- Frequently Asked Questions About Rossini
confused, are you a magician, a speaker or a consultant?
I am all three. I spent my first fifteen magic years (I started
studying magic when I was 8) learning the magician's craft and all
that goes with it; sleight of hand, comedy magic, grand illusion,
voice, dance, and theatrical training.
But upon my graduation from
McMaster University (where I majored in Psychology), I also started
to explore the concept of "real magic" and how to use
the "art of magic" as a metaphor for creating "magic"
in our own lives. In fact, I spent the next fifteen years passionately
learning all that I could about this "real magic pursuit"
and developed approaches, insights and processes that everyone could
use to change their own life, business and vocation.
The end result
are shows that can entertain with a message, keynotes and training
that can offer a unique perspective, and a vast, practical experience
in "making the impossible, possible".
makes you so different?
believe it all boils down to three things "essence, experience and range".
The real essence of my work is to "help people make magic
happen"! I work with people to create magical results in their
lives, their businesses and their vocation by educating, exciting
and entertaining. By making this "essence" my goal, everything I do
is designed to further this ambition whether it be a show, a keynote
or a complete creative package.
because I have spent the last thirty years doing this by utilizing
everything from the largest of grand illusions to the most intimate
of miracles, and for theatrical, corporate and educational audiences
of all sizes, I have developed a vast range of experiences.
my writing background of books, shows and articles on "making our
own magic happen" provides an even greater insight into what can be
done. These resources give me the unique creative flexibility to add
extended value, varied presentation styles, and a wide range of
"magic and message" to the performance medium.
is a Rossini "message-magic-motivation" ratio?
ratio is the real trick to making real magic happen.
This is the specific proportion of the amount of message that goes
into the magic and the expected motivation level to result; its what
I call the 3 M's of "edutainment". By determining exactly where you
want your presentation to be on a scale of 1 to 10 in these three
areas, we can design a unique presentation that will be just right
for you and your audience.
over thirty years practical experience in helping people just like
you design their own unique "message - magic - motivation" ratio, I
can guarantee a "bang on" presentation each and every time!
we've used magic before?
great, because you are already aware of the many benefits a "magical
approach" can yield. And best of all, because I
offer so much more than seeing just another magician, you can now
build upon your past experience to design and use something very
new, powerful and unique.
I am constantly designing and creating new and unique "entertainment
and edutainment" presentations that will offer real value in today's
real world; some of which are not even "magic based"! Thus you can
offer your audience programs that would universally appeal to even
"those who have seen it all"!
much is this going to cost?
one of the best parts; how cost effective all this really is when
compared to the potential outcome. And because we offer
many different sized programs that can operate within many different
budgets, I can usually help our clients achieve their magic in a
very responsible way.
importantly, because I have real world experience in creating both
the very small and very large, I know how to put the "added value"
and the "special little extras" into everything we do! And this is a
very real benefit that is passed on to you!
To get an overview of
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