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,...

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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...

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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...

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WHAT IF THE AIRLINE LOSES YOUR  ACT?

WHAT IF THE AIRLINE LOSES YOUR ACT?

This has to be categorized as one of the worst things that can happen to any entertainer, but most especially a vent. You get to a distant city only to find the airlines has lost your act and luggage. All you have is the shirt on your back and your passport. What do...

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FINDING THE RIGHT PUPPET CHARACTER IS CHALLENGING..

  Finding the right vent figure or puppet can be challenging. It takes tons of thinking to develop a good character that represents you and your act well. Hopefully I can give you some guidelines as to what I feel is important when picking or creating your “guy”...

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MAHER SUPPORTED VENTS FOR DECADES THRU ARTICLES

As I go back through the archives, I have found that Maher Studios has been instrumental aiding ventriloquists through informational articles for decades. It all started with “Newsy Vents”, a publication that was put out by Fred Maher, the founder of Maher Studios....

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AS A FOLLOW UP…

AS A FOLLOW UP...someone emailed me to ask if they could register for the Vent Haven ConVENTion if they were NOT on PayPal. Absolutely..just go to our website (venthavenconvention.com), print off a registration form , and then send in the money using a check or money...

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DEADLINE NEAR FOR FR. / SR. MIC SIGNUPS FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion

Maybe you've forgotten, or maybe you just put it off..but this is a reminder that to be eligible to participate in the Junior or Senior Open Mics at Vent Haven this summer you NEED TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ATTENDEE. That means I must have your registration here at VHC...

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YOU CHARGE HOW MUCH?

Ever hear those words echo in your ear when you talk to a prospective client? I think we all have had this experience at one time or another. Buyers want a big extravaganza show for just a few dollars, and oh, by the way, they want you to set up hours before the gig...

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HOW MANY VOICES DO YOU HAVE ?

I once knew a lady vent and her husband who called and wanted to visit with me at my home and show me some of her puppets and her scrap book. We had a wonderful time talking vent shop and she mentioned to me that she did 33 different voices for her several characters...

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