Also, if you still "tense up around strangers" you are going to have MAJOR problems performing for a bunch of children.
How old are you?
How long have you been doing magic?
im 12 and and ive been doing magic for about a year. I've also been getting advice from the magician chris manos, i dont know if youre heard of him, but hes been giving me tips n such.
1: You're twelve: Many of the kids who have magicians at their birthdays are older than you. This will present a problem for you, as few parents (keepers of the money and bookers of the show) will take you seriously.
2: Doing magic for a year: No where close to enough time. You lack both the knowledge and experience to perform for a crowd, and aparently you still suffer from mild stage fright. These problems can all be solved in time, but it will be a good amount of time (5-10years).
3: Just so it's answered: No, I have not heard of Chris Manos.
1. I HOPE NOT! Most kids over twelve don't want a magician at their birthday party because they consider it "Uncool". You might encounter the problem with the parents and respect, but as long as you present yourself well and professional to them, you will be amazed as to how shocked they will be about your age and your passions.
2. In order for experience and knowledge to perform for a crowd to be gained, he must perform for some crowds in order to become habituated to the situation. Experience and knowledge doesn't just fall in your brain...it has to be earned and gained through action.
3. I'll agree with this one...I don't know that guy either...