Bill Herz& Magicorp Productions
For the last twenty years Bill Herz has been wowing audiences of all kinds and all sizes around the world. From Fortune 500 companies to lavish private affairs, Bill Herz has decades of experience transforming typical meetings and gatherings into events that will stay memorable forever.
“Every time I see you I am more and more amazed! People just can’t believe what they see.”
—Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc.
“You really understand our culture and incorporated our message perfectly. Thanks you, thank you, thank you. You had them eating out of the palm of your hand.”
—Dawn Hudson, CEO Pepsico, North America
“My stomach still hurts from laughing. Everyone loved you and this group has seen it all.”
—Brian Roberts, CEO Comcast Corporation
“Absolutely incredible! I don't have a clue as to how you do it. This is the fifth time I have seen you and I can't wait for the next.”
—Howard Schultz, Founder and CEO Starbucks Coffee
“We had executives from all over the world and everyone was in awe. Please, please tell me how you did it.”
—Henning Kagermann, CEO SAP
“By my reckoning this was the fourth time you performed for us, yet each routine seemed fresh and inventive, and as always we were dazzled by your artistry. For my part, I am convinced that there is no sleight of hand involved, that it really is magic.”
—John J. Thompson, Director, Research Planning, Merck
“The real magic you bring is how you can light up people's hearts. You set a terrific stage for us all to follow. It's no wonder at conference end, everyone felt terrific.”
—Dale Moss, Executive Vice President, British Airways
“Our audience loved your performance. You truly have a unique act which fits nicely into the style of events we try to orchestrate in the Service Provider Line of Business at Cisco.”
—Don Listwin, Sr. Vice President, Cisco Systems
“Your magic is truly Global. You very successfully engaged our multicultural, multi-lingual associates in a wonderful evening of entertainment. Gracias!!! Shay-shay!!! Danke schoen!!! Thank you!!, for providing an enlightened view of the World of Magic.”
—Edwina D. Woodbury, Chief Financial Officer, Avon
“Close to 100% of our survey respondents gave you the highest rating possible! It's obvious you know exactly what's required in the niche market you've carved out for yourself. You provided a perfect blend of business and show business.”
—William M. Stuek, IBM.
“I wanted to thank you for your fantastic performance during our group meeting. Your magic and comedy set exactly the right tone for the whole day. You ability to customize your act to fit into a preset agenda is remarkable.”
—Gail J. McGovern, Vice President & General Manager, Business Services, AT&T
“Just wanted to formally thank you again for the tremendous support you provided in making our business meeting and rally a great success! It was a lot of fun for me personally, and the audience really enjoyed the show. Thanks for making me look good!”
—Kevin A. McCabe, Senior Vice President, Chase
Below are some of the services that we offer. And of course any of these can be customized to incorporate your messages, objectives and meeting goals.
The Stand-Up Show
The Stand-Up show is an interactive comedy magic and mind reading show. Ideal for groups of 20 to 2000, it's an event that makes the audience the stars of the show. This fast paced energetic display of visual dexterity, wit and psychological mysteries is a show designed for thinking audiences, as everyone becomes a part of the action.
No stages, no sets, no requirements. Anywhere, anytime. With Close-Up magic intimate miracles for small groups at receptions, pre-dinner functions, and parties where a formal show isn't the best solution. It is a great ice-breaker as objects vanish, money multiplies, cards change and impossibilities occur, right in your guests' hand. Mini miracles happen right in front of them.
Master of Ceremonies
Need to keep the meeting moving? Using magic, mind reading and illusions, Bill keeps the energy of the general session up over the day or several days. Whether serious or lighthearted speaker introductions, natural topic segues, housekeeping notes, announcing coffee breaks or breakout sessions, the predictability of the meeting is removed, while adding some frequently needed mystery, comedy and relief.
One of the most important events at your conference shouldn't be lost to boredom. Bill adds dazzle and wit to your award presentations while highlighting the real magicians...the award winners. Whether making the presenters appear magically out of thin air, or using magic to segue smoothly between categories, Bill goes out of his way to ensure that your people are the stars of the evening.
Large Scale Illusions
Large scale illusions can add that extra bit of wow. Whether making the CEO magically appear out of thin air, making an audience member float in thin air, turning one executive into another or cutting a competitor in half, larger illusions can add that extra bit of excitement that make it a truly memorable event.
That’s right, team building. Bill has come up with a really unique, memorable and fun way to help your organization revitalize morale, increase product knowledge and demonstrate the importance of teamwork. Tell him your goals and he'll customize a program where your attendees become the magicians!
“Misdirection” happens to be one of a magician's most powerful tools and using magic is a great way to teach an audience how not to be misdirected, and focus on the real issues at hand. While in magic you frequently watch one hand while the other hand accomplishes the "magic". It’s the same in business we frequently miss the complete picture because we are focused on the wrong element. In this fast paced, humorous, magical, customized presentation the audience is shown how to be focused where attention is needed most. The presentation is fast paced, humorous and is tailored for each specific audience.
...And Did You Know...
That Magicorp Productions, Inc. is the largest supplier of Magicians, Illusionists, Mind Readers and Variety Artists to the corporate market in the world!
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“It All Adds Up” – a really cool demonstration of ESP and mathematical skills
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“Where’d That Egg Go?” – an amazing interactive routine with an egg, a bag and a volunteer
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Some thoughts about “Why magic”
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“Glad It's Not My Money” – a funny routine with an executive's borrowed $100 bill
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Some brief thoughts on hosting meetings
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A lighter moment #1
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Close-up walk-around magic for parties
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Some thoughts on awards banquets
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“Linked Together” – an illusion with three borrowed wedding rings that takes place in the audience.
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A brief description of my keynote presentation with a message tied in
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A lighter moment #2
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Some larger illusions
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“Backstage With The Magician” – a great illusion to make the CEO or host “magically appear
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“Visual Biography” – how this all came about
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The Full Bill Herz Video