Ask anyone and for sure they will be able to tell you something that they love about their job (hopefully). If this isn’t the case, then you should probably consider changing this. However, we know someone who does love their job, so we asked Oliver B what was so special about performing magic.
When we met Oliver the first thing that made us curious was how he got into magic. After hearing his story, we couldn’t wait to ask some more questions.
When we asked him what he enjoyed so much about being a magician he told us that one of the things he loved most was the reaction to each performance. As we know, many magicians aspire to make it big and be known, making it onto the TV and big shows but Oliver B tells us that he loves small and private shows. You might ask why? Because, according to our favourite magician, they allow him to make a connection with the audience or with the person who he is performing to and the reaction is so much more satisfactory. All you have to see is the look on their face when you pull off that trick that you have been practising for months. Shock, laughter and confusion followed by a flood of questions. This is something you don’t get with larger audiences.
Two shows are never the same. This is problem one of the most common concerns when it comes to our jobs. They can be repetitive; I dare say boring but not when you’re a magician. Yes, you perform the same tricks sometimes but you deal with different people every day, in different locations and in different environments. Creating magical moments and reminding people that we shouldn’t take life so seriously sometimes. Oliver B, magic-ing us back to when we were young.
It’s about provoking emotion, about sharing knowledge, creating magic moments for the people who are watching you.
Oliver B’s advice for us? Love what you do and you will always be a success.
Looking for a magician to perform at your next event? Oliver B is a London magician who has performed all around the world. Oliver has performed for a range of large corporate companies including Sony and Apple. Making your next event something you won’t forget in a hurry.