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 Post subject: Walkaround into Kid shows
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:44 pm 
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I'm going to start performing in restuarnant, most likely in family restuarants, with parents and children. As I do this, I assume, sometimes, the parents will ask "Do you do kid shows, as well?" I'm getting into that also. So it'll work out perfectly. I'll answer "yes" and hand them my business card.

When I go to a restuarant, I'm going to have two routines: one for adults/couples etc. and one for families w/ children. My question is, if I have a routine for the families (kind of like a mini-kid show) and they ask me "Do you do kid shows, as well?" I'm going to perform most likely most of the same tricks in a kid show.

Here are some thoughts of what I might perform for families at a restuarant:

Sponge balls
mini magic coloring book
etc.

Do you think it's okay to do some of the same tricks for the families (in the restuarant) than in the kid's show (separate party)?

Tell me if it's confusing to comprehend my question...I'll give more detail, but tell me what you think...

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I think it'd be okay, but how many tricks do you plan on doing while walkaround? I don't know much about it but I'd figure youd only do one or 2 tricks at a time, that way they'd only see some of the kid show tricks.


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borntopreform wrote:
I think it'd be okay, but how many tricks do you plan on doing while walkaround? I don't know much about it but I'd figure youd only do one or 2 tricks at a time, that way they'd only see some of the kid show tricks.


I'm mostly planning on 2, MAYBE 3. I might to 3 for the couples and adults etc.

Probably 2 for the kids. It's just something for them to see while they wait for the food.


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SirJonIV wrote:
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I think it'd be okay, but how many tricks do you plan on doing while walkaround? I don't know much about it but I'd figure youd only do one or 2 tricks at a time, that way they'd only see some of the kid show tricks.


I'm mostly planning on 2, MAYBE 3. I might to 3 for the couples and adults etc.

Probably 2 for the kids. It's just something for them to see while they wait for the food.


yes, well that would be good, because you'd have more then 2 tricks at the Kid Show right? maybe repeat one trick, and leave out one that you performed at the restaurant. then do the others.


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I think a lot of people are going to tell you that you are not ready. I hear that restaurant walk around is very difficult to handle. And will they even let a 14 year old take that job? They probably would be looking for someone more mature.


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I think a lot of people are going to tell you that you are not ready. I hear that restaurant walk around is very difficult to handle. And will they even let a 14 year old take that job? They probably would be looking for someone more mature.


No, no. I'm not starting restaurant walkaround til very old 15, or 16. I'm just preparing. I think I am mature enough, when it comes to buisness.


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No, no. I'm not starting restaurant walkaround til very old 15, or 16.

This is one time I don't have a comment that I can say or write on a public forum.
At that advanced age it must be very hard to get around. Hope your will is made out by age 13 then because you don't have many years left.
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No, no. I'm not starting restaurant walkaround til very old 15, or 16.

This is one time I don't have a comment that I can say or write on a public forum.
At that advanced age it must be very hard to get around. Hope your will is made out by age 13 then because you don't have many years left.
Paddy


i mean at around the age of 15. I know i need to start as quickly as possible but I just need some time to prepare. That's all.


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Thanks for the suggestions and comments, btw. Thanks.


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i mean at around the age of 15. I know i need to start as quickly as possible but I just need some time to prepare. That's all.


Why do you think that?


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DaveV wrote:
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i mean at around the age of 15. I know i need to start as quickly as possible but I just need some time to prepare. That's all.


Why do you think that?


I don't know....don't know why i said that? :oops: hehe.


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I mentioned that I might do sponge balls and mini magic coloring book for the families and children.

I realized that, if I were to do the magic coloring book, the kid might expect you to give them the book, as a souvenir. This might not happen, but even if it does, I, obviously, can't give it to them.

I'm thinking about performing, definelty sponge balls. But what else? I thinking prefessors nightmare...mouth coils....card to mouth....What would be a good restuarant walkaround trick for children?

Thanks a million.


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SirJonIV wrote:
I mentioned that I might do sponge balls and mini magic coloring book for the families and children.

I realized that, if I were to do the magic coloring book, the kid might expect you to give them the book, as a souvenir. This might not happen, but even if it does, I, obviously, can't give it to them.



Sure you can. There are ungaffed magic coloring books designed as giveaways just for this purpose.


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DaveV wrote:
SirJonIV wrote:
I mentioned that I might do sponge balls and mini magic coloring book for the families and children.

I realized that, if I were to do the magic coloring book, the kid might expect you to give them the book, as a souvenir. This might not happen, but even if it does, I, obviously, can't give it to them.



Sure you can. There are ungaffed magic coloring books designed as giveaways just for this purpose.


I didn't know that! Sweet!

i looked on the web, but couldn't find any souvenir magic coloring books. Anyone know where I could find one? (or maybe I'm just bad at searching)


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I also looked all around the internet and could not find a magic coloring that was the same exact kind...

My suggestion is to make a single coloring page (8.5 x 11) with a copy machine. Be sure to put your name and number on the page.. Great cheap hand out. Will cost you about a penny a piece.

This link below as HUNDRED of FREE coloring pages..

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... %26hl%3Den


Don't forget to ad your name and number!


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