Yesterday I exhibited at the Newmarket Wedding Show at the Roley Mile. The fayre runs twice a year and it is always a great day meeting great couples, newly engaged brides and grooms and those looking to add something special to their wedding day.
As well as meeting new people it is always a great day to catch up with some amazing wedding suppliers like J J Muino who is in my opinion one of the best photographers in the wedding market and always pleasure to work with.
It is always a pleasure as well as an honor to perform at a wedding, this is the most important day, not only for the bride and groom but also for the families and friends who have seen the couple come together and create a bond that will hopefully last a lifetime.
I would also like to congratulate Graham and Rachel at Regency Cakes on the opening of their new brick and mortar shop at 29 Oxford Street, Exning, CB8 7EW, If you are looking for a superb cake maker then pop in and say hello.
Due to a client changing the date next month, I am now available on Tuesday February 14th for any restaurants, hotels or private Valentine's events.
Had a lovely day working with Taylor Studios Consultant Florist.
Mum and Daughter Alayne and Grace have a passion for flowers and it really shows in the service they provide.
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7.30pm start at the magic shop on Market Street, Ely.
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With just over a month to go to the publication of my next book I wanted to share one of my favorite chapters with you all. I have added it below so have a read and enjoy.
The Act Assassin
The ultimate heckler and heckles.
You are on stage, the heckler has you in his sights he shouts something at you, you respond and suddenly “Bam” you have just lost.
It’s as simple and as quick as that. The heckler has said something and before you even register what it is, it’s over.
You start to sweat and look around you for some sort of support. The audience are jeering and now you have other people heckling you, although you can’t make out the words as your brain is in hyperdrive but coming up blank.
You start to panic and feel a bit sick, all your worst fears have happened at once.
The MC is looking at you for some sort of signal. You have nowhere to turn and no one to help you.
The audience has turned on you and start to boo and hiss, someone starts a chant,
“OFF, OFF, OFF, OFF, OFF, OFF, OFF, OFF”.
Not nice and it leaves a terrible feeling in your stomach.
It has not happened to me but I saw it happen once, and I am so pleased it was not aimed at me.
A true “Act Assassin” is extremely RARE, but they do happen.
There are two types of “Act Assassin”.
The lucky hitter.
The professional assassin.
The lucky hitter
This will be someone who says the right thing at the right time, he will say something that just slays you.
He may not mean it to, but once done, it’s done.
The odds of this happening are very low though, you have many factors on your side like noise, attention etc.
The heckler has to be heard by all or most of the audience and also more importantly understood, however with the right timing and the right voice it can happen.
You have been warned.
The professional assassin
This guy is more likely. He gets his kicks from doing this as often as he can, his heckles will be twice as strong, destructive and will inflict maximum damage.
He has worked on lines and manipulates situations, especially in venues where you may be regularly booked and he knows your act.
I have seen them destroy the confidence of the performer and kill the act completely.
You can stop it, right up until the moment that it happens, then it’s too late and there is nothing you can do.
When it does happen, it will be so fast that you won’t know what hit you, one minute you are doing your normal show, the next you’re getting laughed off stage, all your self-respect destroyed and confidence blown.
So how do you deal with this?
If it’s a true assassin heckle and they are calling for you to get off, then that may be your only course of action and you put it down to experience and hope that it won’t come back to haunt you with other bookers.
One of my favourite stories is kind of an act assassin even though the comedian brought it on himself, let me explain.
Kirk Douglas’s son Eric, half brother to legendary actor Michael, had been trying his hand at comedy.
He wasn’t that bad and had managed to get himself a 30 minute spot at a London comedy club.
The crowd that night were not a forgiving group however and he was dying a death, people were heckling and he was getting more and more frustrated until finally he snapped and shouted into the microphone,
“Dammit, you can not do this to me, don’t you people know who I am, I am Kirk Douglas’s son”.
At this point the main heckler in the front row jumped up and shouted,
“NO, I am Kirk Douglas’s son”,
referring to the iconic "I'm Spartacus" scene of the 1960 film starring Kirk Douglas.
Within seconds everyone was on their feet shouting the same thing. I was told that people were still shouting it five minutes after he had left the stage.
You may notice a similarity in the two stories above, in both situations the attitude of the performer was ultimately the main reason for his downfall.
If the first performer had stuck to the rules, done the correct amount of time and got off when he was supposed to, the situation would never have arisen.
If Eric had maintained his composure, earned their respect rather than demanding it and not panicked, he may well have survived the situation with some dignity.
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Prism - Remember Nothing, Know Everything.
The power of knowing which card lies at any given numerical position is immense! This has been one of the hardcore card handling tools for decades and there was really only one way to have it at your disposal - by drilling it into your brain through forced memorisation. Until now, that is...
Wayne Goodman presents his SUPER easy ‘PRISM’ stack that operates using the most basic and rudimentary system that will allow you to instantly calculate which card is at which position in the deck. Incredibly, with only 5 minutes introduction to the ‘PRISM’ stack, you’ll be accurately naming cards at given values without breaking a sweat and remember - there is ZERO memorisation involved!
As well as the stack and system being taught in full detail, you’ll also learn amazing effects to perform with your newly acquired super-skill! And, Wayne has stretched this system to its limits so, as well as AMAZING card effects, you’ll also learn a KILLER drawing duplication using the system! - THE ‘PRISM’ SYSTEM IS ‘PRE-SCHOOL EASY’! - THE DECK ABSOLUTELY APPEARS IN A COMPLETELY RANDOM ORDER! - A TOOL FOR LIFE WITH JUST A TEN MINUTE LEARNING TIME! THE ‘PRISM’ stack! Remember nothing. Know Everything!
2nd Place in the Close up in the British Magical Championships
I am very pleased and proud to announce that I have been invited to compete in the British Magical Championships.
Really over the moon to have been awarded the Best Wedding Entertainment award for 2015.
This is chosen by Brides and Grooms from wedding I have attended over the last 12 months and what a year it has been.
Thank you to all those who booked me, and voted for me, and now I have to wait until January to find out if I have won the nationals.
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