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 Post subject: Partner?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:23 pm 
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Hello, i am currently working with a partner that in the begining, was very interested in magic but does not have very much enthusiasm anymore towards learning and or buying new tricks and developing new routines. I feel in my part i am doing all the work, buying all the tricks(which i have to let him use because he has none) and coming up with the performances. What should i do?Do you guys work with partners?

-Nexx


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:02 pm 
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I would say ask you're partner if he's going to be able to continue working with you, and make sure that he agrees to meet your standards. If he can't, the I would say lose him. Either way, you can't lose.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:02 pm 
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I would say ask you're partner if he's going to be able to continue working with you, and make sure that he agrees to meet your standards. If he can't, the I would say lose him. Either way, you can't lose.


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That's not a partner... that's a spectator that really wants to know the secret, IMHO. If he was really interested in being your partner, he would help you with all the work. I have my friend help me with an effect every once in a while, but I wouldn't consider him my "partner".


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:52 pm 
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What is the benefit to you of working with a partner versus working alone?

Answer that questions and you will know whether or not you are ready to fly solo.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:46 am 
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The benifits are, working alone you never have to decide who gets the better share of the money(who did the best job)if your partner screws up it ruins your reputation as well.


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That is what you get for working with a partner...many times in the business world...partnerships don't work out well...they usally end friendships and cause a lot of hard feelings.

I work alone because I depend on me...and won't have to worry about anyone else...

Besides...say you two make it big (like Penn and Teller, or Sigfried and Roy) even something happened to one of you...the show is more than likely over...everyone remembers the partner ship when one name is always associated to the other.

(Looke what happened to the three stooges after curly died...

In the Entertainment field...It always seems better to fly solo.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:11 pm 
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You said he's "interested in magic" but to what extent? As a professional, or just as a audiance member. Even if you need to have some things held or what not, unless there are ways of finding out, you can just use your audiance. Kids love helping in the show. :lol:


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