Learn The Art Of Public Speaking
Effective public speaking is an acquired skill.
Fielding West, a professional with four decades of experience in show business as a magician and comedian, will teach you all the speaking “tricks of the trade”.
Timing is everything!
Using his background in percussion instruments, Fielding has developed a technique which incorporates the use of a metronome. You will learn to refine your “Executive Timing” skills that successful performers use to captivate their audience.
Five hours can change your life!
Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, salesperson or variety performer, after this intensive and fun seminar you will be transformed into a more effective speaker by using Fielding’s unique techniques.
In Stagecraft 101 You Will Learn:
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How to prepare for your speech or performance
How to master stage fright
How to manage your speaking time
How to breathe properly
How to use the microphone properly
How to enter and exit
How to work with your audience
How to deal with hecklers
How to deal with stage technicians
How to pick an audience volunteer
How to develop professional timing
Maximum of ten students per class.
Individual tutoring is also available.
Special rates for students and veterans.
Open enrollment begins the first week of each month.
This Is Fielding West
It all began in the beginning. Who would ever believed that Fielding West was literally made in Japan. Conceived in the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. His father, a US Air Force officer, wanted his first male child to be born in America. He was transferred to Boise, Idaho just-in-time for Fielding to arrive.
Ten years later he was introduced to Magic by his grandfather who was an amateur magician. After high school, Fielding put himself through college, paying for his degree by performing in a band as a drummer and doing magic shows for children. In 1973 while selling cars and going to graduate school at night in Tallahassee, Florida, he met an unknown comedy magician named Steve Martin. That’s right, the Steve Martin, before he became famous. After seeing Steve perform, he knew that he wanted to be in show business for the rest of his life. The concept of a comedy act began.
Three years later he moved to Jacksonville, Florida and started his own Saturday morning children’s show on television with a Post/Newsweek station, WJ XT. The name of the show was Magic Gang and was the highest rated kids show in it’s time slot for two years. Not being satisfied with entertaining only children, Fielding pursued a nightclub act.
A year and a half after leaving television, he put together a successful touring show called the Amazing Fielding And Company. The show included illusions and hypnosis, which for after two years led him to Las Vegas. There he met Liberace who helped Fielding get his first break by showcasing his act at the Sahara Hotel. Since then he has been working all over the world as a featured star in large production shows and as an opening act for major stars.
Fielding’s career has now come full circle. He has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. His talents go far beyond stage and screen. Fielding is also a successful comedy writer for other magicians and comedians. He is well-known in the corporate market as a fantastic performer. In a course he created, called Stagecraft 101, he manages speaking seminars for young performers which teach how to speak more effectively.
Masters Of Illusion – CW Network
Penn & Teller’s Fool Us – CW Network
Murphy Brown – CBS
The Jackie Thomas Show – ABC
Comic Strip Live – FOX
An Evening At The Improv – A&E
Caroline’s Comedy Hour – A&E
Comedy On The Road – A&E
The Statler Brothers Show – CBS
World’s Greatest Magic – NBC
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – CBS
Entertainment Tonight – CBS
A Current Affair – FOX
Weekend Sports Edition – ESPN
Canada Tonight – CNB
Sabado Gigante – Santiago Chile – CCN
Magicians Of Las Vegas – NHK
Easter Seals Telethon – Sybdicated
Jerry Lewis Telethon c- National