Easy does it Paddy. Perhaps you didn't read the entire thread. Gimmicks are not all that I do. I was asking for advice as to whether powerful gimmicks should be used at an audition or should I stick to coins, sponge balls and card sleights. I was leaning towards some more of the gimmicked tricks as they tend to produce a stronger effect in my humble opinion. In fact, I specifically asked for your insight and rather than offer your opinion on an audtion and what types of tricks to use, you so politely tell me I'm bad. As for the practice of law go ahead and take your shots but I gave up a legal career to raise my child and decided do learn magic while doing it. You can deliver all the criticism that you want ( and you regularly do) but focus on the question that was asked to you and don't just assume. You, my friend, never miss a chance to correct someone's grammar or spelling. All I am asking you to do is read. Then give your oppinon.
First, when I wrote my post I did not see yours stateing that you do teh sponge balls etc.
You're right, I do not hesitate to correct grammar, and other English mistakes because it shows me that the posts were written by a school kid trying to pretend he is a magi. I stand by what I said earlier with the information I had. Chris also stated what all of us thought much nicer than I would. You come in with a question 2 days before an audition, list only gimmicks, then tell us you are an attorney. All this show poor planning on your part, exactly the opposite of all your training that teaches you to plan so well that you know the answer a witness will give before you ask the question.
What are we supposed to think? Also as a magi you (should) KNOW the reaction that your effects create, otherwise how can you routine your show? Learn to use the weighting system. Assign each effect a number from 1 to 10 (10 being best) based on what thr audience reaction will be, then routine with a "check mark." i.e. start with a 5, then a 3, then 5, then 7 then 10.
I still stand by my earlier post. You are not ready to perform in a restaurant situation. Kids parties is where you should be.