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OK, let's see you do it!
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"Normally drawing a thunderous round of applause!"
Say the line .....and pause with a smile.....while looking around at your audience.
If they hesitate, say ...."I can wait!".......and pause again.
Try it, it works!
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Let's hear it for Topo Gigio!
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On 2010-12-01 00:36, rockthemike wrote:
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On 2010-11-30 12:17, Frank Starsini wrote:
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On 2010-11-21 22:56, rockthemike wrote:
"When I saw this for the first time I was just as amazed as you were and forgot to applaud too."


Eeeww!!! This one gives me the creeps. I felt so sorry for that guy on his L&L DVDs and he just could not get any applause and had to keep saying this one.
Yikes!!!!



I got that from Dobson!


Yes, we know. Did you get permission from him to pass his material around like that?
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...I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...
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Nobody has actually tried to solve the problem, or to identify it, for that matter.

There are three reasons that people do not applaud at the end of a trick.

1) They are so stunned that they cannot react.
2) The trick sucks.
3) The presentation needs work.

Since this is a new trick, the most likely reason is number three -- the presentation needs work.

Simply throwing out a one-liner is not going to turn a bad presentation into a winner. That's a given. Saying "people usually applaud here" is verbally flipping them the bird.

So analyze the trick. Does it have a definite stopping point? Does that stopping point coincide with the climax of the trick? Does your script build to fit the build of the trick?

Videotape your presentation. Then write out the script -- EVERYTHING you say as you do the trick. Don't leave out any of the fumbles, flubs, stutters, stammers or other verbal "cycling." Put it all down, and then see what it is that sticks out as really hurting the presentation.

If you say "What I'm going to do now" or "What I want you to do now" replace those with something less clumsy. That's just a start.

Figure out where the presentation needs to start and where it is going. The script should lead you from the beginning to the end. At the end, using a rising inflection, tell them what just happened. In other words, give it the hard sell.
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Very true, Bill. And as Monk Watson taught me years ago, sometimes your audience needs a little clue that it is over, as they may have been spellbound for a while. He always said, "Show them your face, smile, and bow very slightly". It always worked for me.
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Maybe nest time I'll follow David Hasselhoff's act...
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I feel at times the reason a small audience does not applause at times is because each person is nervous to be first.

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On 2010-12-30 21:56, Dave Devin wrote:
"Normally drawing a thunderous round of applause!"
Say the line .....and pause with a smile.....while looking around at your audience.
If they hesitate, say ...."I can wait!".......and pause again.
Try it, it works!

Good information, Dave.

Everyone, Dave Davin is the one who advised me to select "Dynamo" as my clown name. He is a hero to me.
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And now a word from our alternate sponsor.
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Oh, you were expecting Copperfield weren't you?
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What did you want, Dolly Parton on a trampoline?
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Hello, I must be going, I cannot stay, I just came to say, I must be going...
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Whoever doesn't applaud will be my next volunteer...
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Everyone slap the person next to you!
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What did they put in your soft drinks?...
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Limp with a stiff leg off stage shouting , "Oh Marshall Dillon, Oh Marshall Dillon"
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The louder you applaud, the sooner I leave the stage...
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Ok, I'll keep doing it for you until I get it right.
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Sir, will you please pass your claps around the room?
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