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Brian T. Lees

Brian T. Lees

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Brian brings over 50 years of experience to the stage. His shows play to all ages and he has made his mark as a highly skilled entertainer. The music, comedy and storytelling in his "Mysteries of Magic" show will leave you talking about it for a very long time. He knows the secret of capturing an audience and leading them through a magical journey.

Through his training materials Brian introduces magicians to the craft, skills and tools needed to work in front of an audience. It makes no difference how expensive your magic is, how great you are with slight-of-hand or manipulations. Your entertainment factor rests entirely on the audience. If they are not entertained you will not be viewed well as a performer.

Brian has presented numerous lectures on performance, working with music and show development to various clubs and organizations. His helpful articles have been published in both clown and magic industry magazines. Endorsements he received echo his goal of meeting magicians where they are and providing training to help take their performance to the next level.

Brian has won first place in group competition (Felix Adler Days, Clinton, IA) He placed second in stage competition (2012) third in competition (2015), second in stage competition (2016) by IBM Ring # 11 (QCMC), and third in stage competition (2017) by IBM Ring # 11 (QCMC)

All Brian’s training materials are available as lectures. For more information, or to discuss lectures for your organization or convention feel free to email: magicwithbrian@yahoo.com

website: magicbybrian.com

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Cold Calls for Performance by Brian T. Lees

An approach to turn drive by cold calls into contracts for performances.

The hardest part of promoting our magic is making cold calls. As part of business, cold calls are done to get our name out. The goal is to prompt hiring committees/individuals to reach out to us before they open the doors to floods of entertainers searching for work.

This text will provide sample approaches, materials you need on hand and ways to introduce yourself to organizations. The focus is on your information and potentials your magic can support/enhance their events. A good cold call will place you in front...

2019 / 9 / 7
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Abraca-Poof September 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Lecture Overstock
  • Referrals
  • Identify Discounts
  • Marketing 80/20 Average
  • Drama Coach Help
  • Marketing 5 X
  • Marketing Materials
  • Ball and Vase How I got Started
  • Deal or No Deal

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 9 / 1
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Marketing 5X by Brian T. LeesIt can take up to 5 exposures of your marketing for customers to notice. That is the recognized average. To reach those 5 one must blend activities and media. This ebook helps magicians' market themselves with minimum or no investment beyond their time.

It introduces a tracking system that allows you to monitor which activities, locations and media produce the best results. If you are willing to make flyers and other announcements the materials in this ebook will help you get hired.

Regardless how full the performance schedule gets successful magicians still use these ideas/sources....

2019 / 8 / 14
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Abraca-Poof August 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • One Thing You Never Hear
  • Transporting Materials
  • Professional Show Development
  • Performance Investment
  • Oops, now what?
  • Website
  • What's in it for Me?
  • Assistant Cosmetic or Tool

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 7 / 29
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Professional Show Development by Brian T. LeesYou do not have to hire a director, choreographer and technical designer to produce your own professional show. This ebook covers the environment, building your outline of magic, using music, and developing your show. Learn how to fine tune your performance through rehearsal, problem area recognition and the flow from opening to your finale. A high-quality professional production is within your grasp using a lot of materials you may already own.
  1. Set the stage
    • Backdrop
    • Sound, P/A System
    • Music
    • Lights
    • Working tables, etc.
    • Transporting
    • Cases, boxes, bags trunks and carts.
  2. Show components ...
2019 / 7 / 21
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Abraca-Poof July 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Same Show Over and Over
  • Blog/Journal
  • Productive Rehearsal
  • Referrals Out of Shelf Life
  • That's Old
  • Projection
  • Never End Articles

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 6 / 20
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Abraca-Poof June 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Opening in June
  • Productive Rehearsal
  • Body Language / Gestures
  • Power of 10
  • Bad Mouth
  • Reach Out to your Referrals
  • Warm Ups
  • Hand Lotion

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 6 / 1
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Abraca-Poof May 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Marketing Materials
  • Inventory Clearance
  • Book Ahead
  • Magicians Are Not Robots
  • Added Value
  • Google Play Cards Scam
  • What's in it for me?
  • Thank You Albuquerque
  • Make Mine a Double

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 4 / 27
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Added Value by Brian T. Lees

Simple things that get you hired.

You may have a fantastic show, be extremely talented and a high-quality entertainer and still have trouble getting booked. When being considered with a cluster of other proposals there are things you can do to position yourself above the rest. This text covers added services you can include that increases the perceived value of your proposal.

  • The hiring investment
  • Importance of added value
  • Value adds to consider
  • Research: match the add to a need
  • Presenting the value add
  • Follow up calls
  • Wrapping it up
1st edition 2019, 22 pages.
2019 / 4 / 13
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Abraca-Poof April 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • No Warning 20 Minute Spot
  • MyBackStageMagic.com
  • Competition Results
  • Magician's Profile
  • Cost and Value
  • Sponsors for Shows
  • Best Lessons from Unknowns

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 3 / 28
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Abraca-Poof March 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Trick Sold / Secret Told
  • Sixpack Product Review
  • Performance Mistakes
  • Point Of Law
  • Cheap Magic
  • Competition
  • Change Things Up

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 2 / 28
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Abraca-Poof February 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Privacy Policy
  • Take It or Leave It Magic
  • The 80/20 Rules
  • Insurance
  • Affordable Conventions
  • Magic Trunk
  • Can You Work Without Your Tricks?
  • Sponge Care
  • Over Practice

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 1 / 24
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The Magic Trunk by Brian T. LeesA method of transport and performance for pack small/play big with one trip to and from the car. Customize the interior of the trunk for your specific magic and use it while you perform.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

2019 / 1 / 14
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Abraca-Poof January 2019 by Brian T. Lees
  • Do You Stand Out?
  • Make It/Take It
  • He Wasn't Well Known
  • Let The Audience Help You
  • Book Bundle 1-101 DVD Collection
  • Everything Old New Again
  • Four Secrets to Get Booked
  • I Don't Mind Losing
  • Commando Show

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2018 / 12 / 30
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Abraca-Poof December 2018 by Brian T. Lees
  • Second Booking
  • Spare Parts
  • 20th Century Silks - Single Person
  • January Planning/Budget
  • Trade Show Work
  • Common Mistakes
  • 2019 Is Coming Are You Covered?

1st edition 2018, 10 pages.

2018 / 11 / 29
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Get the Second Booking by Brian T. LeesCompetition for performances today is more intense than it every was. Organizations are comparing information on large numbers of performers. Loyalty remains. But being the previous entertainer, only for the reason he/she worked it before, is not always the hiring factor. Individuals/agents are now looking beyond the cost. The non-documented elements are starting to carry a lot more weight in the hiring decision.

A dear friend once said that it is better to position yourself to be hired over and over, then to make one deposit and never perform again. That statement carries a lot of weight....

2018 / 10 / 29
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Abraca-Poof November 2018 by Brian T. Lees
  • Second Booking
  • Olive the Reindeer
  • Off-Season Maintenance
  • Sponge Magic
  • Business Plan
  • What is Back Stage Magic?
  • Magicians Miss Opportunities

1st edition 2018, 10 pages.

2018 / 10 / 26
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Abraca-Poof October 2018 by Brian T. Lees
  • Assembly and Ring Lecture Values
  • Do Your Homework
  • One Man's Junk ...
  • Inexpensive Learning
  • Heads Up Albuquerque
  • Last Minute Calls
  • Warm Ups

1st edition 2018, 10 pages.

2018 / 9 / 28
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Abraca-Poof September 2018 by Brian T. Lees
  • Make Conventions Affordable
  • Clean You Cannot See
  • Louis Armstrong Tribute
  • Book Covers/Graphics
  • Marketing Outside the Box
  • Customer's Investment
  • 2 Things You Never See
  • Cardboard Displays
  • Look Beyond the Magic

1st edition 2018, 10 pages.

2018 / 8 / 31
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Marketing Outside the Box by Brian T. LeesMarketing does not have to be expensive. Newspaper, radio, and television are good sources, but they can cost a lot of money. There are other activities magicians can do to advertise their services. Many are free, and others have minimum expense. Some magicians only use these sources. This type of marketing works well for them.

To tap into these sources the magician must start to think outside the box. One must reach beyond those expensive venues and get their name out to potential customers through different media and activity. The magician must get creative, carving out exposure to their...

2018 / 8 / 18
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