It’s my best investment!

After my contract with Cirque du Soleil, I no longer found any work. Now, thank goodness I purchase Tom Shanon’s books and guides: that has solved all my problems! I have finally found someone who understands exactly what my difficulties are, because Tom, before me, also went through exactly the same thing I did. He is a successful artist-entrepreneur who also advises me and to whom I can send the videos of my progress every week. Tom is an exceptional mentor, on the artistic front as well as on the business front!

I often buy show material but the works written by Tom are by far the best investment I have made. Thanks to him I am no longer the athlete of the Cirque du Soleil, but the independent artist I have always wanted to be. This investment has helped me save time. I have a lot more work, my art form is blossoming and I have made it into the “real network of performers”. In short, I am recognized now!



I remember my first encounter with Tom Shanon as if it were yesterday. We met a number of years ago, in the Departure Hall of a Paris Airport, on our way to work as artists in Dubai. I was pleasantly surprised by this man, Tom, and what he represented: all the references he had, television, galas at the most prestigious events, the most beautiful locations in the world, on the seas, on board several of the most luxurious cruise liners.

It is not chance that brought him where he is. He is one of these guys who has understood the concept of being an artist and doing business. In every step to be pursued, knowing how to follow the process that takes you from a simple show idea, all the way to its creation and implementation, then, knowing how to sell that show. Tom Shanon makes us gain considerable amounts of time; he helps us by giving us the keys and tools to progress through this work, a real gold mine, whatever discipline we follow.

In “Show-Business”, there are 2 words: you need to have a good show and know how to sell it! So let’s go! The show must go on!


Magicien professionnel,

THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!! Tom, you are a genius!!!
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I’m honored to be part of this project and the innovation of Tom Shanon
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I sign each word Tom Shanon writes and says!


Artistic director of Phantasialand,

You are very kind and generous
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I got Victor Krachinov the Russian juggler contract for Royal Palace (Kirrwiller) for 2020-2021 season

Steve BOR

Producer & Director of Bor Production,

Been following your excellent work. Keep it up and I’m thrilled to be part of your world 


Creative Producer & Director of Dion and Randall International,

C’est ce que je demandais à l’univers !

Merci du fond du cƓur d’avoir crĂ©e ce book d’adresses !
C’est ce que je demandais Ă  l’univers et voilĂ  qu’il me « tombe du ciel !!» La balle est dans mon camp Ă  prĂ©sent !! Ça va bouger pour moi aussi !! Continues de nous inspirer avec tes trucs! C’est gĂ©niale !


Aerial Artist,

The first time I saw Tom Shanon on stage I was completely taken aback by how ultra-impacting his show is!

A few years later, I had the pleasure and joy of sharing the stage with him. Backstage, I met an artist who is very pro. But also someone who is truly warm, outgoing and open to artistic discussion. His blog with undoubtedly help many artists!

I wish I had benefited from all these sources of inspiration and helpful hints when I was starting out!

Etienne et EugĂšne

Vraiment Ă©trange, ce Tom Shanon

la classe d’un agent secret de sa Majesté  Le geste prĂ©cis d’un Sensei
 Le mot juste et toujours Ă©quilibré  et cette lueur dans le regard, de quelqu’un qui vous « sent », dĂšs les premiĂšres secondes

La premiĂšre fois que je l’ai rencontrĂ©, lors d’un gala en France, j’ai Ă©tĂ© impressionnĂ© par cette jeunesse qui Ă©manait de lui et Ă  la fois l’immense carriĂšre d’artiste qu’il avait dĂ©jĂ  derriĂšre lui
 impressionnĂ© par l’économie de ses gestes prĂ©cis, qui donnaient Ă  son art une efficacitĂ© redoutable.

Vraiment Ă©trange, ce Tom Shanon

si c’est un « vrai gentil », comme il en existe peu dans ce mĂ©tier
 il maĂźtrise Ă  la perfection l’art de convaincre

J’ai hĂąte de dĂ©vorer ton ouvrage, Tom, toute cette expĂ©rience pleine de fraĂźcheur que tu nous fais le plaisir de partager

Au plaisir de recroiser ta route, et, en attendant, je salive déjà à la pensée de dévorer tes précieux conseils

Vraiment Ă©trange, ce Tom Shanon



I am probably going to say something really boring, but, what a joy to meet someone like Tom Shanon. If everyone in this business could be like him!!! Approachable, simple and extremely talented.

I am not sure how long we have known each other but I can say for sure that it has been a real pleasure.

And, of course, what a show!!! Wow! I loved it straight away.

It was obvious Tom was going to go a long way. And, with his book, one can see that, like most of us, he made some mistakes along the way. The kind that make you progress. From these, he learned the lessons to go even further. And now, he is sharing all this knowledge with those arriving into this profession. This is the very proof this man has a huge heart.

Thank you Tom for being who you are.


Singer, presenter and master of ceremonies,

Il y a des rencontres qui marquent, qui laissent quelque chose en soi. tu fais partie des ces rencontres rares et inoubliables, surtout dans cet univers, je dirai spécial, du spectacle.
C’est parce qu’il y a des gens comme toi, que le destin met sur notre route, que l »on raccroche et que l »espoir renait.
Et mĂȘme, si « On n’a pas la tĂȘte de l »emploie », on aime ce que l’on fait et on donne notre meilleur Ă  chaque prestation, avant tout pour nous mĂȘme.
Rien de pire que de se dire » On aurait pu faire mieux »
Merci Ă  toi, pour ce que tu es, pour ce que tu apporte aux autres

Dan et Nat


 comment t’appeler Tom .. ???
Le monde qui a été le notre tant de temps .. te connait sous ton vrai prénom .. une référence dans notre tribu .. !
Tu Ă©tais dĂ©jĂ  « l’artiste »  un garçon talentueux et tellement modeste !!.. toi je t’ai tellement admirĂ© et enviĂ© bien sur !! «rester le meilleur dans ma discipline ne me suffit plus. Dans le spectacle, je veux aussi le meilleur numĂ©ro visuel !».. et bien çà .. tu l’as bien accompli .. !!

Tu es un modĂšle , un exemple pour beaucoup .. !!
A toi maintenant les meilleurs moments avec ton petit 
 donne lui l’envie , la joie et la passion ..!!
Je t’embrasse Tom .. tu es un homme merveilleux !!


Ce cher Tom, que je connais depuis un paquet d’annĂ©es, l’artiste professionnel et maintenant aussi un heureux papa. Tom Shanon aime la perfection et s’active de toute son Ă©nergie et son professionnalisme pour ne rien laisser au hasard. Les histoires que l’on se raconte dans les coulisses et les anecdotes de loges sont d’inoubliables souvenirs. L’ami, l’artiste, nous te saluons !

Les Ribanos Jr.