Q & A
Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients at Got Magic?
Magicians --- Illusionists
Comedians --- DJ's
Clowns --- Face Painters
Balloon Artists --- Stilt Walkers
Live Bands --- Emcee's and more!
Family FUNctions --- Corporate Events
Schools --- Public events
Library Shows --- Festivals, etc!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
We do it all! I have recently provided magician's for summer kid's camp programs, DJ's for weddings, and booked almost 30 performers for a huge July 4 parade in Atlanta! How's that for variety?
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I have has entertained audiences since the age of 6. He has been a full time pro since the age of 14. He graduated from the nationally recognized "GTA Program" from Gainesville College/Brenau University's Theatre Program. Jeff has traveled the USA with the Royal Magic circus as their featured act as well as co-hosting the acclaimed children's variety TV show "Joy's Clubhouse" for 2 years! Jeff has studied with some of the magic world's top magician's: Jeff McBride, Max Maven, Eugene Burger and others. He has also participated as an instructor with David Copperfield's "Project Magic" magic therapy program for hospitalized patients. Since then, he has focused his career to provide quality acts and performers for all types of occasions and audiences. Jeff truly understands the concept of being not only a magician, but an entertainer."
Entertainment is a tough business. ANYONE can claim to be an entertainer, and be very sincere in their efforts. Some do it for fun, and some to it as a side-business. And, many of those people charge little to nothing for their "fun job." And, in every case, you get exactly what you pay for! Entertainers offering "cheap prices" etc. obviously don't truly value their worth - and doesn't your event, family, customers, etc deserve THE BEST you, and I, can offer?
As a full time, professional career entertainer, I recognize the fact that I am priviledged to be at your event, and that each event is an audition for being booked at future events. You can't go wrong with The Magical Mr. McClure!
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
Take time to talk to whoever you are hiring. Try to get a feel for them not only as a professional, but as a person. After all, this is a business that relies on personal connection!
Keep in mind, there are several "agencies" that book entertainment nationwide, but book acts they have never even seen! They charge you high rates (which could mislead you as to the performers quality), but find a local, usually amateur, performer that will work your event (for them) cheap. (IE: you get charged $350, but they send you a performer they hired for $125!) That's not fair to you or the performer! When you book me, or my performers, you get a fair, competitive price, and the performers are paid fairly! In other words, YOU get what YOU pay for! So, ask questions, know not just what, but WHO you are booking!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
As a young adult, I chose to enter my first "magic competition". I designed a routine which combined several effects into one magical, cohesive routine. I didn't get first place ... I did better. I took home the first ever awarded "Bill Simon Memorial Award for Excellence in the Art of Magic". (Bill Simon was a well respected close-up magician in the magic world.) What does that mean to you? Probably not much. My peers loved the routine. The world renowned magician, named Paul Harris, who created the magic effects that I put together into a routine he had never considered, was very impressed. But, I vowed to never enter another magic competition. Why not? Because you've never heard of 99% of the magician's who win magic competitions. Performing magic isn't about winning awards. It's about entertaining my audience. My "award" is your applause and being recommended to your friends and peers as a performer. I hope for respect from my magic peers, but you, my intended audience, is much more important to me! I'm not interested in fooling or impressing magicians, I'm interested in entertaining you!
Speaking just as a magician: All magician's have access to the same effects, routines and props. What makes me different? Personality? Energy? Experience? Maybe even a personal touch to my routines? All of the above? For me, entertaining has nothing to do with ego, it's all about the audience having a good time. I want my audience involved, both visually and emotionally! When I perform, I try to be the guy you would want to be buddies with, which is why so many of my past clients now ARE friends! I invite you in and show you these cool things I've learned. That's what magic should be about. In return, I have been invited, as a guest, to birthdays, weddings, dinner, you name it, by past clients that now just enjoy me as a personal friend. I think that is one of the best testimonials I can offer!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
As an entertainer, I get invited to the best parties. And, I am lucky to meet new and interesting people at all types of events - and I look forward to meeting, and entertaining you!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Them: "HOW DID YOU DO THAT???"
Me: "I can't tell you."
Q. What is your greatest strength?
Going above and beyond what the customer expects!