Saving the day with MAGIC, one virtual show at a time
Zoom Magic Shows are Here to Save the Day!
No need to leave birthdays uncelebrated, playdates forgotten, or time with friends and family canceled. Virtual magic shows work, and are HUGE fun for kids!
Unlike a YouTube video, this is a LIVE show, with tons of interaction, making it a fantastic mood-booster, and FUN for everyone.
Plus, there's no need to clean up afterwards, put the dog away, order food for everyone, or clear a space to set up for the magic show. Instead, just text or email the Zoom link to the families you're inviting (I can help with that if needed), and when showtime rolls around, find a comfy place to enjoy the show, log in to Zoom, and get ready for tons of laughs and smiles.
It's that easy!
Current pricing is $150 for most shows, and shows typically run 35-45 minutes.
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Awesome job with the show! It was very special for Hudson for you to be part of his bday. Thanks again, everyone really enjoyed it!
– Melissa H.
So, what happens in a Zoom magic show?
Laughs, Smiles, Magic, and FUN!
Believe it or not, a Zoom magic show is a lot like an in-person magic show. It needs to be interactive and customized to the audience, or else it will fall flat. In my online magic shows, I personalize each and every performance, with magic chosen based on the age range of attendees, the number of kids, and the audience reactions.
Kids love that they have a front row seat for all the magic. They're thrilled that the whole show is focused on fun. They're amazed by impossible magic and endless surprises guaranteed to keep them laughing. And despite the current situation, they get to enjoy these memories with their friends and family thanks to the magic of Zoom!
Having a magic show planned also saves you from the awkward situation that results when virtual celebrations are held with no organized plan or entertainment. Just as an in-home party with no plan is likely to be underwhelming at best and chaotic at worst, an online birthday party or virtual playdate can quickly go awry without a purpose. You might be able to get everyone focused long enough to sing Happy Birthday, but beyond that, kids need something fun and entertaining to hold their interest. My fun-filled Zoom magic show does exactly that!
Tim, great show today! Izzy was very happy. It was a HUGE hit!
– Jack and Veronica J.
Lights! Camera! MAGIC!
Bright studio lighting, a professional microphone, and 1080P HD camera help ensure a fantastic experience for all kids watching. Clear audio, clear video, and no distractions in the background to take away from the magic.
I'm fully equipped for virtual magic shows and have even created brand new routines perfectly suited to work through video. As fun and silly as the show may be, there's some serious tech and magic behind the scenes working to create amazing memories for the kids and families experiencing the show.
Zoom virtual magic shows help you make the most out of celebrating at home!
Let's do it! But I have a few questions....
I've used Zoom for work and school, but not a magic show. How does that go?
Typically, parents set up the Zoom meeting time and take care of sending out the Zoom invites to their child's friends and relatives. As everyone logs in, any video and audio issues are resolved, and attendees get a chance to talk with each other, say hello, and get settled in for the show. Parents will then often give me a call or text once they know everyone has signed in, and I'll join the meeting and get the entertainment started.
Zoom isn't my thing. Can you tell me what I need to send out?
Sure, I'm happy to help with creating the meeting invite and sending you the info that you can send out to attendees. In that case, I'll be considered the meeting host, and will be the one to handle starting the meeting. I'll open up the meeting waiting room about 15 minutes before the invitation time, and leave a picture of myself visible so everyone knows they're in the right place for the magic show. You can let me know once everyone is there, and then we'll get the show started!
What about Zoom time limits?
Great question. Zoom has been occasionally not enforcing 40 minute meeting limits as a courtesy during this time period. However, that's not something we want to "hope" for during your special occasion. If you have a Zoom paid account, then you can host the meeting with no time limit. If you're on the free basic plan, we'll be cut off at 40 minutes, so in that case, I'm happy to use my paid membership to host the meeting, and I can send you the meeting info upon scheduling.
Should the attendees be muted?
It can get loud sometimes, but in general, it seems to work best leaving attendees unmuted, as part of the fun is being able to hear everyone's reactions. However, silencing the audio of one or more viewers can come in handy if they're in an environment with lots of distracting background noise.
How do we make sure everyone sees you? Sometimes Zoom focuses only on whoever is talking at any given moment.
It's a great idea to "spotlight" my video through the Zoom platform. That ensures my video screen becomes the largest for all attendees.
Is this only for birthdays?
Nope! While birthdays are certainly a very popular occasion to celebrate with a virtual magic show, it's also a perfectly great way to make for a fantastically fun virtual playdate, an over-the-top online scout meeting, a celebration for upcoming graduations, or just a great excuse to share some smiles with the neighborhood kids and friends.
Any other tips to make this a success?
Make sure you have a decent idea of how to use Zoom before the magic show so you don't need to worry about figuring that all out during what's supposed to be a fun and enjoyable time. If you like, we can line up a test Zoom meeting before the show to make sure you have the hang of things. Zoom also has some great information and tutorials on their support website. You can check that out to really familiarize yourself with all the features before the magic show, and can also share the link with anyone you're inviting who's not so sure what to expect: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html
High-energy over-the-top fun is my specialty!
What sort of silliness can you expect in a Tricky Tim magic show, whether in-person or online? Check out the highlight video below to see some clips of me in action at schools, camps, libraries, and more!