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mitch durbank
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I`m working every week in the same restaraunt. And I will give my business card, but I will give it in a magical way. Have anybody sugestions on how to give your business card in a way flashy way.

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There are many effects with business cards. If you are interested there is a DVD: Michael Ammar - Business card Miracles. A few other suggestions would be, Fire wallet or if you perform in the right environment UFO card.
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Wouldn't reccommend Ammar's DVD myself. Try a trick called TAG on JBTV.CO.UK. I do this and there signed card is tied with string onto my card at the end.
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Doug Bennett's Business Merger is pretty cool, as well. Also, I have a small brass Business Card holder, where the Business Card rises. It is a marketed effect. I can't remember the name of it or who makes it, any help here?
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I show mine blank on both sides with somewhat of a paddle move.
Then I do a through the fist flourish. Hope this helps.
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El Duco has a nice version of Business card scanner.
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I do the business card effect called business sense by Alain NU. It's based on Jim Steimyers 9 card problem.
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Hot Leads by Jim Pace is GREAT! People LOVE fire! Of course, better make sure it's ok with the Management as many cities have laws, which may prohibit this.
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I like Hot Leads as well.
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Definitely Hot Leads or a Kaps on Fire Wallet. Also, try Michael Close's "Pot Hole" trick. An interesting idea, that uses your business card in a trick (a very clever visual one) and sets you up for the give away.

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I get BB or BF Bicycle cards and stamp my details on them and use them in a couple of effects where cards are signed etc. and the signed card then has the relevant details on it.

I can't say that it's original, but the clients love the fact that my card is a 'card' and it tends to be kept for a long time just for the novelty factor.
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I have only one suggestion:

"Pot Hole Trick" by Michael Close
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Try the business card trick by Greg Wilson in his Off the Cuff video.
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On 2005-05-15 12:15, PremiataForneria wrote:
Doug Bennett's Business Merger is pretty cool, as well. Also, I have a small brass Business Card holder...where the Business Card rises. It is a marketed effect. I can't remember the name of it or who makes it, any help here??

I second "Business Merger", and the card case was put out by John Cornelius.

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On 2005-05-15 21:46, CyberMage wrote:
I have only one suggestion:

"Pot Hole Trick" by Michael Close

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Probably the single best business card routine ever (just my opinion)

I think that it is Dan Garrett or Michael Finney who has a good routine using the Flash Printer, (I saw them both lecture on the same day so I can not remember who's it is but I remember thinking I should dust mine off and give it a shot).

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"Stockholder" comes with a load of business card material, all using the Out To Lunch principle.

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Many wonderful ideas on the market and surely more to come. My opinion: If a business card trick can become part of the routine, almost anything goes. If ASKED for a business card, quicker is better. It shows them you know when to get off stage and get serious about business. This does matter to many business people.

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Tag by Chastain Criswell also gets my vote. Check out the demo at hocus-pocus or JB Magic and you will see why.


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Make up your own 'Out to Lunch'. Use blank business cards and design our own set. Works great.
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In my Showtime column in the Linking Ring magazine of Spetember;, 1996, I give several uses of magic with business cards.

After all, if you are supposed to be a magician and you are giving out your card, shouldn't you do it in a magical way?

What you are really trying to do is to get the people, whom you give your card to, to not throw it out, as most people do with 99 per cents of the cards they get.

Another thing you do NOT want is the requirement that it takes forever to reset, or can't be reset, or can't be reset in front of a lay person.

While most of the above routines are good, they either take too long on the get-ready, can't be reset easily or take too long on the reset, have little bits that can be lost, or a dozen other drawbacks.

None of the suggestions in my column have those problems. Several come from Tony Wilson, who is currently the president of the IBM (he wasn't back then, but was still a "heavyweight" in magic).

If anyone is interest, just e-mail me and I will be happy to freely send you a copy of the column.
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