Tura 2019 National Sales Meeting Concludes With A Touch Of Magic

Tura Inc. is a leading optical design house based in Manhattan. They have won multiple awards as the best frame company and their brand portfolio includes Buffalo David Bitton, Tura, Tura by Lara Spencer, Kate Young for Tura, Ted Baker, L.A.M.B., gx by Gwen Stefani, Lulu Guinness, Brendel, Geoffrey Beene, Humphrey’s and TITANflex.

On April 6, 2019 they held their 2019 National Sales Meeting at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, CO. With 120 people in attendance, they needed a way to close their event on a high note. That’s where I came in.

As a corporate entertainment specialist, I started the evening with mingling close-up magic during the cocktail reception which created a buzz throughout the room. After dinner I performed a 50-minute set of magic, mentalism, and motivational storytelling. The night was a hit, and they honored me with multiple standing ovations. It was a heartfelt way of showing their appreciation, and it certainly did not go unnoticed by me.

Everyone at Tura was a delight to work with, and it was evident that this company has a company culture that feels like family. Tura has figured out how to connect with their employees, and make everyone feel cared about and appreciated. It was a great fit, since the underlying message of my show is that of human connection.

If you’re looking for a way to connect your company to your employees and clients, contact me. I’d love the opportunity to help you create an event where everyone feels appreciated.

(About the Author: Lou Serrano is a Corporate Entertainment Specialist. He helps corporations and associations connect with their people in a fun, positive, memorable, and meaningful way.)







Magic Extravaganza at Machinima Holiday Event

Back on December 14th I had the opportunity to put together a Magical Extravaganza for the fine people at Machinima. The client wanted a Magic Castle style event for their employees, so I put together a team of some of the best magicians in Southern CA. Joe Skilton, Zach Waldman, and Steve Wastell joined me in putting together an amazing night.

My wife, Dee Dee, was on hand to ensure everything went smoothly, and she manned the camera for my performance. The video above give you a glimpse into this extraordinary night.

A huge thanks goes out to my client, Jason Frizado, for trusting me to put on a spectacular night of magic, mentalism, and comedy!

Lou and Dee Dee with our client, Jason Frizado.

Lou and Dee Dee with our client, Jason Frizado.

The magic crew. Lou Serrano, Dee Dee Serrano, Steve Wastell, Zach Waldman, and Joe Skilton. After performance dinner.

The magic crew. Lou Serrano, Dee Dee Serrano, Steve Wastell, Zach Waldman, and Joe Skilton. After performance dinner.

(About the Author: Lou Serrano is an Audience Engagement Specialist. He helps organizations connect with their people in a fun, positive, memorable, and meaningful way.)

Adventures in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Adventures in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Last week Dee Dee and I had the pleasure of performing for Enrich Software in Calgary, AB, Canada. On the morning of June 9th I gave a keynote speech to the attendees of their user conference, and that evening Dee Dee and I performed an after-dinner stage show.

We also had couple of days to explore the city. Although it rained on Saturday, it didn't stop us from touring the city and dining at some fine restaurants. Sunday was a beautiful day and we were able to explore Prince's Island via bicycle.

The city was beautiful, and for the most part the people were very nice. We hope to visit again when more time permits. The accompanying video captures some of the highlights. 

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Archer Travel Reviews Corporate Magician Lou Serrano in Bora Bora

Last week Dee Dee and I were hired to perform in Tahiti on board the Wind Star's sailing ship the Wind Spirit. Our client, Ron Archer of Archer Travel, brought us on to entertain his client, the San Manuel Band Of Mission indians. The following video is a review of our corporate entertainment services.

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Christie Brinkley in Las Vegas!

Last week I had the opportunity to perform at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention in Las Vegas representing Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada. With a record breaking 2,800 attendees, this year's convention was a huge success! One of the highlights was meeting and performing for model/actress/entrepreneur, Christie Brinkley

Brinkley was present to launch BELLISSIMA, her new line of organic Italian Prosecco. The debut line includes Bellissima Zero Sugar, Bellissima Sparkling Rose, and Bellissima Brut, and apparently she drinks three glasses a day of the bubbly beverage. 

Looking half her age, the timeless beauty commanded attention everywhere she went. She was escorted into the Southern Wine and Spirits suite where I was performing, and she was incredibly gracious. With a bubbly personality and infectious smile, she worked the room and made everyone feel special. That was the one characteristic that really made an impression; her ability to make everyone she met feel special.

After performing a short set of magic specifically for her, she graciously offered to have her picture taken with me, and even posed for some action shots. These pictures don't do her justice, as she looks even better in person than these photos indicate.

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Overall, it was a fantastic experience performing at the WSWA convention, and performing for Christie was definitely a highlight!

Lou Serrano

(About the author: Lou Serrano is a Los Angeles based corporate magician who is available to entertain at private and corporate events world-wide.)

Corporate Magician & Mentalist Lou Serrano on Masters of Illusion

A few years ago Dee Dee and I had the opportunity to shoot a couple of segments for the TV show, Masters of Illusion. Although most of our shows are for corporate events, it's always a treat when we have the opportunity to perform on a television show. 

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We just received footage from one of our routines, and we're still waiting for the footage that features Dee Dee. We hope to receive that footage soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to share an excerpt of one of my routines entitled, Ubiquitous. It's a three phase mind-reading and mentalism routine that leads to a seemingly impossible conclusion. 

Enjoy, and if you know of anyone who can use some world-class entertainment for an upcoming corporate or social event, please pass along our contact info.

Lou Serrano - Corporate Magician and Mentalist 

Freelance Photographer Jeff Malet and The Magic Of Lou Serrano

A few weeks ago Dee Dee and I were hired to perform our special brand of magic at an appreciation dinner for the volunteers of the East Highlands Ranch Association in Highland, CA. The event was held at the beautifully decorated Spring Lake Clubhouse with an attentive and enthusiastic audience.

Freelance photographer, Jeff Malet, was present and did a great job of capturing the most magical moments of the show. Jeff is a wonderful photographer and is available for family portraits, weddings, and other special events. You can check out his website at jeffmaletphotography.smugmug.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jmalet and on Instagram at instagram.com/jmalet

(All photos are shared here with permission by Jeff Malet.)

If you'd like to add a touch of magic to your next association or corporate event event, please give us a call.

Lou Serrano - Corporate Magician

818-620-9356

Ambarella Brings A Touch Of Magic to The Silicon Valley

Last Saturday night, Dee Dee and I were hired to perform at the Ambarella company holiday party in San Jose, CA. Ambarella is the leading developer of low-power, high definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. Their processing chips can be found in the very popular GoPro cameras. 

The event was held at the 6800 square foot Fourth St. Summit Center which is part of the Fairmont Hotel. It's a beautiful space with an amazing view of the Silicon Valley.

They were expecting about 250 people, and 280 people showed up. The room was filled to capacity, and after everyone was done with dinner, Dee Dee and I were introduced.

We performed a 45-minute set, and the audience was fantastic! We surprised the CEO, Fermie Wang, by having him assist with one of our signature routines. He was a great sport, and the guests loved seeing their boss being put on the spot. You can see some pictures below.

The event was a great success with many positive comments from the attendees. We were told that the employees were still talking about the show days later.

It was a great way to kick off the holiday season as December is turning out to to be our busiest ever.

Lou Serrano - Corporate Magician

 

 

 

 

 

Magic In The Key Of E Minor

As a professional Los Angeles magician who specializes in high-end private and corporate events, I have to be ready to perform in a wide variety of situations. Many times my performing conditions are less than ideal, but as the saying goes, "The show must go on."

The following video is a perfect example of performing in a less than ideal setting. I didn't have a stage, no backdrop, no special lighting, no backstage area, and the audience was spread out in a very large room. 

Regardless of the situation, I still have to make it work. In the end, the client and the guests were extremely happy with the way it all turned out.

If you're having an event and could use some world-class entertainment designed to amaze and delight your guests, please give me a cal. I'd love to hear from you. 

Lou Serrano

Mind Blowing Magic


Corporate Magician Barely Avoids Killing Spectator On Stage

How's that for an attention getting headline? If you watch the video below, it will all make sense.

Over the weekend, Dee Dee and I performed our 45-minute magic show for a corporate audience at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. ReShape Medical was celebrating their FDA approval of their non-surgical weight-loss solution. It's been an overnight success that took ten years to accomplish. The people at ReShape Medical certainly had a reason to celebrate as their weight-loss solution is a first-of-its-kind, and we were happy to add a touch of magic to the festivities. 

We had a great time performing for a very enthusiastic crowd, and the following clip was taken from that show.

If you're looking for world-class entertainment for your next corporate function, give us a call. We have a program to fit almost every need.

Lou Serrano

Corporate Magician

818-620-9356

 

 

Pictures From A Recent Gig - Magic, Fire Eating, and an LAPD Lieutenant

As a professional Los Angeles magician, I perform at many events where there is a professional photographer taking pictures of the event. Most of the time I will ask if I can get a copy of some of the pictures. They almost always say yes, but they rarely come through in the end. Maybe they're just too busy, and I'm not a priority in their busy schedule. Once in a while a client will surprise me and actually send me copies of the photos. This was the case with the following pictures. 

Dee Dee and I had performed at a retirement party for LAPD Lieutenant (Ret.), Lionel Garcia, and he surprised me with a batch of pictures from the event. The following photo is my favorite. I love the detail that was captured of the flames.

Fire eating at the opening of my show.

The photographer was able to get photos of not only our stage show, but also some pictures during the cocktail hour while I was performing some strolling magic.

Since most of my performance photos are taken with an iPhone, I'm always amazed at the clarity and the detail that is captured from a professional photographer with professional equipment. 

Lou Serrano