MB 042: Restaurant Gigs For Magicians with David Ranalli


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Restaurant Gigs

For Magicians

A Discussion on Getting Booked

For Restaurant Magic

David Ranalli started young performing magic in restaurants. From age 14 he has been table hopping building up strong work practices and an appreciation of the restaurant industry and how magicians can better position themselves to get the most value from a restaurant gig.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Is there a personality type best suited going table to table?
  • Acting as an ambassador for the restaurant.
  • How restaurants have changed.
  • Some great ways to get started
  • The dangers of talking to ‘assistant managers’
  • How to get paid
  • How to make the restaurant work to your full advantage
  • Setting up a contract.
  • Where to find restaurant associations?
  • The rise of chain and franchise restaurants and how this can work for you.
  • Using local media to benefit the magician and the restaurant owner.
  • Using the restaurant as a showcase for your magic skills to private clients.
  • Use the ‘selfie’ craze to your advantage


Links and resources discussed in this episode:


David Ranalli Website 

David Ranalli Instagram

David Ranalli Twitter

David Ranalli Youtube

David Ranalli LIVE

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