105: Jared Sherlock - On Amazing Your Audience

Jared Sherlock - magician, entrepreneur, producer, actor - opened up a magic kit at age 8 and decided that he wanted to be a magician. He went on to study theater and boldly took his magic to the world at a young age. I got to see him in action a year ago at the CSB/SJU RedTalks where he gave an astounding 5-minute talk that AMAZED me. It was full of illusions and "trickery" - and yet, it felt authentic and honest. I wanted to talk about that wonderful paradox, and Man! - Jared lives it. I loved this conversation, and I hope you do, too!

Practice leads to authenticity. Deep thoughts by @jaredsherlock on @ThisMovedMe

On the show, we talked about:

  • How bravery = practicing
  • The importance of narrative and story in sharing the WHY
  • How we can direct attention
  • and the moral obligation of anyone who has the microphone.

 "We say to the audience, 'Suspend your disbelief for a moment, and I will do my best to amaze you." @JaredSherlock on @ThisMovedMe


"There is a moral obligation of the person holding the mircophone."  ~@JaredSherlock on @ThisMovedMe


I listened to an episode of RadioLab called Debatable. It had been sent to me by several people, all who wanted to know what I thought about this show. I thought it was astounding... It was an example of the power of pathos - and an important social commentary about our world and inequalities that exist. It's GUTTERAL.

Take a listen here.


Jared shared with us Jim Carrey's commencement address - which has been on my list to watch for years. It's a really powerful reminder that we need to take risks in this life, and put "all your eggs in one basket."

"You can fail at what you don't want to do, so you might as well try doing what you do want to do."


"So many of us choose our paths out of fear, disguised as practicality."

Whoo! Love it.


Let's get out there and amaze our audience. Yes?