At an age when most kids were reading comic books, Bill Herz was learning to shuffle a deck of cards with one hand. Today, he is regarded as one of the most entertaining corporate magicians in the world.
Bill started Magicorp in 1987 to handle the ever-increasing demand for his performing expertise and special event know-how. Except for a brief stint earning a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a master's degree from Cornell University, Bill has spent the past twenty-five years amazing audiences around the world with his extraordinary performances, integrating group participation, humor and his unforgettable wizardry to ensure a special event is truly special.
Bill has devised a 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 an event your attendees will never forget.
Often, the real trick is to get your message remembered. Your message is important but how do you make it stick? How do you highlight your key points in a way that makes your meeting a success? It’s easy: add a little magic and excitement to your presentation.
Magicorp is the creator of Participatory Illusions, custom-designed magic tricks and illusions that add intelligent fun to your presentation. We call them Participatory Illusions because your own executives are the stars. They actually perform the magic themselves!
Give us your message and we will help add magic to make your presentations unforgettable. All thumbs? No problem. Magicorp illusions are designed to be performed easily by busy executives. We coach you right at the meeting site so that in just minutes you are ready to astonish.
Need to keep the meeting moving? We’ll make it happen. Using magic, mind reading and illusions, we keep the energy of the general session up over the course of 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.
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.
Borrowed objects vanish and reappear, spectators’ thoughts are stolen and eye-popping impossibilities make the most sophisticated audiences wonder if what they saw was possible. All that’s needed is a table and a microphone. And if you want to throw in a few large illusions — the CEO magically appears, “flattening the competition” or even making an audience member float in mid-air, we can do that.
Each show is tailored to the demographics of the group. At your request, meeting themes, key objectives and business messages can be easily incorporated into the show. Walk-around magic at pre-dinner receptions can also be included.
A Close-Up show is perfect for groups of five to fifty people. It is a more formalized, yet casual show of close-up magic. The guests are seated audience-style around a table. The performer entertains with close-up miracles involving the entire audience with cards, coins, watches, rings and of course, some ESP. The only thing needed is a table and a group that wants to have fun. Show duration is typically forty-five minutes but can be shortened or lengthened to accommodate any schedule.
Our sleight-of-hand experts will entertain and amaze your guests right under their noses. No stages, no sets, no requirements – this event can be held anywhere, anytime. With Close-Up Magic, intimate miracles for small groups at receptions, pre-dinner functions, and parties take hold 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.
In an increasingly difficult business environment, it’s not what you see coming that will give you the greatest challenges. It’s the surprises, the unknowns. It’s what you least expect that will undermine the best laid plans. But how can we prepare for those surprises? Frequently, we miss the most important issues because our attention is misdirected.
Misdirection also happens to be one of a magician’s most powerful tools and magic is a great way to teach an audience how to prepare for it. While in magic, we often watch one hand while the other hand accomplishes the “magic”, in business, we frequently miss the complete picture because we are focused on the wrong element.
As a magician, Bill Herz specializes in preparing people for those surprises. In this entertaining and informative presentation, Bill demonstrates how to expect the unexpected using video, audience interaction and magic to teach the group how to become more objective in viewing an entire landscape. The participants are shown how to separate the real issues? from the illusions? and thus, focus attention on what is most needed. Fast-paced and humorous, this engaging presentation can be delivered on its own, or abbreviated, tailored and added onto a traditional entertainment performance.