The 28th New Zealand International
Magicians Convention

Palmerston North, New Zealand.
20th to 23rd of October 2006


Hosted by
Palmerston North Magic Circle (Inc)

If you are planning to attend
register **NOW**

If you don't there is a chance that you will not be able to attend the banquet as it will be SOLD OUT

One of the International Guests for the
28th New Zealand International Magicians Convention
Lisa Menna

Lisa Menna - Biography

With a twinkle in her eye, Lisa Menna mesmerizes audiences around the globe with her refreshingly candid style and enthusiasm. As Teller, from Penn & Teller stated, "She is not only beautiful and funny, she is clever." As a result of her gift in magic and keen sense for business, Lisa Menna has had Fortune 500 corporations such as Apple, American Express, and Intel on her client list.

A world class entertainer, Lisa fuses magic, comedy and corporate pizzazz. Sleight-of-hand and grand illusions are amongst her specialties. She has been seen on Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, and has been in foremost publications such as, Inc. and Entrepreneur Magazine as well as the Wall Street Journal. Genii Magazine, The International Conjurors Magazine, ranked Lisa Menna #1 corporate magician in the world during an international trade event where 26 of the top corporate magicians performed. She is the only woman in history to perform in all three rooms of the prestigious Hollywood Magic Castle and to be given the honor of lecturing twice to the international stars of magic at the "Magicians Olympics," FISM.

According to Ms. Menna, "the reason why magic works so well for corporations is that magic is inherently creates curiosity. Magic rivets people's attention. If you don't pay close attention, you'll miss the trick. And in paying close attention, as soon as someone gives me their attention, I'm allowed to take the attention and feed it with information, or message about the company I'm working for." During meetings, Lisa Menna has a lasting impact on the participants. She can cease boredom, increase retention and improve morale using a right mix of magic and message. Lisa Menna's comedic finesse tailors her work to incorporate the complexities of the company's new product and message.

At tradeshows, Lisa Menna stops traffic. "Ms. Menna brings in 10 times as many sales leads as conventional booth displays." (Wall Street Journal) Lisa Menna creates a non-invasive way to inform people what the company does. She stands on stage, gives a show and during the course of the show, Ms. Menna gives the audience information about what the company can do for them. Every three minutes Lisa gives a full pitch. No matter how long she has their attention, they can self-qualify and say that they need that product. And if they do not need the product, at least they walk away with brand recognition. Brand recognition is Lisa Menna's specialty. If you want people to remember your name, Lisa Menna has ways to do that.

Lisa Menna was magically inspired by a magician's performance at her 5th birthday party. At the age 10, she received her first magic set for Christmas. Lisa explored her interest in magic at her local library. At age 11, Lisa had her first magic show and earned $8. She was known as "Lisa Lollipop the Clown." Lisa was the town's magician you hired for your kid's birthday party. Before attending college at Southern Methodist University, Lisa entered a magician's contest (The Desert Magic Seminar) in Las Vegas and performed for Muhammid Ali. Ms. Menna's performance was well received and sparked many interests. By the time she was 18 years old, Lisa had been a seasoned entertainer and had done 2000 shows nationally and internationally. Her aptitude for learning languages makes her ideal for international events. She has now performed in 40 countries, such as Japan, Colombia, Italy, Thailand, and Spain. She also periodically performs magic in remote orphanages. According to Ms. Menna, when she turns 75 years old, she's going back to birthday parties.

Presently, Lisa Menna resides between San Francisco, California and New Mexico.

For more information:

Click here for the registration html form to print off

Contact Convention Organisers
Postal address:
Palmerston North Magic Circle Inc,
P.O. Box 266,
Palmerston North, 5301,
New Zealand.


We are pleased to confirm our International Guests for the
28th New Zealand International Magicians Convention

We acknowledge the invaluable support of The World Festival of Magic in sponsoring a number of these key artists.

Please click on each of our guests names to find out more information about them.

> > David Williamson (USA) < <

> > Lisa Menna (USA) < <

> > Duane and Mary Laflin (USA) < <

> > Joel Howlett (AUS) < <

> > Alan Martell (UK) < <

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