Podcast 008: Do You Really Need A Website?

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How To Be A Professional Magician, Podcast 8 Do You Really Need A Website? In this episode of the How To Be A Professional Magician Podcast we ask if you really need to have a website. It used to be essential; but with the dominance of social media platforms is spending money to design and […]

Podcast 007: Should You Pack Small and Play Big?

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How To Be A Professional Magician, Podcast 7 Should You Pack Small and Play Big? In this episode we ask why you should “pack small and play big”. It’s a common phrase that you’ve no doubt heard, and it is rooted in logic; but is sticking to this rule potentially compromising the show that you […]

Podcast 004: What Should You Do At A Networking Meeting?

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How To Be A Professional Magician, Podcast 4 What Should You Do At A Networking Meeting? In this episode we ask what the benefits of a networking meeting are, what you should do when you are there and how to prepare before you attend. Networking meetings are events were people in different professions get together […]

Podcast 001: Do You Really Need a Logo?

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How To Be A Professional Magician, Podcast 1 Do You Really Need a Logo? In this episode we ask if you really need to have a logo as a professional magician. A logo can be one of the most visual aspects of a company’s marketing and branding, but as a magician is it essential – […]

Sales Process – Video Business Lesson

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In this business lesson we cover the subject of sales processes. This is the most famous sales process of them all – A. B. C. If you have worked in sales (or seen the film Glenngary Glen Ross) it’s likely that you will have heard of this acronym before. It stands for Always Be Closing. […]

Wedding Fairs – Video Business Lesson

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In this business lesson we cover the subject of wedding fairs. Wedding fairs are a great way to meet brides and grooms, show them a demonstration of your magic and discuss how you can entertain them and their guests on their wedding day. We look at the types of wedding fair and how you can […]

New YouTube How To Be A Professional Magician Videos

I’m currently producing a range of How To Be A Professional Magician videos for the YouTube channels. Each video is about 5 minutes long and is crammed with bite-sized actionable content to get you started. They are no fuss and throw you in at the deep end. No waffling, and no excuses for you not […]

What is a Professional Magician?

By definition a professional magician is someone makes their living performing magic. However, there’s more to it than that, a magician must also act professional, and be perceived as professional. If you have tooth-ache you want to see a professional dentist, someone who has training, experience, the right tools for the job and a clean […]

Making Your Magic Commercial

When I made the decision to turn professional I decided that I needed repertoire of commercial tricks that I could perform for my close-up act; but I realised that I couldn’t just do a pile of card tricks, or do tricks that I liked doing. I shortlisted tricks, practiced those, and worked on the patter; […]

Facebook Group

There is now a Facebook group for magicians to discuss the content of this site and offer assistance to each other. The group can be accessed at www.facebook.com/groups/howtobeaprofessionalmagician/ You will need to apply to join this group because I want to keep away spammers, however, anyone will a passing interest and a desire to learn […]