I Looked Into The Future

July 12-15 I knew I would be at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. From past experience I knew there would be little time to write a blog for this week. So I decided to throw on my mind-reading hat and give you a post event look at what happened. I wrote this blog post…

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No Blog This Week – Oh Wait …

I am headed to Kentucky for the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. For that reason, I’m not doing a blog article this week. But of course, this is an article telling you I’m not doing one. So I might as well add something… This is the 41st year for the ConVENTion and it is going…

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I Can’t Get In …

Almost everyday I get an email from someone having problems with either the Maher Studios or Learn-Ventriloquism website. At the same time, hundreds of members go through the sites each day and don’t seem to have any problems. (Or maybe they just don’t tell me … ) Computers can be frustrating things at times. Even…

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Something New

There is an old saying, “You need to get out more often.” I use the line when people applaud something silly. It is a set up, and someone applauds 99.9% of the time. I believe that is also true for our creativity. If you sit in front of a screen all day, your creativity drains.…

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ConVENTion Countdown

The Vent Haven ConVENTion registration opens at 3:00 PM EST on Wednesday, July 12th. We are counting down the seconds – join us!  

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Improving Your Brand

This summer’s Vent Haven International conVENTion has the theme of Improvement. Mark Wade asked me to present a lecture, which we titled Improving Your Brand. Most people think of a brand as a professional marketing tool. It distinguishes one product or service from another. I can almost imagine people thinking “I’m not a professional so…

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What Does It Take To Go “Pro”? – Revisited

In August of 2015, Mark Wade published a post here on the Maher blog about what it takes to go pro. It has been almost two years since Mark shared that post, so I thought I would look back and add some thoughts of my own. Ventriloquism is fun. It seems like a great way…

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DARCI FARMER (“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” WINNER ) TO DO CAMEO SPOT AT VHC

Darci Farmer, the young vent sensation who recently took AGT by storm, will make a cameo appearance on the Saturday night “All-Star Show” at Vent Haven ConVENTion 2017. Darci, a brilliant singing vent, won the “Golden Ticket” on her latest AGT appearance and will do her act for conVENTioneers on July 15. If you haven’t…

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Finding Comfort Outside Your “Comfort Zone”

An old adage goes “Behold the turtle..he makes no progress until he sticks out his neck!” And we could use that same analogy when it comes time for all of us to be creative and to improve out acts. We ALL tend to hang on to cherished bits or jokes, in fact some vents hold…

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2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion Preview

Maher Ventriloquist Radio

What will be happening this summer in Hebron, KY? What changes have been made to the upcoming Vent Haven ConVENTion. I bring on the ConVENTion’s executive director, Mark Wade to discuss everything that is happening at the Marriott Hotel this summer from July 12-15th. If you are going, this conversation will raise your excitement level.…

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