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How to Reduce Stress and Stay Calm when Planning an Event, Wedding or Party

UPDATED: 3RD JUNE 2018 Yay! You’re getting married/planning a corporate event/having a birthday party (delete where applicable). That sounds like a fun idea. It does sound like a fun idea, doesn’t it? Parties are fun; planning them is not. Even the most simple of get together’s have been known to cause hair loss, weight gain …

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How to Save Time, Hassle and Stress When Planning an Event by Remembering Absolutely Everything…Almost

One of the main problems I found when coming up with stand up comedy material (aside from the fact that it was really hard work) was that the most hilarious (to me) jokes would spring to mind in the most inappropriate places, when I couldn’t do anything with it. When my situation eventually became more …

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Event Case Study: Burnley Magician Entertaining Guests at a 90th Birthday Party at the Rosehill House Hotel

For this event, I was booked to perform as a Burnley magician at a 90th birthday party, being held in the conservatory of the Rosehill House Hotel. I was asked to perform close up and table magic for the guests as they arrived and between courses of the meal, in an effort to keep everyone …

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The First Thing You Need to do to Eliminate Party Planning Stress

One of the best self help books I’ve ever bought was The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. The man behind the bestselling “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series of books, compiled 64 principles together in one book (and it’s a big book) in a way that makes it very easy to read. 475 pages of …

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How to Actually Enjoy Planning Your Wedding, Corporate Event or House Party

Most of the books I buy, I buy because of recommendations from friends, or because they are popular and in the “customers who bought this, also bought this” Amazon feature. This book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, was different. I actually bought it as a magic prop. If you’re a magician …

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Chester Party Magician at Oddfellows Hotel (Event Case Study)

Hiring a magician can be a great way to get adults laughing and having fun and today I was lucky enough to be working in my home town, as a Chester magician, at the very lovely Oddfellows bar/restaurant and Boutique hotel on Lower Bridge Street. Oddfellows is an amazing venue that has something for everyone. …

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How to Have a Not-So Perfect Wedding…and be Totally OK with it

In the continuing series of “Magic book club” posts (you can see the others in the series by clicking here), I thought I would pick something from a book recommended to me by a friend of mine. I’d never really heard of Brené Brown before getting a copy of “Daring Greatly” and, after reading and …

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