or they are intimitated by people who are more straight foreward or blunt in thier responses so they something immature
Which shows immaturity. The truth hurts sometimes, but its the TRUTH. If they can't accept honest answers, they can't perform at restaurants. It's not fair to the restaurant, the customers, or other magicians in that area if someone gets a job with an unfinished product.
and because people respond "in an immature way" doesnt mean that they cant handle hecklers and such in real life......all im saying is that i dont think its fair to judge someone from what they say on a forum
So when they get criticism from someone on a forum, they get defensive and act immaturely. So how can we assume they'll handle it in real life? Probably the same way, defensively and immaturely.
That's the only way we can judge them. People need to realize that what you say on this forum is the only insight we have into who you are. So I think it's entirely fair.
edited, someone could come on here and act REALLY immature but in real life they are a great performer who CAN deal with hecklers, has work
Why? What is the point in that?
Plus, maturity doesn't only apply to hecklers, it applies to dealing with the management, booking a show, and pretty much every aspect of restaurant work, not just performing.
so i think before someone answeres to a thread where its pretty clear that the person is new to the forums we should just ask
how long have you been into magic
what type of magic are you most interested in
have you performed publicly for people
have you ever had to deal with a heckler
Ok, my problem with this is, people have been in magic for a year. They come here and say "I wanna work at a restaurant, how do I do it?". My new answer for this is going to be the same. Go buy a book or two on it, and read them. If these kids really want to work in a restaurant, they can do some research on their own instead of being spoon-fed information from the forums. I'm sorry (not really), but why should we have to give this information when it's readily available with a little work on their part.
and ofcourse it matters what thread it is, and what the person is asking for
BUT i think those would be good questions to get the performer bettter
I agree that we should learn more about these people to help them, but they aren't even trying to help themselves, they're just coming here and asking as their only research. I passed up the first 2 jobs I was offered because I needed more experience and more information in the field. After I turned those down, I bought all the Kid's Show material I could. I read and watched more than I ever wanted to, and I applied that information. The 5 birthday parties I've done since have been huge successes. Why? Because I researched and found out everything I needed to know.