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Inspiring Conversations with Julius Csizmazia of JULIUS TEAM BUILDING / JULIUS MAGIC – Magician

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julius Csizmazia, also known by his stage name JULIUS MAGIC [ ].

Hi Julius, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
The world of magic first captivated me when I was a very young boy.  My parents owned a Hungarian restaurant in New York City where I was born.  One day a butcher delivered a giant pig to our restaurant, carrying it over his shoulder. I felt awed and delighted by the sight of this man dressed in a long white coat who magically pulled a quarter out of the pig’s ear. Then he turned the pig into a watermelon! I never forgot my feelings of childlike wonder and amazement from that moment. I was always fascinated by magic and tried to learn some tricks from books, but it wasn’t until I was over 40 years old that I was lucky enough to go to a magic convention.

I took my young daughter with me, thinking magic would be a fun way to entertain her. We saw dozens of magicians, and after seeing some cool sleight of hand magic performed, I bought some super soft sponge balls. As I drove home after the convention, my daughter taught herself a sponge ball magic trick by reading the instructions. While she was riding in the back seat, my little girl amazed me with magic! She inspired me to learn, practice, and begin entertaining people at work. Then I started shopping in magic stores, where I bought more tools of the trade, such as silk handkerchiefs. Shortly after learning a few more effects, I got my first paid gig as a restaurant magician! One gig led to another, and now I love performing magic for kids, families, and businesses.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I have always regretted withdrawing from Yale University where I was a pre-medical/Biology major.  I’ve struggled with the usual:  depression, alcoholism, debt, divorce, parents’ illnesses, death, unemployment, and near homelessness.
Fortunately now, after years of award-winning sales leadership success at Fortune 100 companies such as AT&T and Comcast, I now dedicate myself to helping companies build successful, cohesive teams, great leaders, and top-performing salespeople. My programs include fun, memorable icebreakers, collaborative team challenges, phenomenal learning activities, exciting games, and inspiring discussions.

Several years ago, I was able to quit my regular job and make a decent living as a professional magician.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I have two businesses:

JULIUS TEAM BUILDING – Leadership and Team Building Coach, Motivational Speaker

⭐ I deliver leadership and team building programs because the world needs more great leaders and effective teams to accomplish what needs to get done.
My team building and motivational speaker programs can help:

• Inspire better teamwork
• Develop vulnerability-based trust
• Enhance team members’ bonding
• People to get more accomplished in less time
• Create a more highly functioning, effective team


⭐ I perform magic shows and corporate event magic entertainment so people can enjoy more laughter, smiles, astonishment, mystery, and wonder.

Birthday party comedy magic shows, summer camp & school entertainment:

● For all ages
● Squeaky clean
● Loads of fun & laughs
● Plenty of audience participation
● Highly interactive magical experience
● Performed for the entire group at one time.

Mingling magic, walk around magic, roaming magician, strolling magic

● Close up magic
● Interactive & engaging
● For small groups at a time
● Receptions & large gatherings
● Corporate event entertainment
● Plenty of audience participation
● For business functions and large gatherings

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