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Topic: Problem with cold and shaky hands
Message: Posted by: setsuna83 (Feb 17, 2012 12:24AM)
Hi all, I have this problem of having my hands turn cold and shaky when suddenly asked to perform a trick, especially when in cold temperature rooms. It always ends up in me messing up the trick. it seems that when I have my hands warmed up and prepared to want to do a trick, I do not have this problem. I understand it might be psychological thing, just wondering if there's anyway to have my hands "be prepared" when I'm suddenly asked to perform a trick.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Feb 17, 2012 12:39AM)
You hit it right on. It's psychological. You're probably lacking confidence at that moment when you are pressured to perform. We've all been there. First of all, you don't have to perform on damand. I get tired of folks asking me to do a trick for them. You cheapen yourself by submitting to them. If you don't feel like doing a trick, just tell them you're not in the mood. By performing when you aren't comfortable, then you get busted and carry the guilt and it feeds your fear.

Relax! Don't do anyting you're not comfortable with.

By the way, I see you're fairly new to the Café, so welcome aboard!
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (Feb 17, 2012 09:27PM)

Of course you can go to a sporting good store or a REI and just buy one to see if it helps you. ehhhhhhhhhhhh. : )
Message: Posted by: bowers (Feb 17, 2012 10:28PM)
Its just a case of nervousness. it will cease when you become more confident in performing at a moments notice.the more you perform the easier it will get.another thing people will do when their nervous is rush the trick. and make a mistake.just slow down take a deep breath and enjoy the moment with the spectator.
Message: Posted by: setsuna83 (Feb 19, 2012 12:00AM)
Hi everyone! Thanks for all the advice!
Yeah, I figured much that I just have to keep on performing and slowly gain more confidence.
I was performing for a fellow conjuror for the first time at a local gathering and I think that was what caused the nervousness.
I will deeply keep that lesson in mind.
Have already thought of some tips for myself, maybe if the next time the same situation arises I will just say "relax let me have a cup of coffee first", can warm my hands up at the same time ;-)
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Feb 19, 2012 12:58AM)
And....put your hands in your pockets too....not only to warm your hands, but to arrange your setups....good loose pockets will help you with that :)