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“Marc is not only a long-time friend but is one of the finest mentalists in the world today. He has performed internationally, on Broadway and is a favorite of lay people and professional mentalists alike. I can't recommend Marc highly enough. He's one of the best in the business.” -Bob Cassidy
What will he teach?
It is EXTREMELY rare that Marc Salem lectures or shares his techniques, so we are thrilled that he is coming here, to Penguin Live, to do just that.
Marc will teach you a few exclusive effects and techniques:
Who is he?
Marc Salem has been a student of the human mind for over 30 years. As an academic he holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and has been on faculty of several major universities for close to two decades. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on non-verbal communication. How the mind creates reality and meaning has been his major focus.
As a researcher Professor Salem has traveled the globe exploring the mind and its potential. He was a director of research at Sesame Street studying the development and nature of the mental process. As an entertainer Marc has performed around the world, astounding and entertaining millions. His show MIND GAMES concluded two extended runs on BROADWAY to both critical and popular acclaim. The Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival and Singapore's Esplanade have also hosted extended runs of MIND GAMES.
He has been featured on the The O'Reilly Factor, Montel, Maury, CNN, and has been a frequent guest on Regis. He has had two network television specials, with more to come. Marc has also completed 3 sell-out seasons in London. He is a regular guest on Court TV, and was also recently profiled on an astounding 60 Minutes by Mike Wallace.
If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?
If you've never been to a magic lecture, theres never been a better time. Sunday April 27th at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Marc Salem LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.
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Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you'll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. Itll be waiting for you in your MyPenguinMagic area.
Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you wont find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.
This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Dont miss it!
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A+ mentalism theory and effects Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 28th, 2014
Marc's lecture is PERFECT for those that want to put together a mentalism show, but get let down when they tune in and hear "pre-show" and expensive electronic gimmicks ( Marc's lecture is all organic ).3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Marc doesn't do pre-show in his own work ( pre-show work is fantastic, but hobbyists don't feel comfortable using it ). He explains why he doesn't use it ( also why he doesn't even have any assistants ).
Marc teaches the EASIEST add a number method that has a giant payoff. No wallets or fancy gimmicks. Just a pen and index card!
This is one of THE BEST lectures Penguin has ever had!
Arrogant. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 6th, 2015
The title of this review is the review I would give to this lecture if I had to sum it up in one word. I might also choose 'condescending', 'dull', 'unfunny'.5 of 8 magicians found this helpful.
Now, on that last one you might be saying to yourself, "Well, Marc is not a comedy performer, so it's unfair to describe him as unfunny." No, it's not. He makes a lot of what he seems to think are funny comments and jokes, and, at best, they might elicit forced, polite laughter from a live audience feeling the pressure to respond. Me? I was rolling my eyes.
And, yes, difficult to watch with all the rambling and swaying back and forth. Complete lack of stage presence.
Going on an on constantly about how wonderful it is that your entire show is assembled from stuff at Staples is a waste of time. Who cares? The implication is that somehow any apparatus fancier than a bic pen or a piece of poster board makes you less of a legitimate performer, which is, of course, a colossal load of bs.
If this is an example of Salem's performances, then count me out. It's everything that makes mentalism so boring to many people. Maybe the condescending attitude was only because it was for an audience of magicians, in which case I say don't bother, then.
Was there some good information in the lecture? Sure. But nothing that couldn't be gleamed from much more enjoyable sources. This lecture, regardless of any information shared, was an endurance test.
Avoid this and revisit Annemann's writings. You'll gain a lot more. A whole lot more.
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What a Plus - Excellent Lecture! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 1st, 2014
It was nice to see a guy that you could go out and have a pizza and beer with and then see his show and feel he was the same guy. Very down to earth, funny, and delivered great material, but the gems were not in the material, they were in his insight.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
I think anyone who has seen some of these lectures may already know or have recently learned that the pudding is not the trick, it's all of the thinking behind it. Marc shared much of his thinking and insight with an honest, funny approach as is his material, and yet very real world working stuff. One of the best lectures here, so get off your butt, wait you're at the computer; just sit, buy it, and watch it! :)
Delightfully entertaining from start to finish Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 28th, 2014
I knew of Marc Salem's reputation and was eager to check out this lecture. I live about 90 minutes from the studio where these Penguin LIVE lectures originate, so I wanted to see Marc live and in person. I am so glad I did.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Marc has a fluid banter with the audience, and it's as if his gift of gab never stops. He is incredibly entertaining and funny.
His opening effect, The Gift, is one of those nice pieces that can fit in a variety of shows. The performer reads off a series of gifts to his helper, asking if she has any of them. Three spectators write down two-digit numbers. Once the total is added, another spectator chooses on of the digits. It corresponds to a number on the list of gifts. The gift is read, and it is found in a bag underneath the chair that has been there the whole time. Inside the bag there is also a receipt, and it is for the amount the numbers added up to. Nice, fun effect, and Marc teaches a classic principle to achieved the desired outcome.
Marc also performed two book tests. I am a big fan of book tests, and he shared two ungimmicked book tests. If you already use a commercially marketed effect, then having these methods available allows you to add layers and built on a routine. I like the two very much. Also, if you have repeat performances, having these two book tests in your arsenal allows for you to change up methods and books.
Marc teaches a straightforward, ungimmicked Bank Night routine. It is nice and allows for some interplay with your helpers.
One of the principles he taught (though he did not perform a routine using this principle) is how to use a certain kind of business card for a Q&A act. It is based on a classic principle, but Marc has streamlined it in such a way that I people write down the names of cities. I don't do readings either, but this method has me curious. Take your cards and a brown paper bag, and you have a serious piece of mentalism that can run long or short, depending upon your ability or desire. I like this a lot.
The promo material stated Marc would teach a right-brain/left-brain effect that was in the vein of Out of This World. He does not perform it or teach it, however, he mentions what he did with it during his interview with host Dan Harlan. You will need to know the OOTW method and know the difference between right- and left-brain activity to perform it, but it should not be much of a challenge if this interests you.
Marc was delightful, engaging, funny and entertaining. It was a treat.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 5th, 2014
I did get one routine from the lecture that I will play with. To be honest it was my least favorite of the lectures I have seen so far. Marc is a bit difficult to watch with all the swaying back and forth, etc., but as I said there was still at least one item I will play with so congrats for that.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Lack of passion Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 24th, 2016
He looks like he doesn't want to stay there. He lacks of passion, lacks of emotion...1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
The most that I Iiked was the final interview.
I think that he is a great mentalism, but I didn't like his lecture at all.
Good,but it drags Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2015
Way too much fluff and chat,could have been half as long.But it had some good things as well.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
JUST ABOUT CLEVEREST MATERIAL I'VE SEEN Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 8th, 2014
I won't lie about the presenter of this lecture, Mr. Marc Salem, he is quite a slow talker, rather unenthusiastic in his presentation...which is unfortunate because the material is so insanely clever you're wondering why he isn't jumping in excitment, slickest add a number piece, cleverest book test material, a genius handling of classical Q & A slips, its just a great lecture if you are willing to add your own excitement to the lecture (because the lecturer sort of failed to be awed by his own genius)1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 3rd, 2014
Wow -- Marc is a thinker. He does like effects that create mystery -- but can be accomplished by normal human beings.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
It was great.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 10th, 2016
This is a good lecture. I enjoy it.
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