Astonishing Team of Mentalists (ATOM) is cool because… well, play the video below to find out why.
Because of that, it makes everyone in Singapore cool!
With Singaporeans topping 2nd place on the list because of our “super Computer Literacy” or high Computer Literacy level, I can’t help but mention that WE are way cooler than that reason.
We are also cool because of the exciting events that we have organized and hosted in Singapore: Formula 1, Youth Olympic Games, Barclays Singapore Open etc (all of which I have proudly attended). In addition, the arts scene is set to buzz louder than ever before.
Recently on 10th March 2011, Straits Times reports “Arts hobbyists and grassroots groups are set to receive a $40 million boost from the Government”. Thus, boosting the arts scene in Singapore. As much as I would like to associate Magic as an art form; magic has always been more of a professional practitioner job rather than an art form. However that has changed; Magic is now more accessible and more Magic Hobbyist are popping up all over the place.
But with so many options available, deciding on the right teaching center can be tough.
Here is a checklist that you can go through when sourcing out the PERFECT magic course provider:
Check the provider’s credibility by finding out “the years of experience in conducting such workshops/courses/lectures” and “if are they experienced magician(s)/coach(s)”.
Take a look at their Portfolio; usually such workshops/courses/lectures spreads like wildfire; organizations usually get a breath of such news very quickly.
3) Price (Value for Money)
Are you getting what you are paying for? Very often, most magic workshops/courses/lectures teaches 90% card tricks. These are unknowing marketing gimmicks used to enticed customers to sign up for their cheap workshops/courses/lectures.
A cheap pack of cards cost US$1; allowing the magician to pocket the rest of the money.
A good magic workshops/courses/lectures should cover a good introductory to magic, different magic genre (coins, daily objects, currency notes, rubber bands and OF COURSE… playing cards), quality props (not just a pack of card), performance tips and magician’s experiences and tips.
4) Size-Per Class
Find out more details on how the workshops/courses/lectures are being conducted. Avoid providers that pack a room full of attendees. Typically, ONE magician will be able to handle 30 attendees per session.
5) After Service
Check if the provider provides after-service. This is to ensure nothing is left hanging even after the workshops/courses/lectures!
In the recent “Singapore Radio Awards 2011”, when asked how does one gauge if they are popular, singer Rahimah Rahim answered, “well, you know you’re popular when you win (the) popular-personality award (and if you don’t) … some (celebrities are) consider (popular) when they have … 10,000 likes on Facebook Page or 5000 fans … by Facebook standard” (source “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfx4mxWuXxg”).
ATOM has been providing Premium Magic Performances since 2007. With the 2nd LARGEST fan base in Singapore of OVER 5000 FANS on Facebook; ATOM Magicians/Mentalists continues to pride themselves in varies magic-related services such as workshops/courses/lectures and professional consultancy. With the sudden surge in the interest of Magic in 2009 due to the hype of David Blaine’s Street Magic TV specials, ATOM was swamped with several requests to provide magic courses. Due to popular demand in 2009, ATOM met the demand by providing Premium Magic workshops/courses/lectures (mainly to our corporate clients).
To date, ATOM has provided workshops/courses/lectures to over hundreds attendees. Some of ATOM clientele includes: Microsoft, Ministry of Law, and Raffles Institution.
ATOM magic workshops/courses/lectures can pack 30 participants. This is to allow greater performance/explanation visual, better interaction and greater learning experience. However, if an overflow of attendees is necessary; the entire team of ATOM (5 professional magicians, and 3 admin staff) will provide the necessary arrangements to ensure quality of the workshops/courses/lectures – coaching up to 240 participants effectively per session.
To find out more about the workshops/courses/lectures conducted by ATOM, visit: http://www.MagicATOM.com/learn
Like ATOM on Facebook, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Astonishing-Team-of-Mentalists/
Follow ATOM on Twitter, visit: http://www.twitter.com/MagicATOM