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  • Bill DeMar's Grasping at Headsticks - Book by Tom Ladshaw



Subtitled: "The Fine Art of Ventriloquial Figure Manipulation"

           When Bill DeMar told me he was going to present a workshop on “Ventriloquial Figure Manipulation” at the 2007 Vent Haven ConVENTion, I was excited! I knew he hadn’t done one of these workshops since the early 80’s and there was a new generation of vents who had no inkling of the pure puppet artistry of which Bill is capable.

           When I asked Bill if he would have some sort of lecture/workshop notes available for those who wanted a souvenir of the event (or for those unlucky folks unable to attend), he said in that “Bill way” of his, “Uhhh....... No.”

           I asked him why not, and he said that he’d never gotten around to writing down all of the fantastic advice on manipulation that he’d dispensed to so many over the years. That’s when I stepped in and offered to turn Bill’s little scraps of paper, miscellaneous loose leaf notebook sheets, in-person visits, telephone discussions and e-mailed thoughts - all concerning manipulation - into an actual booklet.

           When other ventriloquists heard I was helping Bill with this project, the accolades poured in. Glowing tributes to Bill fill the first few pages. He’s not only held in high esteem by his audiences, but by his peers.

           I firmly believe that the material in this booklet is pure GOLD. Read it, digest it, then read it again. It makes no difference whether you’re a beginner or a professional, there’s something in here for you.

           It's not JUST about figure manipulation, either. It's about manipulation of the AUDIENCE: How to be seen at your best advantage. How to be properly heard. How to get the most impact from the least effort, etc. If you're serious about your ventriloquial talent, this slim little volume is an absolute MUST for you.

           Do you want to be the absolute best ventriloquist you can be? The lifetime of wisdom shoe-horned into this 24 page booklet will help make you a consummate pro.

           With a Foreword by Jimmy Nelson. Buy the "smarts" earned over a 60 year professional career for the paltry sum of only...


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Bill DeMar's Grasping at Headsticks - Book by Tom Ladshaw

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