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Large corporations discovered a long time ago that creative and talented magicians, mentalists, and illusionists are very good at coming up with clever and entertaining ways to promote products, brands, and services.  They have employed them as pitchmen (and women) at their trade shows, expos, conventions, and other corporate functions with great success. In the video below, I recently featured … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–Sound Equipment

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What Event Entertainers Need--Sound Equipment

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the two most important things for a corporate event entertainer to have a successful performance is that they are both easily SEEN and HEARD by the audience.  If either one of these things are missing in a performance, much is lost and the event can even become a disaster. Proper set up of good, … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–Setting Up at a LIVE Event

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Curtis The Mentalist demonstrates proper set up for entertainment at a live corporate event.

One of the questions that I get asked for every event I book is “what do you need from us (the company or organization) in order to do your show?” A real professional corporate event entertainer will provide a detailed show rider for each event that they do.  The rider is basically a document that outlines in detail all of … Read More

What Corporate Event Entertainers Need–The Basics

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While there are tons of various elements that go into the planning and execution of a successful corporate event, it’s no secret that the hired entertainment plays a HUGE role in the overall success of the event.  What most event planners don’t realize, however, is that even if they’ve hired the absolute best, highest-caliber professional entertainment available, their event will … Read More

How Much Does A Magician or Mentalist Cost?

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What Is A Mentalist? All of these feats are accomplished through some combination of trickery, theatrics, psychological manipulation, and more.  Mentalists who behave honestly from an ethical standpoint readily admit that what they do involves trickery and is for entertainment purposes only, while others exploit the plausibility that these demonstrations offer (not to mention the willingness of so many who … Read More

Touch This Man And He Will Know Your PIN!

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Share This With Your Friends! See More From Curtis! “1 Million Cups” is a weekly gathering of entrepreneurs and local creatives who present and discuss business ideas over some excellent coffee provided by local roasters.  It was founded a few years ago by the Kaufman Foundation in Kansas City, and has meetings each week in cities all throughout the United … Read More

Planning Holiday Party Entertainment

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So the burden of putting together the company Holiday or Christmas party has suddenly fallen upon you.  You’ve been given few resources, a limited budget, and–worst of all–very little time to put it all together, and it still BETTER BE GOOD! Take comfort in the fact that  you’re not alone.  I know it actually ISN’T that comforting, but it really … Read More

Entertainment for After or Post Prom

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After or Post Prom Entertainment

How To Have The Best Company Event “Wow” factor.  It’s what everyone is looking for when it comes to entertainment for their events.  But does the level of wow factor correspond directly with the level of the budget? Far too many companies fail to realize that quality entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive.  At the same time, the phrase “you … Read More

Cover Story of Splurge! Magazine

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Curtis The Mentalist on the Nov 2015 Cover of Splurge Magazine

I am both thrilled and honored to be the cover story for the November 2015 issue of Wichita’s SPLURGE! magazine. My wife and I have been avid readers of this magazine for many years, and it was indeed a thrill to be asked by Jody Klein for an interview for this month’s cover story. Jody has been a great client … Read More

Curtis Speaks at Skills USA Kansas Fall Leadership Conference

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Curtis The Mentalist delivers a passionate keynote address during the Skills USA Kansas Fall Leadership Conference.

Curtis The Mentalist delivers a passionate keynote address during the Skills USA Kansas Fall Leadership Conference. Curtis The Mentalist delivers a passionate keynote address during the Skills USA Kansas Fall Leadership Conference. The conference was a jam-packed two days of presentations, workshops, competitions, interviews, judging, Curtis speaks at Skills USA conference in Augusta, KS. Curtis speaks at Skills USA conference in … Read More

How Do You Know You’re Hiring A Professional Entertainer?

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It’s not exactly news to everyone that the internet is full of people posturing themselves as “professionals” and even “experts.” So many of us that search out virtually anything on the web are often easily influenced by how things appear on the surface. We want to quickly find what it is we are looking for and get on with life. … Read More