Pro Magic Tricks are very amazing to watch and perform for audiences. Every magician and performer can get nervous. This is a very uncomfortable thing. There are many solutions to it. This article will teach you the solutions.
Nervous means easily agitated or alarmed; tending to be anxious; highly strung.
“a sensitive, nervous person”
The opposite of nervous is relaxed:
defined as: To make or become less tense or anxious.
TIP #1 – Cover your Mistakes
“A good Magician is also judged by how well he can deal with mistakes”: – Robert Houdin, Dai Vernon, etc.
A good way to cover the mistake or problem of the spectator says the wrong card is to carry an invisible deck on you,
Also you can say I don’t have a 5 of hearts in here as you quickly Hofzinser/Marlo Prayer cull the card and do The Allan Ackerman sideways prayer cull to full bottom palm and then produce the card from your pocket or wallet!
Famous quotation from Bruce Lee: “No matter what you want to do, don’t be nervous (you should not let your muscles nor your mind be effected by nerves).
Just keep calm. No illusion and no imagination, but to apprehend the actual situation you are in and find a way to deal with it. No excessive action is needed. Just keep your body and mind relaxed to deal with the outside emergency.”
TIP #3 – Meditation
Famous Pro Magician Doug Henning used to meditate before every magic show.
Meditation is very relaxing for your mind and body!
TIP #4 – Practice and Rehearse more!
Work on just the script separately &
Work on just the actions separately
then put it all together and video tape rehearse the routine, then review the video to look for ways to improve!
TIP #5 – Showmanship
*Perform for the audience, Not at them!
*Don’t look down at your hands too much!
*Work the audience with eye contact and interact with them from the left to the right!
*SLOW DOWN! DON’T RUSH THE PERFORMANCE,
LET THE AUDIENCE ENJOY THE MAGIC MOMENTS!
USE OF PAUSES IN SPEECH & ACTIONS
MAKE EYE CONTACT & SMILE
Some good books to read on Magic showmanship:
Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber
Magic & Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Remember: Perform every chance that you get but practice, practice, practice First before you Perform! The more you perform the less nervous you will be.
The harder you work on your Magic the easier it gets to perform Pro Magic Tricks.