References

The magic community has taken notice of Robert Strong’s ability to adapt to this new genre of virtual magic shows. He was interviewed for Vanish Magazine.

He was interviewed by The Variety Artist podcast. Read the full interview here.

He was interviewed by Entire Productions for their blog 7 Best Practices for Artists Transitioning to Virtual Entertainment.

Here is an excerpt:

Presentation is everything! Make sure you have appropriate sound, lighting, background, and internet connection

A green screen is not completely necessary, but make sure your background is presentable for high-end clients. If you have questions, ask an EP employee.

Robert Strong, resident comedy magician at Google and film/TV production graduate has been using his newfound spare time to create helpful videos on how to have a professional aesthetic on your virtual calls, sales meetings, live performances/presentations, and even for producing at home marketing videos.

“Magicians know better than anyone that perception is reality and your image will determine your value. So, when you are on a video call here are some opportunities to be a star:

  1. Get an HD camera, set it at eye level, and look amazing.
  2. Setup a nice background and light it up.
  3. Light yourself from behind first and then add two points of light to your front. You want soft even light and to minimize harsh shadows.
  4. People cannot tolerate poor sound quality, so invest in a good microphone.
  5. If you are presenting, stand-up. You will look and feel more energetic.
  6. Practice so that you don’t waste everyone’s time learning your gear and software on the call
Magicians create extraordinary experiences because we are always considering the audience’s point of view. That continues when we are performing on virtual calls too! So, present like a magician and create an amazing video call for your clients and co-workers!”

Yelp Reviews

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Adam C.
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I hired Robert to perform magic at my company, and since then, I think I've hired him four more times. Robert is one of the funniest magicians I've ever seen, his personality lights up a room. His material is fooling and amazing, and I know magic -- I see almost 100 magic shows a year. In a trade…
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Jonathan P.
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Robert is a really nice guy, but that's not why you should hire him. Robert is a spectacular dancer, but that's still not why you should hire him. In fact, if you're just looking for a pretty good 5 star yelp rated magician, there are lots of those and you're probably in the wrong place here.
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Sarah M.
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Social company events - like our holiday party - can be a bit challenging as everyone tends to stick with those they collaborate with at work. What impressed me was how Robert was able to engage the audience with humor and break up the cliques by incorporating magic tricks that required team work.
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Mo F.
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Our entire family loves Robert! Even with shelter in place, Robert is able to leave us in awe and he's able to make it interactive from the comfort of our living room. Thanks for the easy tricks you've also taught us to impress our friends. :-) Highly recommend!.
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dreamer s.
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Superb pivot of the Magic/Comedy live act to the work-from-home/connect-from-home-and-family environment to deliver safe virtual entertainment (and instruction!). A great time, well orchestrated without tech hiccups, very clean and suited for the kids handing out with the employees on the call …
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Bryan P.
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I've seen Robert perform countless times in front of a variety of audiences and, simply put, there is no crowd he can't energize and delight. His seamless blend of information, comedy, and magic bring the entire room to life whether he's drawing in hundreds of people or broadcasting online.

Google Reviews

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Alexandria Lintern
Robert is phenomenal! Humorous, interactive, adapts both to live and virtual magic seamlessly. I thoroughly enjoyed the show! Great for adults and children!
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Anna Botelho
Need a fun event during covid19? Robert is an amazing magician, and performed a highly entertaining, interactive, and fun magic show all via video stream. If you are looking for an uplifting team building event or way to make your family event special, I would highly recommend Robert. He can both perform magic and/or teach simple tricks via video stream. Very creative and engaging, varied use of the video stream, chat, interaction with the 100+ people on the video call, very professional and fun.
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Grace Popple
Thoroughly enjoyed a virtual company event with 100 locations connected from home via Google Meet. Very clean fun, well-pitched to appeal to the individual employees and whole families with kids that were connected. Positive attitude and great management of the technology to keep us all engaged. Even taught us some secrets!
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Rachel Ho
Robert was my magic teacher as part of a series of 101 magic classes organized at my workplace. Robert's a fantastic teacher and I had so much fun. I thought I would do a terrible job at picking up magic tricks, and was concerned about not having enough time to practice them to make the classes worthwhile, but he broke things down very clearly and gave the class lots to work with. ...
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Natasha Miller
Robert Strong... from the first trick he did with cold hard cash for one of our clients... (blew me away), to pinch-hitting in a tux no less for a client's event when their magician missed a flight, this guy is a CLASS ACT! We've been working with him for a few years and he's just a pure professional. THANK YOU SO MUCH Robert!
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Bryan Fisher
I would give Robert Strong 100 Stars, if I could. He is that good. Ever the consummate professional, Robert tailors his wealth of entertaining experience to fulfill a conference organizer's wildest dreams. In a word, Robert is "Magical"! ...

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