A master magician and comedian, Bill Herz presents a fast-paced, interactive comedy, magic and mind-reading show to executives and sales professionals who want more impact with their audience. “Slide shows and colorful graphics,” he says, “can go just so far; magic makes the message unforgettable.” Audiences walk with away with strategies and ice-breakers for helping out with that next cold call or client meeting. Herz is also the perfect host or master of ceremonies at large or small events, intimate gatherings, trade shows and expos. His repertoire runs from close-up sleight-of-hand to full-scale illusions where audience members float and your CEO appears out of thin air. Herz can custom-tailor the content and message of his show to meet the needs of your organization or meeting, even crafting a message and illusions that support your meeting’s theme. Versatile, funny and entertaining, Bill Herz will be the talk of your event.
The Magic and Comedy of Bill Herz
Bill Herz’s fast-paced, interactive comedy, magic and mind-reading show is ideal for groups of 20 to 2000. Requiring extensive audience participation, the show is an energetic display of visual dexterity, wit and psychological mysteries designed for thinking audiences. Borrowed objects vanish and reappear, spectators’ thoughts are stolen and eye-popping impossibilities make even the most sophisticated audiences wonder if what they saw is really possible…and the only staging requirements are a table, a microphone and a willing audience. Each show is custom tailored to the demographics of the group, incorporating your meeting’s themes and key business messages.
The Illusion Show
Want your CEO or host to enter with a bang? A magical appearance is the perfect way to kick-off an event. In this unique and amazing program, Bill Herz combines his stand-up show with several larger illusions, including making audience members float, teaching an executive predict the future or demonstrating how your company can “flatten the competition.”
The Perfect Emcee or Host
Want to keep the meeting moving or add an extra spark to make your event memorable? Bill Herz uses magic, mind reading and comedy to keep up the energy of general sessions throughout the day and over the course of a meeting. Adding short bursts of entertainment that leads into the next speaker’s topic, Herz ensures that predictability of the event completely disappears. Whether making serious or lighthearted speaker introductions, creating natural segues from one topic to another, announcing coffee breaks, introducing break-out sessions, or adding some fun to routine house-keeping notes, Herz’s wide-range of talents and ability to get laughs guarantees that your next event will never drag.
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 taking a little time out to earn a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s degree from Cornell University, Bill has spent the past twenty-five years performing atBill currently performs at over 200 corporate events each year and also teaches executives their own meeting magic. Bill’s unique mix of comedy and magic has been applauded at corporate functions throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, India, and Thailand. He is a two-time winner of the International Magical Performers Award. As a theatrical consultant, Bill designs and creates special effects for Broadway shows, major motion pictures, television commercials as well as industrial and training videos. He is the author of “Secrets of the Astonishing Executive,” published by Avon Books.
Bill’s performances are always custom-tailored to the audience. Whether performing during a meeting, entertaining clients after dinner or astonishing guests at a cocktail party with his sleight of hand, Bill always integrates audience participation, humor and his unforgettable wizardry to ensure a special event that’s truly special.