GET BOOKED by Benji Bruce
Get Booked is a book from Colorado Springs based mentalist Benji
Bruce on how to get gigs, available in both e-book and hardcopy formats. Over the years Ive read
lots of books and posts in forums, as well as watched DVDs and talked with other entrepreneurs on
how to create a solid business in the magic market. A few good ideas here and there, but nothing
thatfor meever formulated into the perfect plan.
What Bruce presents in his book is a
full battle plan on how to take your magic business from concept to full-throttle machine. This is
a complete blueprint on how Bruce went from restaurant performer working occasional private gigs, to
full-time corporate performer charging high-end fees. And in a much quicker time than it seems to
take the majority.
Bruce holds nothing back in his book, giving detailed advice and
examples on business cards, website design, and even sample (anonymous) emails of correspondence
with potential clients turned clients. The real meat of the book is in the advice Bruce offers on
copywriting, social proofing, and the importance of taking action. Unlike many books, which simply
present ideas that leave the reader to figure out how to put them into action, Bruce provides
examples of the exact steps he himself took to turn his ideas into action, leaving the reader few to
no questions about what he should do when hes done reading the book. Other topics Bruce covers are
hotel crashing, the importance of testimonials and how to get them, phone scripts, pricing, how to
perform like a businessman to increase bookings, and time management. Bruce also puts a heavy
emphasis on inspiring the reader to take the battle plan hes presenting and really put into action.
Everything you do today is for tomorrow, says Bruce.
What I enjoyed about Benji Bruces
book is the thoroughness he put into delivering the information and the focus on he kept on
presenting practical and valuable advice on building a successful magic business and how to generate
gigs. Bruce is someone who is walking the walk and not just talking the talk, and he has the
credentials to show. Whether youre someone just considering starting to perform paid gigs, or a
seasoned pro looking to pull in more gigs at higher prices, the information is all here from the
groundwork up. Ive already used some of the advice in Bruces book to secure the highest paid
contract Ive ever gotten.
Everything is here.
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Benji Bruce authors the best books on marketing for mystery entertainers. There are other good books
out there with valuable insights, but none that go as extensive into the details and provide such
brilliant ideas like Benji does. Truly, this book is a masterpiece. I bought after I bought the DVD
set just to absorb the information in a new form so it sinks. If you are tired of being undervalued,
underpaid, and underestimated in your show business career path, then you need this book. Just buy
it. Seriously, buy it.