Every year, our good friends Bob and Pam host a big Italian feast for a large group of friends. The centerpiece is something known as a Timpano, which, if you have never seen one, wow... it's impressive.
That's where the magician comes in. Ken Spanola, also known as Kentastic, has some serious time to fill with many guests seated around the table. That's where he shines. Watching his up-close magic act alternates between mind-bending and side splitting. He gets everyone into the act, and even the most incredulous guests leave with a big grin on their faces after he wows the crowd.
How do they make it seem so easy?
Well, whatever it is, I can tell you that it's not just dumb luck. It's practice. It's learning the techniques. It's stepping up to volunteer to fill the role while others hang to the rear and just let things happen. It's committing to learning from the experiences of others to find out what worked and what just fell flat on its face.
|A PIO working his magic|
- First, he has to walk through the steps of how the trick works.
- Then, he has to make each of those steps look seamless as he does them.
- Finally, he has to work on his banter to keep the audience engaged during the trick so it works like a charm every time.
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Tom Iovino, Public Relations Strategist
Hillsborough County, Florida