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Using Magic is My Style
by Ann Lucas
Do you want to make more money at
your next gig? The answer is Magic!!! Magic is an innovated way
to leave a lasting impression and hopeful make you some extra
money!! You don't have to be Houdini to perform those amazing
tricks. There are some simple but effective tricks that will
entertain your audience. These tricks can be learned and mastered
in a few hours.
The type of magic I am referring to
first is called "Tableside" or Close-up" magic. I think this
is the easiest form to learn. It is definitely the least expensive
and it allows you the opportunity to interact with your audience
one on one. There are many tricks you can do as "Close-up" magic
such as with coins, cards, match books, thumb cuffs. I recommend
anything that requires audience's participation and a trick that
is versatile. Personally, I like card tricks. You can use one
deck of cards for a variety of tricks. Therefore no one will
catch the trick at someone's table. I always perform my magic
act after my show. This gives me a chance to get feed back from
the audience and hopefully collect more money. I'll spend about
2 to 5 minutes at each table. If the tips are good and they usually
are. I'll do maybe one but no more than two additional tricks.
I say always leave them wanting more and always have that trusty
business card ready!!
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Where do you go to lean these amazing
tricks? I recommend a magic shop. It is more economy for you
to go to a magic shop than to pay a magician for his time. If
you go to a magic shop and buy the tricks there the magician
on duty will teach you the trick for free. The tricks always
come with written directions just in case you forget a step.
I can't tell how helpful it is to see a magician explain the
trick to you and give you some advice on how to present it. I
learned a lot from a wonderful magician named Larry at
Annie's Costume Shop in Florida.
I also perform a few "Stage" magic tricks when I dance. This
is not such an easy form of magic. It requires a lot more practice
but they have an awesome effect with the audience. (Translate
more money). Some club owners will pay you more if they know
you can do magic in your show.
I hope this gives you some insight
on how to make some more money and leave a lasting impression
with your audience. I assure you if you do magic at a show you
will be remember and that is how you will improve your marketability!!
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