i picked this up from criss angel.
first off, dont just do a trick, seem like your really doing this, present your tricks as a supernatural happening. when they ask how you do something, just stare at them with a small smerk, maybe even tell them that "its magic" you dont want the idea that you just did a trick or illusion, you never say let me do a trick. begining, middle, and end of a trick, you want you audience to believe that what you did is completly real. and for the non believers, they can try to explain your trick till they are blue in the face, but there is never 100% evidence.
This has to be the worst advice I ever heard. Then again, look at the ultimate source. The reason why is, if you get a magician in the crowd and he hears you claim to have real powers he might expose you...then you look like a fool to your audience.
As has been said, you want the audience entertained, not challenged. If they care more about the effect and how entertaining it is, they won't care about the method. Lastly, if you want to be an entertaining magician the last person to take advice from is Criss Angel.
We should never claim we have supernatural powers. We are entertainers. It is also fraud.
That out of the way... What I used to say was " With a lot of practice" and just giggle.. I think I'll borrow Sankey's " The real question you should be asking is WHY did I do that."
I also like Tommy Wonder's " You know I became a magician just to find out how I do this?"
Ammar also from time to time will just stop and say.." You know..I still can't figure out how I do this... I need to analyze it more.." And continues to mystify.
jrandom said :
The response I use the most:
Spec: How did you do that?
Me: I bend the very fabric of space and time.
The best part is, I'm not lying! Anything comprised of matter bends space and time to some degree, and it is the property of being made of matter that lets me manipulate cards, coins, etc.
Ok found a new favorite... lol