ConVENTion Week

ConVENTion Week

It is conVENTion week! Finally! Those of you attending have probably been counting down the days. Those of you not attending are probably really wishing you were. I have been on the road for a few days now. I managed to contract a theatre show a few hours south of...

The Age Old Question

I received an email a few weeks ago with a question many new vents (and even some older) have asked. What type of figure should I use?. Should I use the (insert type of puppet/figure) I already have? Or should I get a (insert famous puppet) type character like (insert...

Vents Need To Support Our ONLY Organization

Today’s article is by guest blogger – Mark Wade. Take a look at other entertainer’s organizations.  The magic world has the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians; the clown world has World Clown organization and...

The 2018 Vent Haven ConVENTion

It’s coming up fast! Vent Haven ConVENTion 2018 Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Last year, almost as soon as we finished the conVENTion, we started again. The Marriott had messed up. I won’t go into everything they did, but they screwed up big...

How To Become Famous

How To Become Famous As A Ventriloquist Or Become Famous At What You Do …   No doubt there are already those thinking – well YOU aren’t famous – so how would you know? Why should I listen to you? True, I’m not. And what is more...
ConVENTion Week

Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion

This July 18th – 21st, the 2018 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion will take place in Erlanger, KY. WHERE? Why not Las Vegas? Or California? Or New York? Or Florida? Erlanger, Kentucky isn’t far from the Vent Haven Museum. Vent Haven is the...

Talking With Clients

At one time, I felt I needed a phone script to talk with prospective clients. I was never sure what to say. Or what to ask. Over the years, I’ve realized I don’t need a script. I know what I need for my performance. I ask a bunch of questions. And I...

Surfing The Internet

The other day I was surfing around the Internet and came across an article published by the New York Times on January 2, 2000. It’s title: The Lives They Lived: Questions for Tim Robbins; Body Double You can read it here if you’d like … The reporter...

Email Mistakes Entertainers Make

Are you using email to reach prospects? Are you getting results? Email is a cost effective way to get your information into the hands of potential clients. The problem is, if you don’t do it correctly, you’ll get no response, or worse, they could label you...

Get More Shows – The Gig Challenge

Have you ever noticed how some entertainers whine they don’t have any shows? I see it on social media all the time. That’s a huge no-no! I outlined how it can hurt you in my Improving Your Vent Brand lecture from the 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion. If your...