Paul Gertner – Penguin LIVE Lecture (February 16th, 2017)
“Paul Gertner has an engaging personality and people are drawn to his congenial charm… then he clobbers them with magic that is well thought out and performed with incredible technical expertise.” -David Williamson
“We have one of the best magicians in the world with us tonight Mr. Paul Gertner.” -Johnny Carson
“Paul, on behalf of President George W. Bush, we thank you again for making our special event so memorable.” -Presidential Inaugural Committee
What will he teach?
Paul’s lecture will be selected from the following routines:
- Cups and Balls Performance Tips
- Invisible Final Loads
- That’s Ridiculous
- Paul’s New Trade Show Opener
- Poker Face
- Be Honest What is it?
- The Flick Switch
- Ideas from “What I Wish I Knew in 72.”
- 16 Tip How to Build a Career that won’t Disappear.
- Bite Me
- The Library Card
- Animal Magnetism
- The Classic Force
- The Top Change
- The One Handed Top Palm
- Photo Copy
- Eight to Twelve/Fecher
- The Generic Cards
- Plus a surprise or two!
*Set List of lecture items is subject to change*
Who is he?
Paul Gertner is a magic innovation expert. He is a unique combination of Steve Jobs and Penn & Teller, a speaker, salesman, innovator and magician all at the same time. He is in demand as a speaker for business audiences to Open Meetings and Open Minds to encourage openness to new ideas. By sharing the methodologies from the world of the magician Paul empowers his audience to strive for more innovative solutions by looking at the problem from the perspective of magician that “Innovation makes Anything Possible.” This approach results in more creative ideas and solutions but more importantly Paul will make sure your audience is fully engaged, and that your message sticks.
For more than 30 years Paul Gertner has worked with over 1,000 clients ranging from Pitney Bowes, IBM, Siemens, Sherwin-Williams, Cardinal Health, GlaxoSmithKline, at meetings and conventions in 25 countries and almost 90% of Paul’s clients bring him back again and again. No matter what the industry Paul will make sure your audiences is excited, engaged and ready to focus on your message with an open mind.
Paul seamlessly blends together the worlds of business, education and entertainment. He has spoken at two TEDx Conferences, lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal twice. He has appeared multiple times on NBC’s The Tonight Show, on NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic, HBO, ABC’s That’s Incredible! and he has performed at the inauguration of the President of the United States. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man theatrical production “Paul Gertner-Ten Fingers.” Paul’s newest one-man show BRAINDROPS: Mind Reading, Magic & iPads takes a magical look at our obsession with new technology and delivers a powerful message about topical issues like social media responsibility and the dangers of texting and driving.
Recognized by his peers as one of the finest sleight-of-hand magicians in the world today, his three first place awards in international competitions in Las Vegas, Madrid and Miami are one-of-a-kind achievements. Even celebrity magician David Copperfield has called upon Paul to consult on his TV specials. His original routines, the Cups and Balls with Steel Ball Bearings and the Ring on the Hourglass, have become classics of magic – leaving the experts totally amazed. He is also an author of one of the fastest selling books in magic history, Paul Gertner: Steel & Silver, which has been released on DVD in a four-volume set.