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The Magic Show

How do you write so people do what you ask?

How do you give a presentation that makes people stand up and cheer?

What can you do better to get what you want in your professional life? 

Welcome to The Magic Show, a members-only group for anyone interested in investing in their own success as an executive, employee, or entrepreneur. 

The Magic Show helps you acquire skills for strong writing, memorable presentations, and superior critical thinking.

The Magic Show is led by writer and educator Mike Long.



Here's what Magic Show members receive:

The Monthly Webinar

Every month, you get a live webinar with Mike featuring practical advice for writing and presenting. Q&A follows. Can't make it live? You'll have access to the recordings for the life of your membership.


Video Library

Check out our video library of short clips to show you how to solve specific problems -- right now.

The Reading Room

Check out a running compilation of articles, interviews, essays, and media on writing, presenting, and thinking about problems in new ways. It's a curated collection of what Mike's reading, plus his commentary.

Priority Access for Questions

In addition to live Q&A in the webinars, you can post your questions for Mike and get fast, personalized answers.

Group Discussion

Members make community, so Mike Long's "The Magic Show" hosts a private Facebook group where we can share ideas, 24/7. Ask questions, make comments, give answers.

The Latest from Mike...

Most recent posts and commentary. (Click over to The Reading Room for the rest!)

About Mike Long

If anybody knows how to help you get ahead, it's Mike Long. 

He's an author, speaker, educator, playwright -- a trained scientist, too -- as well as a lecturer at Georgetown University and a private consultant in critical situations when words and presentations matter most.

He started as a preacher's kid in a rural town of 500 people. But you can build as big a life as you imagine if you choose to. And he did.

For more than two decades, Mike has worked behind the scenes in corporate America and government to make VIPs look and sound like the persuasive professionals they are.

Now he's sharing his techniques with the public.

He can help you get ahead -- to build the business you're starting, to get the job you want or get ahead in the job you have, to change minds, and to bring greater impact to everything you do whether you're an entrepreneur, employee, or executive.

Learn the skills Mike teaches here and you can have greater impact with investors, potential clients, bosses, and fellow professionals. And you really can do it: with step-by-step techniques to make you better at critical thinking -- and to transform the way you write, speak, and plan.


Organizations That Mike Has Helped

Membership Pricing

Join The Magic Show with convenient billing directly to your credit card. Choose monthly, or save with a 3- or 6-month subscription.



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How to Write an Op-Ed (and Get It Published)


  • Practical, step-by-step instruction on how to research, write, and pitch an op-ed
  • Learn each step in short, entertaining videos of a few minutes each -- no need to sit through hours of lecture
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Why Do We Call It

"The Magic Show"?

Successful people know what makes them successful -- up to a point. What happens after that can feel like magic. "The Magic Show" is a place to learn how to make that kind of magic for yourself -- in your writing, in your presentations, and in the way you think about the world.


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