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S5E11: Shawn Popp — Magic, Music, and ShowCues

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In this interview, Shawn Popp talks about adding music to your performances and answers many questions that people have asked about his app ShowCues. Also, for three days only, he’s offering 20% off both his ShowCues App and the ShowCues Remote!

Shawn Popp, AKA the Magic Dude, is one of Colorado’s favorite performers. He’s built a career traveling the country performing his magic at corporate events, trade shows, private parties, and other special events. His thouroughally entertaining show includes magic, mentalism, comedy, and music.

Speaking of music, Shawn is also the mind behind the iOS app ShowCues, a sound control system which helps you to bring music to your shows. It’s almost like having a sound engineer in your pocket.

 

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S5E5: Phil Ackerly talks about losing his day job and then going full time performing magic!

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22 Years ago, magician Phil Ackerly was laid off from his day job at Fujitsu Microelectronics with a wife, a ten month old son, and a brand new home that was just coming out of escrow. This ultimately resulted in him taking his passion of performing magic full-time, making it his career.
Flash forward to today, Phil is an award winning magician taking home numerous awards like first place close-up from Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in 2010 and five-time Gold Medal Winner for favorite Party Entertainer by Bay Area Parent magazine. He now performs over 350 shows every year at corporate events and private parties.

 

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S2E11: Jonathan Levit — Magician/Actor

023 Jonathan Levit - Magician/ActorThese are show notes taken from an audio interview. To listen to the actual interview, please use the player above.

Jonathan Levit is like the joker in a pack of cards. Magician. Actor. Television Host. Emcee. Producer. Consultant. Lecturer. These are all hats that he’s worn throughout his career and he’s been able to weave his love for magic throughout all his creative endeavors.

He’s traveled the country performing magic for private parties and on cruise ships. He’s a frequent performer at the Hollywood Magic Castle. He’s consulted for television and movies teaching the likes of Steve Carell, Jessie Eisenberg, Jack Davenport, David Duchovny, and Olivia Wilde how to do magic.

You might recognize him from some of his guest star roles on The X Files, FlashForward, The Others, and the Huntress, or as a host for The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The Biography Channel, or on VH1’s Celebrecadabra.

I think Teller, from Pen & Teller says it best, “Jonathan is funny, elegant, and disturbingly smart. Like something cuddly with really sharp teeth.”

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S2E10: Paul Green — Strolling Magician

022 Paul Green - Strolling MagicianThese are show notes taken from an audio interview. To listen to the actual interview, please use the player above.

Paul Green is a magician that I’ve had the pleasure getting to know a little bit here and there online, as well as through his works that he’s published. Paul’s made a living performing strolling magic for corporate & private events. He’s also been a frequent performer at the World Famous Magic Castle where he’s been awarded close up magician of the year and lecturer of the year.

Within the magic community he’s worn many hats, such as creator, teacher, author, columnist, and lecturer. Through his many avenues of teaching he’s taught, based on real world experience, on his area of expertise, which is strolling, or walk around closeup magic, as well as on the business side of things.

His name may be Green, but he’s certainly not new when it comes to knowing how to win at magic and business.

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S2E5: Michael Eaton — Ninja Restaurant Magic

Michael Eaton is a professional magician from Orlando Florida, one of the official magicians of the Orlando Magic basketball team, and his business and marketing chops are as amazing as his magic chops! During our conversation, we talk in depth about restaurant magic and his approach to performing in them.These are show notes taken from an audio interview. To listen to the actual interview, please use the player above.

Michael Eaton is a professional magician from Orlando Florida, one of the official magicians of the Orlando Magic basketball team, and his business and marketing chops are as amazing as his magic chops! During our conversation, we talk in depth about restaurant magic and his approach to performing in them.

 

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S2E1: Josh London—Magician & AdWords Expert

Josh London Magician and AdWords ExpertThese are show notes taken from an audio interview. To listen to the actual interview, please use the player above.

Josh is magician that runs the gamut from corporate and high end clients to kid shows. Along his journey in show business, he’s also become an expert in Pay Per Click Marketing.

Josh goes into great detail in the show and talks about his strategy for Google AdWords or Pay Per Click. You won’t want to miss this!

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S1E1: Shawn McMaster — a Crazy Comedy Magician

001-Shawn-McMasterThese are show notes taken from an audio interview. To listen to the actual interview, please use the player above.

Join us for a fun interview as we delve into the mind of Shawn McMaster, a comedy magician out of Los Angeles, CA.

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