MOTIVATION IS THE KEY!

Have you ever seen somebody not motivated about their job or jobs? It really is a sad thing to watch people go through their lives complaining that this or that “wasn’t fair”. They can’t make progress with their ventriloquism; they can’t figure out how to get enough...

ARE NOT SO GOOD SHOWS YOUR FAULT?

Ever do a show and then walked off and wondered “What was wrong tonight?”. The audience seemed dead or disinterested. Is it my fault? The audience’s fault? Nobody’s fault? What am I to do? It has happened to everyone at one time or another. Many times there are...
PLAY BIG, PACK SMALL …

PLAY BIG, PACK SMALL …

I first heard this statement from my good friend magician David Ginn and I used these words to live by for decades..”play big, pack small (or flat)”! In other words, have things that can either pack flat or at least small, but can have a major impact on your audience....

TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

Folks..the days are slipping away for you to register for the Vent Haven ConVENTion at our reduced price of $140. for the first family member, and $100. for additional family members. PLEASE get those registrations in to me by mail or my PayPal...

CAN YOU GO INTO “PUPPET OVERLOAD”?

  I like to look at what other vents are doing. I enjoy seeing where they are playing and what they are doing to entertain audiences with their puppet friends. But I have noticed a trend that disturbs me a bit..I call it “puppet overload”. I know it’s important...

KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OTHER VENTS IS IMPORTANT!

    We are all social creatures, where we believe it or not. We have a craving to be in touch with people, especially with people that like the same kinds of things we do. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your brother and sister...

SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT ABOUT THE VENT HAVEN ConVENTion !

SPECIAL NOTICE: I just got off the phone with the Marriott and we DO have rooms available from Thursday thru Sunday, but NOT Tuesday or Wednesday. We are sold out Tuesday and Wednesday nights (which also correspond with the All-Star Game which is being played during...

IS VENT A “DYING ART”?

I have had this question asked of me in lots of interviews from well meaning reporters over the years and I always have the same answer, and so should you, if you think about it. The answer is a resounding “NO”, and I will explain why. Ventriloquism, like most things,...

TIME TO SEND IN YOUR VENT HAVEN REGISTRATIONS!

OUR HOTEL IS ALMOST SOLD OUT COMPLETELY FOR THE VENT HAVEN ConVENTion..NOW is the time to get your registrations in to me so we can put the finishing touches on our great eVENT. We have FAR exceeded our number of required rooms at the hotel, but lots of you have...

CUSTOMER SERVICE ALWAYS IMPORTANT

How many times have you heard people grumble about getting poor customer service at a store or by buying an online product? My guess is..many times! And why do you suppose that happens? It’s because the people who are producing and selling the product take little to...