Last year I had the pleasure of emceeing Johnson County Community College's first-ever campus-wide talent show. There were some great acts and I had a blast getting to know the talented students backstage. In a few weeks JCCC is having me back for the 2nd annual talent show, and I'm very much looking forward to it.
I have emceed several events over the years, and I have learned that booking an entertainer as an emcee is the way to go. Many times during an event you will find dead time, music that won't play, and other technical-type difficulties, and it is great to have an emcee who can keep the crowd entertained during awkward pauses in order to keep the show rolling. A good entertaining emcee can kill anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and adapt on the spot.
If you are looking for an emcee for an upcoming event, please do not hesitate to contact us. I will be happy to help you out!
I recently had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Carolyn Long (KCTV5) for Northcare Hospice's "Magical Evening" at the KC Improv. The event raised money for uninsured or underinsured hospice patients. Carolyn, a real sweetheart, was the emcee, and I performed my "Mind Madness" show. I also had the opportunity to share with the crowd the magical things I learned about Northcare Hospice when I visited their facility. If you have read my ebook, you have read about Lowell, the chaplain who plays his Native American flute for the patients. Northcare Hospice is where Lowell is the chaplain, so as a demonstration of how unique and wonderful Northcare is, Lowell agreed to grace our ears with his music. It was great to finally hear him with my own ears! I wish I could bring him across the country with me as I give my keynotes - he was a great addition to the evening and a wonderful example of someone who shares his magic in a unique way. Way to go Lowell!
Over the next few months I am "revealing" the 5 different types of magic that people possess. These types of magic are found in the word M.A.G.I.C. This is month #2 and we are on the "A" in MAGIC, which stands for: acts.
This category of magic is about acts of kindness, acts of generosity, and acts that come from the heart. Your giving is altruistic (giving or serving without expecting anything in return). Are you the gift basket person? Are you the person who can make people feel special with the small things? Have you developed a certain act of kindness that you have become known for over time?
You really enjoy doing these acts and they are not a burden to you. It comes completely natural and you enjoy giving more than you do receiving. Maybe you give money to people in need. You like to do these things in secret without receiving any credit. If this describes you, then your magic falls under the category of “Acts.” If you would like to learn more about the "acts" category of magic and read about inspiring examples of people who practice magical acts, take a look at my book, “Share Your Magic,” by clicking here.