Luck or Preparation – Conjurers Coffee Break – Episode 002

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Like me, you’ve probably had situations where you’ve thought, “that was lucky!” but what if we look at that from a different angle? Perhaps it wasn’t luck but simply good preparation. In this episode, we’ll explore that idea, plus how to perform a show / event pre-mortem!

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Top Wedding Planning Questions Asked by Couples

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here are some of the most common wedding questions you’ll want to be prepared to answer.

It’s likely that this is the biggest and most important event you’ve ever tried to organise. Wedding preparation can be somewhat difficult, however, asking yourself a few questions, in the beginning, will help you prevent issues later.

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Card Tricks vs Card Magic – What’s the Difference?

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Occasionally when people contact me they ask if I “just do card tricks?” This is often said (I think) negatively, and I believe they ask it because they’ve seen someone perform a series of boring card tricks.
Are card tricks boring?


In and of themselves, it’s not the card tricks that are boring, it’s the person performing them.

As a professional close up magician, and expert in card magic, I feel I am well placed to offer advice on this question.

In fact, I give this advice to the magicians that I mentor too. Sometimes they say to me, “my audiences don’t like card tricks.” That seems crazy to me.

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Christmas Party Ideas for Entertainment

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The tree is up, the tinsel is out and you are ready to party! But have sorted any entertainment? Planning engaging activities to keep your guests amused all night is vital to the success of your Christmas party, but it’s not an easy task to accomplish.

Fortunately, I’ve got you covered with this list – actually two lists, one of entertainers you can hire, and one of games you can create yourself. That way, I hope there’s something here for every budget. With this list of entertaining party ideas and activities, you can host the perfect Christmas party this year. Simply choose your favourites from those mentioned below, or get in touch with me for a further chat about how to make your celebration incredible.

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Five Party Tips for Any Party

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Someone called me recently about a booking and they asked me if there was anything else that I could recommend for their event. I checked they had what I call the ‘party basics’. It’s tempting sometimes to try to book absolutely everything but more is less, and I think that if you have these basics then everyone will be happy.

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Why You Should Hire A Christmas Party Magician

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When it comes to different Christmas party ideas, it can be hard to know what sorts of things will suit everyone, keep the mood festive and not break the bank. Christmas work party activities do get a bad name, rightly deserved if you’ve ever had to sit through a half-hearted murder mystery night courtesy of the local am-dram group, or, heaven forbid, karaoke. Office Christmas parties don’t have to be like this.

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