here is the link if anyone wants to see - http://www.lapiazza.com.au/
it is a bit posh and is from middle - upper class. . . i guess :roll:

I work their every saturday nights for 3 hours

and i charge him $40 per hour which isnt to bad considering im only 15 currently.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:51 am 
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orcishorde wrote:
Currently i am 15 / 16

16 very very soon

and i work at a restaurant called "La Piazza"

Here is the link if anyone wants to see - http://www.lapiazza.com.au/
it is a bit posh and is from middle - upper class. . . i guess :roll:

I work their every saturday nights for 3 hours

and i charge him $40 per hour which isnt to bad considering im only 15 currently.


No, thats pretty good. How many days do you work a week?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:34 am 
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I told them $75 an hour. If I was doing a birthday party, it would be $50. This is only for balloons. When i was performing magic shows, my fees were higher.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:44 am 
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That looks like a very cool restaurant. Do they spin every pizza in front of the customers like that?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:51 am 
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andrewlevino wrote:
That looks like a very cool restaurant. Do they spin every pizza in front of the customers like that?


Yes the piazza making area is built in, so that their is a small glass window in front so you dont get flour on the customers but yes the customers and see all their pizza's being made and yes they do spin the pizza's around

As a matter of fact about 2 - 3 weeks ago Gordan Ramsy come to Sydney for a food and wine festival and their was a pizza competetion and our restaurant came out on top and we have the best pizza's in NSW and we are going into a national competetion in a few weeks :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:52 am 
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Maloney123 wrote:
orcishorde wrote:
Currently i am 15 / 16

16 very very soon

and i work at a restaurant called "La Piazza"

Here is the link if anyone wants to see - http://www.lapiazza.com.au/
it is a bit posh and is from middle - upper class. . . i guess :roll:

I work their every saturday nights for 3 hours

and i charge him $40 per hour which isnt to bad considering im only 15 currently.


No, thats pretty good. How many days do you work a week?


I only work once a week at it takes 30min to drive their and so i cbb on weekdays after school so i work on saturday nights and i do kids parties on friday nights and sundays :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:09 am 
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Once the kinks are worked out of my routines, I will be working at a high-end restaurant for four hours, one night a week, for $50 per hour ($200 + Tips isn't bad for one night's work).
That is going to be quite an experience!
But before I can do that, I have to make a decent close-up show so that I will have something to offer the potential clients entering the restaurant!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:28 am 
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cameronb wrote:
Once the kinks are worked out of my routines, I will be working at a high-end restaurant for four hours, one night a week, for $50 per hour ($200 + Tips isn't bad for one night's work).
That is going to be quite an experience!
But before I can do that, I have to make a decent close-up show so that I will have something to offer the potential clients entering the restaurant!


Once you have a few small routines down the rest is simple, and you need to have tricks grow off each other not pull out different things for every trick.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:38 pm 
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Yeah. The reason my sets took forever to put together was because I had to think for a long time about what effects would work best and flow together.
For example, I use this set with patter that has to do with me being a child, and having no magic props around.

~ Crazy Man's Handcuffs
~ No. 2 Pencil
~ Holy Moly


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:20 pm 
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I am so going to visit that resturant if am in australia, Orcishorde..^^
It looks REALLY nice :P

Thats the kinda job im looking for.. Too bad i live in norway, 14 hours or so away from you..:P


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:27 pm 
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jonen94 wrote:
I am so going to visit that resturant if am in australia, Orcishorde..^^
It looks REALLY nice :P

Thats the kinda job im looking for.. Too bad i live in norway, 14 hours or so away from you..:P



AwWWwww. Its a really nice restaurant :D , i'm going again today and im finally going to bring my rope routine allow with me and clutch :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:33 pm 
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Update:
After a few months of cold calls and e-mails, I'm finding jobs! No restaurants yet but entertainmet at restaurants do not exist arround here.
So if your like me and trying to become known, keep those calls and e-mails going. They will pay off.


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