Ventriloquism, For Fun and Profit



My partner Steve has his own website (as if he doesn’t do enough work as it is…..LOL)….and posted this to his blog yesterday. I thought he should share it with the Ventriloquist Central faithful too….

Today I thought I would lighten the mood of today’s blog and write about ventriloquism. I got interested in ventriloquism at the age of 14. It was actually one of my younger brothers who saw the ad in a comic book about throwing your voice and sent in the quarter to get the booklet.

Even though at the time he was interested, I’m the one who actually kept pursuing the art. The booklet didn’t really give much information so I was on a quest to find out more. I went to my local library and found a book by ventriloquist Paul Winchell titled, “The Key To Ventriloquism, For Fun and Profit.”

ventriloquism for fun and profit
My original copy and still have it today

I devoured that book. Re-checked it out of the library and read it again. Since I could only re-check it out once, I took it back to the library, waited a day, saw it on the shelf and check it out again. Not sure how many times I did this till I was able to order the book and get my own copy.

Later I was lucky enough to borrow the record LP (this was back in the late 60’s early 70’s) by ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson on teaching ventriloquism. Once again I devoured that record listening to it over and over and over again (I can still here Danny O’Day, “the boy bought the basketball, many men make money, please play the piccolo” ).

I would also check out as many books from the library as I could from the library, but as anyone in my age group would know, there were very few books on ventriloquism. Trying to teach yourself how to become a ventriloquist was sometimes a challenge.

Luckily today……all that has changed.

Now with today’s technology, the Internet, mobile devices, people getting schooling and college degrees via online…’s only natural that you should be able learn ventriloquism with the latest in advanced technology.

Well you can!

Professional ventriloquist Tom Crowl has the most comprehensive, on-line ventriloquism course ever created. With Tom’s course you will learn the proper techniques from a skilled performer, not an armchair coach.

He uses high definition video to provide close up views and detailed instruction on difficult techniques. There is no guessing – you will understand exactly what is required to master each lesson. You receive 36 lessons that build your skills correctly and this course covers everything from proper breathing and lip control, to puppet manipulation, presentation skills, script writing and staging.

For someone wanting to learn ventriloquism, this course is a must!

PLUS….for those who already know ventriloquism, there is so much information packed into this course that it would be a benefit to you as well.

I have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars on education in one form or another. I’ve been to seminars, bought audios, videos all to further my education. I always thought that no matter what I paid, if I got just ONE GOOD IDEA…..then it was worth it.

So if you already know ventriloquism and may even be performing, I can tell you right now I guarantee that you can get at least one good idea from this course. I did….I have pages of notes from Tom’s course and remember, I’ve been doing ventriloquism since I was 14.

In any other business, to get a professional to show and teach the information that Tom provides would cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. So the investment in Tom’s course is a bargain.

Check out this video that describes the course to you.

Now that you’ve seen the video, go look at the site and take Tom up on his generosity and receive the first five lessons….FREE!

What do you have to lose?

To Your Success,



Steve Hurst has been working in sales and marketing for over 30 years. For 10 years he had his own computer business which included website building and consulting. The past 5 years he’s owned his own Business & Technology consulting business. Using his sales and marketing skills along with his knowledge of technology, he’s helping his clients increase their sales and profits by utilizing today’s technology.



Thanks, Steve for sharing this with us.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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