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On Optimism and Impossible Goals

Hey friends, This week’s “Friday Q&A” on my YouTube channel is all about optimism, setting impossible goals, and general positivity ...
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Day in the life of a Youth Motivational Speaker

Hey there, I am often asked what a typical day looks like. Even my friends and family regard what I ...
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Six or nine meme

Six or Nine? Perspectives & Understanding

I came upon this meme on Facebook recently: It got me thinking about the nature of perspectives and how we ...
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Motivational Speaker Brian Miller with high school audience

Students React to Motivational Speaker Brian Miller

I recently had the great pleasure of delivering the summer kickoff keynote to over 400 high school students at Project ...
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So many things are possible as long as you don't know they're impossible. Norton Juster quote, The Phantom Tollbooth.

The Phantom Tollbooth’s Magic

Somewhere in 7th or 8th grade I was introduced to a silly book called The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster ...
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Mary Blair Concept Art It's a Small World

Disney, Wonder, and a 2 year old: Reconnecting with the real world

Beautiful people, I have just returned from my honeymoon – hurrah! Lindsey and I spent a week in the most ...
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Brian Miller CT Style ABC 8

Brian’s CT Style interview: What’s to be done about young people’s inability to connect in the real world?

Hey everyone, I was recently invited to appear on CT Style (ABC 8) for the third time. The on-air talent, ...
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Brian returns to CT Style Feb 2016

Catch Brian on ABC 8 CT Style this Wednesday February 10th at 9am

Hey everyone, I’ll be returning to ABC 8’s CT Style this Wednesday morning, February 10th at 9am. It will be ...
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A Year of Stories:

A Year of Stories: Faking Confidence with Brian Miller

A Year of Stories: “Faking Confidence”

“Dad, I want to quit McDonald’s. This summer I’m going to work as a magician instead.” I was 17 and ...
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A Year of Stories with Brian Miller - Professional Courtesy

A Year of Stories: “Professional Courtesy”

A professional magician showed up at an event that was open to the public. He knew I was performing close-up ...
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A Year of Stories: “Be Patient”

Two years ago I was hired to perform at a small company holiday party for a local business that was ...
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A Year of Stories with Brian Miller "Just Ask"

A Year of Stories: “Just Ask” a.k.a. How I Got Sponsored

A while back I had two sponsors for my business: a wardrobe sponsor and a hat sponsor. What does that ...
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A Year of Stories "Meeting Kristen Schaal" with Brian Miller

A Year of Stories: “Meeting Kristen Schaal”

Some stories are just cool. They don’t have a point or a message. They’re just unabashedly awesome. This is one ...
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"The Power of Kindness" - A Year of Stories with Brian Miller

A Year of Stories – “The Power of Kindness”

The beginning of the fall semester is the busiest time of year for college campus entertainers. Many years ago I ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - The Joy of Teaching

A Year of Stories – “The Joy of Teaching”

I taught my first magic lesson at the age of 19 between college semesters. I thought it would be an ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - Not So Simple Request

A Year of Stories: “Not So Simple Request”

A few years ago I took a meeting at nationally renowned small theater in Connecticut. A-list acts love playing there ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - Danielle Friend or Foe

A Year of Stories: “Danielle: Friend or Foe?”

In February 2011 I left Buffalo, NY in a blinding snowstorm in order to perform two shows, one night, at ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - Magic at the Dentist

A Year of Stories: “Magic at the Dentist”

I recently went in for a dental appointment to get something checked out before major international travel. The receptionist greeted ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - What do you do?

A Year of Stories: “What do you do?”

One of the most difficult things about being a magician is the social aspect. Unless you manage to avoid all ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - Tableside Nightmare

A Year of Stories: “Tableside Nightmare”

I began my evening of table-to-table magic at a local restaurant like any other night. I arrived and greeted the ...
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Brian Miller - A Year of Stories - My First College Gig

A Year of Stories: “My First College Gig”

I was just out of college, and having made the decision to turn down a PhD offer in favor of ...
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Press:

Brian Miller CT Style ABC 8

Brian’s CT Style interview: What’s to be done about young people’s inability to connect in the real world?

Hey everyone, I was recently invited to appear on CT Style (ABC 8) for the third time. The on-air talent, ...
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Campus Lantern "Motivational Magician"

“Motivational Magician” | The Campus Lantern

“A blend of magic, humor, and vital advice laced with encouragement. … The audience was in awe.” Brian’s live speaking ...
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