MB 034: Seasonal Work For Magicians


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Seasonal Work For Magicians

The Hi’s and Ho’s of Becoming a Professional Santa


It’s true. Santa spends the whole year working to bring joy to so many. We know because we asked him … well we asked THEM. The secrets out, yes, there is more than one. Plus Santas are going hi tech. In this episode learn some of the tips and techniques of a 21st century ‘Smart’ Santa.

Stephen Gillham and Leon McBryde are two entertainers who work year round as Santas. We caught up with them in a noisy corridor at the Kidabra Kids Magic Convention in Tennessee.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • The difference of Santa not being a magician but magical things happen when Santa is around.
  • Using the stage that exists in people’s mind to take them on a journey back into their childhood.
  • Living up to society’s ideals of what Santa is.
  • The 3 types of Santa: family, community, professional
  • What you need to be a Santa
  • Creative ideas to add to your Christmas magic shows
  • How to educate clients to the benefits of employing a Santa character
  • The HUGE marketing advantage Santas have … and how to play this to your advantage
  • Even Santas need up to date marketing photos
  • What is a Smart Santa? Find out
  • A simple way to grow an audience of children from a few to hundreds
  • What is the power of wrinkles
  • Career opportunities for Santas

Links and resources discussed in this episode:

Contact Leon McBryde through his ProKnows.com site

Contact Stephen Gillham through TriangleSanta.com

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