This week’s free hypnosis training explains why I (and many other hypnotists) don’t upload our full shows.
Have you ever seen a really good magic trick (or show) in person (or on the internet)? If so, you may have wondered how the magician pulled it off. Unless you’re one of those individuals that prefers to spend hours/ days/ weeks theorizing how the trick was done, you can often buy the secret from a magic shop.
On one hand, there are local magic shops you can visit that may sell the gimmick that made the trick work. In this day and age, you may have an even easier time finding it online. Point being, if you want to know how it’s done and/or perform it yourself, you’ll like have to invest.
For this reason, many videos of magic tricks and mentalism can be posted to the internet without being replicated by every viewer or aspiring performer. Also, mentalism is mind reading. I know, many of you may think that’s a redundant remark but after years of booking gigs, I’ve learned there are many who still don’t make the correlation (I’m just trying to help everyone).
With hypnosis, it’s most all in the hypnotist’s words. When you understand this, you may better understand why hypnotists sometimes avoid posting their entire shows. For those who need the extra nudge, it’s because anyone could steal a hypnotist’s original routine by replicating their script.
Just like that, within seconds of seeing a hypnotist perform a demonstration someone else likes, they simply copy the Hypnotist’s script. It’s at that point that the routine looses its originality.
There have been a slew of hypnotists taking other people’s ideas. There’s even a hypnotist who took another Vegas performer’s routine, literally word-for-word. You can see what routine & what the Vegas Hypnotist had to say about it here.
As stated in that video, while it’s great to be inspired by others, be original. If you like someone else’s routine so much you wish to use it, make it into something unique to yourself. Include a new command or plot twist in your script, avoid simply ripping the originally created material from the creator.
Granted, many hypnotists learn basic routines such as:
– Butt stuck to the chair
-Feet stuck to the floor
-Forgetting the number 7
-Giving volunteers new names
-Making volunteers think they lost their bellybutton
-Making volunteers think you stink
While these are great classics for any growing hypnotist to start out with, there comes a point when you see a routine that’s scripted & managed in a special manner. These are often routines created by the hypnotist performing them.
If that’s the case & you still want to utilize it, you have 2 options:
Option 1) Personally ask the hypnotist if you can implement their routine into your show. It shows you’re a respectful performer, appreciate their work & wish to leave credit where it’s due.
Option 2) Take their script & choreography of the routine & personalize it into your own thing. I did this years ago with the classic “Alien & Translator” routine where I now get High School & University students to read foreign words in flawless English. How? By doing exactly what I’m suggesting in this lesson. HypnoKick’s Stage Hypnosis Training actually covers how I’ve taken classic routines many performers have done & turned them into something few (if any) others are doing.
Option 3) Ignore this entire lesson, steal the hypnotist’s script & hope you don’t get called out like that gentleman in the video reference above (aka jerk move)!
Needless to say, this is the precise reason I’ve not uploaded my full-fledged comedy stage hypnosis show. The closest anyone could get to the quality/comedy & creativity of my current show, would be to take HypnoKick’s Mentorship Program.
While some may find this an unnecessary step, I’d argue it will help you:
- Improve every show you’re hired for
- Intrigue every client and audience your perform for
- Implement tactics that have led me to be named “Best Hypnotist” by multiple universities
- Avoid hosting the same cliche hypnosis show many on the market already perform
- Easily develop your own unique routines few others (if any) perform
- Gain $700-$1500 clients on a more regular basis
- Build your own list of high-ticket repeat clients annually
- Understand the marketing trick that landed me a $1900+ client this week for August 2019
- And So Much More!
Granted, I did upload one of my full hypnosis performances last year which can be viewed here. However, anyone who’s seen my live show may notice not every aspect of my current tour (as I was performing it at that time) was included.
This isn’t because I edited it out, it’s because I knew I was likely going to upload it to YouTube. Thus, as I often tell my clients who worry about language/content, I adjusted the show accordingly before recording it for the world.
At the moment of you reading this, there have been multiple changes to the tour. Due to these changes, no singular student knows my show in its entirety.
According to the reactions from my Pennsylvania show this past weekend, this keeps the live experience unique. Several audience members even admitted they’d never seen these approaches/routines before.
Here’s a clever secret: By the time I post something to YouTube that appears “new” to viewers, it’s actually old material. After I’ve either improved a routine or replaced it with something better, I’ll show the old version on my YouTube, while entertaining future audiences with the new material. This helps keep both sides happy simultaneously.
This week’s video demonstration covers the risk of uploading hypnosis shows to YouTube…
I remember seeing a few memes on Facebook & Instagram throughout the years that, in summary, would suggest to make your next move in silence.
With that concept in mind & having seen others replicate parts of my tour, I do my best to research/ stay quiet/ keep ahead of the game for the benefit of my paying clients & live audiences.
Hope this helps explain the limited number of full shows I’ve posted. Were you aware of this issue within the hypnosis community? What’s your perspective on the situation – would love to know in the comments below 🙂
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