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Asked at 10:25am on October 28th, 2013 by (0 karma)
All good answers...follow these hints and you'll be on your way to a great presentation of any trick. Probably sooner than you think.
Kudos to you for having the correct attitude about doing tricks, or anything else for that matter, by investing the time into your "work/hobby". You'll never regret it!
We've all been present when someone performs a trick/job poorly and it's mainly because of lack of preparation.
All this being said, don't forget your "banter" for your performance.
Generally, you'll get the trick mechanics down much sooner than you'll get your vocal presentation all tuned in.
Because we work on the physical manipulation of the trick initially and spend more time on it. We want to do it now!
There's nothing wrong with that. It's that human nature thingy that we all experience.
Remember, with most tricks, the best performer has a better, more polished "gift of gab" that enhances the trick e.g. Rick Lax for one ;-) Way to go, Rick!!!
Hypothetically, if a group of us were at, ah, let's say, our local pub and we each did the same trick for each other, the "winner" would most likely be the one with the best banter.
So, in closing, your tricks are great. Your verbal presentation skills will take it over the top!
Best wishes everyone...
Ricky Jay said he practiced a trick for a year before showing to anyone but practice until you have down smooth and not just the trick practice your script for the trick also
It feels like that's something that you should know or feel. When you are able to perform a trick without thinking about the method and just able to focus on the presentation you know you're definitely close!
This is a tricky question. I don't think there's a 'right' answer, but what I do know is, when I'm working on a new trick, I always perform it for people I trust--people who will give me honest feedback--before I take it to the masses. Whenever a trick is new, I know I'm going to suck at it. But that's okay. The key is improving and improving...so when I do take it into a 'real' set its ready to go.
I'm old school. I practice my butt off until I think I have it without fumbling. Then, I practice in front of a mirror to get the audiences view. If you can do it in front of a mirror and fool yourself, you're ready.
Start off by showing friends and family to work out the nerves...plus it's a great way to learn audience management as well.
Practice it no less than a 100 times and 500 is usually better. 10,000 to truly master it.
You want to be able to do the mechanics without hesitation or pauses and no "flashing". AS you get that into muscle memory, you can work out the presentation.
Show it to magicians first, so that you don't expose magic. They can give you tips as well.
Finally show it to some people and modify your presentation based on their responses.
I work in the hotel industry and I practice on my own first to get the handling down and then I go to town on my coworkers , if I pass them I know I'm ready for anyone , these people are a tough crowd, and will give no room for error that is what makes you perfect, let people catch you but learn from it and you'll rearly go wrong.good luck.the street is unforgiving bro.don't get busted .
First practice the effect over and over until you feel comfortable. Then find someone you trust, perform the effect for them. Get their honest feedback and then practice again.
You will know when it feels right.
PS - Stay off Youtube.
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