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Imagine if your team left your next Leader Training, not just with improved ideas and new ways of thinking, but also with a sense of Wonder? Welcome to SEMINARMAGIC!

Because Training and Development does NOT have to be boring to be Impactful

It just doesn’t make sense, why are so many business seminars boring and tedious? No one engages with boring and tedious. Boring and tedious kills energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Conversely, I too have experienced engaging seminars and workshops that are too often facilitated by individuals with extensive backgrounds in ENTERTAINMENT but without "real world" job experience. Lots of theory, but a lack of traditional job experience. All icing, no cake.

So, I decided to do something about it.

Seminar Magic

Welcome to Seminar Magic.

Something NEW. My two worlds collided; I have combined everything I have learned in my fifteen years as a corporate trainer and programs facilitator with my lifetime as a professional magician. It IS possible to deliver impactful workshops and seminars with the energy, fun, and engagement of an entertainment experience.

“…..Laughter is no enemy to Learning”

- Walt Disney

“James is a great facilitator. In addition to being knowledgeable, he challenges you to think outside your comfort zone and also actively listens to what you say. Hard to find a better combination”

Leah Rosch

Senior Facilitator, Disney Education, Retired

“I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for the exceptional professional development workshops you presented to the faculty, staff, and students at Valparaiso University. I sincerely appreciate the investment you made in our organization, to understand our needs, and deliver an extraordinary experience.

After nearly thirty years in the electronics industry and academia, I have had the opportunity to develop and participate in countless professional development programs. However, I can state unequivocally, that your workshops resulted in an unprecedented immediate impact upon our attendees while also initiating lasting, transformational changes that continue to shape and influence how we operate today. Your unique approach of integrating personal stories, humor and magic into the professional development process fully captivated the audience, engaging even my more skeptical team members. Your willingness to work with us and develop a program tailored for our audiences was invaluable in helping our teams move forward. Your presentations resonated deeply, yet still provided meaningful, actionable ideas we could translate into our environment. I know students and faculty alike that still echo your five fundamentals of customer service to this day.

Congratulations on a job very well done, and I look forward to working with you and your team again in the future.”

Mark Budnik

Paul H Brandt Professor of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Valparaiso University

“James, Thank you so very much. So, what I can say to you is that this is our 5th year doing this. We have had some really good dynamic speakers over the last 5 years, but I can not, in my opinion, think of anyone who has been more impactful than you!”

Joseph Smith

Clerk of the Circuit Court, St Lucy County FL

"On your mark, get set, THANK YOU!! We look forward to working with you in the future!"

Erin

Orange County Library System

"Dear James, Thank you so much for spending time with us on our trip. We loved the energy you brought to our programs and appreciated your pushing us to new ways of thinking. Keep inspiring and educating others! We loved having you as an honorary Nittany Lion, Thanks Again"

Jim

Ph.D PENN STATE

“James does what the best facilitators do: He builds quick relationships. My groups, that only have been with him for three or four hours, feel like they know him within 30 minutes. Getting participants to understand and apply material is about connecting with them; James does that flawlessly."

David

Senior Faculty, Western Illinois University

"James created an amazing personalized experiences for 5 central Florida non profits in one day. He Entertained, Educated and Encouraged (the 3 new Es) us to network and think outside the box. James, Thank you for sharing your talents with us. You are always there for us. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

Meagan

Administrator, Bishop Grady Villas

“Each year, we have a student leadership retreat for over 100 student leaders at USC Aiken. We hire a facilitator each year to present for 6 total hours on a variety of leadership topics. James was our lead facilitator and was absolutely fantastic. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion captivated the audience. What I think connects James most to his audience is his love for helping others. He truly cares about helping others reach their full potential and that genuine caring makes him a perfect speaker or facilitator.”

Ahmed Samaha

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services, USC Aiken

"Thank you for the outstanding 'program'. It was hilarious, and we loved it!"

Philip

Hillsborough County Government Elisa

"Dear James, you were Great!"

Kim

School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

"You were amazing. Thank you for a truly unforgettable workshop. Stay Magical!"

Riley

"By far my favorite workshop! I learned so much and really enjoyed my time. Thank you!"

Gina

"James, you helped me out a lot and taught me things I never even thought of learning. Thank you so much!"

Libby

"You lead the most amazing workshop! Thank You!"

Erin

Being a magician is about altering reality for the audience in order to create a sense of wonder. An effective seminar or workshop is about providing participants with ideas and tools to change their own reality.