Magic and Message at Brainerd Library

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s and are settling into 2016. On January 2nd I kicked off the new year with a great event at the Brainerd Library in Connecticut. It was a dual-program: magic show and motivational speech.

Brian Miller Speaks Brainerd Library MagicOur attendance was huge, and I was told later that we broke the library’s attendance record for an event. Children as young as 3 and adults as old as 80 came to the first half for the family friendly magic show. It was an enthusiastic crowd and everyone got actively involved.

The youngest children were then sent off to a special activity in a different part of the library, while the teens and adults stayed for the second half of the program.

Brian Miller Speaks Brainerd Library SpeakingIn the second half, I talked with the audience about how to make better, more meaningful connections with the people in their lives. We learned active listening techniques, and spent time talking about the value of getting outside of one’s comfort zone, and how to do it.

I was very honored that after nearly 2 hours of magic and message, many families stayed even longer to talk to me personally and ask questions. It was truly a great afternoon, and I look forward to doing it again sometime.

Michael Sweeney headshot

Brian's capacity to connect his magician's craft and personal experiences to the broader topic of communication and connection held the audience's attention and generated thoughtful participation. Library patrons resisted leaving at closing because of Brian's warmth and clarity. They requested the library offer similar programs in which presenters connected their craft to their interests, identities, and motivations.

Thank you Brian for providing such a successful and community building program. Though I have moved on from Brainerd Library, I will remain in touch for programs in my new library.

Brainerd Library Michael Sweeney, Program Coordinator January 25, 2016

Be well, stay safe, and I wish you all a very wonderful 2016. We’ll be in touch.

With love, Brian

Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Brian Miller is a Connecticut youth motivational speaker who travels the country sharing his message and magic with high school and college students . His TEDx talk "How to Magically Connect with Anyone" is one of the most popular in history.
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  1. Jon England
    January 26, 2016

    No surprise you were a hit Brian – your message is universal, compelling and accessible… a live-streaming event on Amazon is the next step!