Ben Hanlin

Professional Magician, Presenter of "Tricked" for ITV2, Presenter of "Breaking Magic" for the Discovery Channel, Brand Collaborator & Keynote Speaker on Engagement & Connection







Ben Hanlin received a 5 star rating across 10 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
"Ben Hanlin, a master magician and captivating keynote speaker, excels in engaging and connecting audiences. His innovative magic, honed since childhood, and charming stage presence have dazzled global audiences, including celebrities. Ben's unique blend of close-up magic and storytelling makes him an unforgettable highlight for any event."

How to hire Ben Hanlin

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Ben Hanlin for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Ben Hanlin's official keynote speaking topics are listed below: 

Engagement & Connection: How to Magically Engage & Connect with Any Audience, Any Size, Anytime!

If Ben can’t grab and hold the attention of the audience, he is toast! This is the same for all top performers, presenters and speakers – which is why they all use the same techniques when engaging with an audience of 1,000 people – pitching to a small group – OR talking to someone one-on-one at a dinner party. Ben has spent decades mastering these skills and will teach some of the key principles that he uses. These principles can be applied in several different situations so that your message will resonate and be heard by whoever you are talking to.

Mindset: Failing Forward, Resilience, Goal Setting & How Magicians Create the Impossible!

A magician, by definition, can make the impossible….possible. How? The answer – They don’t have “magic powers” instead, there is a clear process involved coupled, with extremely hard work and resilience.

Ben has applied these skills to multiple ventures and the results have been amazing. From creating and executing hundreds of TV magic tricks, growing a social media following of over 2 million, or creating and building a successful Digital Marketing Agency the core skills remain the same.

His mindset can be distilled and explained in the form of core skills such as:

  • Being Able to Set Clear Goals – every single trick begins with a crystal clear goal. Ben knows exactly the destination he is heading for – He works backwards to create a step-by-step roadmap to get there.

  • Learning How to Fail – Every trick Ben has ever done has performed has failed at some point. He embraces failure as it is a chance to learn and grow.

  • Resilience – If you have a bad gig, the trick goes completely wrong, or the TV show you star in gets cancelled….it’s very hard to get up the next day and keep going. Ben has had so many moments in his career where “the rug has been pulled from underneath him” – in those moments, how do you keep going and keep moving forward.

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Magic Events:

"It has to be a YES!" - Piers Morgan, Britain's Got Talent 2010

"That is SICK! That is SICK!" - David Hasselhoff

"He wandered with ease amongst the guests, stunning, bemusing and causing great hilarity with his incredible magic." - Cogent Elliot

"Ben is a stunning close-up magician who shows a skill and showmanship well beyond his years.”  - Andrew, General Manager, Ramada Solihull

"Ben is one of the most exciting new faces in modern magic! I have booked him twice now and never cease to be amazed!" - Stereophonics

"The evening went very well and we all much enjoyed working with Ben - he was delightful and we received very positive feedback and compliments on the evening. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your help and please send Ben our thanks as well." - Litchfield Cathedral

"So we were delighted with the experience he provided, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ben to other clients in future." - Karen, Marketing Manager, UKI

"It was fantastic! Ben was brilliant. Everyone really enjoyed his show." - Abacus Next

Feedback from In-Person Speaking Events:

"I knew Ben would be a great speaker but rarely do we get speakers that light up an audience like he did. Not only was Ben’s talk entertaining, it was informative and actionable. He was also nothing but a pleasure to deal with. Don’t waste your time with some boring corporate speaker, hire Ben instead" - James, Co-Founder, The Marketing Meetup

"Ben had the entire audience transfixed from beginning to end!" - Sam, President, Amplifi Europe

  • 2023 - Supported "The Global Tantrum" campaign in support of the Act For Early Years
  • 2020 - Contestant on Dancing On Ice, finished in 4th place
  • 2018 - Awarded 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival & the Best Variety Show of The Fringe by Theatre Weekly
  • 2016 - Awarded 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • 2016 - Host of the Saturday Afternoon Show for Capital Birmingham
  • 2013 - Host of "Tricked" for ITV2
  • Recipient of the Best Entertainment Show award at the Broadcast Digital Awards for "Tricked"
  • Live West End performer in "The Illusionists" & "ITV's Live at the Palladium"