Magic Musings

Magician Joe Ferranti entertains for The Harvard Business School

Boston Magician performs for Harvard Business School MBA Class 2014

Harvard Business School The Best in Magic Entertainment Magician Joe Ferranti entertains for The Harvard Business School

 

The sky was the limit for Harvard business school, or perhaps it was the bottom of the ocean floor. Regardless, the MBA class of 2014 celebrated in style on a rainy March night, at the New England Aquarium (1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110.)

I haven’t been to the Aquarium since my kids were small. This evening we had the entire aquarium to ourselves. As always, I arrived early, which is a good business habit. This gave me enough time to reacquaint myself with the penguins who seemed excited to see me. (I later saw they gave the same reaction to everybody.)

Mass. Magician at the New England Aquarium

Arriving early gave me the opportunity to perform for some of the aquarium staff and the food service staff before the event began. After receiving a warm welcome, I knew all would go well during the evening. (And it did.)

As a close up/ strolling entertainer, you need to work your way into conversations… interrupt in a way that is not offensive, and start a quick dialogue which allows me to start my close-up magic. You know you are welcome when their eyes open wide and they say, “Oh yes, we heard there would be a Magician strolling tonight.”

Then the “snowball” starts rolling. Laughter and applause act like magnets to people near the performer. This keeps me going for at least a half an hour, and then I start the cycle again.

From Russia with Love

I had the pleasure of meeting young adults from around the world. A young woman from Russia wasn’t easy to win over,but we got there. I’ll never forget her response, (use your imagination of a Russian accent.) “You are a true professional, and I respect that.” Sceptics always appreciate seeing magic.

And Music Too

Enough about my evening. They provided further entertainment with a live band, which played at the opposite end of where I was entertaining. As I was leaving at 11:30 P.M., I noticed that dancing had begun. Hooray for the band. Also, there was a diver who “entertained” during a fish feeding. Although I was busy and missed that.

Thank you to the Harvard Business School, MBA Class of 2014. I see much success in your futures.

Joe Ferranti

Massachusetts Magician

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