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S2000magician
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I recently joined a networking group that meets every week. During each meeting I give a thirty-second commercial for my magic business to a group of about forty people sitting at a couple of long tables. Several people have suggested that I include a quick effect each week; I figure that about ten seconds for the effect and twenty for the chatter is about right.

Obviously, if I do this I would prefer not repeating effect, or, at least, having several weeks intervene between repetitions.

Obvious ideas would be silk productions or vanishes, coin productions or vanishes, maybe a quick Ninja Ring link/unlink.

Any other suggestions?
PaulGreen
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Hi Bill,

Torn & Restored Flyer, ala Joel Bauer
Barcode gag
3 1/2 Clubs, ala Bill Goldman
Hundy 500
coloring book, ala Paul Green (Catalog or magazine with business content)

Good luck in the search.

Regards,

Paul Green
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The tricks should be so quick that they are over before you even start! I'd suggest effects with little to no patter and a flashy finish.

Fire is always nice!

Open your wallet, flames come out, close it and open it again to reveal some business cards which your hand out!

I'd suggest a lighter on a p*** with a bit of f**** P**** in your fingers. You pass your hand over the lighter and it vanishes in a ball of flame. My what a lot of a*******s! I should **** and ***** before I *****! ******!

Kennedy's card stab. Patter like this. "My name is S2000magician and I'm a magician so I'm afraid I'm going to have ask you to pick a card. I haven't got time to find it properly but let me take a stab at it!"

I'd also suggest you check out the works of Jay Scott Berry. I dealer once described his lecture to me as "an act consisting of nothing but openers!" But its good flashy stuff!
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Ring Thing
One ambitious card move
silk vanish
steve draun's vanishing pen
pen thru anything
phoenix aces
chop cup quickie
pat your head, rub your stomach
soda from shoe a la jarle lierpol
chink-a-chink
healed and sealed
color-changing knife quickie
coin to jumbo coin using pre-sleeved jumbo coin
card manipulation
4-coin rolldown
vanishing wand
color changing silk
the lemon game
sam the bellhop
stupid travelers
cylinder and coins

one more: aldo colombini does something quick and funny. he holds up a folded card and asks for an audience member to name any card. when it's not the right card,
he picks up a ziploc bag of folded up cards and adds this one to the bag with the others. Of course if you're right, well, ...
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S2000magician
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Quote:
On 2005-06-12 01:51, Frank Starsini wrote:
. . .
sam the bellhop
stupid travelers
. . . .

You did read the original post, right?

Ten Seconds.

Maybe I should have put that figure in the title to make it clearer.

;)
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Just wanted to see if you were paying attention..... Smile
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Question regarding Paul's comments re: 3 1/2 Clubs ala Bill Goldman.

Anybody know where one might one find Bill's version?

cheers, gord
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Al Schneider does a 10 second professor's nightmare with small ropes that looks pretty amazing.

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Precious Metal (John Zander). I started doing this recently and it's GREAT! Easy to do, and packs a big punch, and funny too!
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S2000magician
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I know John; I should phone him and find out about it.
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Do you know the one where you pull your thumb off?
No set-up or extra stuff to carry and can be performed in 10 seconds or less!
:giggles:

But seriously, Dancing wand or cane might be nice (10 seconds would be appropriate)

floating bill or ring... if you could get a ring from someone "you sure this is 14 carats ?" it feels a little lighter to me... then separate hands as it floats for a second or 2 then return it.

What can I say, I got into l**ps this year!

Have fun whatever you do!

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How about the Appearing Cane or Karate Coin? Crazy Man's Handcuffs? D'Lite?
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
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Take a look at my Pro Fire Wallet. http://www.tonycurtismagic.com
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Garrett Thomas's "Ring Thing". 10 seconds of pure eye candy! Wow
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Al Schneider's SpellBound. Quick and KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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How about a quick PK effect with a business card or a flyer (pun intended)? There are zillions of ways to do it and it's very quick and visual.

Other than that I also backup the flash paper proposal - very quick and very visual.
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Fl!pstick
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Rubberband Thru Thumb (Rindflisch)
Cash Ladder (Harlan)
Matrix
Han Ping Chien
Sylvester Pitch
Potsherd Trick
Striking Vanish
$100 Bill Switch
Torn & Restored Cig Paper
The Loop (the Jay Marshall version of Dual Control from the Art of Close Up Magic)
Coin fold
Just a few ideas.

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Shriek of the mutilated by john bannon
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Knights tour ... really really fast Smile

one cut and restored rope sequence.

snap color change

balls from mouth

mouth coil

needled balloon

bowling ball from briefcase

rope thru neck

wineglass vanish (Michael Ammar)

Ring on (or off) rope

coin in bottle

biting a piece off coin

one sponge ball sequence

Dove production from scarf.

waltzing matilda

shot glass production from egg bag
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Spoon bend

color changing neck tie / bowtie

Appearing rose on lapel

Coin production / vanish

a quick prediction using a N**l W****r
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