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Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of laughter.
Laughter is food for blood pressure, makes you look younger, it improves stamina, helps sleep, and strengthens the immune system. Having a sense of humor can add eight years to life. It helps in creativity, productivity and motivation. Studies say that 100 laughs equal 10 miles for the heart muscles. Laughter is a 10 times stronger pain killer then Morphine.
Studies have shown that people that make you laugh are more popular than people who don’t.
Things that you laugh about are easier to remember than things that don’t make you laugh.
The Bible talks about joy, laughter and a merry heart is a spiritual force.
You can get FREE publicity when you do a community event and get permission to sent press release to all the local newspapers. Why not add all the local TV and radio stations also.
To increase business when you introduce yourself to anyone give them your card. I always point to myself and say I am the pretty one in the middle.
To increase your business put out business card to all local eating places and nail salons, if they spend money up keeping nails and can afford to go out to eat they can afford me. Take a stack of cards where ever you go. Everyone has kids or knows someone that has kids.( if you are a kid entertainer)
WEB SITE is a must if you want to look professional. You can direct a lot of traffic and get a lot of information to the custom.
PUT A PICTURE ON YOUR BUSSINESS CARD!! It is well worth the money. I get shows just from the photo. A picture speaks more than a thousand words.
If you send out press releases to the local papers and radio, send them 2 weeks before the event. Find out WHO is the person and their e-mail to send them to. Send out TV press releases 3 weeks before the event. Send, call and fax these. They need reminders.
If you are a clown consider your makeup. Less is best. Clowns need to keep their makeup simple. Teens and kids are afraid of clowns, especially if you have colored hair and lots of green, and black on your face.
When in a parade MAKE SURE you give the MC your short write up (one sentence and your event #) before the parade starts, tell them where on the grounds you are and what you are doing there. This gets you free publicly.
You reap what you sow. Do FREE shows for good causes.
When you are a ministry and you do a show. Make it fun and not preachy. Let the pastor preach. You take one subject and tell it over and over in a different way. Make sure you tell them what scripture it is based on, because the Word is what changes people.
If you can buy, borrow or loan a video camera, tape yourself and watch yourself perform. You will be surprised and learn much about yourself. Cover you with a paper and watch you puppet, does it have a personality of its own. Then cover the puppet and watch yourself move, are you separate from your puppet?
Practice in front of a mirror and watch yourself. Than move away from the mirror and practice in front of a camera. The biggest mistake we ventriloquist make is, we never look at the puppet when we are talking to it or when it is talking. Using a camera helps you focus on this and other issues.
The biggest SECRET I have discovered, is find a movement or sound or sentence that the puppet keeps repeating over and over, but each time slightly different. For example, Jeff Dunham does the, “silence, I kill you”
He varies his voice, tone and pitch, which makes it funnier each time. I say, “kissy kissy” with my one puppet. I add on learning over, blowing kissing, flirting, interrupting to blow kissing, and finally turning upside down.
If you died tonight would you do to Heaven? The Bible says that, ALL have sinned and the cost of sin is death, but the gift of God is life through Jesus Christ.” It also says that “WHOEVER calls on the name of the Jesus will be saved” You and me are a whoever. Just say this quick prayer to be sure that you will go to Heaven when you die. “Father God I receive the gift of Jesus, thank you, show me how to live for you, In Jesus name.”
Clowns and vents give out coloring pages FREE. They should have on your web site and phone # and maybe what you do. It is a great reminder to the parents and advertising. Kids are reminded of the great time they just had with you.