Your First Magic Show
Should Be Easy and FUN
Your first magic show can be a really good experience for you and your audience, especially if you follow my advice below. What I would have given to have someone hold my hand throughout the process like I am going to help you now. What you are essentially getting is the benefit from all the mistakes I made.
A few points to remember:
- You have to be bad before you can be good. Don't worry if the first one isn't brilliant. Keep doing it and learn from your mistakes. It will get better.
- Keep it simple. I tried to make my first shows run half an hour. That's too much too soon. What I will show you here is perfect for you to get used to standing in front of an audience and for you to learn how to interact with your audience (the real skills)
- Look at your audience. Make eye contact with them. Don't rush your speaking.
Your first magic show needs a start, a middle and an end. So that's three tricks and I've got the perfect ones for you here, and, they're all on video so you can see exactly what to do.
These tricks are all easy to learn but they still require practice before you perform them. But here's an interesting thing I've found: One performance is worth 100 rehearsals. You learn so much more by actually doing the tricks for real people.
set your self a deadline
and write it down on paper. Something like I will perform my first magic show by the 16th August. I do this all the time. Deadlines create results.
Your First Magic Show
followed by this
charming, FUN trick
and finish off your first magic show with this
funny and impressive card trick
Apart from the fact that these easy tricks work really well together there is another really important reason I have chosen them as your first show:
- They all make you do the magic up at chest level and that keeps your face in the picture. Magic shows that are done with your hands down at waist level or that make your audience stare at your hands on a table top are never as interesting as ones where the audience has to look at you as well. Why? I'll let you in on secret that 99% of people doing magic still haven't realised: You are way more interesting than your tricks. But you say that you feel a bit boring and dull. All you need to do is remember to SMILE a lot and watch the difference it makes.
I have performed this routine as I've suggested to you many times and I know it works. In fact soon I'll make a video of me doing it to strangers just to prove it to you. Also don't worry that I've said that the Fantastic Mr Plastic trick in the middle can be used as an ending trick too. It can, just do it as I've outlined to you here and you will have success.
Have you started to realise that my tricks are really designed to help you become more confident and to come out of ths shadows.
Good luck and remember If I can do it, you can do it.
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