The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Table hoppers & party strollers » » Good effects for handing out business cards (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
Robmonster
View Profile
Elite user
455 Posts

Profile of Robmonster
Afternoon everybody,

I've recently had some new business cards designed, and it started me thinking about good effects that end up with either a business card someone would want to keep as a souvenir, or an effect that just naturally leads to the handing over of a card.

Can anyone recommend some good effects that fit the bill?

Rob
jolyonjenkins
View Profile
Inner circle
United Kingdom
1156 Posts

Profile of jolyonjenkins
Pot hole
Jolyon Jenkins
Irfaan Kahan
View Profile
Veteran user
346 Posts

Profile of Irfaan Kahan
See Michael Ammar's Self Printing Business card. I believe he has different name for it in the Magic of Michael Ammar
I'm a Magician playing the part of an Actor
Stanyon
View Profile
Inner circle
Landrum, S.C. by way of Chicago
3400 Posts

Profile of Stanyon
Doug Bennett's "Business Merger".
Stanyon

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
slyhand
View Profile
Inner circle
Good ole Virginia
1890 Posts

Profile of slyhand
Casanova Inc. is fantastic from Paul Harris's T/A.
Also Constellation.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

Alec
Avocat
View Profile
Veteran user
324 Posts

Profile of Avocat
Was it Doug Bennett who came up with a way to cause a signed coin to wind up actually inside a business card?

That wasn't "Business Merger," was it?
Stanyon
View Profile
Inner circle
Landrum, S.C. by way of Chicago
3400 Posts

Profile of Stanyon
"Business Merger" is a T&R corner effect with a business card. "Fire Trap" is a vanished coin to reappear sealed in a matchbook cover/business card. Doug Henning did "Fire Trap" on the Johnny Carson show. Both effects by Doug Bennett.
Stanyon

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24249 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Tom Zoss has a book out through Magic, Inc., I think, that has a lot of good stuff with business cards.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Jamie D
View Profile
Inner circle
Ontario, Canada
2292 Posts

Profile of Jamie D
With a simple nw routine or doing pw with a business card you can give the spectator a true miracle. As an opener it can be quick and to the point at the same time it hits hard and not only do you now have there full attention but they have your business card Smile Also this n that works great, if you have a group you could hand out all four business cards at the end.

Daren
Twitter @darjames
S2000magician
View Profile
Inner circle
Yorba Linda, CA
3469 Posts

Profile of S2000magician
Bill Simon's Business Card Prophecy
jmccormack4
View Profile
New user
26 Posts

Profile of jmccormack4
When I got my business cards I ordered two sets. one of the sets was a normal business card of mine. The other set I designed one so that a had 4 smaller ones on the same size as an average business card so lets say my normal business card that I hand out was 2x4 I made 4 1x2 and told my company to print 4 of them out on a 2x4 so I was able to cut out 4 smaller ones with scissors later on. So when I hand them out I show them the small card then spellbound change it to the regular size one. (Kind of like a jumbo coin routine in a way)
Ron Vergilio
View Profile
Special user
Murrieta, CA
835 Posts

Profile of Ron Vergilio
Get Jay Sankey's BUSINESS CARD MIRACLES DVD. Lot of ideas.

-Ron
May the magic in your life never disappear

*** Lou Serrano's Steel Ball Routine ***
pearljamjeff
View Profile
Inner circle
I live inside your computer.
1243 Posts

Profile of pearljamjeff
Sneak Thief, Living and Dead Test, Osterlind's watch routine (different peek), a hot read with a full card peek ... list goes on forever. Anything where they can write something down can be turned into a good reason for them to keep your business card. Mentalism hits more emotionally than magic. If you want them to keep your card and have a greater chance of actually calling you, tie giving it away with emotion. I also would not try to give out a business card in my opening routine. That's too "sales pitch man" for me. I save it for my closer and make it a very personal and meaningful experience.
Jeff Travilla - Author of "The Extractor." I work in advertising and marketing now. If you are a professional worker and need marketing help, feel free to contact my company. JCM Media Group.
davidpaul$
View Profile
Inner circle
Pittsburgh, Pa
2927 Posts

Profile of davidpaul$
Guy Bavli's Show biz cards:

see here- http://www.pro-magic.com/shop/product.php?productid=143

Great way to hand out your business card.
If you can't help worrying, remember worrying can't help you!
motown
View Profile
Inner circle
Atlanta by way of Detroit
5865 Posts

Profile of motown
You can do the haunted pack with business cards. I believe it's on Ammar's busness card DVD, which has some of the other effects mentioned here.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
– Karl Germain
puggo
View Profile
Inner circle
1991 Posts

Profile of puggo
I have had a prediction written down on the back of a business card for a mem deck ACAAN effect (memdeck left with first person, who gives a number, force the corresponding card from deck in play to person 2, write down number and card, stating that the card was thought of..).
After a short set, come back to the prediction / revelation, and wow! (I have only tried this a few times so far though, but great reactions).

The business card is only used as a notepad initially, but after a few effects, with this as almost an afterthought closer, it is a good motivator to keep the card..
Inspired by the great ACAAN routine on Michael Vincent's Rhapsodies in Silver (not yet tried in performance).

Charlie
slyhand
View Profile
Inner circle
Good ole Virginia
1890 Posts

Profile of slyhand
Also one I do all the time is Assertive Positive Negative by Scott Guinn. All you need is a business card and a pen.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

Alec
Jamie D
View Profile
Inner circle
Ontario, Canada
2292 Posts

Profile of Jamie D
One I forgot to mention that I alway do is a picture dupelication. It always hits hard when presented right. Try and get them to draw something that means something to them, They'll never forget this experience.

Daren
Twitter @darjames
T.House
View Profile
Loyal user
281 Posts

Profile of T.House
Liam Montier has a couple of good business card effects in his booklet Cherry Cola Queen.

Bruce
gdw
View Profile
Inner circle
4816 Posts

Profile of gdw
Hot Leads
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Table hoppers & party strollers » » Good effects for handing out business cards (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.17 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL