“It’ll Be Great EXPOSURE…”

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Curtis The Mentalist Speaks About The Myth of Performing For Exposure

I started in the entertainment business over 30 years ago, and still today I occasionally get this phrase from someone who is holding an event and needs entertainment, an MC, speaker, etc. [TRANSLATION: “We have no money but are hoping that you are just desperate or eager enough to come and work for free (and you must be because we’ve … Read More

The Las Vegas Tragedy

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Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

What happened Sunday night, October 1st, 2017, in Las Vegas was absolutely horrific.  While the city has had it’s share of terrible crimes over the decades, this is going down as not only the worst crime of all, but the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. From it’s early development, Las Vegas has been known as the magic “mecca” … Read More

Blowing Minds at Wichita State University

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Magician and Mentalist Curtis Waltermire blows the minds of young students between classes at Wichita State University

This past week I was out pounding the pavement and promoting my new show “The Mastermind Show” on the campus of Wichita State University.  Due to the Holiday of Labor Day Weekend, I knew that with many people out of town that attendance for the show might be down a bit, so I went to WSU to offer some free … Read More

Customized Messages and Presentations for Companies and Brands

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Curtis The Mentalist offers customized messages, presentations, and entertainment for various corporate events, private events, and fundraisers.

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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Curtis The Mentalist explains the basic needs of sound and audio systems for magicians and mentalists.

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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How much can you expect to pay for a professional magician or mentalist?

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

Entertainment for After or Post Prom

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After or Post Prom Entertainment

What Is A Mentalist? Millions have seen the hit television show played by the handsome actor Simon Baker, however almost anywhere you go these days it seems the majority of people still have no idea what a “mentalist” actually is. Mentalists are first and foremost nothing more than entertainers; performers who entertain audiences with “demonstrations” of what is ostensibly feats … Read More

Making Memories

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Curtis The Mentalist with Michael Davis juggler and comedy magician Michael Finney.

Life is full of wonderful moments, when we care to take the time to stop and take them in. I am very guilty at times of being on the go so much or keeping busy with my business that I miss some of those things. Well last year I had a couple of special memories that really stand out, and … Read More