Video conference + a little magic = Alakazoom!
“Alakazoom” is the virtual version of Digital Deception, a tech-savvy, two-man magic and mentalism act. Magicians Doug McKenzie and Ryan Oakes have built an entire repertoire of magic and illusions that can engage your participants right through their own phone or computer. This isn’t new for these guys — after all, “Digital” is in their name!
No stage? No problem!
Professionally Produced Magic
Doug and Ryan have designed several unique magic effects that can create a shared experience for your group in a virtual environment. From our New York studio, we can bring professionally produced, interactive moments to your online meeting and allow the magic to happen right in the palm of the participants’ hands, on their own cell phones.
A lack of face-to-face meetings doesn’t have to mean a lack of shared experiences. Let us tell you how we can make your virtual meeting stand out and show you some past examples of how we’ve transformed virtual meetings!
Let Doug & Ryan kick off your video conference call with a visual magic effect that incorporates your meeting theme/topic.
Doug & Ryan can pop in between speaker sessions, adding moments of fun and interactive magic. Attendees get to be a part of it all.
Let the Digital Deception duo act as your online host, providing comic relief throughout the day.
Lunch Break / 7th Inning Stretch:
Hosting a full day virtual meeting? Give your attendees a much-needed visual and mental break from your business content with fully engaging, interactive entertainment.
A Selection of Magical Moments
Conference participants are encouraged to stretch their hands and arms out as a mental release. Sure enough, they end up performing a bit of magic with their own hands!
Touch Your Screen
In this highly customizable, interactive routine, participants are asked to follow along with an onscreen exercise, touching their own screens. In the end, the magic works for everyone on their own computer screen.
Attendees are shown several quick jokes and fun “Easter eggs” with Siri, which they can try at home as well. For a magical finish, Siri ends up performing a bit of magic with Doug & Ryan.
Attendees are asked to open their phone and play an online game with Doug & Ryan. While watching the video conference, the magic ends up happening right in the palm of their hand. It’s a magical moment that brings the group together in a very-unexpected way.
Webinar participants are asked to type random words into the group chat. The words end up being revealed in a customized video that reveals a selection of their own words, right on their own phones.
Doug and Ryan show a sealed envelope containing a prediction. Conference attendees submit their birthdays into the group chat, and the duo explains the mathematical “Birthday Problem”. Amazingly, the prediction is opened, and it correctly predicted which two conference attendees shared a birthday.
The polling function of most webinar platforms is used to generate a selection of numbers from the group. These random numbers are then used in an elaborate multi-phased routine wherein the numbers are magically revealed not only on screen, but in the participant’s own email inbox.
Any Platform Is Possible
Performances can be incorporated into Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, or any other video conferencing and webinar platform.
Streaming live from a New York studio with a fiber optic internet connection, the performances will be broadcast quality. Full lighting, proper sound, etc.
Every performance will be recorded and can be provided to the client for use elsewhere in their internal systems.
Magician Doug McKenzie
Doug McKenzie is a professional magician who travels across the globe to perform at trade shows, conventions, charity fundraisers, gala dinners, and private events. An accomplished and elegant sleight-of-hand entertainer, Doug has performed on the same bill with the likes of Liza Minelli, Cher, Prince, Dave Matthews, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and David Blaine.
Magician Ryan Oakes
Ryan Oakes Ryan Oakes is a professional magician and mentalist based in New York City. He is one of the East Coast’s most sought-after corporate entertainers, performing over 200 shows per year. In 2016 alone, he worked in 19 states! A decorated veteran in the field of magic, Ryan has performed his unique show all over the US. It all started in 1990, when he became the youngest person ever to win the Society of American Magician’s National Magic Competition, one of the highest honors in magic.
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