The Masked Magician & Hitler's Mentalist

This weirdo is the main character in the Masked Magician; a relatively short lived TV program that made a sensation by revealing the secrets behind the most popular magic tricks through history. Grand illusions, sleight of hand, card tricks; nothing was sacred. At the heart of it all was that smarmy mysterious character pictured above […]

Powerful Mentalist Author Speaker Jonathan Pritchard


What Is A Mentalist?

The short answer: A mentalist is a type of magician who has specialized in the art of mind reading tricks. The long answer: A mentalist is someone who is fascinated by the way that the human mind works. They are dedicated to understanding the far-reaching implications of unlocking the fundamental mental processes that guide our […]

Mentalist As Business Strategy Expert

What Gives You The Edge? Live performance. Every show I do is an opportunity to get real-time feedback from real-live people on what works, what doesn't work, and what I should work on. Shows are composed of hundreds of experiments. I play with language, timing, positioning, tone of voice, physicality, scripting, lighting, information order, and […]

Boom Boom Boom

Yesterday was a non-stop day of podcast recording. I was the guest on 3 different shows: The first was "Stranger Connections" with Lisa David Olson, and it's really well titled. She has a background in live performance, so she had a lot of insightful questions about the way my experience on stage ties in with […]

Applied Leverage

A history lesson Imagine a $100 Billion company’s network goes down. For every minute they’re disconnected, they’re losing out on tens of thousands of dollars. A technician is called in at twice his already hefty fee (with a guaranteed 5 hour minimum) to solve the issue. After a quick look around the server room he […]

Corporate Entertainment Ideas

What would you do if your CEO punched the corporate entertainer that you booked? This is not a hypothetical question. It is something that actually happened. It's a story that a client of mine told me about one of the first events she ever planned where she went with the cheap option. Only later did […]

Books By Jonathan

I was excited to read this book when I ordered it but I never expected it to have the immediate, positive, impact on my life that it did! The author clearly poured his heart into this book with the genuine intention of helping others. It is an easy read and anyone that reads it can […]

Inspiring Corporate Speaker

Your ability to lead, influence, or persuade is the result of one skill: how well you CONNECT. Since the dawn of time, man has struggled to understand the fundamental forces that control our lives. In pre-history there were Shamans who could see into the chaos and bring order to the world. Today, that role has fallen […]

Blinking In Business

If you're a mentalist, like me, you'd instantly recognize the number 793.8. I've often thought of getting it tattooed somewhere on my body it's that important. What is it? The Dewey Decimal number for the library's Magic & Mentalism section. First Mentors The mountains of North Carolina isn't well known for being a hotbed of […]
A painting of Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard in the old world magic poster style.







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