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 Post subject: Icebreakers?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:51 pm 
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What are you best icebreakers? Post them here!


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Some of mine are Scotch and Soda and B2 Bomber!


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Self Tying Shoelace is a pretty good one. Although most of the time, besides school, nobody really calls you out on your shoes being un-tied. But, when they do, it works fairly well to "break the ice."


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Sticky Situation ! It always catches people off guard. I also like Color Changing Knives as an ice breaker.


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Little quick tricks are usually good ice breakers. The self tying shoelace is also good as adjones said.


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brisco wrote:
I also like Color Changing Knives as an ice breaker.


Hmmm, let's break the ice by pulling out some knives. Sounds good to me.

If someone at the store, at the bus stop, ect. said, "Can I show you something?"and pulled out a knife I would probably freak out. I wouldn't be like, "Ooo, cool. Magic."

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mexico5 wrote:
brisco wrote:
I also like Color Changing Knives as an ice breaker.


Hmmm, let's break the ice by pulling out some knives. Sounds good to me.

If someone at the store, at the bus stop, ect. said, "Can I show you something?"and pulled out a knife I would probably freak out. I wouldn't be like, "Ooo, cool. Magic."

-Phil


LOL.

First effect I like to do a coin jumping from hand to hand before i start my coins across routine w/chinese coin from ITBTWC. If there isn't much time, I'll do Killer Key.

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 Post subject: Ice Breaker
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I like hundy 500. It is something that everyone can relate with and everyone dreams about changing money. I have booked more shows with that trick than any other.


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Bill Switch with a TT...but not from a $1 to a $100...I always like to borrow the largest bill I can get my hands on and turn it into a $1. This gives me a good excuse to turn the bill back into the borrowed bill...I see many magicians go from a borrowed $1 to something larger...and if this happens, why would you ever want to turn it back into a $1 before giving it back to the person you borrowed it from?


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Maybe it's because of where I live, I can't go out the driveway without being told my laces are undone. It being summer I haen't done STS in a while though.


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I will generally use ACR or Blindsighted by A Red Hot Mama. Or Jay Sankey's Holy Moly... or anything else I have. Depends on the conversation and what mood I am in.


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Muscle Pass! It's quick, magical as all get out, impromptu and inspectable. It's the one thing that I do literally everyday.


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Is that a mirror in your pockets........





In all seriousness....................... that doesn't work............. :?


My favorite way to break the ice is to ask if they want to see some magic. If they say sure, which they always do, I just do a few card effects.


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Jay Sankey had an interesting idea on this one.

"Here's the best Ice Breaker in all of magic (jay springs the cards). Do you want to see it again? Okay (jay springs the cards again). It says, 'stop talking, I'm here' - 'I'm a magician' - and brings props into play in a single motion."

My others would be the blank deck flourish, and Sankey's "Four Seasons" - Jay's way to bring new life to the Color Changing Knife concept.


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 Post subject: Re: Icebreakers?
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I'd say mentalism (muscel reading). Gives you a chance to talk to them.


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