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Jim Sisti

Ex-radio disk jockey turned pro restaurant magician in Connecticut. Jim Sisti has been performing magic for over 25 years. A prolific writer and inventor, his books on magic and magic effects are marketed all over the world. He is also the publisher of The Magic Menu.

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Professional Restaurant Magic by Jim SistiThis is a comprehensive guide to developing a restaurant magic repertoire, finding a suitable venue, strategies to help you keep your job and other practical information for the working professional.

Jim Sisti is a long time, experienced and professional restaurant magician. He was also the editor of The Magic Menu, a magic journal solely dedicated to bar and restaurant magic. You won't find any effects in this ebook, but you will find heaps of practical advice to build a career with restaurant magic. And most of the information, advice and suggestions you will receive apply in good part to other venues...

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The Restaurant Magic Reader by Jim SistiEssays and thoughts on the performance of restaurant magic.
"This is real world experience from a top pro who has spent his professional life learning what works, what is important and, most importantly, what is universal." - Richard Osterlind (from the foreword)
The Restaurant Magic Reader collects the many articles and essays that Jim Sisti has written over the last 20 years on the subject of restaurant magic. Between these covers, you will find thoughts and ideas on such important topics as choosing material, selecting a performing character, getting and keeping a restaurant magic engagement,...
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Magic Menu volume 12, number 1 (autumn 2009) by Jim SistiThis is the "We're Back!" issue. The Magic Menu ceased publication in 2001. In 2009 Jim Sisti brought it back to life expanding the focus to professional Close-Up Magicians rather than exclusively Restaurant and Bar. Jim's observation was that the opportunities for close-up magicians have changed and expanded, which prompted him to change the focus of his magazine, too.
  • The Editor's Desk: Jim Sisti
  • Sleightly Delusional: Christopher Lyle
  • In The Trenches: Paul Green
  • The Bar Top: Paul Gordon
  • Ask The Only 2.0: Al The Only
  • Yesterday's Treasures: Dan Doyle
  • The Way I See It: Scott F. Guinn
  • Tricks For The...
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Magic Menu volume 12, number 2 (winter 2010) by Jim SistiAre online forums hurting your magic?
  • The Editor's Desk: Jim Sisti
  • Cover Story: John LeBlanc
  • In The Trenches: Paul Green
  • Mobile Mysteries: Richard Osterlind
  • Sleightly Delusional: Christopher Lyle
  • Ask The Only 2.0: Al The Only
  • The Way I See It: Scott F. Guinn
  • Yesterday's Treasures: Dan Doyle
  • The Bar Top: Paul Gordon
  • Magic In Review: Mark Zacharia
  • Tricks For The Trade: Daniel Greenwolf
  • Profile Of A Worker: James Prince
  • Frankly Speaking: Tom Frank
24 pages
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Magic Menu volume 12, number 3 (spring 2010) by Jim SistiCorporate Magic - is it still a viable market?
  • The Editor's Desk: Jim Sisti
  • Cover Story: Jim Sisti
  • In The Trenches: Paul Green
  • Mobile Mysteries: Richard Osterlind
  • Sleightly Delusional: Christopher Lyle
  • Ask The Only 2.0: Al The Only
  • The Way I See It: Scott F. Guinn
  • Yesterday's Treasures: Dan Doyle
  • The Bar Top: Paul Gordon
  • Magic In Review: Mark Zacharia
  • Tricks For The Trade: Daniel Greenwolf
  • Bamboozlers: Diamond Jim Tyler
  • Profile Of A Worker: James Prince
  • Frankly Speaking: Tom Frank
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 1 (Sep - Oct 1990) by Jim Sisti
  • Welcome
  • Editorial
  • Taking Tips: The Pros and Cons
  • Handling Unruly Spectators
  • Books: The Essential Library for the Working Pro
  • Reviews
    • "Close Up Illusions" by Gary Ouellet
    • "Aspen Bar Magic"
    • "Impossibilia" by John Bannon
    • "Misled" by Tim Wenk
    • "Dollar Monte" by Kennedy
    • "Hollyweird" by Christopher
  • Transmutation by Jim Sisti
  • Picks a Card by Chris Hurlbert and Neal Prete
  • Behind Bars
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 2 (Nov - Dec 1990) by Jim Sisti
  • Why Does a Restaurant Need a Magician?
  • Editorial
  • Restaurant Magic for Children
  • The Best Videos for Working Pros
  • Reviews
    • "7 Secrets" by J. C. Wagner
    • "Professional Close-Up" by Leo Behnke
    • "Small World" Chris Hurlbert and Neal Prete
    • "The Remarkable Mister Gigwits" by Schuyler Irish
    • "The Creeps" by Ben Harris
    • "The Radar Deck" by Richard Osterlind
  • Changeling Cards by Skip Sansoucie
  • E-Z Copper-Silver Purse Transposition by Skip Sansoucie
  • Ambitious Card by Skip Sansoucie
  • Behind Bars
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 3 (Jan - Feb 1991) by Jim Sisti
  • Hanging On To Your Job
  • Editorial
  • Landing Your First Restaurant Job!
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • Reviews
    • "Ring Flite" by Allan Sherer
    • "Nomen Omen" by David Acer
    • "Focus" by Phil Goldstein
    • "Top Secret Stuff" by Michael Powers
    • "The Plots Thicken" by David Acer
    • "Art of Hopping Tables" by Mark Leveridge
  • The Camera Never Lies by David Acer
  • Transposition Ring Flight by David Acer
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 4 (Mar - Apr 1991) by Jim Sisti
  • The Ten Commandements of Restaurant Magic
  • The Guru Speaks! A Brief Conversation with Eugene Burger
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • Editorial
  • Strengthening Your Magic: Get their attention and keep it
  • Reviews
    • "Detectives" Laurence Levy
    • "Holey Terror II" by Michael Powers
    • "Spare Change" by David Acer
    • "Mark of the Pirate" by Joe Gattis
    • "ESPecially Wild" by Paul Hallas
    • "Auto Suggestion" by Bob Ostin
    • "Fly-Ring" by Mark Leveridge
    • "Encore 3" by Michael Ammar
    • "Trend Setters" by Harry Lorayne
    • "Spectacle" by Stephen Minch
    • "100% Sankey" by Richard Kaufman
  • Torn by Tabby Crabb
  • Nose to Nose by Neal Prete
  • E-Z Coin Matrix by Skip Sansoucie
  • 20th Century String...
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 5 (May - Jun 1991) by Jim Sisti
  • A Philosophy of Magic by Michael Close
  • About Audience Management by Michael Close
  • About Michael Close
  • Psychic Entertainment Well Done by Bruce Rudolph
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • In Memoriam Heba Haba Al by Max Maven
  • Reviews
    • "Professional Magician's Signed Card to Wallet" by Mark Leveridge
    • "Pickpocket" by David Acer
    • "T.D.C. Utility Holdout" by Dan Tong
    • "Tricked and Tricked Again" by Kirk Charles
    • "Restaurant and Table Magic" by Dan Tong
    • "Get Top Dollar Working Family Restaurants" Brian Flora
    • "Gary Kurtz - Unexplainable Acts" by Richard Kaufman
  • Waxed by Charles Greene
  • The Leather-Clad Stranger by David Acer and Jim Sisti ...
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Magic Menu volume 1, number 6 (Jul - Aug 1991) by Jim SistiA special Ray Mertz issue.
  • Some Views On Close-Up Magic by Ray Mertz
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Impressions: What do you portray? A philosophy on promotional communication by O'Malley
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • Thinking on Your Feet: Thoughts on Strolling Magic by Scott Wells
  • Reviews
    • "Lin's Leap" by Alexander Y. Lin
    • "Animated Card Rise" by Christopher Tracy
    • "Key-Volution" by Mark Leveridge
    • "Golden Rainbow Stick" by Keith Walker
    • "The Very Best Yet - Commercial Close-Up and Stand-Up Magic" and "The Commercial Magic of Dan Fleshman" by Dan Fleshman
    • "Rocky Mountain Magic" by Doc Eason
    • "Workers...
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 7 (Sep - Oct 1991) by Jim Sisti
  • Making Your Personal Mark by Jim Sisti
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • The Antagonistic Audience Member by Scott Wells
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • The Business of Bits by Mark Leveridge
  • Reviews
    • "The Complete Works of Shake-Sphere" by Neal Prete
    • "Utopia Card Fram" by Mark Leveridge
    • "Top Drop" by Shigeo Futagawa
    • "Close-Up Connivery" by Dan Garrett
    • "Card to Wallet - the Book" by Jerry Mentzer
    • "Challenge Magic!" by Richard Osterlind
    • "How to Master Booking Shows over the Phone" by Bill Hall
  • Walk-Around Malini Egg Bag by Dan Tong
  • Cheap Labour by David Acer
  • Behind Bars by Chris Hurlbert
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 8 (Nov - Dec 1991) by Jim Sisti
  • First Impressions by David Acer
  • Full Contact by David Acer
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • The Sweetest Sound by Scott Wells
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • Reviews
  • Sweet and Low by Richard Osterlind
  • Walk-Around Impromptu Mental Epic by Timothy Wenk
  • Brat Reflection by Neal Prete
  • Low-Budget Spirit Photos by Jim Sisti
  • Behind Bars by Chris Hurlbert
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 9 (Jan - Feb 1992) by Jim Sisti
  • Hospitality How-To's by Dan Garrett
  • A Note From The Editor
  • Dress for Success by Scott Wells
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "The Ring Competition" by Mark Leveridge
    • "Schindler's Pen" by George Schindler
    • "Opium Coins" by Ronald J. Dayton
    • "Clip-On Table" by McMagic Company
    • "Smoke and Mirrors" by John Bannon
    • "Tricks of the Imagination" by Robert Neale
    • "Real Secrets of Close-Up Magic" by Eugene Burger
  • Copper/Silver My Way by Marc DeSouza
  • Forget Me Not by David Acer
  • Dollar Offsp"ring" by Rich Hennessey
  • Close-Up for Kids by Jim Hoy
  • Behind Bars by Chris Hurlbert
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 10 (Mar - Apr 1992) by Jim Sisti
  • A Volunteer From The Table by Jim Kleefeld
  • The Magic Menu Awards
  • Tax Planning for the Professional Magician by Mercer Helms
  • Talkin' Magic by Kirk Charles
  • As the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Lipstick" by Tony Binarelli
    • "The Eternal Light" by Al Cohen
    • "Four-Card Monte" by Bob King
    • "Card Craft" by J. K. Hartman
    • "Brad Burt's Magic Videos (1-5)" by Brad Burt
    • "The Dog-Eared Deck Plus" by Simon Lovell
    • "Roger Klause: In Concert" by Lance Pierce
  • Paradapt (Parallax Revisited) by Tabman
  • Second Impression by Scott Wells
  • The Hand Is Quicker Than The Eye by Eric DeCamps
  • The Last Word by...
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 11 (May - Jun 1992) by Jim Sisti
  • A Conversation with Michael Ammar by Jim Sisti
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Dynaswitch" by Mehdi
    • "Keys to the Kingdom" by David Acer
    • "Card Mirage" by Ton Onosaka
    • "Fly Cards II" by Aldo Colombini
    • "The Wild Card Kit" by Jon Racherbaumer
    • "The Symposium Discussions" by various artists
  • The Balloon Prediction by Kirk Charles
  • Four-Way Alchemy by La Banca
  • Multiple Selection Mistakes by Jim Sisti
  • From the Mailbox
  • The Last Word by Chris Hurlbert
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Magic Menu volume 2, number 12 (Jul - Aug 1992) by Jim SistiA special Dan Fleshman issue.
  • Some Random Thoughts On Restaurant Magic by Dan Fleshman
  • Targeting Suitable Restaurants by Jim Sisti
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Insurance Policy Templates" by Guy Camirand
    • "My First Card Trick" by John Cornelius
    • "Mini-Fax" by Barry Govan
    • "The Collected Almanac" by Richard Kaufman
    • "Magic for Bartenders-Encore" by Leo Behnke
    • "Workers - The Video" by Michael Close
    • "In Concert" by Roger Klause
  • Some Prediction by Dan Fleshman
  • Coin Through Hand by Dan Fleshman
  • Malini-Freeman Twist by Dan Fleshman
  • A Note From the Editor
  • The Last Word by Chris Hurlbert
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Magic Menu volume 3, number 13 (Sep - Oct 1992) by Jim Sisti
  • Who Are We Fooling? by Kirk Charles
  • The Walk-Around Formula by Johnny Ace Palmer
  • Dai Vernon 1894 - 1992
  • English Money vs. The U.S. Magician by Gary Ward
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Invisible Thread Reel" by James B. George
    • "Hot Dog!" by Nick Trost and Patrick Reymond
    • "Kickback Monte" by Keith Bennett
    • "Show-Time at the Tom Foolery" by Richard Kaufman
    • "Corporate Presentations" by Leo Behnke
    • "More Commercial Magic - The J.C. Wagner Video Vol. II" by J.C. Wagner
  • Two Signed Card Transposition by Dennis Carroll
  • Sensory Deception by Burton the Bizarre
  • The Dan Quayle Trick by...
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Magic Menu volume 3, number 14 (Nov - Dec 1992) by Jim Sisti
  • Restaurant Magic Down Under
  • Tips and Techniques by Barry Govan
  • The Art of Magic by David Parr
  • Being A Substitute by Dennis Carroll
  • Hot Flashes!
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Card-Toon" by Dan Harlan
    • "Field's Famous Poker Hustle" by Doyne Michie
    • "Bill Repair" by Bob Solari
    • "Color Prediction Chips" by Tom Craven
    • "Out of Control" by Chris Kenner
    • "Take A Tip From Me..." by Phil Sherman
  • Snappy Card Giveaway by Barry Govan
  • Counterfeit Credit by Barry Govan
  • I.O.U. $20 by Barry Govan
  • Vari-Mental by Dan Tong
  • Guest Check Pseudo-Psychometry by Jim Sisti
  • Imagination...
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Magic Menu volume 3, number 15 (Jan - Feb 1993) by Jim Sisti
  • Magic, Music and More by Michael Close
  • The Magic Menu Awards
  • Bob's Trick and Joke Shop by David Acer
  • In the Trenches by Paul Green
  • Ask the Only by Al the Only
  • At the Bar with Ray Mertz
  • Reviews
    • "Impossible Bic Balance" by Bob Solari
    • "The Dark Card" by Jean Boucher
    • "Tie-It" by Bud Morang
    • "Hustle, Hustle Show Booking Result System" by Joel Bauer
    • "Growing in the Art of Magic" by Eugene Burger
    • "Don't Blink - The Magic of James Swain" by James Swain
    • "Close-Up Magic: Restaurant Style Vol. 2" by Barry Govan
  • Poker Delusion by Jerry Camarro
  • It's Amazing by Paul Green
  • Two General Impressions by...
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