i needed from that topic was for someone to just suggest 1 trick
Actually, I suggested 4 tricks.
You see it as fun? I find that rather sad--
Here are adults, ready and willing to help, yet some of the children of the forum--- not all---- are having more fun wasting their time than learning from them.
If half that energy was put into your magic rehearsals, researching, reading books, LEARNING from the professionals on the boards --- well then, maybe you would be ready to perform.
That may sound like I am being sarcastic, but I am not. I am being earnest. My daughter has progressed very quickly with her magic skills--- BUT, she listens to everything our local magicians have to share with her, as well as non-local magicians she is in contact with. She absorbs all of it! Some applies, some doesn't -- she uses part of it, and stores the rest for "some day" when it might be needed. How would you like the opportunity to perform publicly for cities? My daughter performs for 2 different cities! One has asked her back for repeat performances and her name is passed around by that city for different functions (fundraisers, events, etc.) while the other city has offered her a "standing" gig next summer performing for the youths in the community.
My daughter is ONLY 14. Opportunities began opening up for her when she was only 13! She has only been performing for a YEAR!
If this is something you WANT, this could be YOU. However, you won't gain the respect and support of the guys on this forum if you antagonize them.
On a personal note --- Paddy has been a wonderful friend and has offered a great amount of support to us. He is always friendly and supportive of my daughter. He has seen my daughter's videos (don't ask for them, I don't share them on the forum) and is encouraging. He has stressed the fact she should start entering competitions. He has also told me to get off my duff and start performing also (working on it Paddy). My point is, if you guys were to show that you are sincere in your requests, you willingness to learn -- the right way-- and put in the necessary time -- I am sure ALL these guys would be willing to help.
Okay, the mom lecture is over.