Simple but impressive trick anyone can learn
Ask a Magician, a series of blog posts answering your questions! - Issue VIII
In this issue, Shane asks about how he can learn a little magic of his own. He writes:
What's a simple but impressive magic trick anyone could learn, perhaps to entertain at a party for example?
There are lots of simple, impressive pieces of magic, and you might be surprised to learn that many magic secrets are rather simple. But I guess it's also true that one of the biggest secrets of magic is that it's not what you do but how you do it.
I often teach magic to magicians and one of the things I always highlight is that people connect with you as a person (your personality) before you even start performing. Just take a look at the video below for an example of my magic:
I also say this to my clients. It's important because when I'm hired as a close-up magician, it's not just me doing tricks that they are hiring, they are also hiring me to engage people with conversation and comedy. The clue is in your question to entertain! That's what I do at parties!
As for a simple magic trick that you can do. I would highly recommend my Make & Do magic workshop (hosted on my website for family magic). It's the world's first online magic workshop designed for families to enjoy together. Why not get together with some young people in your family and together you can make the tricks (this is important as it helps you to understand how it works), learn the tricks (with over expertly taught tuition and over 75 videos), and then put on your own show!
Don't dismiss this as just for the children. It's for everyone and with a little thought, and an injection of your own personality you could certainly impress your friends at the next party you attend. Best of all it's 100% FREE.
YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
And if the magic bug hits, then why not head to your local library. There will almost certainly be at least one general magic book which would be a good place to expand your magic knowledge! Magic books are usually placed in the section with indoor games but if you can’t find any, ask the librarians and they’ll help.
My magic experience gift, is a great way to get started in magic. In this one hour one to one session I'll introduce you to the fascinating world of magic and I'll even send you the props so that you can get started straight away. If you're looking for a few tricks to perform for friends, this really is the best investment. Oh, and yes, you can buy this gift for self.
And following that lesson, if you need more specific help I can provide dedicated lessons to help you to continue on on your journey to magical excellence!
YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY
During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.
Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.
I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.
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