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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:30 pm 
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hi, me and my friend are thinking about starting restaurant entertainment over xmas. we're 15, and so it'll probably be harder for us to get a job, but we are good enough magicians. any advice about how to approach buisnesses? any other tips would be appreciated, thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:00 pm 
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there has been a lot of tips given, just look around this section of the forum and you'll quite a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:07 am 
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1. Try to find one with a kids night( it is easer to get work if that is the case)

2. Meet the Manager or GM

3. Tell him that you are a table-side magician and would like a chance to give your magic a try in the spot.

4. Tell him you will do the first night for a FREE meal.

5. If he likes you and the reaction of the people we'll talk money.

6. Have at least 15 mins worth of a ruteen just in case per table

PS ballons are a good plus (animals)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:42 am 
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MagicManCoryHolder wrote:
4. Tell him you will do the first night for a FREE meal.


good idea... most ppl suggest a completely free night, but a little food wouldnt hurt lol...

Jim Pace has a good book on getting restaurant work... I'm reading it now in fact... I'll post a review soon to let u know how good it really is...


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i approached my job by demoing a couple of my strongest tricks and then saying he didn't have to ay me with anything but meals forever, i would just get paid off of tips, and it works. i get about $100 in tips every 6 hours i decide to go there. but i can only go on weekends cuz i'm only 11


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If you run a search I'm sure that you will find alot of helpful Info.
Hope I helped


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:10 pm 
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i work in restraunt.......nice one too.....like a bury......log fire....mmmmm toastie ^^.......wel lanyway just impress the manager with yer tricks thats what i did


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:55 pm 
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tamiyakingblackfoot wrote:
i work in restraunt.......nice one too.....like a bury......log fire....mmmmm toastie ^^.......wel lanyway just impress the manager with yer tricks thats what i did


Hey man you seem new around here.
Can you fully elaborate on your job?
Like where you work and what routines you do and such?
Any info would be nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:27 pm 
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speaking of log fire, I go to caribou coffee and perform...no one pays me, although I get free coffee, but i do get tips. Often times I juggle outside the store, if its a nice night. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:09 pm 
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erm well i dont really have a rotinue sorry i know many ppl dissagree with me and say i should but i dont as i like to be spontainos :shock:

its gets ppl more happy i say and yer act dont become boring and dry and i think the mangaer prefers his costermers to be seeing diff tricks instead of the same one over and over again what a bore

i know some tricks i will never get rid of like club sandwich

but if u use this trick get versitile monte ime not gonna tell u the shop but pm if u want it ( u get to print yer own cards onto balnk *both sides* bicycle cards)..i have whole deck of gimmicked jokers yay

anyway twisted sisters is good but keep it away from other tables and do it one evry 3 days ect as this is a great trick but can be sussed out easily if u do it twice on same person on same night..i usally do this when ppl have a bit of alcahol in them that makes them freak lol

erm quick trick and the dailey show i cant advise these enoth

i mean i work in a nice restraunt in england as i said with a lovely log fire and the tables are nice wood oak and i lay my working mat on them so i can perfrom

i have the english version of scotch and soda with a pound and a 1 pence coin

erm i aslo have ultamate 50p coin which is a flipper...bender...can go in bottles...be bitten...ripped...ect ect

i have books on cards i like to do non gimmicked tricks but a svengali deck is a good thing to carry about

erm last thing mabie healed and sealed on one table mabie good.....oir in a flash by jay sankey....OH get sankeys 3 ring circus great for table work yes yes yes!

last thing masters time mashine is good...thats is some thing u shoudl carry around or pardox watch.....both are good but i have both lol

anyway its nice there...its friendly and i just love working to entertain and do magic...add some comedy.....once i was at a table of women and i said this....(i was doing dailey show)

i said women are like a pack of cards

i showed em the hearts and said u need hearts to love her

then i did the stwichy thingy and the hearts ended up on top and i reveled the diamons saying u needed these to marry her

later on i reaveled the clubs this is where it got funny..i throt so

i said u need clubs to kill her

and spades to bury her...they laughed!

hehe well hope that helped...comedy and magic...works just dont be rude lol!


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