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Doing Your Best as the Wedding Magician

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Doing Your Best as the Wedding Magician

"Alexander was really a wonderful surprise to many of my guests, who were expecting the standard dinner, speeches and videos at my wedding reception.

The smiles on their faces were priceless.

The excitement, wonder and amazement at his perfectly executed illusions were all that mattered at the end.

I would definitely recommend him to any one looking for something magical (no pun intended) to add to that special occasion.

He’s also a gem of a person, really going all out to make things seamless for the organiser.

Thanks Alex!"

Johsua & Yasha

27th August 2016

Pictures by: Othniel Liew

A special piece of magic for the couple

A special piece of magic for the couple

For anyone who has planned or be a part of a wedding, you would know how stressful it can be. So many decisions to be made and so much to be planned. While my role as a wedding magician is fairly compartmentalized, I do my best to ensure that my dealings with the couple remains as fuss free as possible. I want to ensure that they have a peace of mind when they book me, knowing that their guests will be immensely entertained and they can continue enjoying the rest of their special night.

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My main responsibility as a wedding magician is just as important. I make sure that the guests are thoroughly entertained through the dinner, and I make sure my interactions with them brings out moments of joy and wonderment that adds to the atmosphere of the dinner.

Singapore Wedding Magician
Singapore Wedding Magician

Because of the nature of the wedding, the couple tends to miss some of the magic and I always make a point to perform something exclusively special for the couple. 

Weddings can be stressful to plan, but fret not, let the professionals worry about it for you.

;)

Signing off,
Alexander Yuen

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Want a fuss free entertainment for your wedding?

Contact me here (or alexander@metaillusions.com), I offer a 20 minute consultation for you and your partner so that you can be sure of a peace of mind when you book me.

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Singapore Magician at HP's DaaS Launch Activation

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Singapore Magician at HP's DaaS Launch Activation

When it comes to customized magic, my motto is simple:

Don't Tell Them, Show Them.

Instead of adopting a one-way dialogue, I engage my audiences through magic. Using magical effects, I exemplify product features and showcase them to the audiences. Take a look at the diagram below, it might look very technical at first, but with sufficient thought, it can be simplified by magic.

HP DaaS

For this HP DaaS activation, the objective of the performance was to:

  1. Excite the staff about this new service that HP is offering
  2. Educate them on the key features of the service
  3. Quiz them on the services with prizes
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The way I got around designing the magic was to first understand the brief and develop a script that is cogent. After that, I would think further about how I can show these concepts to the audiences. For example, the DaaS service allows quick and efficient disposal of HP's technological products at the end of the cycle, to showcase this, I make a deck of cards disappear in the hands of an audience member while reiterating the disposal component of DaaS. The training I have as a psychologist have helped me in such divergent thinking. This is something that needs to be improved in most Singapore magicians. 

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Singapore Magician

Being a skilled professional who dresses well certainly made it easier for me to perform in this corporate environment. Since impressions are formed within the first few seconds of interaction, I made sure that I was well dressed and introduced myself with a pleasant demeanor. Of course, being able to perform amazing magic is a must.

With the help of an amazing team from PMG, we were able to quiz the staff and gave them prizes that were thematic to the activation.

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In sum, it is not just enough to be able to perform strong magic in such environment. One must be able to understand reports and briefs, communicate effectively and engage audiences visually and intellectually.

The DaaS-ling team from HP!

The DaaS-ling team from HP!

Signing Off,

Alexander Y (Corporate Singapore Magician)

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Got a product or service to launch and be activated? Want someone to "Show your products instead of telling" them?

Let me help you with it!

Drop me an email at info@metaillusions.com

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Finding Beer in Saudi Arabia, Cisco Conference and iPad Illusions

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Finding Beer in Saudi Arabia, Cisco Conference and iPad Illusions

After a grueling 15 hours of traveling, I am finally in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh. Woohoo! It is a gorgeous place, the charm of this city creeps on you like the light of dawn.

 
iPad Magician in Riyadh
 

This was the very first picture I took on the ride to the hotel. Incidentally, this is also the place where I will be debuting my iPad Illusion Show. 

I am booked here to perform at Cisco Connect, a technological conference that engages the development of technological advancement. The iPad Illusion Show is a great fit for the theme as I present cutting edge illusions without old cliches in magic. More on that later.

After reaching the hotel, I had a refreshing sleep and then it is back to work. I had to do some last minute programming changes in some of the apps I developed as the customized content was tweaked a little.

Setting up the iPads

Setting up the iPads

Commence Programming!

Commence Programming!

Singapore is 5 hours ahead of the Riyadh, therefore I was also 5 hours late in replying my emails. I guess no one ever sees the background work of an entrepreneur but it is not all glitz and glamour. After programming, I got to my emails.

Check out that killer view. This is my business suite and my sleeping place for the next few days. Awesome!

Check out that killer view. This is my business suite and my sleeping place for the next few days. Awesome!

We had some time before the technical rehearsal, my stage assistant, Yi Hao and I took a walk. But soon after we took a few steps, we realized it was a better idea to stay indoors. The heat was scorching, we could feel the heat wave on our bodies. If you thought Singapore was hot, try Saudi Arabia.

 
Saudi Arabia Temp
 

However, we did the best thing on a sunny day, ICE CREAM! We also found non-alcoholic beer from Budweiser. We did a taste and videoed it, check it out below!

Ice Cream on a Hot Day
No Alcoholic Beer

It was then call time for the technical rehearsal. The staging and set up looks magnificent!

CISCO Connect 2016 iPad Magician

I am very excited to perform on the pedestal-looking stage. Tech rehearsals went smoothly and we are good to go for tomorrow and Thursday!

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To reward ourselves, we headed back for dinner and tried the non-alcoholic beer. Check out our reaction and thoughts on this in this video!

Yea.... Probably not my thing for now.

I am stoked to be performing tomorrow at the amazing stage for the international conference goers! It is about 10.41 pm right now, which means it is it is 3.40am in Singapore. I am still feeling a little jet lagged. Gonna head to bed soon!

Will be uploading a sample of my show tomorrow!

Signing Off,
Alexander Yuen (iPad Magician in Saudi Arabia)

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Interactive Roving iPad Magic

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Interactive Roving iPad Magic

iPad Roving Magic Promo by Alexander

If you have read our previous article on iPad Magic and Digital Illusions, titled "Evolution of an Artist", you would know that the genre of iPad Magic within Meta Illusions started first with Jonathan designing iPad apps for our Interactive Roving Magic. 

As we progressed we had more need for palour and stage effects in the iPad and they were mostly custom designed to our client's specification.

But that aside, today I want to share with you more information about our Interactive iPad Roving Magic. This is our 2nd most popular engagement next to the Standard Interactive Roving Magic. 

Why iPad Magic?

The unique feature about the iPad Roving Magic is that you can book me to interact and mingle with your guests. You are offering a unique form of entertainment that is hardly seen in the industry; your guests and clients will be impressed by the novelty and the strength of the inherent magic. The best part: How about adding your client's or company's logo into the iPad and using them as part of the magic, at no additional cost?

Complimentary Logo Customization

Up to a limited time, I am offering complimentary basic customization for all my iPad Roving Magic where I would add your company's logo into the iPad and use it do magic. This increases marketing visibility and identity!

Check out the promo above to get a feel of what it is like for your clients to be at the cutting edge of magic! I would love to discuss with you further on thoughts, ideas and proposals for your event and your client!


Signing off,

Alexander Y.

 

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Adult Parties

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Adult Parties

No no, not that kind of adult parties.


Most of the time when we think about parties, we are probably thinking about a children's birthday party or a drinking session in a club which you pass off as "party".

The truth be told, there are a lot of other parties adults throw for themselves, or for their partners. 

  1. Birthday Parties
  2. Anniversary Parties
  3. Themed Gathering
  4. Bachelorette's Night
  5. Bachelor's Night
  6. Company Appreciation
  7. Guests Appreciation
  8. Wine Tasting Parties
  9. I-Have-Too-Much-Money-And-I-Don't-Know-How-To-Spend-It Party

And these are just a small handful of them. In fact, I will be very unbashful about this and say that I have in fact done all these parties in the above list, though number 5 was ... kind of weird.

My point is, the way we celebrate our moments has changed. Its not just about the food and drinks. It is about the ambiance (choosing the best venue), the entertainment and even the music.

Whisky Magic

Recently, I was engaged by a couple from India who flew all the way to host their 40th Wedding Anniversary in the lavish W Hotel. They also flew their friends and families, it was amazing.

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A testament to my belief that magic isn't just for children, I did an picture prediction as part of my iPad Magic, and... who says adult can't have fun with magic. :P

It was really fun performing for the guests and VIPs from India. One thing I can be sure, magic does transcend culture.

Peace out!
Alexander Yuen

P.S, if you haven't done so, like my page on Facebook and follow me on instagram will ya!

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