The Mark Leveridge September Podcast

August 31, 2016

The new magic season podcast contains the following:

  • Reflections on the new magic season
  • magicians tend to try to do everything in their magic lives rather than getting professionals to help with key areas of promotion and advertising
  • the end of Magic Magazine causes shock waves
  • what is your USP that will help you to get a good conversion rate of enquiries to bookings?
  • Dynamo's transition from the small TV screen to big arenas
  • I offer a sample recording of one of my It Could Only Happen Live stories
  • news of the release of a further six Audio File Downloads
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The Mark Leveridge August 2016 Podcast

July 31, 2016

This is what you can expect in the August edition...

  • Why we should all embrace the age we are and concentrate some of our marketing directly on those bookers who are attracted to performers of our particular age
  • how I have continued to cope with being a Jeremy Corbyn lookalike
  • I discuss a new event aimed at those who want to learn how to get to grips with marketing themselves
  • Public Domain - how do you define which tricks fall into this category and who makes the decision about it in the first place?
  • some Mark's Monthly Messages are now being made available as downloadable audio files
  • constant performance makes everything the performer does so slick that the way the magician handles his props can be as appealing as the magic itself
  • a lay person asks me why there aren't more women in magic
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The Mark Leveridge July 2016 Podcast

June 30, 2016

In July I am looking at the following topics:

  • I consider the luck involved in getting show bookings and how it is hard to predict when they will come along
  • here's a theory for why Richard Jones came first on BGT, and Jamie Raven only achieved a second place
  • being a creature of habit helps me to achieve long running features for magicians
  • I ask the question of whether, if the fee was right, you would take on any type of show?
  • crowdfunding - the future of magic project capitalisation?
  • sometimes we need perhaps to put the brakes on when performing to avoid putting our foot in it!
  • necessity is the mother of invention, especially for creative magicians
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The Mark Leveridge June 2016 Podcast

May 31, 2016

Here's what you'll find in the June offering:

  • I look back at my recent tour of the USA and reflect on what it was like
  • do you tend to get more shows at a distance from where you live rather than very locally, and if so, why do think that is?
  • I talk about a brand new release that I am excited about
  • I look at why pro performers are often so slick in the way that they perform
  • the problems that summer heat or general weather conditions can cause for you and your props
  • how we can harness lay people's perception of our magic to our benefit
  • exactly what is it that makes comedy funny? - I discuss the factors that need to come together for comedy to work
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The Mark Leveridge May 2016 Podcast

April 30, 2016

This month I have put together a 'gold' version of the Podcast in which I have collected together a selection of extracts from Podcasts that have been published over the last year or so. This is your chance to catch some of the discussions which you may have missed.....

  • how to get cost effective Public Liability Insurance and why you may need it
  • some of your spectators may suffer from Rhabdophobia - do you know what this is?
  • where have all the dedicated magic book suppliers gone?
  • how to turn business cards you collect into a truly valuable resource
  • do less magicians buy at conventions because they are buying all the time online?
  • having a sense of your own performance value helps when quoting show fees
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The Mark Leveridge April 2016 Podcast

March 31, 2016

You'd be an April Fool not to listen to the latest Podcast which covers...

  • I look ahead to my latest trip to the USA in April and anticipate the lectures and conventions that I will be present at
  • the demise of Paul Daniels leaves a huge gaping hole in the magic scene
  • my daughter experiences first hand an issue that table magicians have to contend with
  • I explain why it is impossible to ever organise the perfect magic event
  • announcing the latest release in the Classic Leveridge Range
  • have you ever considered just how important the event at which you are entertaining is for those present, or is it just your latest gig?
  • what is it that makes you buy a new magic trick, and do you need to be fooled by it first?
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The Mark Leveridge March 16 Podcast

February 29, 2016

The March melange of magical musings includes....

  • How I managed to make the Blackpool Convention relaxing!
  • the challenges of performing close up for two blind people
  • Magicseen is in its 12th year and now has a huge body of work to offer 
  • does it bother you when spectators are constantly fiddling with their phones while you are trying to entertain them?
  • the advantages of getting most show enquiries by email
  • the E-Club Pro 30 Day Pass
  • what is acceptable as performance clothing and does it really matter?
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The Mark Leveridge February 2016 Podcast

January 31, 2016

Inside this month's audio treat....

  • The Blackpool Convention awaits but will have one small thing missing this year
  • do you adapt your presentation style according to who is in your audience?
  • why magicians are SO lucky to be able to involve spectators in their acts
  • I look at a number of reasons that may prevent you adding fresh material to your show
  • new release Six Appeal has got off to a strong start
  • the inhibiting factor for close up of the quiet, small performance room
  • I consider a response to one of the questions most commonly asked by spectators
  • I reveal my favourite type of booking and explain why it is so great
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Mark Leveridge Magic January 2016 Podcast

December 31, 2015

Your New Year edition offers the following:

  • How looking back over 2015 can help you to plan and evaluate what you'd like or need to do in 2016
  • if you pass a booking you can't do to a magic colleague, do you expect to get a cut of the fee?
  • creativity for the long haul needs a managed approach
  • new beginner magic workshops in 2016 at the Mark Leveridge Magic Academy
  • reflections on the current healthy state of live magic in the UK
  • show and self promotion requires constant attention these days
  • do you ever fall into the Charity trap?
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Mark Leveridge Magic December 15 Podcast

November 30, 2015

Lined up for your listening pleasure in this month's Podcast you will find:

  • Cancelled bookings - how do you deal with them?
  • Craig Petty makes some interesting assertions about what bookers should look for in a good close up worker
  • I contend that there is a lot of value in getting stimulus and ideas from outside the magic world
  • physical printed books can often have a 'history' that E-Books simply can't match
  • does being an older magician mean you are less likely to get bookings for young peoples' events?
  • why having a mike and amplifier should be seen as essential for many types of show
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