This isn't a product that was cretaed for the magic industry but we are always on the look out for releases that we think would be of interest or use to magicians. This DVD will be of particular interest to those who use magic to help sell products at trade shows or similar events. It is an invaluable opportunity to learn from master pitchmen and women who have honed their skills over decades.
Pitchmen and women take time to talk about their work, give some advice, and tell their stories.
The pitchman-demonstrating and selling a product on the street corner, in a both in a flea market, carnival or fair, in a special exhibition at Wal Mart or other big box store, or so often on television infomercial-is familiar to most everyone.
These are the people who sell magic card decks, blue-block sunglasses, dancing puppets, Ginsu knives and kitchen gadgets, and all the latest and greatest inventions for modern life that you can imagine. They demonstrate and then sell to the crowd whatever product they happen to be pitching.
But the life-style, skills and vicissitudes of the pitchman's world are as mysterious and interesting to those outside it today as they have been for more than 100 years.
This is a wonderful video that features more than twenty senior pitchmen-men and women who are 60 years or older or have been in the business more than 20 years. No "Johnny Come Lately's." Each one sits down in front of the camera and talks about this fascinating world, giving advice on pitching and talking about their lives, their expectations and what it takes to make it in the business.
They also tell wonderful and entertaining stories and jokes, and you can see the camaraderie, and practically feel the fun and warmth this groups shares with each other.
This DVD, along with our first 2 disc set from the 1st Annual Senior Pitchman Reunion, are essential for anyone who has ever considered working in the pitch business. Anyone who has pitched a product will find in inspirational and touching. But magicians and other performers can also learn a lot about drawing and holding a crowd, controlling their thinking and making the people do what you want.