Hey everybody, it’s Tom this week. Mark is on the way home from shows in Indiana and didn’t get a chance to write a post. He asked me to help out. So this won’t be your regular blog article!

I want to share TWO bits of exciting news:

#1. We are working on a complete resource page to help connect you with all things ventriloquism! This was a goal when we started the web site a couple of years ago. Time gets away when you are busy. Want to share a site we should include? Let us know by clicking here and commenting on the forum. (You must be signed in – user accounts are free, if you don’t have one sign up for our newsletter on the home page for complete instructions.)

#2. More Dialogs Plus Ventriloquist Scripts are in the works to be released before the holidays.

I’d like to ask TWO questions:

#1. How can we help you? What would you like to see Maher Studios offer? (Don’t say figures! There are plenty of figure makers out there and we are happy to help you find one.) Is there a product you are looking for? Is there some information you need? What can we do to help you become a better ventriloquist? (Again – comment on the forum!)

#2. What have you done lately? Yes, I’m talking about ventriloquism. Have you picked up your puppet and practiced? Have you worked on a new routine? Have you practiced your labials and lip control? Have you read a great ventriloquism book? Or seen a vent video that inspired you? Have you tried to learn something new to help take yourself to the nexy level? Let us know in a comment on the forum. And if you haven’t, let us know why. What is holding you back?

Finally TWO more important notes:

#1. I want to remind everybody that entry into Dan Horn’s Master Manipulation course will close in seven days. We released the beta version at Vent Haven ConVENTion and then made it exclusively available to members of the International Ventriloquist Society.

In seven days, that offer goes away, and if you aren’t in, you won’t get a chance to buy it again until Dan totally finishes the course. Right now, you will have access to all the course videos, written content up to Lesson Ten and get a bonus of Dan’s Vent Haven ConVENTion lecture from this summer. Plus, you get all the updates as they go live!

Not a member of the I.V.S.? Join! You’ll still save money on the course and get access to the online IVS Spotlight newsletters. They contain a wealth of information. Just ask anyone who is a member!

#2. I’m starting a Marketing MasterMind Group.

  • Do you want more shows?
  • Are you willing to work for them?

The group will meet twice a month on Google Hangouts. Group size is limited to 9 people. You will need to submit an application and not everyone will be accepted. There will be a nominal $20 monthly charge for access. If you’ve ever been part of a mastermind group, you know this can be powerful. If you haven’t, you could be in for an amazing experience.

To find out more about the Mastermind, contact me at: tom@comedyventriloquist.com

Then – answer my questions above in the Maher Forum!