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MrHyde
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I used to always use a business card when doing Card Warp.

I made a joke out of the fact that it was an old card,
that I'd had to move ..
for tax reasons ...

so don't try calling me at that number.

Planted a big enough seed for them to usualy ask for the nice new shiny one


TH
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I was more interesting not who ask my card or not but rather what tricks gets me the most gigs, yeah I know that personality is more important but nevertheless I have wondered if there is any conclusion I can figure out just from keeping track.

I have found what tricks gets me the strongest reactions and what tricks makes people want to hire me...
just wanted to share this, I think it helps to oriented yourself in doing what people remember from you.
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This is a really good idea that I have not thought about, Usually when people ask me to do something for them I always have coins or a deck of cards on me, Ill do ambitious or a coins across or something... But doing a small mental effect using your business card as the prediction is a great idea, Ill have to change my card so that I have white on the back, its black on both sides right now.


So that does bring me to a question, Where should I start looking for a quick, seemingly impossible prediction on the back of a card? Any suggestions? I have never used a NW, But that is something I shall look into. Anything else someone might suggest that hits pretty hard from personal experience?


(Sorry to semi-thread jack)
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Kameron: The first effect here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5cFyvFfJXY

Derek: Corinda and Osterlind are good places to start. Ammar was mentioned, and Sankey's got some stuff. I think there might even be something in Mark Wilson.

Ed
Kameron Messmer
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I had forgotten, but ome of my business cards have the 4 suits and ace-king printed so I can do predictions with frixion pens... Have to go back to that..
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I want to add that we ARE professionals and are comparable to doctors. I was told by my magic mentor that we are possibly even more specialized than a doctor. We work hard. BUT... we are also marketers. I wouldn't do trick after trick after trick for someone for no reason... but doctors give out sample medications. I carry 3 rubber bands on my wrist; some coins in my pocket (I'm always doing a coin roll); a deck of cards; and that's usually it... but most all the time. Also... learn some business card tricks. If you do a trick with them... you can give them to them. I'm a big socializer outside of magic... but I use magic at the bar every weekend. I have gotten a couple parties from it... and a couple phone numbers. Use it to network. Give them your card for another reason besides magic specifically? I tell people to like my facebook page and follow me because I'm trying to make a name. anything like that works.
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Quote:
On 2012-12-08 13:51, Derek Castillo wrote:
This is a really good idea that I have not thought about, Usually when people ask me to do something for them I always have coins or a deck of cards on me, Ill do ambitious or a coins across or something... But doing a small mental effect using your business card as the prediction is a great idea, Ill have to change my card so that I have white on the back, its black on both sides right now.


So that does bring me to a question, Where should I start looking for a quick, seemingly impossible prediction on the back of a card? Any suggestions? I have never used a NW, But that is something I shall look into. Anything else someone might suggest that hits pretty hard from personal experience?


(Sorry to semi-thread jack)


Check out Steve Yachanin's Thought Association Card. See http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=303 for a discussion on this excellent effect.

I've used my business card to write the final word on and it's definitely well received.

- Bob
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The "StockHolder" business card wallet by Greg Willson uses the OTL principle using your business card. A great way to reveal a prediction and pass out your card.

Tom
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Ok I gotta ask here.

Do you REALLY think that someone is going to keep this card and call you just because you did a trick with it? I mean if you haven't done enough before that then forget it.

I think magicians get so caught up in what THEY like and just forget reality.

I will admit I have had people come back in after a year with a signed card. But when you think of the literally THOUSANDS of cards that have been signed, it would be less than 1/2 of 1%!

Doing tricks with business cards just does not ever mean for a second they are going to keep it much less call you because of it. Magicians are in love with the concept I get it.
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Kameron Messmer
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I know the percentage of people who keeps cards are low. That's why we order thousands. I just don't want to have to force a card on people (pun intended). I was wondering if there was any trick you all did that made them ASK for a card. Even if they didn't keep it, or book a show.
Kameron Messmer
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I'm not that naive. The only time I AM is when someone says they will call me about a specific show. Then I expect it. But when I'm at a restaurant and just hand a card out to a random person, I don't expect much. It's gambling at that point, and I thought the pro's might have a trick up their sleeve that cements in the clients mind (This guy is AWESOME!)
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The show you do before the card is the only thing that assures that.
Danny Doyle
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Kameron Messmer
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I wasnt even thinking about a show, I was thinking more in public and you say "im a magician" and they say "show me something" Obviously a show would lend right into people asking for a card.
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Ok.
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