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Tailgate Entertainer is a podcast for performing artists and talent buyers. The goal of the show is to help those involved in the entertainment industry succeed by sharing years of collected wisdom.

You will not find a more eclectic mix of people in the world than those that wear the label of Performing Artist. Their exciting journeys, lessons, and humorous anecdotes are woven together here to to provide encouragement, education, and support for the industry.

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65: Conjuring Up a Career That Never Gets Old with Robert Smith
Creating a concrete platform in a saturated market is no easy task. In order to do so, you have to be innovative and original, two characteristics that perfectly describe Robert Smith. Robert Smith is a magician and creative content speaker who struggled to find his way into the fair industry until doing exactly the opposite of everyone else, staying inside the box. Robert Smith is most recognized for his fortune-telling act, which has come to be known as the Conjurer Fortune Machine. Check out this episode of Tailgate Entertainer with Alan Bruess and Eric Haines if you’re interested in learning how to adapt and expand your own creative career.  Show Highlights: Starting street magic Recognizing the pivot point in a career Figuring out how to live with a disease The importance of reaching out Getting buyers attention Becoming the conjurer Creating a unique way to perform in a saturated market Trusting the audience Organically developing an act Explaining a nontraditional career to others Training people in your profession Expanding a personal act and avoiding stealing ideas Only working jobs that fit your brand Building relationships Changing how you perceive no The drive behind creating content and marketing Using social media to provide value Building equity with the community Resources: Art To Market All social media handles: @meetrobertsmith Podcast: Fair Game Meet Robert Smith Robert Smith Presents
64: Greg Frisbee, Leveraging Your Strengths!
Finding your passion can be difficult especially if it isn’t a traditional path but Greg Frisbee always knew he wanted to perform. Overcoming his shyness and fear of failure, Greg took a leap of faith and has become an incredible juggler and comedian. He has performed in all 50 states, over 30 countries, and does over 300 shows a year. His show is fun, goofy, and creates a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy. Tune into this episode of Tailgate Entertainer with Alan Bruess and Eric Haines to hear more about how Greg utilized obstacles to establish his career. Show Highlights: Taking the plunge as a full-time performer Marketing to fairs Breaking news to close family The journey of establishing a show Struggles with putting a show together Trial and error The importance of treating others with respect How a performance can be a form of meditation Being present in the moment Struggling with being insecure as a performer Alternative pursuits if performing fails Creating healthy relationships with fair managers Not taking work personally Being in tune with the crowd and creating a magical atmosphere Finding human connection through travel Accepting people for who they are Utilizing skills from worldly experiences How performing effects those closest to you Resources: Bring Your Art To Market The Rubber Chicken Show Frisbee Show
63: Creating Magical Whimsical Characters with Marco Landin and Heather Hyde de Landin
The fair industry has some jaw-dropping and mind baffling acts but some acts set the bar higher than others. Marco Landín and Heather Hyde de Landin are creative and talented performers. From costumes to technique, this power couple has raised the bar for all stilt walkers and performers. Their acts are exotic and bring a sense of newness through their full fire performances and stilt creatures. They have perfected the art of embodying whimsical characters and creating a dreamlike atmosphere. Join Alan Bruess and Eric Haines in this episode of Tailgate Entertainer to learn more about creating a magical world.  Show Highlights: Being introduced to variety entertainment  Sharing the miracle of newness  Bringing something new to the table  Creating art to be proud of  Being an influencer through personal art  Creating opportunities for others  Finding ways to speak without words  Design techniques and creating unique shows  Creating blueprints and refining details  Finding balance  How passion pushes you forward  Building a bubble of wonder  Resources: Dream City Vegas Macro Landin Art To Market
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 16th, 2016
Latest Episode
Sep 25th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
66
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
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No

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