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DrewBstoss
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If you're adverse to blatant self-promotion you may want to skip this thread Smile

I'm here to announce that my Penguin Live Act is scheduled to air this coming Sunday (April 28th). Pre-orders receive a 25% discount off retail.

Here's the link: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11689

Please don't mistake this announcement merely as an attempt to increase sales. My compensation for the lecture is nominal - so much so that I doubt I'll ever approach my fee for one paid performance...

My decision to call direct attention to it here on Penny is two-fold:

First, I tried to provide the lecture that I wish I had 10 years ago as I became serious about constructing a marketable corporate act. If anyone is in the beginning stages of this process PLEASE allow me to help shave off a number of years from your learning curve (I'm also confident that experienced performers will even find nuggets throughout the content).

Second, this lecture is SOLELY focused on mentalism (no cross-contamination with magic here!) built on RELIABLE methods suited for professional performance environments. I think contemporary mentalism needs an injection of solid/classic technique (albeit updated for a modern audience) rather than the hit-and-miss "social material" that's so prevalent these days.

THE ACT: This is a variation on my current corporate after-dinner show. It runs for 55 minutes. There's no pre-show, stooging or electronics but I think some might have a hard time believing those assertions on first viewing it. (Dan Harlan was even a bit surprised to learn that no pre-show was used.)

THE LECTURE: I tried to pack in a TON of value here. I'm not only explaining methods but also stagecraft, my 10 Step Process for Developing an Act, character design, and business tips. The discussion with Dan lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes.

THE BONUS CONTENT: A 24 page PDF of the lecture notes is included along with a very special recorded Skype call with Marc Paul (1 hour in duration).

I sincerely hope that many find a wealth of inspiration and value in this project! Feel free to ask any questions - I'm all about transparency and communicating accurate expectations.

Best,

Drew
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." Neil Gaiman

Now Available: ARCHITECT OF THE MIND
For more information and to download a free preview visit the link below:
www.mindofandrews.com/colleagues

PENGUIN LIVE ACT: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11689
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I received Architect of The Mind last week and I'm STILL going through it, even though I've read it from cover to cover a couple of times already. I'm still marvelling at the way you combined multiple different principles across a broad range of other effects to create some really awesome routines.

I'm also really glad you didn't go the e-book route as it looks really great in printed form!

I've pre-ordered your lecture and can't wait to see it.
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Definitely looking forward to this lecture!
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Amazing Lecture!
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To be honest, I have watched a lot of Penguin Lives and I think this is my favorite one so far. I love the way he presents his mentalism and a lot of his ideas. There is a lot of brilliant stuff that could be easily adapted to you as a performer. I even loved his take on a two envelope bank night, however, I wouldnt probably do it exactly the way he does it (it would overlap my target number rountine). I cant wait to really digest the material and look for the gems that I can apply to my show.
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On Apr 30, 2019, lancenicolai58 wrote:
To be honest, I have watched a lot of Penguin Lives and I think this is my favorite one so far. I love the way he presents his mentalism and a lot of his ideas. There is a lot of brilliant stuff that could be easily adapted to you as a performer. I even loved his take on a two envelope bank night, however, I wouldnt probably do it exactly the way he does it (it would overlap my target number rountine). I cant wait to really digest the material and look for the gems that I can apply to my show.


Ditto on a lot of what others have said. I wasn't super jazzed about the 2-envelope bank night, based on how it looked/was described in the ad copy. Having said that, I also didn't personally prefer his methodology BUT (please read on):

I loved an underlying premise and I already was thinking about how I would do something similar. As such, while I wouldn't take exactly what he did, I will incorporate some of the concepts into what I would rather do. Which is really where this lecture shines, providing ideas, concepts, and approaches that are commercial and applicable to a variety of performers.

Again, don't read anything negative about the above as my intention is the opposite: despite not personally preferring some of the methods, etc., I still think this was an amazing lecture. In fact, it is even more amazing because it was made with the idea of doing what I said, providing tools for performers of all types.

Great, great lecture. And that extra hour with Marc Paul?! Just wonderful.
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I would also like to add that Drew provides lecture notes that walks through his whole performance. What I thought was awesome was that many of what Drew referenced were things I had seen/read before. I thought he used the referenced material very well together. In his lecture he states that by combining methods and using them in a new way together is something he tries hard to do. One of the other things I like was he has quotes from other books that really clarify what he is trying to do with his performance from books on performance - this helps to really think about how you can apply concepts to your show.
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Definitely looking forward to this lecture!
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