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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

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Oops. Now What? by Brian T. LeesAudience is on the edge of their seats. Every trick is working fantastic. Getting more applause then ever before on your routines. Then BOOM!!! Music cuts out, microphone starts to feedback and the mechanism on the change bag broke while you were trying to use it. Now you are front stage holding a bag you cannot manipulate with no music or microphone ... Now what?

This ebook helps you identify potential problems. A different form of rehearsal is introduced to help you work through these situations. Good magicians smooth over problems, work through situations and still leave their audience...

2016 / 11 / 27
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Abraca-Poof December 2016 by Brian T. Lees
  • End of Year Clean Out
  • Holiday Cards
  • Failed Card Trick
  • Set the Environment
  • Don't Let Them Take It With Them
  • Goals
  • What? Did He Just Say "Wow My Neck Is Really Thick"

1st edition 2016, 10 pages.

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Magician's Journals by Brian T. LeesA primer on when, what, where and why a magician would keep a series of personal journals.
  • Journals
  • Magicians Journal
  • Daily Planners
  • Daily Journal
  • Creative Journal
  • Magic Files
  • Dreams
  • Inspiration
  • Wrapping it Up

1st edition 2016, 25 pages.

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Paperwork by Brian T. LeesThe paperwork associated with being a magician.

We may think the world is going paperless and in a few industries it is. But we still have a document close by to print as needed. Many times, receipts have been printed out to correct charges on statements. People do not hire maintenance work to be done without some form of contract. The magic industry is the same.

This text covers the basic documents used. These documents range from a simple query letter to proposals/quotes and contracts. Nestled within this ebook are the basics used to form the paper trail of our performances. Though...

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Abraca-Poof November 2016 by Brian T. Lees
  • Winter Projects
  • Invoice Donated Performances?
  • Role Models
  • Writing
  • Insurance
  • Winging It
  • Political Magic
  • Self-contained, Clean-Up

1st edition 2016, 10 pages.

2016 / 10 / 30
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Patter: The Story Behind the Magic by Brian T. LeesAs magicians we do the same range of magic over and over again. What makes it different is our character, presentation and patter. We all put our own twist on the routines. Patter is the glue that identifies the magic to us personally. It is our personal signature. If we don't take time to create new or updated patter then our performance begins to sound routine or "follow the motions". This ebook identifies different types of patter, offers some suggestions and provides a few examples.
  • What's in the box
  • Purpose of patter
  • Story patter
  • Instructional patter
  • Narration patter
  • Situation patter ...
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Same Show Over and Over by Brian T. LeesMagicians do the same basic show over and over. This text will help you prepare for a second, third or fourth show that same day. It covers the need to decompress from the first performance, relax, and reset. Then it identifies ways to pump yourself back up.

Every time you step on stage the audience should feel they are experiencing a premier performance. They don't care if we have done the same magic 100 times already. They want to see a fresh, energetic show each and every time.

This text will cover some of the things professionals do between shows. They follow steps that help them...

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Gospel Magic: performing as a business by Brian T. LeesGospel magic can be done as a business. But there are steps in the planning process, research needed in the market place and calculations that have to be done first. There are times we can make the decision. Then there are others where the decision is made for us. This ebook will give you a strong foundation approach. It will identify how you determine expenses, project income and how to plan for your net profits. If you do your homework this book will identify if making an income is practical in your area.

Magicians perform Gospel magic for free, some charge to recover their expenses and...

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Tool Box Show by Brian T. LeesA call comes in and their magician cancelled. They need a magic show in the next half hour. Can you be packed and ready to go? Maybe you are at an event and one of the sponsors comes up to you and says they need to fill a thirty-minute gap in their schedule. Are you ready to step on stage and go to work? The answer rests in what this text refers to as a tool box show. When the phone rings, if the money is right, all you need to do is grab your tool box and go to work. This ebook will help you take advantage of those "short notice" performance opportunities.
  • Real world
  • Tool box show purpose ...
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Abraca-Poof October 2016 by Brian T. Lees
  • Performance Contract/Agreement
  • A Trip Through the Vendors Room
  • Basic Instructions
  • Bar Code
  • Your Show / Your Responsibility
  • Work the Sizzle
  • Micro Cassette
  • "On" in Public's Eyes
  • Magic Without Your Stuff

1st edition 2016, 10 pages.

2016 / 9 / 24
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Sell the Sizzle by Brian T. LeesThe climax of a magic trick can only last a few minutes. But the build up can take a lot more time. The "sizzle" created by the magician adds drama, mystery and builds the element of surprise. This ebook covers sizzle. What it is, when it is needed, when to use it, and how to work with it.
  • What is sizzle?
  • When to use sizzle
  • Creating sizzle
  • Automate yourself
  • Timing
  • Wrapping it up

1st edition 2016, 15 pages.

2016 / 9 / 18
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Setting the Environment by Brian T. LeesA major portion of the audience's experience involves the environment. Their enjoyment can be pleasurable or highly distracted by the area they are given to watch you. This text covers the importance of the performing environment from both the stage and audience perspectives. It goes into details that need to be discussed before the room is set up. It covers many areas most magicians take for granted.
  • Seating
  • Staff
  • Performance Area
  • Sound
  • Flow Path
  • Emergencies
  • Get Ahead of Set Up
  • Meet and Greet
  • Wrapping it Up

1st edition 2016, 20 pages.

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Entertainment Factor by Brian T. LeesTwo magicians do a show. At the end one audience leaves the show walking out like students changing classes at high school. The other comes out excited, talking about some of the "WOW" moments of the show. The difference between the two magicians is the entertainment factor.

You can have the best equipment, do the latest/greatest magic and still fail. The true unit of measure for magicians is the entertainment factor. That factor is controlled entirely by the audience. This text identifies elements that impact the entertainment factor.

  • The Entertainment Factor
  • Entertainment Factor Impacts ...
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Working with a Partner by Brian T. LeesA primer for working with a partner. This text addresses such questions as: why work with a partner, what do look for in a magician you want to work with, documents that both partners need to consider, the basics of putting a performance together and other information.
  • Why a partnership
  • What to look for In partner
  • The partner agreement
  • Partnered performance
  • Transitioning
  • Accent the positive
  • Wrapping it up

1st edition 2016, 21 pages.

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Abraca-Poof September 2016 by Brian T. Lees
  • Entertainment Factor
  • Train Wreck Rehearsal
  • Lectures Available
  • 3 Magicians Walk Into a Bar
  • Endorsements
  • Looking for Sales Table/Display Materials?
  • Yellow Bird
  • Change Things Up

1st edition 2016, 10 pages.

2016 / 8 / 12
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Transitioning by Brian T. LeesNow for my next trick..... Ladies and gentlemen watch as I take this silk...... And now, right before your eyes I will...... For my next trick......

Announcing each and every trick you do during your show gets boring to the audience. Nothing makes you sound more generic then constant repetition. For that reason, magicians have come up with methods to create flow through their performance. The methods they use between their magic is referred to as transitions.

The three basic transition tools are: announce, lead and connect. This text identifies the three transitions and helps you use...

2016 / 7 / 29
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Free Money by Brian T. LeesWorking on tips, fund raising and ticket sales are sources to generate free money. The term free identifies no contract/invoice. But it doesn't mean you do not have to work for it. This text gets you started with these approaches. It is nice to have the guaranteed income of a contract. However, in the proper situations, locations and with a professional touch the income with these activities is unlimited.
  • Everything old still around
  • Fear
  • Apply yourself
  • Working for tips
  • Working on tickets
  • Taking it to those in need
  • Wrapping it up

1st edition 2016, 20 pages.

2016 / 7 / 21
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Performance Investment by Brian T. LeesEver wonder why some magicians always seem to get hired over others? Do you want to get your quote higher in the piles of those being considered? If you position your quote with a return on investment approach you will have more success. Skills and performance content is important. But those who suggest better returns in terms of value are those who get hired. This ebook identifies the “value add” elements that, if included in your quote, helps push your information to the top of the list.
  • Preface
  • The Buyers Side
  • Disqualified Proposals
  • Value by Definition
  • Value Adds
  • Structure the...
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Abraca-Poof August 2016 by Brian T. Lees
  • Working Equipment
  • Undercut
  • Competition
  • The Internet
  • Facial Expression
  • Haunting Experiences Good/Bad
  • Customer's Investment

1st edition 2016, 10 pages.

2016 / 7 / 18
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Thinking of an Assistant by Brian T. LeesBringing on an assistant to work with you does not have to be expensive. But it does need to be planned out. From adding the employee, to work costumes and through performance this ebook sets the foundation to get started. Begin with the magic you already own and with increased marketing watch your shows evolve to larger venues/audiences.
  • Selection
  • Payroll
  • Sources
  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • After the Show
  • Train Wreck Performance
  • Wrapping it Up

1st edition 2016, 23 pages.

2016 / 6 / 30
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