I use several helpers in my shows making Magic Trading Cards the perfect volunteer gift. Originally I was giving away a full pack of all 12 cards to each helper and pitching the product at the end of my show. I use these for family shows where parents are present with money on hand. Eventually I realized that I could give away a single card to each helper making the full set even more valuable as well as adding the potential sale to my stage helpers.
When its time to reward the helpers I show the card they will receive and give the name of the trick. I may say a word or two about how much I like the specific trick. I use an average of ten helpers in each show so my cost for all giveaways is less than $1.
At the end of my show I bring up one more child and perform some of the tricks I will be selling back of the room. That lucky child receives all the tricks as a gift as well as the FULL SET of trading cards. The value of the FULL SET makes a stronger impact because the other helpers only received one card. This also means the on stage helpers who received one card are now potential customers to buy a set. Most children can afford a dollar making it the perfect back of room product for almost any venue.
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