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Magic Workshop

Our Team Building Day Magic Workshop is fun, entertaining and full of participation.

Everyone is included in an unusual learning process that will arm your staff with the ability to amaze and amuse people evermore, whether starting a meeting with something a bit different or entertaining friends at a party.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you?!

Magic requires a process of creativity, problem-solving, and learning. Then practice, performance and feedback, followed by practice, performance and feedback. 

An introductory 1 or 2 hours won’t make anyone an expert magician but it will be enlightening (e.g. how to learn misdirection, creativity, problem-solving etc.) and lots of fun. Participants may well be outside their comfort zone to start with, but learning how to captivate an audience is quite an achievement.

Participants openly learn from mistakes and improve through an iterative feedback/review process. It is an engaging process and a fabulous experience to learn to deliver magic well. And the participants will find that they can continue to develop/improve with every performance long after the workshop.

Our workshop can be tailored to suit an underlying business theme too – so far these have included: creativity, learning vs resistance to change, interpersonal skills, being yourself, rapport building, engaging an audience, communication, developing confidence, and a bonding experience for new work teams through a shared experience… and a great concept from learning magic – don’t be afraid to fail!

What Happens in a Magic Workshop?
Our Magician teaches small groups of 5-20 people at a time. At team building days with large numbers and lots of activities the Magician can teach each group different magic, e.g. one group might learn magic and another mind-reading. This way the groups bond within their team over their top secret magical knowledge and they can practice on other teams, and amaze/entertain their immediate colleagues. We start with a quick magic show to get everyone laughing and enthusiastic, whilst including performing some of the tricks they will learn in the workshop. It’s a nice surprise for the participants to find out they will be able to perform something they have just seen.

PRESENTATION SKILL WORKSHOP

Our magic workshop is very often themed specifically to help staff with their presentation skills.

Apparently, studies have asked business people “What scares you most?” Second on the list “Dying”.  First: “Public speaking”!

By learning a few magic tricks participants find that they go very quickly from a position of zero knowledge to standing on their feet and performing.

We focus on the "4 P" structure of pppprofessionalism - Planning, Preparation, Practice and Performance.

By creating this structure and providing feedback in a fun and friendly environment participants find their way of coping with the stress of public speaking and discovering the steps they need to take to go about doing it well - and maybe even looking forward to the opportunity!

Everything is provided for our workshops.

Using playing cards, business cards and everyday objects, participants can learn a host of magical effects: from simple close-up party pieces to astounding magic you could perform on a stage to hundreds... how to make amazing predictions, read minds, perform incredible maths calculations, and maybe learn some proposition bets to scam their friends too!

 

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RKH Specialty

I just wanted to contact you to thank you for the people you sent to us, they were really good and provided the anticipated wow factor to our party.  Your ladies were good fun, great entertainment and happy to get involved in events and help out.  They really got our event off to a good start.  Please send them our thanks and appreciation for providing such marvellous entertainment.

Tekhnicon

The event went great, thank you very much. Please pass on our thanks to the 3 guys, they were very good and we had many people approach us to say how good they were.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

A BIG THANK YOU for last week’s fantastic performance! Everybody really enjoyed the singing. It was a shame the event was running late but your group understood and were amazing!

Homebase Ltd

Your performers were amazing!

The magician was absolutely brilliant everyone was very impressed.

Our managing director was a big fan of the break dancing waiters and he said it was planned very well.

Grain London Ltd

We had a great night with your bingo entertainment. Your host Peter certainly played his part in that.

Sky Sports

Please do pass on our thanks, the feedback was very impressive and the entertainers did an excellent job.  The guests were very happy.

The Economist Group

Just wanted to send you a note to say that Rick was just such a rock star on our stand this week at Black Hat Europe.  He is just such a super chap and totally wonderful to work with.  He just rocks up and gets on with things, we had some issues with our cabling and he sorted that out and then just keeps rolling all day.  He chats away with all the ‘customers’ and is a joy to work with.  All our team at Carbon Black, just love him. 

Carbon Black

The event was a huge success and we have had some great feedback. It was certainly one of the most popular areas of the night!

Chelsea Football Club

It was a great night and we have had fantastic feedback on all the acts that you provided.

The acts went down really, people seem to enjoy them and each one appealed to a different group so a nice mix for all staff.

KPMG