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 Post subject: Wait a minute
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:00 pm 
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For me personally, having the person put on that confused face and say "Wait a minute....Let me see it again." after you preform a card trick, makes it all the more satisfying to not show them. And when they ask how you did it just reply MAGIC haha best way to leave em.


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there are probably a million other topics on this in this forum. but anyways, that dumbfounded look when they have no clue how you did something is worth the whole trick isnt it!


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leaving them too clueless aint that good. most of the time its because they think that they didint pay enough attention, but the real problem is whether or not they absorbed the whole effect. some of these ppl just want to see it again. i dont mind showing them the second time.


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I never do a trick more than once but I have my tricks in phases, which means they get to see it more than once. This is why I don't like doing tricks that end with one reveal or climax because it will confuse them.


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leaving them too clueless aint that good. most of the time its because they think that they didint pay enough attention, but the real problem is whether or not they absorbed the whole effect. some of these ppl just want to see it again. I dont mind showing them the second time.


I like multi-phase routines. In many cases there are tricks that I get asked to do again. I'm expecting this ahead of time due to the nature of the trick. With that in mind, I find ways to design additional phase to these "do in again" prone tricks. So I respond, "watch, I'll do it again". But I don't really. I do something different that fits with the routine. I don't actually do any of the tricks twice. But doing something similar can very easily do one of two things. It can make them forget they asked you to do the trick again. Or it can make them think you just showed the same trick again (with a variation). Obviously, you didn't. Make the second one just as good or better than the first one and they accept it.

I'm not a huge Blaine fan as there are many, many other magicians I'd rather follow, but in his first special he displayed this great technique of doing a different trick (big secret, right). It was with the Dallas Cowboys (I don't know players names). One of the players said, "Hey, show him that trick where you changed the Queens into aces"...or something like that. He says "yea, I know the one you're talking about", and he does a completely different trick and they didn't ask about the first trick again. Granted, a lot of editing went on. But this works. The spectator feels like you're doing what they ask, while at the same time, YOU remain in control the entire time.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:48 pm 
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That's a brilliant idea. There are a lot of psychological tactics in presentation that I've begun to use to my advantage - mainly learning from Richard Osterlind, Derren Brown, Kenton Knepper.


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 Post subject: Minds
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I realized when I started doing magic (not to long ago) all of the techniques magicians use, such as the trick variations, and I thought back to magicians i've seen perform, and noticed that they did things just like this. I never realized the human mind could be fooled so easily, and now im the one doing the fooling. Makes me feel special lol just kidden.


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