|Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The “extraordinist” is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Karges has made over five thousand appearances in 27 countries on four continents and in all fifty states.
Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Dennis Miller, comedian and media personality, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, “This weirds me out!”
Audiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how Craig Karges accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all.
Craig Karges has made over 40 national television appearances. You’ve seen him on The Tonight Show as well as CNN, Fox News Channel, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime Television, Wisdom Television, and even SOAPnet! The extraordinist has starred in two, one-hour television specials. The sheer number and diversity of Karges’ television appearances are indicative of his widespread popularity.
Performance, the international touring talent weekly, named Craig Karges’ touring show, Experience the Extraordinary, one of the top five, variety/family shows in North America. Karges was in good company as the list also included the likes of illusionist David Copperfield and Disney on Ice. Performance magazine called the extraordinist’s performance “The next era in mystery entertainment.” American Entertainment Magazine named him one of the top five variety entertainers on the corporate circuit.
Craig Karges first became popular touring college campuses. He was named Entertainer of the Year six times by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Past NACA award-winners include Bruce Springsteen and Jay Leno. NACA’s campus membership also voted Karges as Variety Entertainer of the Year for twelve consecutive years. The independent Campus Activities Magazine named Karges Entertainer of the Year on four occasions. In addition to Entertainer of the Year, the magazine also named Karges Best Performing Arts Attraction, Best Male Performer, Best Solo Act and Best Novelty Act. When Campus Activities Magazine celebrated its 25th year of publication, they decided to crown one performer as “The Best Campus Artist in the Last 25 Years.” Karges received the recognition as well as the title, “The Campus Market’s Most Influential Act in the Last 25 Years!” The extraordinist was the fifth inductee into the National Campus Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Even Craig Karges’ peers find his work fascinating. He was named the top performer in his field worldwide by the international Psychic Entertainers Association. The New York City-based Milbourne Christopher Foundation presented Karges with The Mentalist Award for notable contributions to the art of magic during the Society of American Magicians Annual Convention. The National Speakers Association (NSA) honored him with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.
Craig Karges says that he does not possess supernatural powers, nor does he claim to perform as a psychic or a magician. While he acknowledges that he is an entertainer, and showmanship plays a role in what he does, he insists that he does not prearrange anything with members of the audience. Skeptical? The extraordinist offers $100,000, payable to the charity, if anyone can prove he uses stooges or confederates from the audience to accomplish his demonstrations.
Craig Karges’ corporate client list ranges from McDonald’s to AT&T and from NASA to the Mayo Clinic. Corporations have relied upon the extraordinist and his unique abilities not only to entertain their employees and clients but also to motivate them. “Ordinary people are capable of extraordinary results because we all possess extraordinary capabilities. I communicate that message both verbally and visually,” Karges says.
In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created Ignite Your Intuition. This one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain. Participants learn memory techniques; their intuition is tested; and they are taught how to tap into their subconscious mind to enhance creativity, intuition and decision making. Ignite Your Intuition allows participants to experience greater personal power and achieve success more easily.
Craig Karges’ success in this area led to Ignite Your Intuition, the extraordinist’s first book, published by Health Communications, Inc. (best known for Chicken Soup for the Soul).
Craig Karges’ second book, The Wizard’s Legacy – A Tale of Real Magic, marked his debut as a novelist. The Wizard’s Legacy is a work of inspirational fiction that uses magic as a metaphor for life’s mysteries and documents the student-teacher relationship Karges had with his enigmatic great-uncle, Alain “Doc” DeLyle, who taught the extraordinist his special brand of magic of the mind.
Craig Karges’ third book, Extraordinary Tales – Stories from the Road is a celebration of thirty years of life on the road. The book consists of twenty-four short stories gathered from around the world and is one part travel memoir and one part encyclopedia of the paranormal and the extraordinary.
From Sardinia to Singapore and from Cancun to Cairo, Craig Karges’ performing schedule has taken him around the world, appearing at corporate events, theatres, universities and casino showrooms. “No matter where I perform, I try to make my audiences feel they are a part of something they have never experienced before and hopefully will never forget. My goal is to entertain my audiences through the creation of mystery and to open their minds to unlimited possibilities,” says Karges.
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Take your next event out of the ordinary and into the realm of the extraordinary with extraordinist Craig Karges!
Craig Karges has become incredibly popular with corporate and association audiences for his ability to blend entertainment, message, and motivation in one unforgettable presentation.
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The variety of situations that Karges finds himself in is extraordinary in itself. From addressing 30,000 people in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena to entertaining 25 incentive award-winners aboard a private yacht cruising Vancouver Harbour in British Columbia, Canada; and from providing corporate entertainment at high profile events like the Indianapolis 500 to conducting an intuitive management workshop in Cairo, Egypt at the Sheraton El Gezirah located on an island in the middle of the River Nile, Karges is comfortable in any situation and he delivers time after time.
Karges is not just an entertainer and he is much more than a speaker. As a speaker, he has been honored by the National Speakers Association (NSA) with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, a recognition bestowed on less than 10% of NSA’s 4,000 members and the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award. In the entertainment arena, “Performance Magazine,” the international touring talent weekly, named Karges’ touring show one of the top five variety / family shows in the country. Karges was in good company as the list also included the likes of illusionist David Copperfield and Walt Disney’s World on Ice. Performance Magazine called the extraordinist’s performance “The next era in mystery entertainment.” American Entertainment Magazine named him one of the top five variety entertainers on the corporate circuit.
You’ve seen Craig Karges on The Tonight Show as well as CNN, Fox News Channel, E! Entertainment Television and CNBC. The extraordinist has also starred in two, one-hour television specials and is the author of Ignite Your Intuition, The Wizard’s Legacy and Extraordinary Tales.
Craig Karges travels globally, from North America to Asia and from Africa to Europe creating first-class presentations that not only entertain but challenge the mind and leave people talking.
Two Great Programs… One Extraordinary Presenter!
Experience the Extraordinary!
Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes!
Using total audience participation, Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges you to question what is real and what is unreal. You don’t just watch this presentation, you experience it! He baffles, mystifies and thoroughly entertains the audience and then, at the end of the presentation, when he has them in the palm of his hand, he delivers a powerful message concerning the potential of the human mind. “Experience the Extraordinary” is business theatre and motivational entertainment at its best!
Ignite Your Intuition
In a shift of focus from entertainment to empowerment, Craig Karges created “Ignite Your Intuition.” This one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain. Participants learn memory techniques; their intuition is tested, and they are taught how to tap into their subconscious minds to enhance creativity and decision making. “Ignite Your Intuition” is a hands-on, interactive session that awakens participants to the possibility of reaching their full potential while experiencing greater personal power and achieving success more easily.
Combine the best of Experience the Extraordinary and Ignite Your Intuition for an unbelievable keynote general session!
“We recently had Craig Karges perform at a business seminar where most of the attendees were top-level executives who get to attend many such functions. When it comes to seeing speakers, business gurus and entertainers our audience has ‘been there done that!’ At least that was the case until they saw Craig Karges. To put it simply, Craig astounded, delighted and entertained our group with his unique performance. I would highly recommend Craig Karges to the event planner that is looking to find someone who is truly different… Craig engages the audience and enthralls them. The real magic involved is how good you will look for bringing Craig to your group.”
Frank Daley, Vice President, AmeriQuest
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