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Craig Karges CSP
"An Extraordinary Blend of Mystery, Humor, Psychology and Intuition"
Craig Karges Expertise: Magic • Fun • Novelty • Variety • Entertainment • Motivation • Creative Thinking • Inspiration
Fee Range: $5,000 to $10,000
Location: Pennsylvania   Video
Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The "extraordinist" is an award winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. He has made over three thousand appearances on four continents and in all fifty states.

Craig Karges' performance is an extraordinary blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition. Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audiences to question what is real and what is unreal, what is possible and what is impossible.

Dennis Miller, comedian and talk show host, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, "this weirds me out."
A table "walks" on stage and then flies into the air! Borrowed finger rings from audience members are linked together in a chain! Thoughts are read and predictions are made and verified. Craig Karges risks his fee in a special demonstration. If he fails, the money is returned to the client!

Craig Karges dramatizes the unknown, the unexplained and the unbelievable. You don't just watch this presentation, you experience it, through total audience participation. Audiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how Craig Karges accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all.

From the entertainment oriented "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to the news oriented "Larry King Live," Craig Karges makes frequent guest appearances on national television shows. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN Headline News and the Fox News Channel as well as UPN, Lifetime, Wisdom Television, E! and even SoapNet! The sheer number and diversity of Karges' television appearances is indicative of his widespread popularity. In addition to these guest appearances, Karges has also starred in two one hour television specials.

Performance, the international touring talent weekly, named Craig Karges' touring show one of the top five variety/family shows in the country. Karges was in good company as the list also included the likes of illusionist David Copperfield and Walt Disney's World on Ice. Performance magazine called the extraordinist's performance "The next era in mystery entertainment."

Craig Karges first became popular touring college campuses. He was named Entertainer of the Year six times by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Past NACA award winners include Bruce Springsteen, Alabama and Jay Leno. NACA's campus membership also elected to vote Karges as Variety Entertainer of the Year for eleven consecutive years. The independent Campus Activities Magazine named Karges Entertainer of the Year on four occasions. In addition to Entertainer of the Year, the magazine also named Karges Best Male Performer, Best Solo Act, Best Novelty Act and Best Performing Arts Attraction. In 2003, Craig became the fifth inductee into the National Campus Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Even Craig Karges' peers find his work fascinating. He was named the top performer in his field worldwide by the International Psychic Entertainers Association. The National Speakers Association (NSA) honored him with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, a recognition bestowed on less than 10% of the NSA's almost 4,000 members.

Craig Karges says that he does not possess supernatural powers, nor does he claim to perform as a psychic or a magician. While he acknowledges that he is an entertainer, and showmanship plays a role in what he does, he insists that he does not prearrange anything with members of the audience. Skeptical? Craig Karges has a standing offer of $100,000, payable to charity, if anyone can prove he uses stooges, confederates from the audience or hidden assistants to accomplish his demonstrations.

Corporate giants such as IBM, McDonald's, General Motors and General Electric have relied upon Craig Karges and his unique brand of showmanship not only to entertain their employees and clients, but also to motivate them. "Ordinary people are capable of extraordinary results because we all possess extraordinary capabilities. I communicate that message both verbally and visually," Karges says.

In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created "The Intuitive Edge" workshop. This one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain. Participants learn memory techniques; their intuition is tested; and they are taught how to tap into their unconscious mind to enhance their creativity, intuition and decision making. "The Intuitive Edge" allows participants to experience greater personal power and to achieve success more easily.

Craig Karges' success in this area has led to Ignite Your Intuition, Karges' first book, published by Health Communications (best known for Chicken Soup for the Soul). Ignite Your Intuition is now in its fifth printing and is available in bookstores everywhere.

The Wizard's Legacy - A Tale of Real Magic by Craig Karges with Jon Saint-Germain is Craig Karges' second book and marks his debut as a novelist. The Wizard's Legacy is a work of inspirational fiction, which uses magic as a metaphor for life's mysteries and documents the student teacher relationship Craig had with his enigmatic great-uncle, Alain "Doc" DeLyle, who taught him his special brand of magic of the mind.

Craig Karges' performing schedule has taken him around the world, appearing at corporate events, theaters, universities, showrooms, festivals and performing arts centers. "No matter where I perform I try to make my audiences feel they are a part of something they have never experienced before and hopefully will never forget. My goal is to entertain my audiences through the creation of mystery and to get them to open their minds to greater possibilities." says Karges.

In the uncanny world of Craig Karges there is no smoke and no mirrors, just an enthralling personality and a powerful presentation that will leave you with the overwhelming sense of having experienced something truly extraordinary!

Client Testimonials:
"Thank you for the outstanding job you did for us at our Annual Meeting. That was the third time I have seen your show and I was as amazed, pleased and awed as ever. The entire audience enjoyed your show from start to finish and we all went home shaking our heads in disbelief. I am a curious person who loves to know how things work, but I can only conclude that what you do is real magic and that you are a modern day wizard. Your show is absolutely ideal for a corporate audience. Bravo on being such a fabulous performer!"
-- Loring W. Knoblauch, President and CEO, Underwriters Laboratories

"On behalf of SBC, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your outstanding presentation at our annual kick-off meeting. The audience was "blown away" and the subsequent buzz has not yet ceased. I desired entertainment, motivation and a business message. You went beyond the call and exceeded everyone's expectations. As a result of your influence and inspiration, I'm confident BCS will bring growth back into the business. I can't thank you enough because you truly made me look like a hero."
-- Diane Quido, Associate Director Business Communications Sales, SBC Communications

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