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Steven Leung
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Dear all,

I am happy to announce that, last night, I experienced my first live performance to my collegues in a dinner meeting.

Before that, I was able to show one or two of my collegues my Ambitious Card Routine. Even though, selected card jumps up to the top of deck, 3 times only, my collegues were freaked out and called me 'magician' ever since.

Last night, some collegues urge to see my magical performance before dinner start. I start my usual Ambitious Card Routine, however, some male collegues did not seem so impressive by brought the selected card to the top of the deck. Then I performed the Neato card locator as published in other web site. Since that was my first performance and did not pratice much beforehand, I found the selected card second time.

Afterwards, I start performed the dunbury aces followed by Henry Christ's Fabulous Four Ace trick. My collegues were amazed to the effect and all I received were applause and positive feedback.

I reserved Club Sandwich, and Sctoch & Soda for next time when they need a performance.

Live performance really observe the effect of a trick. Ambitious card were over 'watched' by audience since David Blaine's performance. I wholeheartly love ambitious card routine but last night made me reconsider my presentation on that.

Just want to share my experience and I will tell you all how I doing in my next performance.
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

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Congratulations A C F,
It's always a good thing to get the first show under your belt. It's also a positive experience in that you are already starting to rethink your routines and trying to figure out how to better yourself. Now, I'll bet you can't wait to do another show, and I'll bet you are motivated to practice all the more. I'm happy for you..
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Congratulations!

I give it a week before you have your own TV special! Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Ambitious Card Freak, wearn't you nervous? I performed some tricks for new people that I didn't know and my hands were shaking and I droped them during a false shuffle.
I couldn't do anything at that moment so just did one card trick and went to my TT hope this feeling won't come back Smile

Niels
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Congrats on your first performance. It sounds like you did really well. Keep practicing, rehearsing and performing. It won't be long before your rep as a magician is established. Secondbaseman, here's what I do when I get nervous: I focus on a flawless performance. I picture in my mind everything going smoothly, and at the end a standing ovation (or at least applause.) It usually calms me down.
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When I get nervous, I just ask the audience to wear tin foil. That way it's almost like performing in front of a mirror. Smile
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I could completely relate to the shaking hands. I get that way quite a bit when I perform coin magic with lots of sleights. Smile
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Congratulations Ambitious Card Freak, Just the first of many I'm sure.

regards,

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Ah, the nerves, what is their purpose? The more you perform, the less they annoy you. Keep on keeping on and when you have convinced yourself that it is working well they only come back on special occasions just to remind you that they are still there.

Gotta love 'em
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WELL DONE ACF, it's great fun isn't it, performing.
By the way, nerves are what fuel your ambition NOT to fail.
Without them you have no fear of failure because for me, nerves are, fear of failure.

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I like your advice cheeto, I'll recommend it to anyone feeling too nervous Smile
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I 2nd that advice by cheeto!!

I still consider myself pretty amateur with the tricks too since i get pretty nervous with the hands. Pretty crazy to think something like showing a trick shakes ppl (including me) up more than it would say bungee jumping!!

Best advice i keep hearing is to stop thinking so much that you're going to get caught performing the sleight.
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I don't really understand chetto's advice...what is a tin foil?
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HitmanPT:

I don't know what they call tinfoil in Portugal, but it is the thin metallic foil that comes in rolls of paper-like sheets and is used for baking or wrapping food inside. It's surface is reflective, although not as clear as a mirror. If your audience wears clothes made of this substance, you won't feel so nervous--because you are already very accustomed to performing in front of mirrors! (It's a great joke!)

I like the way you guys are thinking ahead to future performances!!!

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On 2002-11-20 10:55, secondbaseman wrote:
Ambitious Card Freak, wearn't you nervous? I performed some tricks for new people that I didn't know and my hands were shaking and I droped them during a false shuffle.
I couldn't do anything at that moment so just did one card trick and went to my TT hope this feeling won't come back Smile

Niels


Dropping the deck while shuffling. What great misdirection! I'll have to remember that next time. Smile
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Thanks alleycat! now I know Smile
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It is pretty nerve racking performing for a large group for the first time. I performed for show and tell for two classes in the fourth grade. All you got to do is practice the moves. And tape yourself doing the routine or get someone to watch. I avoid the mirror because it doesn't give you a good audience angle. I'ts also too hard to focus on doing the trick and how it looks. I'll have to start a discussion on practicing methods....
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It's been a while since my 1st performance.

I did my second tonight. It was a birthday dinner, and I am one of guests. Some teenage there feel boring so I performed some tricks to them.

I recalled that I performed Twisting the Aces, That's it, Biddle Trick, Shapelifter, Ambitious Card, Dunberry Aces, Oil and Water...

I think now I can get magicial experience through performance, rather than watching videos. It is quite interesting that my hands are still shaking a little bit but I do not afraid of performing in front of people 'cause I know that those tricks I did will not have much chance to flash.

Unfortunately, Guy's Twisting the Aces a girl told me that I flashed a card out and I remind her before this is a rehersal and I immediately perform another trick. I hope that my handling is alright and I will keep practice in order to get new tricks to perform next time.

Hope every one of you will find opportunity to perform magic to people in the world.
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

"Being fooled by a trick doesn't always mean they are having a good time" - Homer Liwag

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ust out of my curiousity..judging from the tricks you perform...you're not really a beginner, aren't you? I mean, no beginners can do that many tricks at one time..but, howcome u say this is your first performance? haven't youever performed before?
Steven Leung
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Actaully, this is my second. I just continue the thread... that's all.
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

"Being fooled by a trick doesn't always mean they are having a good time" - Homer Liwag

https://hhpresents.com/
https://www.glitchstudiohk.com/
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