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Magic Innovation Expert Paul Gertner in the News & Media

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Paul Gertner is a world-class magician, speaker, and business and marketing innovator all in one.Described as a “unique combination of Steve Jobs and Penn & Teller,” Paul Gertner is a world-class magician, speaker, and business and marketing innovator all in one. He combines the concepts of innovation for business with the entertainment factor of magic… and delivers it in a way that captivates and makes the message stick. News and media representatives can turn to Paul Gertner for creative insights and solutions that are both thought-provoking and completely unique.

Corporate magician Paul Gertner seamlessly blends the worlds of business, education and entertainment.He has spoken at two TEDx Conferences, and has lectured at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also recognized by his peers as one of the world’s finest sleight-of-hand magicians.

 

Two of his original routines, “Cups and Steel Balls” and “Ring on the Hourglass,” have become classics of magic. Paul Gertner: Steel & Silver is one of the fastest-selling books in magic history, and was recently released on DVD in a four-volume set.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Innovation
  • Trade Show Traffic Stopper
 
 

Media Archive

TV Appearances

Paul Gertner on National Television

  • NBC The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (3 appearances)
  • Penn & Teller Fool Us Season (2 appearances… Yes Paul Fooled Them)
  • NBC World’s Greatest Magic II
  • Food Network Dinner Impossible
  • ABC That’s Incredible! (2 appearances)
  • BBC TV The Magic Circle Show
  • HBO Magic Moments
  • Nippon TV 1978 International Magic Festival
  • Nippon TV 1983 Grand Prix of Magic
  • PBS Mister Rogers Neighborhood
 

Publications & Articles

Major Awards

Paul Gertner's Magician of the Year Awards

  • 2012 Melbourne Christopher Award for Close-Up Magic – Society of American Magicians
  • 2012 Metro-Magic Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1st Prize 1994 Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, California Close-Up Magician of the Year
  • 1st Prize 1995 Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, California Close-Up Magician of the Year
  • 1st Prize 1994 Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, California Lecturer of the Year
  • 1st Prize 1985 FISM – World International Magic Congress, Madrid, Spain -The Olympics Of Magic
  • 1st Prize 1983 Las Vegas Sleight-of-Hand Challenge
  • Winner of the First Siegfried & Roy Gold Lion Award
  • 2nd Prize 1978 Grand Prix of World Magic 78, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1st Prize 1975 Society of American Magicians Competition, Chicago
  • 1st Prize 1974 Columbus Magi-Fest Stage Competition
  • 2nd Prize 1974 IBM International Competition, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1st Prize 1973 IBM International Competition, Miami – Adult Category
    (the youngest magician to win this first prize award)

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