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So I like to do a 3 to 2 coin trick using and keep getting asked to "do it again" My normal excuse is that I'd love to if I Had a another quarter but can't because I only have two quarters now. Usually I'll do a sticky coins routine if repeatedly asked to do another trick. what other advise would you all suggest for situations like that?
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Showing a trick once is entertainment, showing it twice is a lesson!
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"So, you liked that, did you? You'll like this one even better!" Then go on to another trick. Don't show one unless you are prepared to at least show three separate tricks, each with different methods or principles involved. If they still want more, be ready to hand out your business card... "That calls for a show!" In fact, we teach our Wiz Kids to carry an "Out to Lunch" business card to perform as their final trick.

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They also carry some of their "funny money" with their photos and contact information embedded in it to use as a "desperation trick."
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Good advice spelbinder.

Just give them your business card, lead them to your website and if they want to see some more they can hire you. Smile

Maybe also something to think, when you are not giving a payed show then you are free? Just hand them immediately your business card and for performing just give you a call.

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Thanks I'll keep that in mind! What if I just do magic for fun?
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If you don't perform shows and just do magic for fun rather than money, work up a routine of several tricks. Visit the buskers thread and see what those guys are doing and how long a walk-around routine should last.
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Cool thanks for the help
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"in other words you are saying, "do it till I catch you.""
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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Spectator: "Do that again!"
Magi: "Sorry, I never perform a trick twice!"

or

"One of the rules they taught me when I learned magic is to never perform the same trick twice."

Then move on. . .

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On 2009-09-22 21:20, slyhand wrote:
"in other words you are saying, "do it till I catch you.""


This post went flying over my head. I don't see any posts implying that sentiment. Am I missing something? Did something get erased?
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On 2009-09-22 22:11, Spellbinder wrote:
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On 2009-09-22 21:20, slyhand wrote:
"in other words you are saying, "do it till I catch you.""


This post went flying over my head. I don't see any posts implying that sentiment. Am I missing something? Did something get erased?


Sometimes when asked to "do it again" I respond with "Ahh, you mean do it until I catch you". Then I laugh it off and it does not come up again.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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On 2009-09-22 22:36, slyhand wrote:
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On 2009-09-22 22:11, Spellbinder wrote:
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On 2009-09-22 21:20, slyhand wrote:
"in other words you are saying, "do it till I catch you.""


This post went flying over my head. I don't see any posts implying that sentiment. Am I missing something? Did something get erased?


Sometimes when asked to "do it again" I respond with "Ahh, you mean do it until I catch you". Then I laugh it off and it does not come up again.

That is what I understood as well although I had to read it twice.
I might actually use that if you don't mind. It's quite funny.
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Thank you for clarifying. My head is filled with dust and cobwebs these days. It IS a good line.
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A line from a magician long gone, "I performed that illusion to open the door for fun and entertainment so that each of you can share something special that you can do. Who is next? A song, a story -- a little dance?"
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I have found it helps to set the stage, so to speak, before you do the effect rather than after. So, I will often say "watch carefully, I will only do this once"...
Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
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One of the best things you can do is plan a multiple-part routine where you repeat the same effect but switch up the method, or add some other kind of deceptive progression, and do the first phase trying to elicit the request to repeat the effect. That way, when they do, you're ready.
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I appreciate the help! I really like "I performed that illusion to open the door for fun and entertainment so that each of you can share something special that you can do. Who is next? A song, a story -- a little dance?" that's a really great one. I also really like mandarins idea of say that I'm only going to do this once. I should probably start most tricks I do by themselves with that line. Then maybe something like " now I showed you a one, its your turn to show me one!" I'd be interested to see if anyone does
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On 2009-09-23 22:44, othelo68 wrote:
Then maybe something like " now I showed you a one, its your turn to show me one!"


Unless you do card tricks -- because they will. This is one reason I don't do card tricks in clos-up/parlor. Somebody always volunteers to show you their favorite.
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I just use "Sorry, but the second rule of magic is to never show same trick twice".

After that they usually ask "so, whats the first rule is?" and my answer is "never reveal magic tricks". That usually shuts them up Smile
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On 2009-09-23 02:15, abc wrote:
That is what I understood as well although I had to read it twice.
I might actually use that if you don't mind. It's quite funny.


Feel free to use it.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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