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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:47 pm 
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What do you say when you either have shorts on, or you don't have your STS on and somebody wants you to do," That cool shoelace trick?" I sometimes say," My shoelace is already tied, why would I need to tie it?" This sometimes works, but always leaves a lot of "heat." Any suggestions?


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It's like any other trick, just say No. Don't be the trick monkey always doing magic when you're asked.


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I just got this, and I will be taking it every time I where pants. If someone asks, just say no, come see one of my shows, or show them a different trick.


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What if they ask you to do it again. Every time I've done it the specs ask me to do it again. I usually say I only do mt trick once. This makes them suspicious of me usung a gimmick.

What ca I tell them? Saying let me show you something even better doesn't really cut it!


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Yeah, sometimes I say that my shoes are already tied, so it would be pointless to do it again. Sometimes, I just where sandels and cut out the middle man :D

I don't like that there is no "sure fire" way to say no though.


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Bicycle12 wrote:
Yeah, sometimes I say that my shoes are already tied, so it would be pointless to do it again. Sometimes, I just where sandels and cut out the middle man :D

I don't like that there is no "sure fire" way to say no though.


There really is no way to say no to a spectator. I'm always asked time, after time to do something. When I say no, they will just ask again.


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What if they ask you to do it again. Every time I've done it the specs ask me to do it again. I usually say I only do mt trick once. This makes them suspicious of me usung a gimmick.

What ca I tell them? Saying let me show you something even better doesn't really cut it!


My favorite is: Once is entertainment - Twice is educational, you're the Magician so you must try to control the environment/surroundings and the people who you show the magic trick too. It's best to follow the Magicians Code, and let them be skeptical, I think it's better than doing the trick twice, and then just satisfying their need to know how you did your magic trick.


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I agree with Rozzerdog (hehe); coming out bluntly normally does it. I say that the first time is magical, the second mundane, but we come from the same place.
EDIT: Far more than half of the time people ask this, it's just the first thing that comes out of their mouths. There's no meaning behind it, and it can be ignored.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:38 pm 
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exodus wrote:
It's like any other trick, just say No. Don't be the trick monkey always doing magic when you're asked.


^ great advice, you don't want to have "friends" who are only your friends because you do magic, that will eventually backfire on you...

as for doing a trick again, there's infinite ways to get yourself out of it, things as simple as "you already know what happens, so wheres the fun in that?"


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Suggestions to say;

I only learned how to do it once.

The effect only works;
Once a day.
till 7:40 PM. [Obviously say what ever time it is.]

Instead... Here, look at this. [Go on to another effect]

I'm not THAT good. -Greg Wilson

I can do it again but it isn't so magical. [Proceed to manually do it]

It's not a shampoo trick. What's a shampoo trick?
One in which you lather, rinse, repeat.

That was a disposable trick. Kinda like those single use cameras.

Have a trick that you call, "Itagain".
"Oh, you want to see me do Itagain?"
It could be something REALLY stoopid like,
"I can make my shoes change feet really fast... Did you see that? Wanna see me do Itagain?"
OR have a card that you write the word "It" on one side and show a trick (ACR?) where that card appears, again. Or name one of your props, "Itagain"
"Oh, theeeere's "Itagain". :wink:


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EZrhythm wrote:
Suggestions to say;


Have a trick that you call, "Itagain".
"Oh, you want to see me do Itagain?"
It could be something REALLY stoopid like,
"I can make my shoes change feet really fast... Did you see that? Wanna see me do Itagain?"
OR have a card that you write the word "It" on one side and show a trick (ACR?) where that card appears, again. Or name one of your props, "Itagain"
"Oh, theeeere's "Itagain". :wink:


thats clever, i might have to start doing it


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 Post subject: Re: STS
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:21 pm 
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what if someone in a group you've shown it to grabs a friend and says "show it to him/her" and you say something like "it's not so magical the second time" then they can say "o but they havent seen it yet!"???


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I still think my advice is valid. Don't be afraid to say no. Saying no puts you in control and demonstrates that you have the power in the relationship. If you always jump on every situation where someone asks you to perform, they will always be in control and you'll always jump through their hoops.


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 Post subject: Re: STS
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:03 pm 
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...I'm only doing Itagain one more time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:41 am 
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exodus wrote:
It's like any other trick, just say No. Don't be the trick monkey always doing magic when you're asked.

Best advice I've seen in this entire thread, RozzerDog's being second.
You are there to entertain them, you're not some idiot who jumps when they say jump. The other day at church, this little kid who i've done magic for a few times, who has started pestering me all the time for one. (not that I'm complaining about having a reputation..) He's like a woman, he wants it now, and he won't leave you alone til you do. (kidding! I love women, well, girls.) He comes up to me and asks for a trick, while I am CLEARLY talking to someone. I tell him "not right now, next week, I'm talking to someone." The little turd crosses his arms, stares me in the face, gives me a look like I am the biggest nuisance on earth, and I'm only there to entertain him, and says "No, Now." I just told him I was in a conversation, and walked off, if he said anything else I don't know.


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