Lybrary.com: ebooks and download videos
Home / Author / Dave Arch

Dave Arch

After being a Pastor for eight years, Dave Arch went on to perform twelve years as a professional magician - traveling the United States with everything from a large illusion show to close-up magic under the sponsorship of a restaurant chain before entering the corporate world as an internationally recognized trainer of corporate trainers - bringing with him his passion and love of magic. The series of books and videos he subsequently authored for the training community brings together a wealth of his magic knowledge being applied for use in the training room. Now he continues to prolifically share his routines and ideas from his 50+ years of performing and creating magic.

Dave currently serves as the Executive Leadership Coach for Nebraska's largest privately held company in Omaha, Nebraska, writes a monthly column (Craft Store Magic) for The Linking Ring magazine, and publishes a weekly short essay on aspects of showmanship applied to magic. You can register to begin receiving this complimentary series on his website.

website: OmahaMagician.com

Coauthors: Scott Wells

set alert for this author

Bestselling Products for Dave Arch

Products

Displaying 40 to 63 (of 63 products)
< 2 1

Sort by: Product Name+ Author
Listed Price
Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 4 by Dave Arch

Previous modules in this series have addressed personality traits (#1), relational drama (#2), and maintaining consistent feelings of self worth (#3). This release brings focus to the negative impact of worry in the client's life. As with Dave's previous releases, you'll draw a diagram for the client that will pictorially give him/her scientifically proven strategies for managing any anxiety s/he might be feeling.

By watching the video first you'll share in the experience that the client will have. By then reading the printed document you'll receive even more information to help you flesh...

$15
to wish list

PDF & MP4

Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 5 by Dave Arch

Whereas the previous releases in this series have addressed individual personality traits (#1), managing relational drama (#2), maintaining positive feelings of self worth (#3), and minimizing worry (#4); this module addresses the dynamics of stress and frustration in the life of a sitter. As with the previous ebooks and videos, the reader first draws a picture of what s/he is sensing from the sitter. After seeing the picture, the sitter can then help interpret the drawing - speaking to the specifics of the stressful situation sensed by the reader.

As with the previous releases, the content...

$15
to wish list

PDF & MP4

Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading Intro by Dave Arch

Why would anyone purchase another eBook or watch another video on the subject of cold reading? What could possibly be new that hasn't already been said? I too would be skeptical. After you've read Webster, Dewey, Scryer and others, what else could there be? Drawing on my ten years as a Pastor and fourteen years as an Executive Coach (and zero years as a psychic), please, if you're at all curious, take a few moments and watch as I share my perspective on cold reading, how that perspective evolved, and then a quick overview of the model I'm recommending in my series of five eBooks soon to be released...

★★★★ $0
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
Sensational Sonja by Dave Arch

Imagine a routine of musical mind reading with less than 30 seconds of time spent coaching the band, pianist, DJ, or even a Kazoo player. That's what you get with this proven routine. The audience makes the requests, and your musician plays the songs. Includes a bonus idea for using a phone app to even add to the fun! Many magicians work events where a DJ is also present. This is perfect for that venue (with no rehearsal necessary).

1st edition 2015, 3 pages.

★★★★ $3
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Squeaky Monte by Dave Arch

After being inspired by the YouTube videos where a chimpanzee or dog shows amazement at the performance of a magic trick, the magician tells the story of a magic trick he created for his dog. The audience plays the role of the dog as the magician shows that one of the dog toys squeaks while two do not. He then mixes the three and although the audience is sure they followed the squeaking toy, they are fooled multiple times even when the magician takes pity and reduces the number of toys down to only two. Once you've purchased three rubber squeaky dog toys it'll take you less than a minute to...

★★★★ $0
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
Suzy the Psychic Fish by Dave Arch

If you ever have the occasion to perform by a lake, ocean or river and would like to present a memorable performance piece, you might be happy you've downloaded and read this. The last time the author performed it he was on a pontoon boat in the middle of a lake.

The magician introduces his mind reading fish - swimming unconcerned in a small plastic bag. The fish is released into the water and then performs an extraordinary feat of dramatic mind reading prowess.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

★★★★ $0
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Tested Trade Show Tactics by Dave Arch

Have you ever dreamt of performing your magic and making upwards of $3500 per day plus expenses? If so, then the trade show market might be something to consider. Watch as trade show veteran Dave Arch shares his top trade show tactics - including how he started and built his client base. And in addition to the video, this package provides you with a seven page MSWord (.docx download from your digital shelf) document that you can customize to use as a handout in training the sales team who'll be partnering with you in the company's booth - adding to your brand of expertise as a true sales professional...

$20
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
The Bonnie and Clyde Melodrama by Dave Arch

Transform the classic close-up version of The Thieves and Sheep to an audience-pleasing platform melodrama utilizing those notorious bank robbers of years gone by Bonnie and Clyde. While the audience supplies the sound effects, you can be the narrator (the author's choice) or another member of the audience could read the story as a volunteer from the audience stands behind the table and acts out the story with two paper sacks and some coins (up to silver dollar size for visibility).

The colorful placemats setting on the table in front of your volunteer gives him/her additional prompts - supplementing...

★★★★★ $5
to wish list

PDF & MP4

Dave Arch
The Oracle Board by Dave Arch

As a cousin of the Ouija Board, this little known tool will randomly and mystically deliver one of five different messages to your spectator. The best part is that once you understand the formula for laying out the board (through the accompanying instructions), you'll be able to customize the five phrases on the reproducible board you receive in this package in any language you choose. Designed by a professional graphic artist The Oracle Board you receive to print out certainly looks the part of an ancient divining tool.

1st edition 2018, 2 pages.

★★★★★ $3
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
The Rare Square Spotted Wooden Egg by Dave Arch

Inspired by the name of a Dave Mayer routine entitled The Black Spotted Wooden Egg referenced by name only in a 1989 IBM Ring report, I constructed this five-minute routine for the venerable die box that has now entertained audiences for two decades. Between two volunteers acting out their parts on stage, and the entire audience creating the sound effects necessary for the story, no one is left without a part to play in this routine. It just might bring your die box out of the drawer.

1st edition 2018, length 7 min

★★★★ $5
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
The Scissors Race by Dave Arch

A little friendly competition between audience members might be just what's needed to add a piece of variety to your show. As two contestants compete in a paper cutting race, the magic starts to happen. Both the contestants and the audience are surprised by the unexpected outcome. Ultimately it ends in a tie. Truly there must be magic in the air.

In addition . . . Dave has added as a bonus another non-magical competition that he used for over a decade to decide who would be given his Giant Balloon Reindeer.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

$2
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Tic Tac Toe Top Secret by Dave Arch

Imagine challenging an entire room of people to simultaneous games of Tic Tac Toe (aka. Noughts and Crosses). Everyone plays against you at the same time, and you boldly state that you will not lose one game in the room. You could even be blindfolded. True to your word you don't lose one of the games.

Although you won't always win (some will be a draw), you won't ever lose when you apply this fool-proof system known to very few.

This is not a gag but rather a proven system for pulling off a demonstration of just what's possible when you commit yourself to consistently work a proven plan. ...

★★★★ $2
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 1 by Dave Arch

57 tricks and teasers guaranteed to add magic to your presentations! Many require no props, or use commonly found objects. Others can be easily made. Your training applications are as unlimited as your imagination!

Do you find it difficult to get and hold participants' attention in your training sessions? Do you get bored presenting the same material? This ebook is full of proven "magic" tricks that make you look great as a trainer. Many of these tricks are immediately useable with little practice and no props.

There are five major sections to the ebook:

  • Eleven great BRAIN TWISTERS ...
$12
to wish list

PDF_facsimile

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 2 by Dave Arch

Do you find it difficult to get and hold participants' attention in your training sessions? Do you get bored presenting the same material? This second volume in the Tricks for Trainers Series is full of even more "proven" magic tricks that make you look great as a trainer. Many of these tricks are immediately useable with little practice and no props.

There are six major sections to the ebook:

  • Ten tricks that REQUIRE EASILY-MADE PROPS
  • Ten tricks that REQUIRE NO PROPS
  • Twelve TEACH THEM A TRICK
  • Six EARLY BIRD EXERCISES
  • Eight different BRAINTWISTERS
  • Nine QUICK BONUS IDEAS
Let this...
$12
to wish list

PDF_facsimile

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 3 by Dave Arch

57 tricks & techniques to grab and hold the attention of any audience, and get magical results!

"Drawn from my monthly column in the Creative Training Techniques Newsletter and from my Puzzlers For Presenters feature on the Creative Training Techniques Web Site, here are 57 ALL NEW openers, closers, energizers and review techniques designed to increase the involvement and consequently the content retention of your participants." - Dave Arch

Will your next presentation be a success? Will participants be actively involved and interested in your session? Most importantly, will they retain...

$12
to wish list

PDF_facsimile

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 4 (Video 1): Tricks to Watch by Dave Arch

If you've enjoyed Dave Arch's Tricks 4 Trainers series of ebooks, here's even more. Trainer of corporate trainers, Dave Arch, performs 20 magic tricks - demonstrating how to use them as openers, closers, or illustrations in training and teaching. (The tricks themselves are not explained because this video, or portions of it, are meant to be shown as is to the group of people you train. This is for trainers who do not perform magic. Of course, if you are a magician you will know many if not all of these effects and you can then certainly perform them yourself if you like.)

[None of the effects taught in the other volumes are duplicated here.]

run time: 35:40...

$12
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 5 (Video 2): Tricks to Do by Dave Arch

Here Dave Arch has selected 20 magic tricks completely different than found in his Tricks 4 Trainers series of ebooks or other videos designed to be performed by the trainer in a training classroom to help reinforce the learning points of the teaching.

run time: 40:23

$12
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
Tricks for Trainers Volume 6 (Video 3): Tricks to Teach by Dave Arch

Teach your class members to do the 20 magic tricks on this video. All of them are different from any others taught on his other videos or in his Tricks 4 Trainers ebooks. Watch as your class participants perform the magic - showing others and reinforcing your content at the same time.

run time: 33:40

$12
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
Turning the Tarot by Dave Arch

Maybe a friend of yours needs a bit of encouragement in their life. Maybe you'd like to give them that encouragement in a mystical/magical way. Consider this handling of the Tarot cards. Using eleven cards from the Major Arcana and the first name of someone who has been particularly encouraging to your friend during his/her formative years, s/he'll be amazed as s/he inexplicably one-by-one eliminates all but the Sun card - arguably the most positive card in the Tarot deck.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

★★★★ $0
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Under the Spell by Dave Arch

Many magicians are familiar with Jim Steinmeyer's most excellent Nine Card Trick. However, not as many are aware of the precursor that used an entire (or nearly full) deck to have various audience members spell personal information and still find the selected card!

My favorite place to use this routine is when sitting at a table when the deck can be passed around the table with up to six different people participating in the process of selecting, losing and then finding the card. Follow the instructions, and the magic works itself.

1st edition 2018, 2 pages.

$3
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Volunteer Game by Dave Arch

The next time you select a volunteer for one of your magic routines, why not play a quick game of chance to decide who the volunteer's going to be? Yet . . . do so with total confidence that the person you want to use in your show is always the one who wins the game.

Here are two different versions where numbered word cards are selected by various members of the audience and then read aloud in numerical order by the audience members. From experience, it is strongly suggested that you consider using both versions in the same show. Both times you use these cards the audience laughs louder...

$3
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Water Wizardry by Dave Arch

This offering represents a small part of my passionate journey to document just how much entertaining magic can be created with two paper sacks, a bottle of water, and a paper cup. I would feel badly having simple ideas like this one get lost over time under a growing pile of more expensive gimmicks, books, and DVD's. In furtherance of this quest of mine, please also visit my new monthly column Craft Store Magic in The Linking Ring magazine where I document ideas for turning your local craft store into your very own local brick and mortar magic store.

1st edition 2019, length 7 min

★★★★ $0
to wish list

MP4 (video)

Dave Arch
What's My Sign by Dave Arch

Dave Arch writes:

I loved Ray Grismer's "What's Your Sign?" However, I never performed it often enough to commit the process to memory and I didn't like the fact that I could only do it once in a group without the method becoming apparent. So I commissioned a graphic artist (with Ray Grismer's permission) to create a mystical looking chart that could be made as small (wallet-size) or as large (poster) as I want. Not only have I hidden the method in the poster but also hidden two methods in the poster so I can repeat it (such as in the case of a couple) without repeating the method and making...

★★★★ $5
to wish list

PDF

Dave Arch
Zingo Bingo by Dave Arch

With thanks to Leo Behnke for the initial concept from his book Corporate Presentations and his permission to share it here, this has proven itself an energy producing closer for many of my corporate shows over the past twenty-five years.

The magician proposes a fun game of Bingo to close his program, and Bingo cards are distributed to everyone in the audience. As the magician hosts the game - drawing and calling the numbers, audience members begin to cross out squares on their Bingo sheets with each person crossing out different squares from those around them. Due to the fact that there are sixteen completely different...

★★★★★ $12
to wish list

PDF

Displaying 40 to 63 (of 63 products)
< 2 1