“Michael has performed over 80 shows at East Carolina University and has become an orientation tradition,” said Karen Slough Smith, ECU’s Orientation Co-ordinator.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2015
Michael C. Anthony is laying the groundwork for the launch of a multi-city mega-tour to college campuses across America; details of his educational expedition are being finalized. More about the man dubbed by VH1 as “The best stage hypnotist on the planet” can be found at http://michaelcanthony.com.
The award-winning performer is a client of MCAads.com (http://www.myclassifiedads.net), a full-service ad agency based in Florida.
Anthony’s confirmed stops include Miami University in Oxford, OH; Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL; Iowa State University in Ames, IA; NYU in New York, NY, Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, and the University of Akron, where he will perform at the prestigious E. J. Thomas Hall, a popular venue for Broadway revivals, plays, and musical performances.
In addition to his college tours, Anthony has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox and is the only American stage hypnotist featured in “The Idiots Guide to Hypnosis” by Dr. Roberta Temes.
During last year’s campus trek, Anthony appeared on YouTube in an eye-catching “Ice Bucket Challenge” video that made a big splash when he mysteriously disappeared in plain sight as two students tried to drench him in ice water.
That intriguing performance can be viewed online at http://y2u.be/T0YbXRgO3Js.
It was showmanship like that viral video that caught the eye of Simon Painter, the producer instrumental in creating The Illusionists, which has been branded “the future of magic using cutting-edge visual effects.” After a worldwide search, Painter selected Anthony for The Illusionists 2.0, noting that, “Michael's ability to combine masterful hypnosis with hilarious comedy is simply unequaled. He is the best of the best.”
Anthony describes what he does as “an art form” that can be learned by anyone.
“Hypnosis must be practiced to master,” he said. “It’s not always simple, but like anything—once you get the hang of it—it becomes second nature.”
It certainly has become second nature to Anthony, who has hypnotized well over 40,000 students on more than a thousand college campuses.
There’s no doubt that Anthony’s most popular venue is East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where he has appeared a record 84 times. ECU has produced a number of notable graduates, including Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, opera singer Mary-Jean O'Doherty, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson and Vince McMahon of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
“Michael has performed over 80 shows at East Carolina University and has become an orientation tradition,” said Karen Slough Smith, ECU’s Orientation Co-ordinator. “Each show is amazing and hilarious! The show gives our students a shared experience on which to connect.”
In addition to appearing at colleges, Anthony’s repertoire includes keynote speaking and corporate training, http://www.michaelcanthony.com/corp) where he explains how to communicate better and sell more effectively through the ability to read minds by reading bodies
Nowhere is that better demonstrated than in his popular book “Body Language Secrets: How to Read Minds by Reading Bodies,” available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Body-Language-Secrets-Reading-Bodies/dp/1499159552.
A second book, titled “52 Power Words That Sell,” is in the works.
Anthony stretched his skills recently by appearing at the Improv in Ybor City where he “tore the roof off the place,” according to an attendee.
“They loved it, from beginning to end” Anthony said. “They went crazy. The audience thought it was great, and even the staff liked it. They want to have me back.”
Whether it’s Performing Arts Centers, Corporate Events, College Campuses or Comedy Clubs, Anthony finds a way to mesmerize audiences. If he keeps this up, he may one day perform for the children of students he entertained a generation ago.
For more information about Michael C. Anthony and his various college and corporate offerings, visit http://michaelcanthony.com.
ABOUT: Michael C. Anthony is a board-certified hypnotherapist who holds certifications as a practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, an Ericksonian hypnotherapist, and is a certified Master hypnotist. He is a client of MCAads.com (http://www.myclassifiedads.net).