Benefits of having a Magician:
Attract new customers
Adds more value to the experience for the customers
Increases return customers
Keeps customers happy while waiting for a table
Helps fill time due to kitchen delays
If you have never seen a restaurant magician, you may not know what to expect. Or maybe you have seen a magician and have preconceived notions of what a restaurant magician is. Let me explain my approach to table hopping and exactly what I do.
Although I’ve had some great mentors in magic, I was never trained on all the aspects of preforming in restaurants and bars. I had to learn everything on my own through years of trial and error. I started with a good foundation of skills I perfected from over 10 years of door-to-door sales as a young adult. Skills like approaching, opening, building rapport, creating interest and enthusiasm, and reading people. I didn’t know how other magicians did strolling magic, so I molded my own methods and set my own standards. As a result, my performing style is unique and personal.
It’s my personal opinion that preforming magic shouldn’t always be a rigidly structured theatrical production to be just observed. I prefer to make it a fun interactive experience between the performer and spectator. If you connect with the people through mutual interplay the experience will be more engaging and memorable.
So in a nutshell, I give intimate performances to individuals or small groups of people for a personalized feel, using original routines, mind reading, and close up illusions utilizing everyday objects that I often even borrow from guests.
These are my Do’s & Don’ts that I use as guidelines:
- Use all my skill, experience, and talent to try to be the best magician they will ever see live.
- Have a wide range of material so if needed I can do just do one quick effect or entertain for hours.
- Add to the value and overall atmosphere of the establishment.
- Work as a team member
- Never solicit for tips.
- Always represent myself and the establishment in a professional manner.
Seeing is believing so…