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Richard Ribuffo talks about Acting for Magicians teaching us how and why acting and theatre training are amongst the most valuable tools for magicians and how we can benefit greatly from understanding how to apply these tools.
Richard, will be the first to tell you he’s not a “successful performer, per se but a succeeding performer.” He does have tremendous value to offer though, when it comes to having a great product to sell. As David Ogilvy said, “Great marketing only makes a bad product fail faster,” so Richard is here to talk about how to improve our product, our show.
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Interview with Richard Ribuffo: Success Mantras
What do you want them to Do, Think, or Feel? How do I get them to do that?
Count the pennies, and the dollars will count themselves.
Acting for Magicians
• Talks about his background in acting
• Talks about his book and how it’s structured.
• Giving more thought to why you’re doing what you’re doing. It goes beyond just doing tricks.
The process of creating art from the point of view of the audience.
Goal – What do you want your audience to do, think, or feel?
Other – Who is your other? If it’s your audience, who are they?
Tactic – How will you achieve your goal?
Expectation – What do you ecpect the outcome to be?
Cool exercise to help you understand GOTE better: Watch another performer’s act, deconstruct it, and try to figure out their GOTE.
Prize: An Autographed Copy of Acting for Magicians
In order to win, share your own GOTE by posting it in the comments below and in two weeks on 10/2, I’ll announce the winner on my show.
Other Topics Covered
• How he made his jump to full time and what he’s doing right now to make it work for him.
• Mentoring and being mentored
Always make the more interesting choice.
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