Ask Tom

Ask Tom

Help I used to do a question and answer video program over on Learn-Ventriloquism.com. The number of questions slowed down, so I stopped. No reason I can’t answer questions here. I purchased several of the Maher...
Remembering Your Scripts

Remembering Your Scripts

Vent Tips One question that pops up again and again in emails, is how can I remember my script? That is a great question! It is a major concern for most ventriloquists. If you forget your script, how can you cover? What do you...
Stereotypes

Stereotypes

Ventriloquism Stereotypes are wrong. The basic definition of a stereotype is something you think about a group. The group could be anything. A classroom of students that are “bad.” A religion that is...
Do Your Time

Do Your Time

Help I’ve talked about this before. I’ll probably talk about this again. It is one of the worst mistakes ANY entertainer can make. It shows a total lack of professionalism. And I don’t want you to make it....
I Wish There Was An Organization For Ventriloquists

I Wish There Was An Organization For Ventriloquists

IVS I read an interesting blog post from Oct. 2012 by Clinton Detweiler. For those of you who don’t know about Clinton, he and his wife Adelia purchased Maher Studios from Madeline Maher (wife of Fred) and ran the...
Critics Are Everywhere

Critics Are Everywhere

Help Ventriloquism is in the news these days. Thanks in part to the major stars who have made it visible on television. But with visibility sometimes there is hostility. Recently I’ve read some very negative comments...
Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Ideas Talking with my clients, I often hear a common problem when it comes to entertainment. The act showed up at the last minute. We called and couldn’t reach him or her. Or they never showed up at all. When you...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Ideas Every year people start making resolutions. This year will be different. This year things are going to change. But if you are like most people, they don’t. You start off with great intentions. But something gets...
Controversy

Controversy

Ventriloquism The Controversy: Top 10 Talented Ventriloquist Comedians in the World On Wednesday, December 27th, a website called TopTeny.com published an article called: Top 10 Talented Ventriloquist Comedians in the World In the...
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Today is Christmas day and I’m taking the day off! I want to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. The ventriloquism family consists of a variety of different religions. The art brings us together with a common...
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