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What will he teach?

The Premise of the lecture: Every venue requires different effects and presentations. The venue determines the conditions and the conditions determine what you do and how you do it.

I will do effects from each of these 6 venues:

1. Close-up walk around magic, cocktail parties, hospitality suites, Bar Mitzvahs.
These are the first 4 tricks from my hospitality set. I will do all four effects and then explain them. Why I do them in the particular order. How to work all the participants, how to reset, and how to approach.

2. Formal close up shows: dinner parties, small theaters and rooms, house parties.
I present these tricks in a close up setting. Each routine has multiple endings. I explain why this is important and how to apparently repeat the same effect with a different method. The third effect, Ring and Rope, has 7 different climaxes. I talk about why it is important to try to do more than one effect with the props you are using and how to keep a routine going and going.

3. Stand up: Comedy clubs, small theaters, large parties, banquets
These are effects from my stand up act. I will go into a great deal of detail on the explanation of each one. Preparation, presentation, bits of business.

4. Trade shows
This is a trick designed specifically for Trade Show gigs. I explain that you are hired for a trade show to get potential customers to the booth. The buyer doesn’t care about your magic ability or sleight of hand skills. The sales pitch that goes with this effect is, “I guarantee that a customer of your choosing will come to your booth and speak with you.” That’s right… NO CONNECTION -- NO FEE. I’ve always been paid.

5. Casual Magic for potential customers in bars, restaurants, etc.
The pace of these effects is slower, but the effects are devastating. Very strong magic that you take the time to sell.

6.Magic for Magicians
What to do for your fellow magicians. They think they know everything. They think they’ve seen everything. You’re not going to fool them. Here are two tricks that will keep you King of the Hill.

7. Full evening illusion show: Theaters, festivals

Who is he?

Besides being one of the foremost close up magicians in the world, Rich is also an accomplished stage performer and Stand Up comedian.

He has performed his one man show in all fifty states. He has appeared on over 20 television shows including, COMIC STRIP LIVE, SHOWTIME COMEDY CLUB, and COMEDY ON THE ROAD. He has also appeared on television in London, England, Melbourne, Australia and Madrid, Spain.

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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. It’ll 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 won’t 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. Don’t miss it!

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2014
I'm sorry Penguin got Rich to lecture because half my working material I learned from Rich.

The material Rich taught has been honed through 1000's of performances for REAL audiences at his paid gigs. There's no guess work if the material plays in the real world.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 25th, 2015
Haven't seen much of Rich Marotta, but I am glad that I took the plunge on this lecture. He teaches
Red hot momma: in this version the first two phases are the same but the last phase is the card that has been choose turns into a different color.
9/10 I think the last phase should be performed seperately

Biddle trick: a two phase version of this trick with a kicker
11/10 I love the original but this a whole lot better

Ring on string: an 8 phase version with many techniques I have never seen.
10/10 more ring moves for my arsenal

Vanishing card: a cord has a piece torn off of it the whole card vanishes into an envelope and the piece matches
10/10 very simple metal of that will make you smile when you see it

Big fan revelation: a jumbo fan is produced all of the cards are taken away from the top except the selection
8:10 an interesting fun revelation

Card through hank
7/10 standard erdnase

Card rising: you cover the deck with a hank and the card rises
8/10 an old card idea brought in a new light

Card changing in hank: a card changes while being held by the hank
8.5/10 very strong stuff

Fishbowl production: it's a prop you have to buy
Mugged: it's a prop you have to buy
Rat trap: it's a prop you have to buy

Card in orange: a card is torn al the pieces vanish except for one then an orange is chosen and the card is restored in the orange and the piece matches
9/10 strong stuff

A card trick where a spectator has choices to switch card and they match the cards you setup
8/10 seems like a simple trick that will gets big reaction
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 25th, 2014
My favorite trick was the dancing king trick. Worth the price of the lecture. Too many magicians are too serious. Can't get laughs. Rich teaches you how to be loose and likeable.
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Took my magic to another level. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2014
Rich's comedy magic transformed the way I present magic. The comedy magic pieces from Rich that I use have created the best, most hilarious memories for family, friends and co-workers.

Rich goes over some of his best great material in this lecture. Most in the easy to intermediate range.

I also recommend his three DVD which has his comedy act!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2014
this lecture is one of the greatest lectures he covers alot of amazing magic and it is the normal great quality of a lecture.
the structure is brilliant.
the magic is brilliant.
the quality is brilliant.
could not recommend more.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 4th, 2015
I found this download very helpful, his explanations were very detailed...only reason I gave it a 4 and not a five, is because of the spectators sitting at his table while he explained the secret didn't seem to really be there with him, especially the boy. other than that great tutorial.
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