Empathy: A Job Skill

February 6, 2010

I have been doing corporate speaking engagements for quite some years, using what I call “Magical Metaphors” that utilize magic in original ways to visually and memorably illustrate principles of, for example, creativity, brainstorming, risk management and more. (You can find out more about this work on my website.) In recent years I have created […]

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Jamy on CBS “48 Hours”

May 21, 2009

In 1993, the Times Square Business Investment District started a campaign to clean the Three-Card Monte operators out of Times Square, and they retained me to serve as Monte demonstrator at the press conference, which in turn was picked up as an AP wire story with my photo accompanying it around the country. Producers at […]

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March 30, 2009

This is a performance shot in London some years ago. I also performed this on PBS Nova, “Secrets of the Psychics,” an episode featuring James Randi, in 1993.

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The Big Apple Card

January 16, 2009

Here’s another set of clips from the PBS Art of Magic, in this case portions of another trademark card routine, “The Big Apple Card.”

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Wish Fulfillment

January 7, 2009

Another youtube post, taped in the UK about a decade ago or thereabouts. One of my favorite routines and a feature of my repertoire for many years.

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Dancing with Matts

January 6, 2009

Another delight of the EG conference (see below) was the hilariously deadpan Matt Harding, star of the youtube phenomenon, “Where the Hell is Matt?”, which to date has scored something like 14 million (MILLION!) hits. In his talk at the EG, Matt described his legendary project as “unselfconscious, uncoordinated silliness,” and in this very brief […]

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Card Under Glass from “The Art of Magic”

December 3, 2008

This is one of my favorite clips from the PBS documentary, The Art of Magic.  (Write and tell them they should re-release it on DVD!) The Card Under Glass is a classic of Magic Bar, the creation of the seminal Magic Bartender, Al “Heba Haba” Andrucci (about whom I wrote in “A Brief History of […]

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The Four Basic Principles of Card Conjuring

November 12, 2008

This is an excerpt from the PBS documentary, The Art of Magic, for which I also served as a consultant. I also co-wrote the companion coffee-table style history book by the same title; the book is now out of print, but a few copies are available from the “Buy Stuff” link on my site. The […]

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Latest youtube video

November 6, 2008

I will be posting videos regularly on my youtube channel, and here’s the latest clip, from the British TV special “Hoaxbusters,” in which I demonstrate the Three Card Monte in Times Square.

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