If you are organising an event such as a wedding, Christening, corporate event or party and you are on a budget you might be tempted to save money by hiring an amateur magician instead of splashing out on a professional. Live entertainment is an essential element if you want your event to be something other than just another day or night out. Good food and drink is important but it will be the entertainment that creates the atmosphere and the memories for your guests. Magic is one of the few forms of entertainment that absolutely amazes audiences as well as making them laugh and getting everybody really talking, whether they know each other or not! There are plenty of amateur or semi-professional magicians out there who might do the occasional gig for a relatively low price and there are professional magicians who would do it for a higher price. So why should you spend more for the professional? Well the main difference between an amateur and a professional magician is that an amateur does different tricks for the same audience while a professional does the same tricks for different audiences.
Amateur vs Professional
Professional Magic for Amateurs by Walter B. Gibson
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Professional Magic for Amateurs
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Posted: May 26, pm. Okay, here we go Now, having said that, I have also found that this is not unique to magic. In my own field, I run into "set designers" who never went to theater school, apparently never read a book on set design, and barely know what a set designer's real job is. The same goes for lighting designers, costume designers, and dare I say it even directors and choreographers.