The maxim for authors is “write what you know.” If you are a hard-boiled detective looking to break into the writing biz, it makes sense to pen great hard-boiled detective novels; tricky dames, fast cars, dark alleys. Cowboys can write about cowboy things; roping and doggies and six guns. Brain surgeons should stick with exciting dramas about doing brain surgery; with brain surgery like themes and items — we couldn’t think of any.
This maxim guides us here at Inside Magic.
You will note most of articles contain a combination of certain subjects: magic tricks, magic history, the hey-day of Citizens Band radio, over-the-counter personal itch cream and ointments, emotional instability, inferiority complexes, system effects of poor dental hygiene, the careers of 1970’s female television sitcom stars, federal prisons in the U.S. and Mexico, third and fourth century patristic writings, and holistic approaches to mucous reduction.
Nate Kranzo knows restaurant magic. He knows how to get the job, how to keep the job, and how to make money from the job. We know how to eat a restaurant but because we are now without a job, we don’t do that so much any longer.
Mr. Kranzo has the energy of five men and the abilities of five men who know how to do great and entertaining magic. We have raved about his lectures and shows in the past but were delighted to read of his newest venture, the hardback publication of The Gig.
The Gig is, in the words of Robert Moreland, “a battle plan. A plan that offers a tactical and professional approach to getting regular work as a professional conjurer in the food and beverage industry.” The benefit of buying such a plan written by someone who knows the battle is obvious: you can immediately rule out those tactics that will not work.
We were intrigued to read that Mr. Kranzo’s income came not from tips, but from a “high fee” paid by the establishments. We have made the apparent cardinal error of offering to work for tips only and found little interest. It could be because our skills were lacking or more likely, our offer to work only for tips told the client we weren’t professional.
Mr. Kranzo no longer performs five nights a week in restaurants. His ten years working tables paid dividends and he now does private parties and corporate events from leads he acquired.
The Gig will teach you effects proven effective as entertainment and a means of getting your name known. Mr. Kranzo teaches how to approach owners, answer their likely questions, clear-up their doubt or misconceptions about your services. He even gives readers a mentalism effect he used in radio appearances to publicize his appearances.
Mr. Kranzo told us:
You will learn two of my favorite opening effects that I have used for years to instantly gain people’s attention. You will learn my absolute favorite, hands down; best closer for restaurant work PERIOD. This is an effect that has incredible commercial appeal to it. The effect ends with the volunteer holding on to your business card which has just apparently become hot and burnt in their own hands! (Don’t worry, your contact info doesn’t burn off)
The Gig comes in two versions. Originally, Mr. Kranzo sold the manuscript as a PDF download for $75.00. Sounds like a lot of money for a book, but he was really selling his time to the purchaser. Readers could consult with Mr. Kranzo on virtually any aspect of the instruction and he would answer by phone or email. The new version of The Gig sells for $19.95 and does not come with personal consultation. He has agreed to make the original deal available for those who order before the end of March.
Readers can download The Gig with Mr. Kranzo’s consultation service for $74.95 if they order by March 31st. You can get The Gig hard copy mailed to your home for $19.95 without the consultation service.
Visit Mr. Kranzo’s web site for more details.
Mr. Kranzo’s The Gig exemplifies the author’s maxim.