I TOTALLY DESAGRE WITH YOUR OPIGNONS!
I am only 15, and i do street magic every day i can, i go at mall, streets, Party... I'd say i really dont look like a 18+ old guy, But i have a male voice, im still 5'8''
And i can gather enough cash from tips to buy tricks on penguin, MY JOB IS BEING A STREET MAGICIANS!
Nothing is imposible!
Just practice over and over! when i was younger ( im still young ) I was not going on patter, that's the thing that got me wrong, and i was performing at school, wich is the Heckler or grabber kingdom.
- NEVER, EVER USE GIMMICK IF YOU ARE PERFORMING AT SCHOOL!
- Try to be presentable when performing to aldults, dont wear hundreth of piercing, Smell good and be polite.
- When you walk up to someone say " hi, woul'd you like to see a magic trick?" if they say now say politely " Ok, thanks anyway " or any polite phrase that means the same thing. If they want to see it, just make an opener trick, like two card monte, a raven trick, the closer... etc. so they get interested and want to see more, then some people will get around to see, because if you hold a deck of card they are intrigued to see.
- If you have a camera, have a freind to film you doing magic, people will think you are more "professional" or idnk, And then you can watch and see people emotion, and so you can work on your patter. i do this much of the time.
Hope it helped you!
WORK ON PATTER IT'S IMPORTANT!
i stoped reading after i got to the red part....