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What I'm about to discuss is so simple, yet profoundly important for those who wish to learn hypnosis.  Perhaps the simplicity of it is what makes it easy to overlook.  In any case, if you take this blog post to heart, and truly raise your awareness afterward, it could save you thousands of dollars and countless wasted hours.  It could propel your achievement in your personal health, wealth, and happiness.
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I recently had a stage hypnosis show at a boarding school.  It was a gorgeous campus, made up of classic federal style buildings from the 1800's and newer contemporary buildings that glistened with glass that allowed the warm light of the interior to spill out into the cold January evening.  The campus was nicer than many colleges I perform at, which is often the case when I do shows at private schools.  They are places of great privilege and means.
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Stage hypnotists can do more than entertain.

There has long been a division in the profession of hypnotism between consulting (or clinical) hypnotists and stage hypnotists.  Many consulting hypnotists believe that stage hypnotists misrepresent the true value of hypnotism, and some would even say that stage hypnotists hurt the profession with their playful use of a skill set that can help people change their lives.  As a hypnotist who keeps a foot in each circle of hypnotism, I believe that there is tremendous value in the work stage hypnotists do, when they do it well.  In fact, I would argue that besides the internet, stage hypnotists are the greatest asset that the profession of hypnotism has today.
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Stage hypnotism is an art form.

When asked to speak at a conference for stage hypnotists in 2018, I framed my presentation right away from a perspective that was bound to make some people in the room uncomfortable, but it's important that we be honest about what's going on in our profession: there's a serious lack of innovation.
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In this video, Paul briefly explains how some of the less popular, or less common, markets for stage hypnotists operate.  Each market has different pay levels, buyers, and time commitments.

From holiday parties to national sales meetings and major branding events, the corporate market can be a lucrative one for stage hypnotists.

Stage hypnosis is still questioned by many.

Stage hypnosis has been my career since 2004, and in that span of time I've hypnotized approximately 25,000 people.  High school students, college students, and adults at corporate events and theater shows have shared the experience with me.  My audiences have been as small as 25 people, and as large as 1600.  Throughout it all, there have always been, and always will be, naysayers and skeptics.  And that's okay.

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If you're thinking of getting into stage hypnotism, you should spend some time considering the way that a job like that will affect your lifestyle.  There are some great aspects, but some challenges, as with any job.

Before you choose what price to charge for your stage show, spend some time thinking about the value you bring to your clients.  Pricing tends to feel pretty straightforward to folks, while value can be a better more difficult to qualify, but it's important that you work out some level of appreciation for the work you do as a hypnotist.  Why?

Because at some point, a potential client is going to ask you to justify the price you are charging.

That justification should not be a canned response like, "That's the standard in our industry." Your response should be a confident, heartfelt answer about the value you will bring to them.  When you communicate that, the lead will be more likely to take action and choose you.