It was a blast from the past this weekend, with a double-header of shows that had a very special request for both shows:
I had to play piano and sing!
You see, I used to be a professional musician (I worked in church music as a pianist, organist and choir director/music director for over a decade. I still play for churches here in St Cloud.). The group who hired me knew that, and asked that I play some Christmas music during the dinner, and sing before my usual show.
It was like the old days of vaudeville shows, where there was music, singing, jokes, and the mindreading show itself. We even ended with a Christmas sing-along.
A full evening of entertainment, working with a great audience on both nights!
So...if you want live music, I can certainly provide it with a smile!
I see my schedule of shows, home parties and corporate events. Lots to do.
And it's never "business as usual" for me. It's a lot of work to prepare.
You see, I'm not like all the other entertainers out there, who do the exact same show every time, and only make minor changes. . Every show and party I do is completely customized and unique. Every. Single. One.
Here's a peek inside my mind as I prepare for each of those shows. I ask myself tons of questions. Here are a few:
The answers to those questions (and many more!) will be different for every show. I take those answers and create a presentation that will fit the group like a glove.
This is why I have consistently high marks and glowing reviews whenever I do a show, party, or event. I'm not a slick talker who gives the same wooden nickel to every person who comes along.
I'm a craftsman who takes the time to create something special, just for you.
I give you the best, so that you can be the best.
Let me show you just how amazing, meaningful and fun your event can get!
It’s that time of year again! Many people are planning a Christmas celebration of some sort, be it a staff party, Christmas party, corporate party or Holiday Dinner.
Everyone wants to make their party one to remember, an event that will stay in the minds of guests for a long time to come.
While hiring a DJ or a band for the latter part of the evening is a great idea, the earlier part of the evening is often overlooked.
I have been performing professionally in the Midwest and beyond for over a decade. I have mastered the art of performing successfully in any kind of environment and to any audience.
Sometimes a Mindreading Show fits the event well. Other times, a Hypnosis Show. Other times, Strolling Entertainment is the best option. It's all up to you!
Every show is customized for your event, and priced to fit in your budget.
I am very happy to perform my show at Christmas parties to any size audience from a large, corporate party to a small intimate dinner. I am based in St Cloud, Minnesota, but travel all over the Midwest and beyond!
Wow! The schedule for upcoming shows is already starting to fill up.
New York City, then to South Dakota.... and that's just how it starts!
The best part of shows isn't just the travel; it's really about getting to know so many interesting people and personalities. I've met gifted corporate executives, inspiring religious leaders, brilliant engineers, military personnel... and the list goes on.
So when I see the busy times ahead, I'm looking forward to meeting more and more amazing people. It's not about me; it's about them. It's about YOU.
You are amazing.
Never forget that.
I don't hang around magicians much at all. I keep my material private, and the magicians world is one that doesn't quite fit me. But that's not my point.
I met a magician...and was deeply troubled by what he said. He mentioned that he had started doing hypnosis shows. A friend of his had written him a script, and he followed it. And he was doing a few shows with it
"It works great. I'm not sure why it works, but it works! I don't know all the mind stuff about how hypnosis works, but the script does a great job."
What will this person do when a participant starts shaking uncontrollably? (It can happen.)
What will this person do when a participant freaks out and hallucinates? (It can happen.)
What will this person do when a participant has a massive headache after the show? (It can happen.)
What will this person do when a participant has a flashback to an abusive memory in their childhood? (It can happen.)
The fact is this: If someone is doing hypnosis by mimicking someone's verbage, without any training or certification in hypnosis/hypnotherapy, he or she should not be doing it at all.
Please watch out for the safety of your audience when you hire a hypnotist. Make sure the hypnotist is certified and fully insured. Bad reactions are rare, but they do occur from time to time. Just ask those of us who do shows on a regular basis.
Now that Post-Prom parties are over, the Graduation Season is upon us!
Grad Parties come in all shapes and sizes. Some schools have all-night lock-ins for the graduating class. Families get together to celebrate that special day with lots of friends, food and entertainment.
But what kind of entertainment?
Honestly, it's entirely up to you! There are so many possibilities out there, and I know that a mind reading or hypnosis show is only one of them. Consider this: You want a party that is going to be memorable, fun and talked about for years to come.
Experience has shown that hypnosis shows and mindreading shows fill that need rather nicely. The shows I do for Grad Parties, whether for schools or for smaller celebrations, offer variety, fun and lots of good clean fun! And the price is always right...I don't charge $1,000 for a family party; that's just crazy. And I make it as stress-free as possible, which is a plus for you!
Are you stuck about what to offer? Down to the wire, and still don't know? Contact us, and explore the possibilities! You'll be glad you did!
If your sister or best friend is holding a bachelorette party, try something new, different and original.
It's full 90-minute program, including Don’s unique telepathy skills, for an entertaining, revealing and surprise-filled celebration. He will read the girls’ minds, and even answer those burning questions about the future!
The evening creates a warm, intimate atmosphere and is filled with fun and laughter. The bride is naturally the center of attention with sections especially personalized for this once-in-a-lifetime evening, and at the end she receives a surprise gift! And there's even more...
But why give away all the secrets here? The best way to find out is to contact Don and experience for yourself his unique brand of fun and totally original entertainment. Be ahead of your friends, because for sure when word gets around they will all want the Metro Monk for their bachelorette parties!
One word answer: No.
My specialty is working with the mind, influencing the mind, reading people, and helping people have a fun time!
I was performing for a corporate event a few months ago, and i heard one of the skeptics in the crowd tell the person next to him, "He's just a magician doing tricks."
After the show, he changed his opinion. And had a great time!
My job is to entertain you, and demonstrate the power of connection in its many forms.
Is it real?
"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no explanation will satisfy."
(St. Thomas Aquinas)
The rest is up to you.
I often get the question: "What does your show look like?"
Well, that depends on what you ask for. Every show if fun and unique, and geared towards the interest of the group, corporation or organization that hires me. Everything happens using natural abilities we all possess; I just use them in an extra-special way!
The MINDREADING SHOW is exactly that. I work with various participants from the audience, doing fun experiments with thought-reading, and even reading the entire audience's thoughts they are projecting to me. Volunteers also experience the Power of Influence, fully awake and amazed!
My HYPNOSIS SHOW is different than any other hypnosis show around. I always start with mindreading, to help build a good strong connection with the audience. I work with random participants, doing fun experiments with thoughts they try to project to me. After that, I transition to hypnosis, where people experience the Power of Suggestion in a fun and interactive way, without anything embarrassing. (I've had people tell me the things they've been subjected to with other hypnotists...things they're very embarrassed about. So I've made it my duty NOT to do anything like that!)
PSYCHIC CABARET is a blend of amazing experiences and mini-readings, that people always love to see. This isn't so much mind-reading, as reading personalities and lives. In addition to Crystal Ball readings, I also project energy across the room, which is experienced by volunteers, demonstrate Contact Mindreading, as well as do Real-Time Mindreading: reading a person's thoughts while they are thinking them!
GALLERY READINGS/GROUP READINGS are an experience of reading participants I feel drawn to in the group. It is entertaining, as well as helpful for people. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and enjoy.