Vinh Giang Profile

  • An award-winning magician, entrepreneur, and speaker, Giang uses his tricks and routines to teach attendees how they can increase their influence and become master showmen in their own industry.

  • The son of Vietnam refugees, Giang used his passion for magic, teaching, and business to go from poverty to a seven-figure-salary.

  • Giang is the co-founder and director of the Encyclopedia of Magic, an online business that teaches over 41,000 students per year.

  • Giang is a highly sought-out presentation coach, who teaches a few select leaders and business how to tap into the human psyche so they can compete on an emotional level.
  • Vinh Giang’s passion for magic and self-taught business skills lifted his family out of poverty and into a top tier income bracket. An award-winning entertainer, international speaker, and entrepreneur, he is the co-founder and director of the Encyclopedia of Magic, an online magic school that instructs over 41,000 students per year. Additionally, he is the CEO of Luminary Productions, where he coaches a select few businesses and leaders, teaching them how to compete on an emotional level.

    The son of Vietnamese refugees, Giang learned from his parents to take adversity head on. His father worked double shifts at a factory, while his mother and her sisters dedicated every available inch of their yard to farming, so that they could earn extra money selling produce to local supermarkets. Giang quickly embarked on his own ventures, buying things on e-Bay, selling them to classmates for twice as much, and contracting school bullies to collect payments from any customers who owed him money.

    Just six months short of completing a degree in accounting, Giang decided to take a leap of faith and do the scariest thing he could imagine; he told his parents that he was giving up school to pursue a career as a magician and entrepreneur. Needless to say, his father was not happy that his son wanted “to be Harry Potter,” but after three years of hard work, Giang’s magic tutorial website began to take off, winning him the prestigious South Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013. The business has since joined forces with 52Kards, a leading U.S. based online magic school. Together the the two organizations will instruct an estimated half a million students per year.

    In recent years, Giang’s speaking career has exploded due to his unique ability to seamlessly interweave the principles of magic, business, and success. He currently spends 80% of his time travelling from continent to continent performing and presenting one-of-a-kind business keynotes about building confidence, boosting presentation skills, facing fears, problem-solving, and pushing limits.

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      With only 6 months to graduate, Vinh Giang left his degree in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students all around the world. This earned him the award of Top Young Entrepreneur in Australia.

      Vinh Giang’s real magic journey began when he finally understood what Robert Houdin (an amazing magician) meant when he said: “A magician is an actor playing the part of the magician.” Once Vinh understood the meaning behind this quote, he focused all his energy on studying the art of performance and not the art of presentation. He has spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication, helping thousands of professionals worldwide to learn these skills.

      Vinh is also the CEO of Luminary Productions which produces exceptional video for individuals and companies all around the globe.

      Vinh’s presentation will bring out the magic in you!

      The Story of Vinh’s Business

      In 2011, Vinh was doing work experience in an accounting firm, and he absolutely hated the job. He was in university not because he wanted to study accounting, but rather he was there because “it was the right thing to do”. He had only 6 months left to go in his degree when he really couldn’t stand it any longer! He knew that once he finished his degree, his family would pull some strings and get him to work in one of the big accounting firms, which really scared him to death. So he built up the courage to quit! And the rest… well, the rest is history now.

      He decided that he was going to build an online business teaching magic, combining two of his biggest passions in life: teaching and magic. Teaching was his first preference going into university, but he switched it last minute because he knew that being an accountant was more desirable in his community. Building an online business teaching magic just seemed perfect to him, as he was able to combine two of his biggest passions: teaching and magic. He started the journey with the help of his father who was his only investor and lost everything.

      Being an entrepreneur at heart he was pretty quick to solve this problem, but you’ll just have to wait until the presentation to find out how!

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    Vinh Giang's Speech Descriptions

    Master illusionist Vinh Giang uses magic to teach problem-solving, effective presentation skills, and the importance of setting unrealistic goals. The award-winning magician demonstrates how he taps deep into human emotions to create show-stopping moments and inspiration as he illustrates techniques that anyone can use to boost their influence. Firmly based in psychology, Giang’s programs reveal just how often we fool ourselves in the real world along with the steps we can take to become magicians of our own industries.

    The Psychology of Illusion
    Magic is much more than sleight of hand. It’s the ability to guide perspective, spotlight influence, and challenge belief systems. With humor, heart, and captivating showmanship, Vinh Giang transforms these three powerful components and shares how creating and cultivating the RIGHT influence in our lives can make the difference between tremendous success or limited mediocrity. What we know in this world is that everything that once seemed impossible can be reimagined and overcome. It takes suspending old belief systems. Unlocking mindsets. Innovating. Deliberate and definitive action. And yes, even a little magic. Invite wonder and unlock limitless potential in your team by inviting Vinh to speak at your next event.

    Creating Communication MAGIC
    There is very real magic in the powerful ability to communicate at extraordinary levels. It allows people to shift mindsets. To close deals. To build relationship bridges. To overcome objections. To connect in ways that foster leadership, teamwork, and exponential growth. Master communicator, magician, entertainer, and keynote speaker Vinh Giang captivates audiences with the tools, skills, and strategies that allow them to transform themselves into dynamic communicators. The lessons learned in this non-conventional, no-box-at-all workshop are much more than just learning to speak to each other as human beings. With years of innovative study in theatre, arts, and speaking -- Vinh shares visionary insights that help strengthen and build self-confidence. Put fear in the rear-view. Teach your team to be more fluent and flow with clarity in their words. Deliver with authority. Rise above the noise of the crowd and stand out as leaders in their business and their lives. If you’re ready to create a magical communication transformation for your team that will take them – and your business to entirely new levels, invite Vinh to speak at your next event.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Vinh Speak

    Rating Entries

    Vinh is the ONLY speaker I’ve ever booked more than once in my 20 years of association management. First, Hong Kong for 600 people. Then, Los Angeles for a crowd of 3,000. TWO standing ovations. Our local chapter in Australia also booked him as well. Three continents later our membership is still in awe of him, his message — and his performance. CoreNet Global is honored to have provided the stage for Vinh’s inaugural U.S. speaking engagement. The first of many we know.

    Vinh inspired, moved and entertained senior-level executives from multinational companies with equal parts authenticity and contagious optimism. Throw in a dash of illusion, a pinch of good humor and a sprinkle of magic and you have the perfect recipe for your next conference. Not only do I highly recommend him, I want to be him!

    CEO, CoreNet Global

    Vinh oozes enthusiasm and energy and connects with everyone in the room. You can’t help but like him. He is extremely well read and links his magic presentation as a visual representation of the concepts he conveys. He is reliable and an all round really nice guy. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to use him as a presenter. He will thrill your audience as he did ours.

    Adelaide Airport

    I highly recommend Vinh’s presentation. He is an inspiration and his teachings, whilst simple, resonate so well.

    TRILITY Pty Ltd

    Vinh is a very passionate young man. I have had the pleasure of seeing him present on several occasions and he is very competent. Vinh is engaging regardless but when he also weaves his magic into the presentation his ability to hold your attention moves up another notch again. Highly recommended!

    Andrew Leunig & Associates

    Vinh has the most relaxed, natural style, hypnotic dulcet tones and a great story to make him one of the best up-and-coming great speakers in Australia. He is the one to watch!

    Dr Louise Mahler

    With his team, Vinh really refreshed the audience, bringing humour to the fore. Having to condense their presentation to just three minutes was a challenge, but they achieved it with great theming and timing. On a one to one level, Vinh is able to share his passion for magic.

    BDO Australia Limited

    WOW! What a great speaker and entertainer for our Business Networking Breakfast. Vinh spoke about his experiences in starting and running a successful business as well as mystifying us with some of the magic skills that he has. I highly recommend Vinh as he has the ability to instantly make people smile and be happy. What a gift to have.

    Rotary Australia

    Vinh, you are a very genuine, focused and passionate natural speaker; in your presence, I am always moved by your positive aura.

    HD Consulting

    Vinh is dynamic, likable, well prepared, entertaining, and can invoke action.


    The way Vinh delivers his personal experiences of the road to success are both interesting an insightful.

    ChiBall World

    Vinh is a package deal. He is young and vibrant, full of energy and carries presence anytime he speaks. Vinh lights up a room with a fun mix of humour, magic and most importantly strategy. I love watching Vinh on stage and you always leave with an outcome. A nice guy, full of energy, smart as anything, funny, a great stage presence and great content. I don’t usually write testimonials but get this guy to your next event.


    Flinders Living employed Vinh Giang to speak and perform at our Residential Staff training programme, our Resident Student Club Leaders training programme and at our New Arrivals programme. I was present at all three presentations and was equally enamoured at the third as I was at the first. Vinh is a national living treasure. His performance skills are superb with extraordinary connections being made with all participants in all three contexts. He is a magician in many ways – not only in performing magic itself which is fun, entertaining and has a real ‘wow’ factor as he bluffs everyone with his skill – but the true magic comes from his ability to use magic is a way of demonstrating to us how erroneous our thinking often is. How we make assumptions that become limiting beliefs and that these then contribute to a half lived life. Every single one of the students who were privileged to watch Vinh opening up opportunities for them was impressed and has continued to discuss what they learned in the intervening weeks. Vinh is so warm and generous and a wizard at making people feel that they are seriously important to him. I cannot recommend him highly enough for sheer entertainment and more so, for his sheer brilliance in encouraging us to rethink our lives and our limitations and to reach for the stars. Australia is a lucky country because Vinh is in it.

    Flinders University

    All staff were very impressed with the Vinh’s ability to engage with audience and the exceptional way he combined magic with message.

    Craigmore High School

    Vinh’s communication skills are of the highest calibre, and both his on-stage and off-stage presence and energy is captivating. He delivered his material of exceptional quality that was beyond my expectations, and because he is extremely humble, this is what makes him the professional he is.

    Tetra Pak

    Vinh Giang was just amazing, so easy to talk to and fabulous at performing… but performing with purpose, it wasn’t just about ‘magic tricks’, he really connected with our audience and used his tricks to deliver solid messages.

    South Australia Government

    Vinh Giang was excellent. He engaged the students and gave them clear and easy to understand messages that they can use throughout the year.

    Salisbury East High School

    Excellent presentation, Vinh exceeded our expectations and will highly recommend him to other teams within our organisation.

    Tafe SA

    Vinh has a talent for engaging a large room of people with diverse backgrounds, conveying his points with energy, humour and enthusiasm, and taking people along on the journey with him. I think he can make believers out of the most hardened and sceptical individuals! In all of this, he comes across as a genuine, regular guy with some challenging and thought-provoking ideas to share. All too often speakers can appear mechanical or ‘full of their own bluster’ for want of a better term. Vinh is nothing like this – he believes what he says and he lives it. His success is proof of that. He’s a great speaker and entertainer.

    City of Onkaparinga

    Vinh was fantastic, met the brief exactly and got a great response from the audience. A great way to end our conference!

    Flinders University

    Vinh was very engaging. Feedback from the attendees was that they really enjoyed his presentation. I think the fact that it was interactive also created a level of excitement amongst the delegates. I am pretty certain that those that missed out on the breakfast would have been disappointed once they heard the feedback from others. He worked well with the AV team and for me personally he was very easy to deal with, from our first phone call to meeting up early in the morning.

    Australian Sonographers Association

    Very entertaining and engaging.

    Firbank Grammar

    Many people were blown away and have requested his details for future speaking roles/jobs.

    Community Corporate

    This is the second time I have booked Vinh Giang to be a speaker at our Learning to Lead event for high school students, due to demand from the teachers and because Vinh is such a pleasure to work with.

    He is professional – and more importantly, the energy he puts into his presentation and willingness to connect with students is a pleasure to watch. Very happy with booking Vinh Giang.

    Flinders University

    Fantastic entertainer. I have recommended him to other colleagues already.

    Gartner Australasia Pty Ltd

    Vinh was a highly entertaining and engaging speaker and presenter. He was extremely accommodating, in regards to set up prior to the event, and our students were enthralled throughout his presentation.

    La Trobe University

    Vinh took time to speak to the guests individually after performance.

    O’Brien Foundation – Hummingbird Ambassadors

    Dear Vinh,

    Just a quick note to thank you for your participation in this year’s Community Bank®national conference.

    Once again you have not only given our delegates the chance to say ‘WOW’ but I’ve had direct feedback from delegates who have not only taken your messages of perception, belief and influence back to their local communities but are implementing some of your strategies.

    The ‘crabs in the pot’ story told so eloquently by you has left its mark on many of us. I know there are many who have actively identified those five key, positive people in their lives and cut loose those dragging them down to the bottom of the pot – so to speak. Look out those people in our communities who don’t make our five positive people list!

    Seriously, your mix of magic and business experience along with your immense skill in telling a story and encouraging people to believe in themselves and their ability was exactly what was needed at this year’s conference, particularly as our theme was Together we are Bigger. As a corporate entity with 310 community partners, it’s easy to fall into an us (Bendigo Bank the corporate entity) versus them (individual communities) mentality. And vice versa. Your presentation reinforced that yes, we’re all in this together. Individually we can achieve great things but together, we can achieve even greater things.

    Thank you for your messages, your magic, your professionalism, your enthusiasm and your humour.

    Community Banking – Bendigo Bank

    Vinh was fantastic, met the brief exactly and got a great response from the audience. A great way to end our conference!
    Flinders University
    Vinh shone through and adapted his delivery. BRILLIANT! Great personality, full of energy, honesty and talent. Very flexible under the circumstances, which we greatly appreciated. Our crowd of 200 really enjoyed his performance, a definite winner! Nice short, sharp after dinner entertainer.

    Nova Systems

    Great feedback from all who attended. Vinh held the audience spell bound for the entire time.

    ASOFIA Future Summit

    All of our delegates rated Vinh 100% excellent. I don’t think you can get any better than that!

    People’s Choice Credit Union

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