How to Use Magic to Make Yourself Happy

Why is being a magician so cool? There are a few reasons, but oneimg_0483 of my favorites is working for special people and wonderful groups.

I recently volunteered for the Jewish Family Services of Colorado and their residences at the JFS Group Home. It was just a casual deal with a couple of dozen folks. But the best part was working with the residents — awesome adults with special needs. By the looks on their faces they had a good time.

But I’m certain that I got the better deal. I was the one who felt great that night. I was the one who laughed the hardest. And I was the one who left thinking it might have been the best show in ages.

What’s my point? If you want to help yourself, help others. If you img_0506want to feel good, make others feel good. To be honest, this is a lesson I often forget. But those great people made my day.

Thanks Kids. It was an absolute pleasure.

Hey! Are YOU looking for a magician, speaker, comedian for your group? (I need a better job title!) I’d love to be your guy…. go to the contact page now.

Brad Montgomery

Colorado Magician, Magician Speaker, Fan of the JFS Group Home


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Colorado magiciansI am a proud member of the Mile High Magician’s Society.  We are a group of magicians — professional, amateurs, and simple magic fans — who meet regularly to celebrate, teach and perform magic. I’ve been a magician since I was a kid.  

But I my journey didn’t really start until my mom and dad brought me — after much begging and pleading — to the magic club that met at least 40 minutes from my home.   There I saw magicians of all shapes and sizes, of varying skill levels, and from very disparate backgrounds joining together to “magish.”  I was hooked.  

And still am. I was one of the many Colorado magicians who performed last night at a meeting of the club — and was reminded how much I like it. As I become more deeply involved in the professional speakers’ world, I’ve tended to let the magician side of me grow still.  

But after last night, I’m buzzed and hooked again. One of my favorite reasons for loving this magic club is that it makes me — as a magician — feel as though I’m part of something greater than myself.  Magicians have a rich and fabulous history.  But so too does our Colorado magician club.   And performing on the same stage (if you can call it that!) as magicians I’ve emulated, grown with, and performed with for years made me feel like I was part of something special.

My point?  Find  your passion, and then find a corresponding organization to join.  It’ll make you feel like you’re part of a rich tradition.  Are you a Magician? Then for crying out loud join a local club (Society of American Magicians or the International Brotherhood of Magicians.)  Or if you’re from Colorado, by all means contact me and I’ll hook you up with our club.

Check out some (admittedly amateur) footage of the show last night below —  you’ll see that we had fun.  You’ll see how casual it was, and that we enjoy each other.  And that we all love magic.

Brad Montgomery
Colorado Magician, Member of the MHMS, Part of Something Bigger

PS.  Here’s the video:

A good friend, and fellow Colorado magician Danny Archer was just profiled in the Society of American Magician’s magazine.

Danny is a good magician; and he has also invented many tricks for sale to other professional magicians. Besides that… he’s a good guy.

Congrats, Danny.

(Another cool connection: Colorado magician Lindsey Smith wrote the article about Danny. Lindsey also helped to edit my last book, Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter.)
Learn More about my work as a corporate magician & speaker here.

Brad Montgomery
Corporate Magician, Stand Up Comedian,, and Fan of Danny Archer

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Comedian magician (and pal) Michael C. Anthony just did something very cool. As he was on the road working for a college in Mississippi where after the show he went to visit three different shelters for those who lost everything during the hurricane.

Michael took it upon himself to do some magic for the folks in the shelter. I loved it! Not only did he go visit, but he shared the skill he has taken years to hone and shared it with those needing it most. He told me that the folks were bored stiff and probably would have reacted to nearly anything. But I know Michael, and he is a one of the nations most professional magicians… and so I know that he shared something really special.

Way to go dude! Way to share the laughter, the humor… and the magic!

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Magician Speaker Brad Montgomery

Magician Speaker | What is it and Why should you care?

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A magician speaker is nothing more than a professional speaker — in this case a motivational speaker — who does magic. Magician + Motivational Speaker = Brad Montgomery

Why Might You Want a Magician Speaker?

Why not? Jokes aside, no matter what type of motivational speaker you book for your meeting, there HAS to be an element or framework of entertainment to hang the message on. You can provide the most profound message in the world, but if the audience is snoozing’, you’ve wasted your investment.

Brad relies up his extensive background as an award-winning magician as a tool to bring the audience in; to bring them to the edge of their seats; to make them wonder, “What’s going to happen next?”

Magic is an ancient art which Brad has updated to make relevant, entertaining, fresh, and very, Very, VERY funny. He get’s your people involved. They are engaged. They laugh. And now they are ready to learn.

Magician Speakers are Perfect for Themed Conventions.

Nope, you don’t need HAVE to use magic as a theme for your meeting or convention, but tons of our past clients have. It’s easy. It’s effective, and it’s easily adaptable to your core mission. Be it the “Magic of Teamwork” or the “Magic of Customer Service” (gosh, you have just gotta come up with something more catchy than those two examples, but you know what we mean) using a magician speaker is just the right touch.

Customized Presentations.

Brad customizes each and every presentation. He has to. In fact, he’s unable not to. (Seriously, it’s like a habit.) His humor

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is always connected to and a reflection of your people, your industry, and your…. well… theme. But because Brad is a magician, Brad has that many more opportunities to create an “experience” that is more than a canned presentation. It’s a one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, everything-can-be-hyphenated type program. It’s fun. It’s relevant. It’s meaningful. And it’s magical.

Why Magic?

Brad’s proud of his magic, and doesn’t casually label himself a magician speaker. He has honed this craft over decades. But Brad will be the first to tell you that it isn’t the magic the your people will be talking about as they pour out of that keynote; it’s the humor, the comedy, and the message. They’l feel great. They’ll have WAY more energy after the program than before it starts. But best of all, they’ll leave with a list of to-do items: things they’ll WANT to do differently based on their time with Brad.

Want to learn more about this variant of a motivational speaker. Looking for a magician speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Related Links:
Magician Speaker on YouTube:
Ordinary Magic: One of Brad’s popular magician speaker keynotes.
Article about why use a magician speaker.
Presto Chango: Brad’s magician speaker keynote where he talks about a magician’s guide to laughing at change.
An audio CD of Brad’s Magician Speaker program
Related Links:
Magician Speaker on YouTube:
Ordinary Magic: One of Brad’s popular magician speaker keynotes.
Article about why use a magician speaker.
Presto Chango: Brad’s magician speaker keynote where he talks about a magician’s guide to laughing at change.
An audio CD of Brad’s Magician Speaker program

Corporate Magicians: Brad Montgomery

Freshly Brewed Magic & Comedy

Magician – Comedian Brad Montgomery: Hilarious Corporate Entertainmentspringcards

The pressure’s on! This time, you need to book a sure-fire, can’t-miss entertainer, right? You gotta have a hit! Make your job a whole lot easier. Just book Brad. If you are looking for a corporate magician who is also a corporate comedian…. lucky you! You found him!

Hey! This Magician is Funny!
He dazzles ’em with Award-Winning magic. Baffling magic. Hey-how’d-he-do-that-magic. He cracks ’em up with boy-next-door humor. Clean humor. Spontaneous and impromptu humor. Audiences laugh and guffaw. His show calls for audience participation. Folks get involved. Turn him loose on the weary multitudes and before you know it, you’ll hear laughing and guffawing and the happy cry that talent bookers love to hear: “Hey, down in front!”

“Brad’s awesome comedy, magic and insights set a positive tone for the entire conference. I haven’t laughed so hard and felt so good in a long time.”
-Unemployment Insurance Center. State of Utah.

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Brad has paid his dues. As they say in show biz, you don’t get invited to the Hot Spots if you ain’t been around the block at least once. Rookies don’t play the Magic Castle in L.A. Or the Mostly Magic Nightclub in New York City. Or for companies large and small coast-to-coast. But Brad’s done all that and more.

From Boardrooms to Banquet Rooms all across the country, businesses call on Brad to give their corporate proceedings a welcome lift. Gloom disappears. Quarterly forecasts brighten. Quotas are magically within reach. Suddenly, the world is a much better place. It happens whenever and wherever Brad steps on stage and says, “Watch closely!”

Audiences all over the country recognize seasoned magicians when they see one, and that’s why they hoot and howl and clap and stomp when Brad performs. And why they ask him to come back and do it again year after year. Corporate Magicians? Just Book Brad

Brad has cracked-up and entertained thousands of groups including Kraft, USA Today, Miller Brewing, and the American Payroll Association. Call him today to find out why they keep bringing him back!

Special corporate magician shows “Just For Us!”
Corporate Magician Brad Montgomery customizes his presentation. Woven into his magic are quips about The Buzz around your Water Cooler. Your biggest competitor. The manager who wears those awful ties. Comments about the company golf tournament. The executive who is late for meetings. Brad’s shows are unique because your audience is unique.

Make your life simple
If you crave a hilarious show packed with baffling mystery, and “gobs” of audience participation, a show that was built just for your audience, then you’ll love a hot steamy mug of Brad Montgomery’s Freshly Brewed Magic & Comedy. Make your life simple: Just Book Brad

“Brad could pick up on the attendees’ reactions better than any magician or comedian speaker I’ve ever seen. He is perceptive. Excellent — and very funny! — program.”
– Marla Ashley, Missouri Child Support Enforcement

Who is Brad Montomery?
Brad Montgomery is a corporate comedy magician and speaker with a message. Using his own blend of Hilarious Humor, as well as his Award-Winning magic, Brad reminds us that our lives are supposed to be fun and funny. Great for opening or closing the convention, or even for the after-dinner entertainment. “Because People Learn Best When They Are Laughing.”

Brad is one of the premier corporate magicians. Find out more about his credits, client list, and awards and honors here.

Brad is a corporate comedy magician and magician keynote speaker? What does this mean? It means that some groups bring in Brad to entertain their groups with dazzling magic and comedy. Other groups ask Brad to be their Magician Keynote Speaker… a motivational speaker who illustrates life’s truths with magical illusions. An illusionist who is also a speaker? Why not?

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The customization made it special.”
–USA Today

“Made us laugh non-stop.”

— US Bank

Clients love Brad
Brad’s clients love Brad because with Brad’s background as a corporate las-vegas-feb-08-gm-excf-034magician and illusionist, he knows how to entertain; he knows how to hold a crowd. And because he is funny. Brad’s theory is that People Learn Best When They are Laughing. And through the amazing use of comedy, illusions, and magic Brad is truly a unique and special magician, speaker, comedian, and entertainer. Corporate magician, corporate comedian, keynotes, Breakouts, and Business Entertainment.

Great for opening or closing the convention, or even for the after-dinner entertainment. Although Brad performs all across the nation and all across the world, he lives in Colorado and is one of Colorado’s top magicians. He regularly performs in Vail, Keystone, Beaver Creek, the Broadmoor, Boulder, Copper Mountain and all of the Colorado Resorts and conference centers. Lookin’ for a Colorado Magician or Entertainer? You found him!


Are you ready to amp up your next event? Book Brad Now!   Go to the contact page.
My most popular magician speaker topic, Ordinary Magic
Comedy Magic:  My Funny Magic Show Freshly Brewed
Sample chapter from my book, Humor Me
Mile High Magicians Society
A blog post about a Colorado Magician
My work as a magician speaker for IBM
Video testimonials on YouTube about my work as a magician speaker
Video of Freshly Brewed, A sample of my magician speaker work.
Video of some of my work on You Tube as a magician.

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