Maximiliano Girola

Company name 

Maximiliano

Profession

Professional Entertainer (mind reader – magician – hypnotist)

Power group

Weddings & Events

Bio and Story

Born in Brazil, I grew up in France and spent the past 10 years in Scotland, where I discovered magic and hypnotherapy.

 

All about me:

Likes:  The overall concept of being alive, the smell of crayons, staring into a fire, winning at rock-paper-scissors.

Dislikes:  Crocs, duck-face selfies and pineapple pizzas (Come on! Pineapple on a pizza… seriously?!)

One thing you wouldn’t know about me:
I used to be a language teacher.

What word or phrase best sums you up:
Magic!

What’s your greatest achievement to date: 
Having my full stage show featured at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Being awarded the titles of “Close-Up” and “Stand-Up Performer Of The Year” (2016) by the Scottish Conjurers’ Association, the oldest magical society in Scotland.

Quick fire questions:

How long have you been a BNI member?
Just a few weeks

What does your company do?
I am a professional entertainer: Mind Reader, Magician, Hypnotist, Tarot & Palm Reader. My main markets are weddings, corporate after-dinner events, tradeshows and private functions

What is your job title?
French Mind Reading Wizard

What does your role entail, in a nutshell?
I entertain guests at private functions with demonstrations of magic, mind-reading and hypnosis

Why did you decide to take that direction?
My original ambition was to become a teacher. I taught French in Glasgow for two years (primary and secondary schools), which is when I started discovering magic. This was a turning point in my career

What is the most exciting / rewarding aspect of your role?
Bringing wonder at an event

Why did you join BNI?
I moved to London a few months ago, therefore I am looking to build a totally new network in the city

What has BNI done for you?
I have only joined very recently but I have already made some very good contacts with people. I enjoy not only the business but also the social aspect of BNI