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

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?

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

Mark Leveridge Magic November 15 Podcast

October 31, 2015

November's Podcast offers you the following:

  • The MLM Podcast gets over 5000 plays since last December
  • getting the balance right between fee levels and number of bookings
  • the pressures on Dynamo as his big live shows get underway
  • are magicians getting more tolerant of their performances being filmed by the public?
  • E-Club Pro passes the 500 pages of content mark
  • the fundamental difference between working at dinner functions and at mix and mingle events
  • magicians who do business talks have the advantage
  • from information scarcity to information overload

Mark Leveridge Magic October 15 Podcast

September 30, 2015

Included in this edition of the Podcast...

  • I report on the latest meeting of the Cumbrian Conjurers Collective
  • when is a lecture NOT a lecture?
  • I am surprised to discover that I have become the leader of the Labour party (!)
  • learning from watching top presenter Steve Head at the Entrepreneurs Circle national event
  • new release DC's Rope Routine proves a great success
  • why is it that performers seem to remember the bad shows more readily than the good ones?
  • a special birthday celebration trip means the MLM office will be closed for two weeks in October
  • when the hardest people to entertain at a gig are the ones who have booked you
  • I reflect on the positive influence magic can have on your life

Mark Leveridge Magic September 15 Podcast

August 31, 2015

In the September edition you will find:

  • September lecture schedule
  • the quantum leap from just 'doing' tricks to 'presenting' tricks
  • I grapple with the simple task of getting a passport renewed
  • why we sometimes go blank when performing certain effects
  • news on the MLM Academy
  • the single best way to prevent any problems with getting show fees
  • how to increase the chances of your spectators remembering who you are

Mark Leveridge Magic August 15 Podcast

July 31, 2015
Topics covered in this summer issue are:
  • Juan Mayoral's extraordinary comments from the stage at FISM in Rimini
  • I get first hand evidence that children's magic is as popular as ever
  • news about a new release in the Professional Worker Series of informational E-Books
  • are telephone quotes for shows better than those sent via email? - I consider the pros and cons of both formats
  • the funny things that kids say at shows
  • Pat Fallon's article in the Magic Circular on the problems that illness can cause performers leads me to consider what it is that protects us from 'bugs'
  • the MLM Academy training room is now built and almost ready for use
  • does your magic technique stand up to close scrutiny in bright sunlight?

Mark Leveridge Magic July 15 Podcast

June 30, 2015
The July Podcast covers the following:
  • I report on an evening spent watching Paul Daniel's new Intimate Magic Show
  • it seems that magic tricks happen in the minds of our spectators even when we don't intend it
  • preparations for the MLM Academy are well advanced
  • Jamie Raven is beaten by a dog - how fair is a competition where that is possible?
  • having a sense of your own performance value helps when quoting show fees
  • experts help Magicseen to aid performers to improve their act

Mark Leveridge Magic June 15 Podcast

May 31, 2015

In the June Podcast you will find:

USA tour de-brief in brief
do less magicians buy at conventions because they are buying all the time online?
summer turns up the heat on performers
announcing the launch of the MLM Academy
should ANY topic be out of bounds for comedy?
the MLM audio books now available as downloads too
the problems of eating when performing or travelling falls over meal times
Jamie Raven proves it's not what you do...

Mark Leveridge Magic May 15 Podcast

April 30, 2015
Podcast Special

In this special edition of the Podcast I take a look at three of the biggest issues facing any entertainer who is considering turning full time pro. Ever wondered what it's like earning your living from magic? Listen to this Podcast and much will be revealed!