If you’re frustrated because you struggle in the entertainment business, then Branding for Entertainers podcast will help. If you’re looking for valuable insights into the most common and frustrating identity issues that both amateur and even professional entertainers face, then the BFE podcast will help you shine. Billy Diamond brings you practical advice and formulas to get people to remember who you are and keep them talking about your brand. Billy and the world’s leading experts will help you polish your visual, verbal, and virtual identity so that entertainment buyers, agents, and your live audience will listen. Each episode is geared to help you get your message out, grow your business, stand out in the marketplace, and have a blast doing it!
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We return with guest Mark Gindick (physical comedian, clown, and actor) where he reminds us that we are in the service business and also that the person that we bring on stage is always the star. That came about because of a story that he tells in this episode. We all probably have one of those stories where we have done a show and we have gotten somebody on stage and instantly we realized that this could be a real n...
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Oftentimes our verbal (brand) messaging is just an afterthought. How we communicate that part of our brand is important for our buyer, our audiences, and our fans. Guest Mark Gindick is an actor, physical comedian, and clown. He talks about how he developed as a performer and how he communicates his brand.
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We take a peek into the why and how of virtual branding (your online presence) with special guest Landon Harvey. As a ventriloquist, Landon has over 1 million followers on TikTok and thousands on other social media platforms.
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Photos are a big part of your visual branding image. How & when to use them is even more important to understand. Billy Diamond talks about why you might not want to use a photo of yourself on your stage banners or backdrops.
Branding doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. You can do little bite-size things that will put you on the right course. In this episode, Billy walks you through some more powerful branding and marketing tips that you can use right away to strengthen your brand. Here are some highlights...
Do you know and understand the 4 ingredients that go into making your brand stand out?
In this episode, Billy walks you through the key ingredients and then also gives you three additional tips that others in your field probably are not taking the time to do. These tips will make you stand out and get you remembered (and booked) for a long time to come.
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Harry Houdini was an entertainer who created major publicity and even his name has become legendary --- even 95 years after his death. He was a master at planting brand perception in the minds of his audience.
In this episode, we talk with magician and magic historian Carnegie (a.k.a. The Magic Detective) about Houdini’s successful publicity. We also talk about some techniques Houdini used with great success and how you can take s...
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Sharon has visited Uganda, Africa four times. She performs comedy for Ugandan audiences and delivers food and supplies to two schools and many elderly people. HELP support her efforts... just $5 bucks at a time by purchasing a bracelet. The Uganda Project
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Ken Dyne, a UK entertainer speaks about pricing, cash flow issues, getting paid, and how to get your money upfront, before you even get to your gig.
Ken's top 10 book list - must-reads for entertainers. Download the list at: MentalUnderground.com/books
Howard Baltus created one of the first magic shops on the internet. After years of having his successful shop, he packed up and moved from the USA to Mexico, where he lives today. He talks about culture, rebranding, and moving beyond your fear to take your next step.
Whether performing on the high seas, or on TV shows like Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Fred & Bobbie Becker are a magical duo that knows how to live and convey their brand. In this episode, Fred speaks about what he and Bobbi have done during the pandemic and how they have pivoted to stay engaged with their audience and clients. He also lets you in on some secrets of the cruise ship industry that he has gained (50 years combined ...
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As a young boy, Jason Michaels was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The diagnosis could have stopped him in his tracks but he chose to chase his career in acting and later as a magician. Today he combines his love of performing, sharing his story, and also training people on how to be resilient. You’ll love Jason’s journey to get to the top and his thoughts on branding.
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To say 2020 was a hard year is an understatement. We take a look back and a look ahead for 2021 with this call-in episode.
There’s a science behind colors and branding. The best brands know exactly how to target the audience they’re trying to reach. In this episode, Billy talks about an iconic brand that helped to solidify Christmas as we know it today. You will also receive a lesson on how to implement colors that identify with you as a performer and how to choose them.
EPISODE: Special guest Tim Mannix talks with Billy Diamond about knowing your market, who you are, and the business of the show.
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- Treat It Like A Business
- Know Your Market
- Know Who You Are
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- Riders & Adjusting To Your Workspace
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The idea of fear and rejection in the entertainment industry can hold you back from moving forward. Special guest Tim Mannix shares his story of defeating failure, along with some great tips and advice.
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- The history behind those three little words "Trick-or-Treat" and how it came to be.
- Part 2 of 2 with guest Dean Carnegie. Topics include past pandemics and stories from years ago, how we shift, and what we do now.
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Find Dean at ZoomMagicShow.com
Dean's upcoming show - Astonify: The Ghosts of ...
The way that people are buying and viewing entertainment these days is forever changing. Billy interviews Paul Draper who is an award-winning mentalist, magician, an anthropologist, academic, and filmmaker (some appearances: Disneyland, Yale University, Caesars Palace, The Magic Castle Hollywood, History Channel). Show Notes Link
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- Shifting and change strategies for your show during Covid19
- Online shows do's ...
Covid has hit us all in some form or another. Billy shares a quick update for what's next.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's podcast episode (05/26/2020) and a special guest. We'll talk about Demystifying The Online Show and what many are doing during our new normal in 2020.
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