Hey guys, been performing quite a bit lately, but mostly for friends, family and workmates (big office, lots of people!). I think I have improved alot as a magician over the last months or so (big thanks to the EOM boys for that ofcourse!), but as I perform more and more, I have realised one of the things I am doing now that is having a huge impact on my performance and reactions is personalising performances and tricks as I go (made much easier as you build your repertoire of tricks).
Let me give you guys some examples.
I do a trick and one of the spectators go "You must of done something really tricky with your hands!", perfect opportunity to move onto a trick that is pretty hands off, maybe a trick where you start with a double lift, and after the first 2 seconds, the trick is basically done, you can milk the remainder of the trick and go as sloooooooow as you possibly can.
I do some trick and everybody is screaming "how did you do that!!", I will reply, you know, it's actually not that difficult, we are all born with magical abilities, but we just gotta unlock it, wait let me show you. Then you do a trick where the spectator does the majority of it.
-Money Cards, spectator chooses random numbers, places in notes and find 4 aces
-Colour Sorting, the spectator helps you sort out a shuffled deck into 2 piles of red and black
-Trick where you say names of a few cards, and the spectator manages to find the cards from a pile, face down.
What do you guys think? Do you have any great examples of this?