When you perform magic act in front of an audience of your family, friends and acquaintances, at that point in time, you are the world’s greatest magician.
However, as with all other art forms, magic needs immense amount of learning and dedication.
Here are a few rules that an aspiring magician should abide by, in order to be truly remembered by the audience as “The Greatest Magician In The World”.
Make sure you understand the effect of a trick before you perform it.
It’s very important that you’re clear what the effect of a magic trick will be before you present it to an audience. Understand all the technicalities involved in performing the trick and how the spectators will experience it.
Practice and rehearse a trick thoroughly.
Once you’ve understood the mechanics of a trick, carry it out multiple times until you’re sure you’ll nail it the first time you perform it in front of a live audience.
Be a doer, and not a boaster.
Nobody likes a bragger — don’t perform magic with an attitude of one. Magic is supposed to entertain people and not challenge them.
Say something about the trick before you perform it.
As a magician, what you say about a trick is as important as how you do it. Never announce the end result of a trick. Instead, your words should set the scene for the illusion you’re about to create, without affecting the surprise factor.
Try not to repeat the same act in front of the same audience. Don’t get overwhelmed by your audience’s constant pleas of “Do it again!”. However, once you become proficient enough, you may respond to such feedback by doing a similar trick, or by producing the same effect but with a different method altogether.
Keep your tricks a secret.
As a beginner, you might be tempted to disclose the ingenuity behind the success of a trick. Resist the impulse as best as you can. Let the mastery of magic be a well-kept secret for the fun to prevail.
Enjoy the moment and share your joy with the audience.
Enjoy being a magical performer. Your tricks will exude your own sense of joy and enthusiasm and in this way, you’ll share a piece of yourself with the audience while adding a little magic to their lives.
Leave the audience wanting more.
The art of a great magician is to perform the right amount, always leaving them wanting more.
Respect your fellow magicians.
Always be polite and respectful toward other magicians. Don’t go around telling people how another magician does their tricks.
These are some of the fundamental guidelines followed by many a great magicians all over the world. Are you an aspiring magician and want to learn more by seeing a renowned party magician perform live at your next family event? Get in touch with me today.