There are a lot of young members here that really want to get into magic. I can understand that-- it is addicting and amazing. Now I want to challenge you to do something that a very good friend challenged my daughter to do-- compete.
When you enter a competition you don't have to enter to win, although hey, who wouldn't like to? There are so many other benefits. You gain exposure, you gain experience, you get the opportunity to network-- it is a win, win situation. It will also give you a great gauge to see where you relate to the competition in your area. It will tell you what you need to work on, or where you may have an edge. Most importantly, again, it is experience.
Our daughter just entered her first competition outside of our Assembly. Did she win? No. Would she do it again? Absolutely. She had a blast. She loved talking with all the magicians backstage. You can learn a lot. Not only magic wise, but business wise as well. She enjoyed seeing their performances and how they differ from her own, which admittedly she has a bit of a different style. She is definitely "family magic" versus "adult magic". You can always learn something from seeing another magician perform--- HOWEVER, never take from another magician's act. You can learn stage presence, styling, the sublties.
So I will pass along the very good advice given to us by a dear friend--- get out there and compete. You won't be sorry. And remember, you don't have to be the winner--- to come out a winner.
Happy magic everyone,
Attn Moderators: I posted in this section because this is the only section where I typically post and where I talk with the kids most the time. If you need to relocate it I will understand. Thank you.