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 Post subject: Shakey Hands When Performing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:14 pm 
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Before I ask my question, sorry if there's a topic on this already. I searched shakey hands and nothing came up, just to let you know.

So my question was:

Whenever I perform magic to people, my hands shake a lot and my heart starts beating a lot. And it really kills me because I want to perform to people but I don't want people to notice this. I've done lots of performances only to my mom and a few to friends. This still happens to me when I perform.

Is there some sort of method that can stop this or do I just need perform more?

Thanks for all posts guys :P .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:19 pm 
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Well just relax. I used to do that when I started. Ive done a lot more performing for peopel though now so yea Id say to perform more> Try and find random hot girls (not perv) and perform. Then you wont be so nervous for other people. ; )


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Sounds like nerves. Just perform and practice more. IT will either go away or just get smaller. ITs normal.

And there are topics already on this, that go more indepth i believe.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:20 pm 
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You just need to perform more. I got the shakes a couple times when I was doing some of my first public performances for a lot of people.

The best way to get them to go away is just to have fun with your audience. I tend to befriend whoever I perform for. I make jokes, get them laughing, laugh myself, and the performance is just overall relaxed.

Have confidence when you perform. If you feel nervous with a trick, then don't perform it until you've practiced more.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:32 pm 
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Try valium. It works wonders for me. And a bonus side effect is that I don't care if I messed up the trick or not. 8)



I'm kidding, BTW. Just remember....YOU are the master of your domain. take control. Relax and have a blast


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:05 pm 
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LOL J/K


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:30 pm 
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Ok guys, I'll do those things you've said above. Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:07 am 
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I use to have the problem. You'll grow out of it when your confidence level goes up. Don't give it too much thought and practice until you know that you can't mess up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:09 am 
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Take 3 deep breaths.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:16 am 
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well mate it's only natural when your in front of a crowed in any performance. Public speaking, Dancing and magic. I can't really give you advice on this, but just that it will come over time KEEP ON PERFORMING MY FRIEND!!!!!!.

Of course this doesn't happen to some people, but it happens with many.

So hang in their and I'm sure you'll perform magic that will drive em crazy !!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:46 am 
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Also, I read this in a post somewhere about this topic, but NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SELF-WORKING TRICKS. Some simple card tricks, like in Mark Wilson's, are a piece of cake to do. Then if you just give a good presentation, you can get killer reactions.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:54 am 
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kraynik wrote:
Also, I read this in a post somewhere about this topic, but NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SELF-WORKING TRICKS. Some simple card tricks, like in Mark Wilson's, are a piece of cake to do. Then if you just give a good presentation, you can get killer reactions.


I've been doing a lot of things that's kind of like you said. I perform a lot of little tricks like doing a DL, putting the top card into the middle, and then making it look like it jumps to the top of the deck. I've done many variations with DLs other then that all to my mom and I seem to be ok with those kind of things. Just when I get to routines, I guess because they're longer or something, that's when it starts happening.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:31 am 
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You just have to practice more and preform more. It happened to me when I was just starting out I wasnt nervouse but my hands would always shake. If someone noticed it id say somthing like "Ilearned this trick in Alaska" or id say "note to self dont do drugs before card tricks". However over time it will go away theres really nothing you can do except preform and practice more.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:31 pm 
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It's a problem that so many magicians get, however some are afraid to admit it.

The more you perform, the less of a problem it becomes. It's actually a good sign as it shows you get a bit of a buzz about performing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:41 pm 
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maybe if you were to get drunk. alcohol has an effect on people when it comes to talking to girls, maybe it's the same with magic...liquid courage....not if you are underage though.


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