“ What if the decisions you make, were already made for you? ”
“ Is your freedom to choose an illusion? ”
“ What if, the way you think is being used against you, and you don’t know this is happening …? ”
“ ….. the red pill or the blue pill…? ”
In recent years magic and illusion has been the subject of extensive neuroscience and cognitive studies; “Think Like A Magician” takes these studies and gives an entertaining and illuminating insight into the workings of the mind and the methods of persuasion and influence that affect us all. This performance reveals the techniques and strategies used by magicians to create magic and illusion, and how these techniques are used to trick and astound. With insight into how magic manipulates the processes of our brains, the hidden forces that shape our perceptions and decisions are revealed and this knowledge offers the opportunity for better critical thinking and the ability to be more creative and effective in work and life.
Presented by the only professional magician who is a graduate of the acting course of NIDA ( National Institute of Dramatic Art ) ; a professional actor, magician and entertainer of over 25 years experience, Richard Vegas is uniquely equipped to deliver a perceptive and astonishing insight into the psychology of illusion.
You will be intrigued, surprised and amazed by this remarkable and educational entertainment experience.
A feature performance that is brilliant entertainment as well as fascinating and educational.
keynote speaker presentations
corporate training / team building events
business awards dinners
conferences and workshops
sales and marketing seminars
“Think Like A Magician” reveals techniques and strategies developed and used by magicians over centuries to create magic and illusion and how these techniques work to trick and astound. With vivid insight into how magic manipulates the processes of our brains, the performance reveals the hidden forces that shape our perceptions and decisions.
The performance explores these principles :
The Illusion of Choice, Anchoring and Relativity
The Placebo Effect
Channelled Attention ( & the presumption that what is focal is causal )
Physical, Cognitive and Decision illusions
Create your own magic with a behind the scenes look into the tricks of the mind and gain greater insight into the way people think and how this knowledge is used to influence and to persuade. With this inside information of how the mind works, you have the power to make an impact on the ‘how and why’ of choices and decisions.
With a career that encompasses theatre, magic & illusion, theatre production, marketing and promotion, Richard Vegas has toured nationally and internationally with his unique and bold productions. The only professional magician who is a NIDA graduate; a professional actor, MC, magician and entertainer of over 25 years experience, including 10 years at The Star Casino in Sydney in entertainment, marketing and promotion, Richard Vegas is uniquely equipped to deliver a highly entertaining, perceptive and astonishing insight into the psychology behind magic, illusion, influence and choice.