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Many times people who book a stage show have no idea what they are buying and go by price alone. So if your working at Wal-Mart (no slam to the people who work there) and are making $9.00 a hour then $300 to $400 a show is a lot of money. They not only lowers the bar on price, but not having the right training and doing a bad show hurt the chance of the client ever using a hypnotist again. How many time have you got a booking because someone seen a hypnotist at school, college, club and thought it was a good idea for them? I ask hypnotist who run the school why then do it and it's alway "someone has to teach them how to do it right" But if you think about it, if you are really making a living performing they why teach? Could it be you don't have the booking they can not make a living performing and are looking for a quick buck? I have worked on a one to one basic with several hypnotist over the years free of charge and would expect other hypnotist to do the same. If you have really made or are making a living performing then have some respect for the business by 1.) not filling the market with three day hypnotist and 2.) helping hypnotist who are trying to get started with out ripping them off. The only people I've see who think Orman McGll book is outdated are hypnotist trying to push their own books or selling a hypnosis course. Each year it gets harder to find good insurance. I think it would be fare to charge stage hypnotist who teach a extra fee for insuring them. Why should we have to pay for there greed. Sorry but this is one subject that really piss me off.
Personally, I'm not a fan of stage hypnosis. I have to explain to nearly every client what stage hypnosis is and why they should take what we're doing seriouslly. I find stage hypnosis to make a mockery of what should be a very serious profession. Again, this is only MHO. I hope that all stage hypnotists take the time to explain the serious benefits of hypnosis to their audience.
It's only oversaturated with bad acts. Your act has so little to do with hypnosis per se, and everything to do with personality.
Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of people (and their attached personalities) who shouldn't be on a stage anywhere ever, are plunking down a couple of thousand bucks so that they can be "certified" show business professionals.
p.s. At least people who do karaoke know that they're amateurs. If they'd paid someone to teach them to sing and given them a "Certified Singer" certificate, I bet they'd refer to themselves as professionals.