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David Ben

Master Magician, Creative Consultant & Entrepreneur

As a magician, author, historian, educator, creative consultant and entrepreneur, it’s easy to understand why David Ben has been described as “one of Canada’s most unusual young talents.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Advantage Play – A manager’s guide to creative problem solving & tricks
David struck the word impossible from his vocabulary. As a world-renowned magician, David has to make problems disappear. Problem solving, he believes, is everyone’s core business. Unfortunately, few people have been taught how to solve problems in an effective and efficient manner. David demystifies the problem-solving process by taking his audience behind the scenes of the world of magic and revealing the tricks of the trade – the methodology magicians, card cheats and psychics use to perform the impossible.

David also demonstrates that every activity is a sales opportunity. Whether people work in the field of behind the desk, success depends on how well they sell the skills, products or services they provide. Using magic as his metaphor, David also demystifies this process and provides a strategy for maximizing success. His common sense approach ensures that clients and customers receive exactly what they need when they need it in a manner that is efficient for both buyer and seller.

Magic By Design
Audiences love the unexpected – in books, movies, magic, and relationships. David Ben teaches how to engage, motivate and move your audience. He draws on his vast experience as an internationally acclaimed magician, theatrical producer and, yes, tax lawyer, to demonstrate how to orchestrate the unexpected.

Platform Plus

The Magic of David Ben

For most people, planning the entertainment for a special event such as a client appreciation night, company party or gala dinner is a nightmare. David Ben turns the nightmare into a dream come true. Whether it is a program of intimate magic for fifty people or a full stage production augmented by rear screen projection for an audience of a thousand, David captures the crowd.

  • I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your brilliant performance and address to the Toronto Raptors. As you can see by their latest 4 game winning streak I think most of them took the knowledge you gave them and are ‘game ready' for winning.

    - Toronto Raptors
  • Our people left with a great motivational message and I am sure that they are still wondering how he pulled off his magic. The 180 people attending gave David a standing ovation, which says it all.

    - Ballpex Inc.

Summary Profile

David Ben inspires people to strike the word impossible from their vocabulary.

As a world-renowned magician and consultant, David makes problems disappear. Problem solving, he believes, is everyone’s core business. (David is profiled in Canadian Business magazine.) Unfortunately, few people have been taught how to solve problems in an effective and efficient manner.  David, however, does just that for corporate conferences, sales meetings, and association programming. 

He uses the metaphor of magic to empower his audience with serious and new ideas – delivered in an entertaining manner – and techniques that they can actual use to become more efficient and pragmatic problem-solvers. David does this by demystifying the problem-solving process, taking his audience behind the scenes of the world of magic and revealing the tricks of the trade – the methodology magicians, card cheats and psychics use to perform the impossible.

David also demonstrates that every activity is a sales opportunity. Whether people work in the field or behind a desk, success depends on how well they sell the skills, products or services they provide. Again, using magic as his metaphor, David deconstructs this process and provides a strategy for maximizing success. His common sense approach ensures that clients and customers receive exactly what they need when they need it in a manner that is efficient for both buyer and seller.

His presentations also focus on assessing opportunity based on the needs of the customer, maximizing opportunity by discovering new applications for existing products and services, using negative people to advantage, closing the transaction, understanding the importance of the “after sell” and its role in developing new and repeat business, and inspiring confidence in colleagues and co-workers. Always interested in technology, David outlines his pragmatic approach to innovation and the use of technology. Most of all, David demonstrates the true meaning of being proactive. As a magician, David leaves nothing to chance.  He has to make miracles happen.

By performing magic and then explaining how the magic was created, people learn that success in magic and business is the result of the cumulative effect of many apparently inconsequential details. It is a unique approach to learning a few new tricks for the trade presented by a unique individual – David Ben. Learn more about his book Advantage Play: A Manager’s Guide To Creative Problem Solving.