During one of my birthday parties this weekend, a young boy who seemed to be a bit of a trouble maker, came up to me after the show. He had actually behaved much better throughout the show than I had imagined. I usually receive some post show compliments from my youthful audience members like, "You're the best magician." Well, this young boy (not the birthday boy!) wanted me to know, "You're a horrible magician." I actually took it from him as a compliment, but remember, you can't please everyone!
It was a great weekend of magic. Tonight, Chick-fil-A in Batavia from 5 - 7:30 pm!
Join us tonight 5 - 7:30 pm at Chick-fil-A in Batavia. Parents, enjoy a FREE 4-count nugget or 1-count strip kid's meal with purchase of any combo meal or entree salad. MAGIC, FUN, and FAMILY-FRIENDLY!
“We loved having you at the party. The kids had a lot of fun and looking through the pictures, it couldn't have gone better. Thanks so much. You were great with the audience.
- Jennifer (Mom extraordinaire)
Not your card?
My secret to magic is to keep you guessing. Right? From the beginning of my show to the end, is this guy for real? Is he a magician? Can he pull this off? I try to connect with the audience at their level and then engage them non-stop with my interactive style.
What about you? What is your secret?
I ask because the show "Fool Us" with Penn and Teller is fascinating. Great magic. Great magicians. And some great performers. Is magic supposed to fool you? If it doesn't fool you, would you be less impressed with the magic or the performer? My uncle Bob made a good point when discussing the show. The magician could just lie and say they didn't figure out his method (maybe a few have!). That said, I've done lots of tricks where the audience thinks they've figured me out but they haven't. But, even when you fool your audience, they still may not be THAT impressed. So, #1, impress them. Give them something to remark about. Let THAT be your magic secret from home to work to the board room. Impress them with who you are and what you do best.