Don’t Rest On Your Laurels …

Don’t Rest On Your Laurels …

Have you ever heard the term: Don't Rest On Your Laurels. Resting on your laurels means you get complacent. Lazy. You bask in past successes rather than continue to achieve. I Googled the term as I was writing this article. As often as I have heard it, and...

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Ventriloquist’s Wish List

Ventriloquist’s Wish List

My good friend David Weyrick wrote me the other day. He thought a good idea for a column may be a Ventriloquist's Wish List. During the holidays, gift giving is a way of showing others you care. I am at the age that if I want something, I buy it. Which...

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Are You A Phony?

Are You A Phony?

Are you a phony? A fake? I know a lot of people who think they are. If you are actually representing yourself in the wrong way, then yes, you are. But today I'm talking about the times when it is a matter of insecurity. And everyone has moments where insecurity can...

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Please Leave Your Ego At The Door

This column isn't for everyone, but everyone may get something out of it. I just felt this needed to be said, and it is meant as an offering of friendship. I hope those who need it, actually read it. Ventriloquists are some of the nicest people...

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The Packing List

In September, I discussed this topic in the International Ventriloquist Society's Spotlight. I decided to share it here for people who aren't members - although you should be! I was headed out to work an amusement park this past August. I have performed...

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Do You Deliver Funny?

Do you deliver funny on stage? Any talent can be boring if not presented in an engaging way. Yet few performers study comedy in-depth. It is more than just telling jokes. You must study what makes words funny so that audiences will laugh. If you follow this tip it will help your act and your bottom line.

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The Future Of Ventriloquism

Predictions For The Future Of Ventriloquism I have gazed into my crystal ball to see the future. Okay, it really isn't a crystal ball. It is a glass doorknob. And it really isn't mine. I did this in a Home Depot. And I may have been drinking at the time. But these are...

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How NOT To Do Ventriloquism

I get a lot of email from people who want to learn ventriloquism. This one arrived in my inbox the other day: You state that you don't really throw your voice and you can't really tell where the sound is coming from however I attempted to do this and the...

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How To Do Ventriloquism

I was scanning through YouTube the other day and a realization hit. There are a ton of free ventriloquism tutorials videos on the Internet. BUT ... Most were about lip control and labial techniques. If you are a ventriloquist, you know there is more to this art than...

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Now That Is Hot

I'm writing this at the end of June. (That is how far ahead I have to work to keep this blog coming out every week.) Today it is like a zillion degrees and it isn't even 9 AM yet. I got a text from my friend David Crone. He was performing at a fair for a...

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