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– Over 40 years of sound wisdom shared –
David Ginn shares the business principles that he has used to make a living as a professional magician and children’s entertainer. This interview is a highlight for me (Ken) as my career as a children’s and family entertainer was sparked by reading David Ginn’s book Professional Magic for Children.
David’s website ginnmagic.com says…
Performer: David performs 300-400 shows yearly at schools, libraries, conventions, churches.
AUTHOR: Over 80+ books, audio tapes, and videos/DVDs on magic, comedy, entertaining; particularly children; and about promoting yourself as an entertainer.
He also has written over 250 columns for major magic and clown trade publications over the past 40 years.
David speaks openly about the 4 pillars that underpin his magic business and how he manages to balance performing, writing books and manuscripts, lecturing and running a mail order magic shop.
This episode of the magician business podcast is packed with information that is tried and tested.
David speaks about how he refuses to share anything that he hasn’t field tested and that his success and longevity in the business of magic is partly down to sharing what works.
In this episode we talk about
- The balance between passion for magic and the real world
- The book that got David started in Magic
- David’s part in the Fantasio Cane and Candle Book
- Tips on lecturing
- Back-room sales techniques that seeks the high ticket items
- The importance of being a specialist in your magic business
David Ginn was a pleasure to interview and a true gentleman.
His generosity and willingness to share his wealth of information is truly inspirational and for those who listen, there is much wisdom in this episode.
David let slip that he has a new book in the pipeline where he will be compiling a lifetime of unpublished routines and material. I will be putting my name at the top of the list.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
David Ginn’s website https://www.ginnmagic.com
David Ginn on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidGinnMagic
David Ginn on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/david.ginn.92?fref=ts
John Booth http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/John_Booth
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Thanks again, Ken and Julian