A magician has you think of any card in the deck, then hands you a deck of cards. You go through it one by one, to find one card facing the wrong direction in the deck. You turn it over, and it’s the card you were thinking of. Magic and mentalism combined is not physically possible, but anyone who sees such a performance will never fail to be amazed. Such conjuring acts, along with other tricks and illusions, have always been present throughout history as a form of entertainment, and even today’s modernity has not diminished the pleasure felt at witnessing magic.
Doing magic is not for everyone. Not only is there an art to it, but, as event magician Thomas Poole has established through his acts, there is also a psychology behind the illusions.
Thomas is the Chief Marketing Officer for Magicians on Mission. As a non-profit organization based in Arizona, Magicians on Mission gives free entertainment and care packages to active-duty military personnel. The talented magicians that make up the company travel all over the world, performing for troops overseas and reminding them that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.
As a magician and mentalist, Thomas delivers premium entertainment during corporate and private events. And he is able to deliver an unforgettable experience to his audiences thanks to the skills he has honed over the years and his deep commitment to the craft.
Thomas’s interest in magic started when he was twelve. As he learned card magic, he could not have imagined that what he considered to be a hobby would turn out to dictate his future career. Years after his initial dabble, he would come to decide to take his hobby seriously and would practice six hours a day every day, seven days a week. And now, he has turned into a magician who has worked with companies like Apple, Minnesota Wild, and even consulted for the Cincinnati Reds. He is also traveling the entire USA to perform for tens of thousands of people every year.
This mentalist, magician, and keynote speaker has distinguished himself in the industry by having a focus on the psychology of people and how it relates to magic. Thomas believes that studying the mechanics behind the tricks and illusions is not enough. One has to delve into how people think, act, and respond. More importantly, a magician needs to learn how to influence the audience in a way that makes them feel as if their choices were their own.
And while it is true that Thomas engages in cards, close-ups, and mentalism, Thomas’s primary priority is in creating a one-of-a-kind experience. He is a master at giving the audience an unforgettable show, prompting laughter and disbelief about the seemingly impossible things he is making possible.
Thomas believes that the best is brought out of people when they are in the face of something unimaginable — a belief which he banks on in every corporate and private event he graces. And as a corporate magician, he forgoes stereotypical tricks such as making balls disappear and sawing a woman in half. He designs his illusions carefully, making sure that they demonstrate a level of skill and talent that the audience has not been privy to.
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