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Senor Fabuloso

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Posted by her, Alison shares her thoughts on mentalism.

Because there are so few women in the craft and even less in mentalism, I thought it could be both inspirational and educational, for members to see this? Enjoy.


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Senor Fabuloso

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There isn't much mentalism on the video except for "Deep Sea Digits" out of Syzygy by Lee Earle which also happens to be, how I open my act.

What the lecture focus on, is working trade shows and there is some good advice on it.

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It seems that a provocative dress i.e. showing a lot of cleavage is a bad idea, especially with mentalism. I'm distracted from the magic/mentalism. "OK so I'm thinking of a number.... man is she sexy." There are a couple of female magicians whose character is sexy. That works. But if you're doing things that evoke astonishment, you don't want to "pop the bubble of mystery" with a distracting dress. 

All IMHO. 

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Yes Mike

On the one hand some women in the craft will complain how it's a "brotherhood" of "ole boys" unwilling to take them seriously. On the other some seem to want to use their femininity to entice and distract. I don't think there is a right or wrong perspective, just personal choices they have to live with.

Personally I appreciate beauty, be it in a man or a woman and if part of ones self is to be beautiful, then so be it. Would we instead, advocate for ugliness?

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We all use what we've got to our advantage, or should.  I used to do trade show work for a time and in the business I'm in have had to work trade show booths as a part of my job for more than 30 years.  I would stand in the booth and chat people up and help answer technical questions.

I can attest that in many instances an attractive woman is a magnet, drawing men into the booth.  Simple human nature.  Now as to Mike's point, I think he is right in many respects.  Looks gets you in the door, it is what you do after that that makes the difference.  

Booth traffic is one thing, qualified leads are another.  I worked many a busy show only to ask after it was all over if it was really worth it.  Some shows you attend because you don't want to be conspicuous by your absence.
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Senor Fabuloso

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Allison's "budget line" question to prospective clients s good, for determining your fee. Got me an extra $500 for a corporate event, recently.
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