Entertainer's Handbook

15.95 usd

Book by Mike Stilwell ($12.12 - normally $15.95)

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Entertainer's Handbook - magic

This is a book to help all kinds of entertainers such as: magicians, clowns, dancers, jugglers, comics, DJ's, mimes, stilt walkers, musicians, balloon twisters, face painters, puppeteers, vocalist, and many more.

Drawing from 40 years of experience, the author provides the first hand knowledge you need to get started and advance to full time employment as an entertainer.

Getting Started- identify your talent, agents, selecting a stage name, booking/invoice
Getting and Keeping a Gig- how to have a repeat/steady business and client
Fees for service- records, what to charge, getting paid, charity, barter services
Location- restaurants, boats, fairs, hotels, nightclubs, trade shows, hospitals, and parties
Prep for your gig/performance- parking, equipment, costumes, emergencies, and ethics
Marketing- business cards, press releases, direct mail, signs, and social media/internet
Terminology needed for special locations- boats, restaurants, trade and stage shows


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Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the February 2015 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by Peter Pitchford

The real value of this book is in the practical tips it provides. These tips make it a must-read for anyone aspiring to do paying gigs. Such tips include hygiene, ethics, behavior, legal issues, and even how to keep one’s feet from getting sore while standing all day at a tradeshow. Those who will find this book of the most value are those who are starting out in the entertainment business — or aspiring to get started — and are looking to be a jackof- all-trades performer. As with any book that contains advice, it should be read with discernment, because not every method is wise for every performer.