Direct from The Magic Castle
Tom Ogden brings to the stage more than 30 years of professional touring, beginning when – straight out of college – he ran away with the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. (His folks were so proud!) Before long, Tom traded the tinsel-and-sawdust of the circus ring for the glitter-and-sequins of Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. Along the way, he’s opened for such varied acts as Billy Crystal, The Osmonds, and Robin Williams.
Tom Ogden’s work has included appearances on network specials such as The World’s Greatest Magic (NBC) and The Great Magic of Las Vegas (FOX) talk shows from New York City to Sydney and Cape Town, as well as numerous commercials. He has twice been voted “Magician of the Year” in the Parlour of Prestidigitation at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Today, Tom Ogden’s corporate clients include such varied companies as Disney, Xerox, KFC, Sears and Pepsi. His comedy and magic shows range from pure entertainment to customised presentations that weave the event’s theme or message “into the act.” Tom has performed in venues from the boardroom to conference centres with audiences of 2,000 or more, and in more than a dozen countries.
On top of all this, event planners welcome not only how entertaining Tom’s show is, but also how easy he is to work with. They’re rewarded with their clients’ praise for finding an act that always exceeds their expectations.
As a magical humorist and motivational speaker, Tom also offers several keynotes and hands-on workshops, including “The Magic of Creativity: Creative Problem-Solving” and “Teaching & Training with Magic.”
Tom Ogden’s articles on magic and humor in the workplace have been published in such magazines as “Successful Salesmanship,” “Career Success” and “Sharing Ideas,” and he has been profiled in such publications as has been profiled in such publications as Writer’s Market and “Meetings California.” His books for the general public include 200 Years of the American Circus (which was named a “Best Reference Work” by the American Library Association), Wizards and Sorcerers The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Magic Tricks and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings (now in it’s second edition), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Street Magic.
What does he offer?
- COMEDY MAGIC SHOW & GUEST SPEAKING
When Tom Ogden is on your stage, in front of your people, you can relax and know that your group is in the hands of one of the very finest entertainers in the corporate world today. His comedy magic will keep your guests guessing between the laughs – while you sit back and enjoy the show yourself!
Having Tom at your event guarantees that your attendees will have fun, feel happier and that they’ll think of you, their meeting planner, as the hero of the day!
Not only is Tom Ogden hysterically funny, his magic will truly amaze you. No wonder hundreds of the top corporations in the world book Tom Ogden again and again to entertain and inspire their people!
Do you want to spotlight or honor a particular attendee? Tom is a master of audience participation and involvement. Need to have a product or message incorporated into the show? No problem! Tom personally customises every performance.
Where does he perform?
- Corporate Events
- Product Launches
- Fundraising Nights
- Awards Nights
- Private Functions
- Celebrations of any kind.
“Tom Ogden was the perfect choice. He was able to take our message and jazz it up, incorporate it into his performance and really keep the crowd entertained. Our dealers and staff are still talking about him!”
– Anne B Ivancie, Netlink
For more information and to check availability and dates call (03) 9486 4445 or email Tim@MagicUnlimited.com