During a totally unrelated search, I came across my short article about Charles Green III, a slight of hand magician who I interviewed for a piece that ran in the Washington Post Magazine a few years ago in 1993.
Part of the article appears in this High Beam abstract which collects a fee from readers. As you may know, free lance writers do not receive a portion of the fees collected by content databases. Oh well, that’s the “free” part of free-lancing.
So, where is Charles Green III today, I wondered. Turns out he has gone global and speaks about improving presentation skills. A magician of presentation!
I like his tips for delivering a strong audience-engaging presentation. Anyone who has waited while attendants fuss with laptops, remote gadgets and projectors before a briefing, lecture, panel discussion or press conference knows that if the equipment can fail, it will. Even if you do practice and test beforehand.
Read more about Improving Presentations.
The master of magic is Ricky Jay, who is a fantastic author and historian. His book, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women explains much of the American fascination with flashy teeth, slick hair, money conjurers and religion.