Talking With Clients

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...

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Surfing The Internet

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...

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Email Mistakes Entertainers Make

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...

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Get More Shows – The Gig Challenge

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...

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How To Engage Your Audience

How To Engage Your Audience

As a ventriloquist you have a lot on your mind during a show. You must manipulate the puppet, synchronize its mouth, change your voice, remember your script, control your lips, etc. etc. These skills need to look effortless. If they don't, the audience...

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2018 Clinton Detweiler Scholarship Information

The 2018 Clinton Detweiler Scholarship Competition includes two amazing scholarship packages valued at nearly $3,000 each. Packages will be awarded to two performers, containing: $2,000 toward travel to the 2018 Vent Haven Convention $350 credit towards...

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All Alone …

All Alone …

Earlier that night, I had performed a great show. I'm not saying that to brag. I just want you to understand where this story originated. The audience was completely with me. Each joke got a laugh. Each look understood. It was the kind of show...

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How Much Should I Charge?

How Much Should I Charge?

Pricing Your Show Fee Strategies For Entertainers This topic comes up again and again. Every entertainer asks at some point: How Much Should I Charge For A Show? And chances are, when you asked the question, you received different responses. Pricing...

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Entertainer’s Etiquette

Entertainer’s Etiquette

Mark Wade and I were talking the other day. He was telling me the story of a professional ventriloquist who found out he was working in their area. This person asked Mark if he could come along and watch his show. Following the program, as Mark was packing...

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How Much Is A Ventriloquist Dummy?

How Much Is A Ventriloquist Dummy?

How Much? I get a couple of emails a month asking about ventriloquist figures. Usually it will be something like: "How much will it cost to buy a professional ventriloquist dummy with moving eyes and mouth?" First, I have to let people know Maher Studios no longer...

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