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Hocus Pocus Magic

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

To: Trevor Duffy, Magician

Re: The Trevor Duffy Lecture – ‘Negotiating the Barriers’

To Whom it May Concern,

We had the pleasure of experiencing Trevor Duffy’s most recent lecture. ‘Negotiating the Barriers’ last Monday night (July 16, 2012), and, quite frankly, it was superb.

Due to his many years in the trenches, Mr. Duffy’s professional-grade magic, excellent methodology and well-honed routines are distinctly exhibited in a very succinct manner. His lecture most definitely has something for every level of magician; aficionado to the more advanced professional.

His personal stories and anecdotes present his individual and professional philosophy in a very useable and educational manner. This is a man of great heart, and it shows undeniably during his lecture!

Therefore, we cannot imagine any club or orginization hosting his lecture, that would have an experience different than our own.

We gladly endorse his lecture and welcome any direct inquiries regarding Trevor’s lecture at (559) 266-5150.

Best of luck Trevor and thank you for an awesome lecture!


Tim Mannix, Lecture Liaison
Hocus Pocus Magic, Inc

7704 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, California 95608

To whom it may concern,

I write today to wholeheartedly recommend my friend and colleague, Trevor Duffy, as a professional magician, speaker and teacher.

Recently we had the great pleasure of hosting Trevor’s lecture at our retail magic store, Grand Illusions. We’ve been working with the community of magic since 1988 and found Trevor to be as high a caliber gentleman as we have ever met. His magic was clever, well thought out and entertaining and his demeanor was pleasant, welcoming and humble. Throughout the performances and explanations Trevor would assure us that we could the amazing things he did and, through his patient and thorough tutelage, we found that he was right and we left his company with new skill sets.

More important, I feel, was the serious but uplifting talk he gave us at the very end of the lecture evening. In his calm, smooth tones Trevor explained to us that, if there was only one message he could give us, it was to enjoy our lives and connect as much as possible with the people around us. It was a message of hopeful enthusiasm and enthusiastic hope, a message that filled us with confidence and care. Trevor pointed out that we could accomplish anything with the right attitude and a good work ethic. We found that he was right again and left with so much more than new skills.

For these and many other reasons I recommend Trevor as a performer, a teacher, a motivational speaker or frankly any other function that he might claim to do. If Trevor Duffy tells you that he can do a job, you can be certain he’ll see that it’s done well.

Steve Johnson

Grand Illusions
7704 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA. 95608

Larry Wright

Society of American Magicians Assembly 112
4346 Blenheim Way
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 685-5129

Mr. Trevor Duffy
P.O. Box 16177
Atlasville, 1465,
South Africa

Dear Trevor:

Just a quick note to tell you how much our Assembly enjoyed your lecture. There was truly content for every level and style of performer. Magic has so many subsets (close-up, stage, mentalism, children’s, etc.) that it isn’t often you find someone who can deliver a two hour lecture that includes something for everyone’s style of performance. If that wasn’t enough, your mini-lecture (within the magic lecture) on motivation, self-improvement and positive thinking was clearly applicable for all of us attending.

Your ideas are practical, and apply to all skill levels from self-working miracles to more advanced material for the professionals and experienced magicians. The quality of the merchandise you sold was very high, and it wasn’t the “same old stuff” you frequently see at magic lectures which ends up in a drawer someplace.

Thank you for making time in your schedule to do the lecture. If you are in the area again, I hope you will contact us and let us know. I think those who missed out the first time will definitely be there if they get a second opportunity.

Larry Wright
Past President

California Magic Club

514 Main Street – Martinez, Ca 94553 USA – (925) 374-0056 – email:

August 15, 2012

To: Trevor Duffy
Re: Your performances

Dear Trevor,

I am writing to thank you for your very enjoyable performances at my dinner club. Our audiences loved your shows and you are such a pleasure to work with. Your attention to detail, professionalism and audience interaction make your show a true delight. Your teaching lecture was top notch with great information for all the magicians in attendance.

I look forward to working with you as often as your schedule allows and highly recommend you to everyone who is looking for great entertainment. You are a real crowd pleaser!


Gerry Griffin – Owner

Winchester Magical Society

This is to confirm that Trevor Duffy presented a two hour lecture, on Thursday July 5, 2012, at the Winchester Magical Society.

With his unique sense of humour and innate skill, Trevor informed and entertained our members and visiting magicians. Trevor has an endearing and friendly style, which explains why he is so much in demand worldwide, on the entertainment and magic lecturing circuit.

Trevor had several of his magical effects and an instructional DVD for sale. I have met and attended several of Trevor’s magical lectures in the United Kingdom. I would highly recommend Trevor to other Magical Societies, as he is an excellent and inventive magician and communicator.

We wish him well
Jayan Peter Pillai
President: Winchester Magical Society
0044 1329 846656
0044 7747 841391

From the desk of
Merrill F. Collier II

August 12, 2012

To whom it may concern,

We had the privilege of having South Africa’s finest Magician, Mr. Trevor Duffy, lecture for our magic group, the original Jack McMillan S.A.M. Ring, in Santa Rosa, California.

We thoroughly enjoyed the time Trevor spent with us. It was readily apparent that we were most fortunate to have a uniquely talented, experienced, and unusually innovative performer in our midst (we were intrigued with his inventions and creative approaches).

Trevor’s advice and professional tips on how to treat clients and develop a positive rapport was compelling and highly relevant. A most telling comment was, in midst of Trevor’s lecture, my 11 year old daughter exclaimed “You are a great motivational speaker!”.

If you are a magician, I would highly recommend Trevor for a lecture or workshop in your area. If you are a potential client, you will be engaging years of experience, polish, and a sure bet on very tasteful and solid entertainment!


Merrill Collier

3333 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95405, U.S.A.


+27 (11) 849-5847

+27 83-413-1272