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Craig Karges

Creativity, Empowerment, Entertainment, Humor, Magicians / Corporate Entertainment

Travels from West Virginia, USA

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Craig Karges Profile

The “Extraordinist” Craig Karges is an award-winning entertainer, author, and speaker, who has made over four thousand appearances across four continents, seventeen countries and all fifty US states. His performance combines the art and mystery of magic with the science of psychology. To this mix he adds the power of intuition, bringing to life the notion that nothing is impossible. Challenge your imagination while Karges floats tables and bends metal; he reads minds and astonishes audiences everywhere.

There aren’t any supernatural forces at work when Karges is on stage, no matter how unbelievable things might get. It may seem beyond reality, but Karges says that he has never prearranged anything with audience members, nor does he rely on accomplices to gather information. In fact, he offers $100,000, payable to charity, if anyone can prove he does use such tactics.

Experience the Extraordinary, his touring show, was named one of the top five variety/family shows in North America by Performance magazine. They described it as “the next era in mystery entertainment.” Performance’s list places Karges with the likes of David Copperfield and Disney on Ice, a testament to his capabilities. The international Psychic Entertainers Association named him the top performer in his field, worldwide. The National Speakers Association (NSA) honored him with the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.

With his program “Ignite Your Intuition” Karges transitioned from merely entertaining audiences to empowering them, teaching them to flex their subconscious mind. The program encourages audiences to do just that: to engage their intuition and look in new directions for creativity and decision-making. The program is so successful that Karges turned it into his first book. The program is so successful that Karges turned it into his first book of the same name, published by Health Communications, Inc., best known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

The “Extraordinist” has made more than forty television appearances on a host of shows, including The Tonight Show, Larry King Live, and CNN Headline News. Networks he has appeared on include Fox News Channel, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime Television, Wisdom Television, and SOAPnet. Add to that two one-hour specials and it’s easy to see that Karges is an in-demand personality.

His performance speaks for itself, but the list of corporate clients ranges from McDonalds to AT&T, NASA to the Mayo Clinic. They bring in the extraordinist when they want not only to amaze, intrigue, and entertain clients and employees, but also to empower and motivate. Says Karges: “No matter where I perform, I try to make my audiences feel like they are a part of something they have never experienced before and hopefully will never forget. My goal is to entertain audiences through the creation of mystery and to open their minds to unlimited possibilities. “

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    Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The “extraordinist” is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Karges has made over four thousand appearances in seventeen countries on four continents and in all fifty states.

    Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Dennis Miller, comedian and media personality, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, “This weirds me out!”

    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 to the news oriented Larry King Live, Craig Karges has made over forty national television appearances. You’ve also seen him on CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime Television, Wisdom Television and even SOAPnet! The extraordinist has starred in two, one-hour television specials. The sheer number and diversity of Karges’ television appearances is indicative of his widespread popularity.

    Performance, the international touring talent weekly, named Craig Karges’ touring show, Experience the Extraordinary, one of the top five, variety/family shows in North America. Karges was in good company as the list also included the likes of illusionist David Copperfield and Disney on Ice. Performance magazine called the extraordinist’s performance “The next era in mystery entertainment.” American Entertainment Magazine named him one of the top five variety entertainers on the corporate circuit.

    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 and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.

    Craig KargesCraig 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? The extraordinist offers $100,000, payable to charity, if anyone can prove he uses stooges or confederates from the audience to accomplish his demonstrations.

    Craig Karges’ corporate client list ranges from McDonalds to AT&T and from NASA to the Mayo Clinic. Corporations have relied upon the extraordinist and his unique abilities not only to entertain their employees and clients, but also to motivate them.

    In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created Ignite Your Intuition. 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 subconscious mind to enhance creativity, intuition and decision making. Ignite Your Intuition allows participants to experience greater personal power and achieve success more easily.

    Craig Karges’ success in this area led to Ignite Your Intuition, the extraordinist’s first book, published by Health Communications, Inc. (best known for Chicken Soup for the Soul).

    From Sardinia to Singapore and from Cancun to Cairo, Craig Karges’ performing schedule has taken him around the world, appearing at corporate events, theatres, universities and casino showrooms. “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 open their minds to unlimited possibilities,” says Karges.

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For over fifteen years, Craig Karges has been traveling the world, astonishing audiences with his extraordinary presentations. Craig is a dynamic speaker that entertains, energizes, and motivates people to do, and be, more. Audience participations keeps everyone engaged and entertained as Craig combines intuition, psychology, and illusion into a powerhouse performance.

Beyond just a speaker or entertainer, Craig was named one of the top five variety entertainers in the country by Performance magazine. He has a multitude of television credits to his name, ensuring that Craig is one of the most talked about speakers you will ever engage. Each presentation is customized for the audience and can incorporate a company’s product or sales message, and include strong motivational content. It will be the most unique program you’ll ever see.

With “Experience the Extraordinary,” you’ll get a combination of magic, psychology, and intuition that will make you think that nothing is impossible. “Ignite Your Intuition” focuses on empowering participants by teaching memory techniques, and helping people tap into their subconscious minds for greater creativity.

About Craig′s Popular Programs:

Discover what thousands of meeting planners within corporate America have experienced with extraordinary results by making Craig Karges a part of your next event.

Craig has traveled globally for fifteen years delivering his extraordinary presentations to corporations and associations.

Craig energizes, entertains and motivates his audiences. He combines intuition, psychology and illusion with amazing facts about our potential as human beings. His use of audience participation guarantees that you don′t just watch this presentation, you experience it!

Craig is not just an entertainer and he is much more than a speaker. He was named as one of the top five variety entertainers in the country by Performance Magazine. He is a Certified Speaking Professional as designated by the National Speakers Association. His television credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Larry King Live as well as appearances on CNN Headline News, CNBC, Lifetime Television, The Nashville Network, E! Entertainment Television and United Paramount Network.

Craig will be the most talked about presenter that you will ever engage. He can incorporate a company′s product or sales message, include a strong motivational content or just provide you with the most entertaining and unique program you will ever see! And the Craig Karges experience can be heightened by arranging for Craig to present "The Intuitive Edge" workshop in conjunction with his primary program.

Craig Karges creates a first class presentation that not only thoroughly entertains but challenges the mind and leaves people talking. Call today to experience the extraordinary!

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Experience the Extraordinary!
Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes!

Using total audience participation, Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges you to question what is real and what is unreal. You don’t just watch this presentation, you experience it! He baffles, mystifies and thoroughly entertains the audience and then, at the end of the presentation, when he has them in the palm of his hand, he delivers a powerful message concerning the potential of the human mind. “Experience the Extraordinary” is business theatre and motivational entertainment at its best!

Ignite Your Intuition
In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created “Ignite Your Intuition.” 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 subconscious minds to enhance creativity and decision making.

“Ignite Your Intuition” is a hands-on, interactive session that awakens participants to the possibility of reaching their full potential while experiencing greater personal power and achieving success more easily.

What People are Saying about Seeing Craig Speak

Rating Entries

    What a spell-binding performance you made at our annual conference in
    Atlanta earlier this month! Your presentation of “explore the extraordinary”
    actively engaged our members and more than lived up to our high
    expectations. It was the perfect close to our event and left everyone
    wondering ′how did he do that?′

    Our spontaneous standing ovation when you ended the program said it all –
    truly an extraordinary demonstration that captured and held everyone′s full
    attention and stretched their minds for nearly an hour, and after a large
    dinner!”
    Office Furniture Dealers Alliance
    (Event booked by Speakers Platform)

    “Craig was phenomenal! Our group was absolutely astonished by his
    presentation, so suffice it to say that we really are completely satisfied.
    He is also a very nice guy and a personable entertainer with which everyone
    felt comfortable. We couldn′t be more pleased. Thank you so much.”

    American Office Products Distributors, Inc.

    (Event booked by Speakers Platform)

    “WOW!…Fantastic!…Mindblowing! These are but a few comments heard following your program that kicked off our National Conference. We always begin our conference with a winner and you certainly are that. An even bigger benefit to us was your workshop presentations the following day that received great comments as well.”
    Douglas Shaw, VP Planning
    National Management Association

    “Your presentation as our keynote speaker and subsequent Intuitive Edge management workshops has left me with a BIG PROBLEM! What do I do next year to top Craig Karges??? Adding the Intuitive Edge workshop to complement your presentation was well worth it. While I got many compliments on your keynote, I think attendees enjoyed the smaller group workshops even more. Everyone loved your sessions, and I did too since they set a very positive and exciting tone for the remainder of the conference.”
    Robert “Sandy” Parker, VP
    EPL Customer Sales and Marketing

    “What a show! Your presentation was tremendous! It was an energetic performance which left each of us saying WOW! I would be happy to speak to anyone who is looking for a highly charged speaker. Especially if they are looking for a speaker who delivers a great message in an outrageous presentation.”
    Dan Fagan,
    Training Manager Ames Tools

    “WOW! Thank you for an outstanding performance. Having planned scores of meetings and conventions for the insurance industry, I can tell you that sending them home amazed, amused and even empowered is not easy. And you managed to do all three for our six hundred guests.”
    John Carson,
    Director of Administration Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

    “Mesmerized. Spellbound. Captivated. These describe our top customers′ reactions to your presentation. Thank you for creating such a positive impact with our group. You could feel the energy in the room – it was electric!”
    Nancy Larson, Manager, Marketing Communications
    Firestone Building Products Company

    ” You were absolutely phenomenal!”
    Deb Barton, Recognition Consultant
    US West Communications

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Books by Craig Karges:

    Ignite Your Intuition

    Extraordinist Craig Karges is known to millions of television viewers for his remarkable demonstrations of extraordinary phenomena on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, and many other TV shows. He presented his one-man touring show “Experience the Extraordinary” at performing arts centers, universities and corporate events in over 150 cities worldwide in 1998.

    Readers will learn how to use their intuition to solve problems, make decisions, come up with creative ideas, forecast their future, and even learn how to be in the right place at the right time. Karges reveals to readers proven techniques to program the subconscious mind for success including visualization, affirmations, and goal setting. They will learn how to use their subconscious to achieve personal goals and become the individuals they truly want to be.

    Karges also delves deeper into the power of the subconscious disclosing how to use dreams to solve problems and gain powerful insights about life. He reveals how it may be possible to know the unknown – how to exploit your natural psychic abilities. Readers will learn how to recognize these powers, develop them, and use them in daily life. Karges includes exercises, games, and stunts that help readers test and enhance subconscious skills, while amazing their friends at the same time.

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