Ok, I'm not 100% sure if this fits here but I might as well post it here. I want to give you a few ideas about performance through what I have found and have thought about during a performance.
*Lets say you do a one hand visual coin change effect (The Bobo switch doesen't count) I want to hear from you, at what point in the hands/coins gesture, does the coin(s) actually change from one to another. If you need some help, see Marion Boykin's "Crimp change", or some of Curtis Kam's changes from palms of steel and his book, by all means. So when does a coin change (or appear to change)
*I have seen (and do it myself) magicians do story effects. From experience, many of these stories or presentations are not real. We often perform effects where the Egyptians make your coins visible and then steal the coins away, or the sponge balls have minds of their own and jump out of the hands on their own time. These are typically good entertainment, and that is fine, however, when does it become too much? To you, when is it enough to lie about your performances and stories, or even just effects in themselves. When is it enough to actually claim that your effects are really happening.
There are no real answers to any of these, I'm just trying to open your minds and see what you guys think about and what goes through your heads when performing. It is just an open discussion to talk about these topics. Have fun