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 Post subject: The Magic of High Fives
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:55 pm 
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Okay guys, I just wanted to share with you something real quick that I've discovered over the past couple of months performing. This works in countless sticky situations and absolves most of them completely and instantly.

If a person heckles you, or calls out the solution, just smile, put your hand up, and high five them.

Spectator: "You put it in your pocket."
Magician: "Haha, put it up." High five. "Check this out..."

Spectator: "That was a lame one."
Magician: "Rock on" High five. "Check this out..."

This tactic accomplishes many things at once to completely defuse the tough customer and allow you to continue with a successful, untainted performance.

:arrow: Shows your ability to laugh at yourself and not take yourself or your magic too seriously :arrow: Confidence / Security

:arrow: Puts the spectator in a position where they have to let you off the hook or THEY look like the fool :arrow: Either way you can't be perceived as a fool.

:arrow: Keeps the interaction fun and shuts down the heckling cold.

After you high five, if you go on to do a good (preferably easy) trick, they will react and completely forget about the heckler. Remember, people will always remember your hits and forget your misses.

All you have to do to recover from a miss is perform a hit, and a high five is a great bridge between the two.

- Daniel Tyler


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:12 pm 
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haha sounds interesting ! id love to see that on tape ! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:00 pm 
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Sounds very interesting! I'll have to try this. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:05 pm 
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Sounds like it might work for some people. But I wouldn't try it.


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 Post subject: I like it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:48 am 
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I'm young and whenever i try to do magic to a couple the woman is impressed and the man has to find out how i do it so that he can impress his girlfriend. This would work perfectly.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:56 am 
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I dont even know what to type. this is the best thing you could do when you get heckled. it does'nt make you, or the spactatore look or feel bad.

this in my opineon, is the best way you could handle a Heckler.
i am going to try this.

great thinking.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:34 pm 
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wierd, but ill try it


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:19 pm 
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i can see reason in this. you show some humility, and keep the performance moving.


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:02 am 
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I love it...and actually have already tried it

I went out to the mall for a go around after reading your post...i ran into a heckler and used the high 5 technique...it got laughs and I went through my routine...Heckless

Thanks!


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