Upcoming Mentalism Events
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Consulting legend Peter Drucker once said: “Business has only two functions: marketing and innovation.” This inaugural Magic of Business conference focuses on both marketing and innovation and leverages the remarkably powerful synergies between magic and business.
This seminar is for leaders in business. Jeff McBride, David Morey, and Tobias Beckwith lead the seminar, based on the book by David Morey, Eugen Burger and John McLaughlin.
FOCUS: Innovation, creativity, problem-solving, out-of-the-box thinking, inspiration, marketing, persuasion, practicing, scripting, rehearsing, and packaging including:
- Leading Change: Imagining what the audience thinks, re-writing the marketplace rules, and applying bold problem-solving.
- Thinking Differently: Challenging and changing assumptions to help unlock memory, reason, and imagination.
- Playing Offense: Absorbing this all-critical principle of strategic and business success—controlling the competitive dialogue, moving to the attack, exploiting challenges, and never playing defense.
ORGANIZATION: The event will be held over 3.5 days and begin with an opening dinner and show, and perhaps organized as follows:
- Day One: “IMAGINE”
- Day Two: “PLOT”
- Day Three: “EMPOWER”
Detailed schedule TBA
In response to many requests and because of extraordinary demand, we are delighted to present another Master Class aimed exclusively at mentalists. Jeff McBride's Master Class is the premier program in contemporary magic where YOU and your performance take center stage in a safe and supportive setting.
At this Special Master Class, all of the performances, talks, and breakout sessions are focused on the performing art of MENTALISM. Regular Faculty members Jeff McBride and Lawrence Hass will share their thoughts on Mentalism and Mystery Entertainment. And our Special Guest for the Class will once again be ROSS JOHNSON, perhaps the most successful corporate mentalist in the United States. This is a RARE opportunity to learn from Ross, because he does not write books and rarely speaks to groups of mentalists. We are thrilled to be able to spend several days with him finding out what has made him so successful.
The theme for the 2018 Master Class for Mentalism will be SECRET INFORMATION, which will include various secret writing and reading techniques, tools, and strategies, such as center tears, glimpses, marked cards, impression devices, thumb writers, and so on. The theme also allows discussion of unpublished or forgotten routines or publications in mentalism. This will be the focus of Ross's Keynote Lecture, and other teaching sessions as well.
This is an exciting opportunity, and it will sell out quickly. We hope that you will join us in November 2018.
General outline of the Class schedule:
Day One (November 8, 2017)
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Registration/Orientation
10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. TBA
Day Two (November 9, 2017)
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Opening Session
11:00-1:30: Works in Progress--see new magic, and learn new ways to improve your performance
2:30-3:30: Teaching Lecture
3:30-4:30: Works in Progress
4:30-5:15: Small Group Break Out Sessions
Day Three (November 10, 2017)
10:00–11:00: Opening Session
11:00-1:00: Works in Progress
2:00-3:00: Lawrence Hass Teaching Lecture
3:00-3:45: Small Group Break Out Sessions
3:45-5:30: Ross Johnson, KEYNOTE TEACHING LECTURE
Day Four (November 11, 2017)
10:00-11:00: Opening Session
11:00-1:00: Works in Progess
2:00-3:15: Jeff McBride, Teaching Lecture
3:15-4:00: Small Group Break Out Sessions
4:00: Closing Circle Ceremony and Photo session
5:00: Safe travels!
The Master Class for Mentalism is limited to a small group of students. Although there is no pressure to perform, many students choose to present their act (or a mentalism piece they are working on) for expert direction from Jeff, Lawrence, and Ross who are all committed to helping you attain new levels of excellence with your performance of mentalism.
If you are looking for detailed, personal instruction in an intimate and safe setting, consider attending a McBride Master Class, magic's most progressive learning experience.
The Master Class includes personal instruction videotaped feedback session. This is the only event in the world of magic that focuses on you and the performance of your magic. Those who choose not to perform are always amazed at how much they learn from experiencing McBride's Master Class process and especially from listening to the critiques of others.