At an age when most kids were reading comic books, Bill Herz was learning to shuffle a deck of cards with one hand. Today he is regarded as one of the most entertaining corporate magicians in the world. Bill started Magicorp in 1987 to handle the ever-increasing demand for his performing expertise and special event know-how.
Except for taking a little time out to earn a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s degree from Cornell University, Bill has spent the past fifteen years performing at corporate events.
Bill currently performs at over 200 corporate events each year and also teaches executives their own meeting magic. Bill’s unique mix of comedy and magic has been applauded at corporate functions throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe China, India, and Thailand. He is a two-time winner of the International Magical Performers Award. As a theatrical consultant, Bill designs and creates special effects for Broadway shows, major motion pictures, television commercials as well as industrial training videos. He is the author of Secrets of the Astonishing Executive, published by Avon Books.
Bill’s performances are always custom tailored to the audience. Whether performing during a meeting, entertaining clients after dinner or astonishing guests at a cocktail party with his sleight of hand, Bill always integrates audience participation, humor, and his unforgettable wizardry to ensure a special event that’s truly special.
The Stand-Up show is an interactive comedy magic and mind reading show. Ideal for groups of 20 to 2000, it’s an event that makes the audience the stars of the show. This fast paced energetic display of visual dexterity, wit and psychological mysteries is a show designed for thinking audiences, as everyone becomes a part of the action.
Need to keep the meeting moving? Using magic, mind reading and illusions, Bill keeps the energy of the general session up over the day or several days. Whether serious or lighthearted speaker introductions, natural topic segues, housekeeping notes, announcing coffee breaks or breakout sessions, the predictability of the meeting is removed, while adding some frequently needed mystery, comedy and relief.
Large scale illusions can add that extra bit of wow. Whether making the CEO magically appear out of thin air, making an audience member float in thin air, turning one executive into another or cutting a competitor in half, larger illusions can add that extra bit of excitement that make it a truly memorable event.
No stages, no sets, no requirements. Anywhere, anytime. With Close-Up magic intimate miracles for small groups at receptions, pre-dinner functions, and parties where a formal show isn’t the best solution. It is a great ice-breaker as objects vanish, money multiplies, cards change and impossibilities occur, right in your guests’ hand. Mini miracles happen right in front of them.
One of the most important events at your conference shouldn’t be lost to boredom. Bill adds dazzle and wit to your award presentations while highlighting the real magicians…the award winners. Whether making the presenters appear magically out of thin air, or using magic to segue smoothly between categories, Bill goes out of his way to ensure that your people are the stars of the evening.
That’s right, team building. Bill has come up with a really unique, memorable and fun way to help your organization revitalize morale, increase product knowledge and demonstrate the importance of teamwork. Tell him your goals and he’ll customize a program where your attendees become the magicians!
“Misdirection” happens to be one of a magician’s most powerful tools and using magic is a great way to teach an audience how not to be misdirected, and focus on the real issues at hand. While in magic you frequently watch one hand while the other hand accomplishes the “magic”. It’s the same in business we frequently miss the complete picture because we are focused on the wrong element. In this fast paced, humorous, magical, customized presentation the audience is shown how to be focused where attention is needed most. The presentation is fast paced, humorous and is tailored for each specific audience.
“Our Holiday Party was a huge success and Bill was enjoyed by all. They are still talking about him today asking each other how it did some of the tricks! And, he was a joy to work with!”
“He was over the top awesome!”
“Definitely book him.”
“The real magic you bring is how you can light up people’s hearts. You set a terrific stage for us all to follow. It’s no wonder at conference end, everyone felt terrific.”
“It appears to matter not how many times you work with Gartner Group, because the response is always the same – lots of laughter, enjoyment and certainly much applause.”
“Thank you once again for participation our Asia Pacific Recognition Event in Bangkok Thailand. Your presentation was truly magic and showed our audience how to combine humor and magic into their everyday business transactions.”