Rarely do I get the chance to watch a film about actual, factual magic performances, let alone one where the focus is on street magic. The new indie film Sleight, gives us just that, and it also mashes up its plot with a scrappy coming-of-age superhero movie. Overall, it looks like it captures a lot of the heart and genuine magic that goes into engaging your audience as a street performer or a practitioner of mentalism in Miami.
Magic involves the careful use of maneuvers along with pre-planned effects and lots and lots of practice. Naturally, the acts are rehearsed to perfect the techniques, but this rehearsal also helps promote the safety of the performers.
As a fan of stand up through the ‘80s comedy boom and the show America’s Got Talent, I was ecstatic to meet Howie Mandel at a recent Young Presidents Organization soirée in Miami. Hosted at the LIV Nightclub in the lavish Fontainebleau Resort on Miami Beach, the YPO event was an exclusive evening for helping successful vineyard executives network and get inspired by various speakers.
When looking to cap off your party, event or soiree with an entertaining set piece, look no further than my own brand of mentalism, Miami. These performances generally look great on stage in front of thousands of people, but they offer something even more special in a smaller group at a private event.
Dare I say that such a setting creates something… magical?
Why I Love Performing Mentalism for Miami Private Functions and Events
I don’t perform on the stage too often anymore, and I would say that I don’t miss it as much as other performers claimed I would. Why? I get more of a kick out of entertaining smaller parties these days.
Intimate settings with small groups lets me get up close and personal with my subjects. I can show my subjects that there is no real boundary between the performer and the audience. I’ve performed for some tough groups in my day: Robert DeNiro, Rudy Giuliani, Mario Andretti Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan and more. Yet, I always manage to leave them with a smile on their face and in awe of the unique way I approach my work.
You see, my job as a mentalist is to surprise people with the obvious. I make educated guesses based on high odds along with my ability to read faces and posture. These simple tricks still manage to floor a room, and the effects are better up close and personal. By engaging with my audience as a peer, I can communicate with them in a way that disarms and astonishes them with seemingly superhuman feats.
My point in all this is not to brag about my talents, either, but to emphasize that some of the best parts of my job work even better when I get a chance to shine on a personal level. For this reason, I highly recommend my services for mentalism in Miami for private functions and events.
How to Structure Your Big Night Around a Mentalism Act
When looking to plan your evening around a big event, mentalism can fit right in with any theme you want. For birthday parties or events structured around one person, I can help lighten the mood while making the guest of honor feel special. My act tends to bring people together by sharing details about my subjects they can all relate to. It goes well as an early way to kick off the festivities or further into the evening, such as after dinner.
At corporate events, my act can help communicate the theme of the event in ways that few others can. After all, who wouldn’t want to read minds in the business world? By showing employees that it can, in a small way, be possible, they are inspired to do anything. I have even helped deliver a keynote a time or two!
So take a look at my mentalism in Miami services the next time you are looking for a truly memorable, one-of-a-kind experience to offer your guests and attendees.
They say “necessity is the mother of invention,” and magic performance certainly necessitates many things.
Audiences must think that an illusion stems from a person, not the devices or props they use. So, if someone wants to disappear, a device must be invented that makes little noise, is easy to conceal, will not be observable from the seats, can completely bring the subject to another area or cover their entire body, and so on. Any time these conditions are violated, it destroys the illusion.
These extreme demands naturally require inventiveness, and that is why many magicians are also inventors and sometimes vice-versa. So, let us examine this phenomenon further and briefly cover the history of famous magician inventors from the industrial revolution to the current days of mentalism in Miami.
Being a proper, convincing mentalist demands confidence. Nothing shatters the illusion of being a “mind reader” as a blatant wrong guess. Performance skills can help you recover after a mistake, but being confident in your abilities and having the skills to make up for missteps goes even further.
So, to become a convincing mentalist, you will need to ensure that you have the ability to be right about an observation or intuition often enough to retain confidence and keep your audience on their toes. This level of skill takes patience, practice and knowledge from experts on visual evidence gathering. Here are three books that can help you:
Many people both young and old who see Mio’s mentalism in Miami acts are inspired to take up the trade as a magician, mentalist or similar stage performer. Yet, they may never live their dream without the proper guidance. Moreover, while Mio would love to mentor all of these people, his magic prowess still does not grant him the capability to be in multiple places at once. As a substitute, you can use this brief guide to help you gain confidence, build strength in your skills and finally take flight as an amateur getting paying gigs in magic.
With Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War taking the box office by storm right now, we’ve got comic books and superheroes on the brain. What sprang to mind immediately was how badly we would like to see some of our favorite comic book magicians take to the silver screen to get the attention they deserve.
Years of Charity work has lead to Mio the Magician being featured in a variety of print and online publications highlighting his work. One of his most recent acknowledgements came in the form of the article below by the “Celebritarian” an online publication that highlights the work of celebrity humanitarians world wide. The article is as follows. Enjoy the read.
Mio the Magician has shocked, baffled and left speechless: billionaires, millionaires, rap stars, rock stars, supermodels, strangers on the street and Hollywood’s elite with his magic tricks. For over a decade, the Miami based illusionist has been on the NBA’s speed dial to entertain some of it’s biggest basketball stars, and he was the center of attention at Donna Karan’s New York apartment, where his mind blowing skills astonished Woody Allen, Robert DeNiro and Barbra Streisand at her star-studded birthday party.
The praise for his ability to perform close up, in your face, unexplainable illusions keep on coming:
“You got the King with the king!” said Pat Riley, Miami Heat President, referring to an amazed LeBron James, when an upside-down king of spades instantly appeared as he thought of it.
“All right, show me what you’ve got…that’s enough! I can’t take any more!” Michael Jordan
Mio has also become a sought after team building specialist for large corporations, including key brands like Citibank, American Express, IBM, AT&T, GE, PepsiCo, UPS and Delta. “Send me an image mentally,” is all he will ask of an employee at a conference he is appearing at. In a matter of seconds, with no other clues given to him, he will tell them exactly what they were thinking or which card they had a vision of. At private performances, screams will inevitably erupt from the audience when the very same card with a hand-written note on it suddenly appears in a sealed envelope moments after lying on the table, or when they witness a floating soap bubble turn into a glass ball in less than the blink of an eye.
While Mio enjoys performing for celebrities and corporations around the world, his humanitarian work is always at the forefront of where he chooses to spend his professional time. As a supporter of The Ronald McDonald House; which provides a home to families with seriously ill children in the hospital, Mio arrives with fun and child friendly magic tricks and games, to uplift everyone in the room.
Senior citizens living in a retirement home wait to see how he will mystify them on their birthdays, and at risk children at the Boys & Girls Club appreciate his inspiring shows each time he visits.
Whether he is mesmerizing Hugh Jackman with a deck of cards, levitating a crumpled up dollar bill, or giving joy and laughter to people fighting life threatening diseases at “Friends In Deed;” a crisis center that provides emotional and spiritual support for anyone diagnosed with life-threatening physical illnesses, Mio deserves an award for all of the smiles he has brought to people around the world. For many, that alone can be worth more than gold.
If your organization would like to do an article, news piece or interview with Mio about his charity work please contact Mio at http://www.magicbymio.com/contact-mio/ .