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Chapter 40 - What rubber bands to use. Probably one of the shortest chapters in the history of literature Smile
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Thanks, everyone! This is awesome reading what everyone takes away from it!

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Chapter 40 - What rubber bands to use. Probably one of the shortest chapters in the history of literature Smile


Lol, I know, right? Still, some people might not have know that! I just bought a huge box of them last week.


Official Entrants

yin_howe: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Jmolomagic: Chapter 12~ Starting Conversations
Gianluca Hayes: Chapter 50~ Busted
Randy B: Chapter 58~ Remembering Names
smullins: Chapter 43~ Highs and Lows
Nate Green: Chapter 36~ The Handshake
willtupper: Chapter 95~ Busking
robvh: Chapter 5~ Magic Fridays
moshiman: Chapter 25~ Conquering Nerves
TomasSimkus: Chapter 7~ Website
Bobby Puga: Chapter 46~ Saying Goodbye To A Group
Tommytallica: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
matthewwhitt2: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Torquay22: Chapter 4~ How to Practice
matthewwhitt2: Chapter 42~ The First Words I Say
Gleemax17: Chapter 23~ What Does my Contract Look Like
Ken Dumm: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Raymond Singson: Chapter 25~ Conquering Nerves
Anthony Black: Chapter 82~ Hecklers
Tim Hannig: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Alex DLF: Chapter 6~ Business Cards
paperinick: Chapter 39~ My First Effect
CdnAndrew: Chapter 8~ How Do You Look?
Grant Mitchell: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
EVILDAN: Chapter 26~ How to get the gigs
shawn popp: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Hydrostevo: Chapter 40~ What Rubber Bands to Use


Who's next?


All you need to do to enter is pick up copy of The Approach and write down your favourite chapter! That's it! I'll do a draw from these names and someone will win any one of my products plus a hundred dollars cashola! Fun!

Draw will be held on Dec.15

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Just like a book club (I think? I've never actually been in one, lol) I'm going to try and talk about a chapter every time I respond here.

So ALEX DLF- Yah, business cards are huge!! I have a different card now- that you probably have seen- but it's for a different purpose (selling bottles and the idea of my 'celebrity' brand) but make no mistake, when it comes to booking gigs: Name, phone number, E-MAIL as big as will fit. I still remember being at a receptionist's desk one time and she was looking for a supplier of something (paper?); and she was throwing out every card she couldn't read at arms length!
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Chapter 71, this has saved me in a pinch.
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I'll have to go for Chapter 32, The Big Secret! Who would have realized something so simple could be so effective!

I loved every other parts of the book though. I'm glad I got this book despite being the owner of several magic business books already!

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Chapter 4 - How to Practice. I love the idea of magic Fridays. I am probably going to go with magic Mondays... so I have all weekend to practice. Thanks for sharing.
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For me, Chapter 21 Developing Your Sets ~ Part 2 has had the most impact and been very helpful to me.
When I see a new trick or learn a new effect or even go back and look at what I've done in the past I now think about how it can fit into a set.
Whether it's an opener, middle or close, small, medium or high effect.
I keep coming to this book over and over and reminding myself of something I've forgotten or just need clarification on.

With rubberbands do you have an online source of where you buy them? In Australia we don't have the best selection of rubberbands.
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I don't yet own the book (believe me I want it), so I'm not entering the competition. However, just a quick question/request: there's a number of places given over to filling in (like Magic Friday feedback) - do you have printable PDFs of these fill-able pages, so we can write them without having to write in the book?
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No question about it:

Chapter 32 - The Big Secret

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Hi Jamie and thank you for superfast shipping and signing my copy. I actually read the book in one sitting. I absolutely LOVE it!
My favorite chapter was Chapter 5, magic mondays.

The runner up is the chapter about website and business cards.

Thank you so much Jamie, and keep on being awesome:)
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You guys are making me sooooo jealous right now ... Smile I'm saving up my pennies!
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There is so much information in here it's hard to pick a FAVORITE, but I greatly benefitted from developing your sets parts 1 and 2 (chapters 3 and 21). I'm a frantic person and the information on how many tricks and how to set them up to have a pattern as you flow from table to table is a great help.

Thanks Jamie for the great book!
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I just ordered the book today, and it's not here yet so it may be hard to pick a favourite chapter, haha.... But I'm going to go with the Big Secret, as that seems to be a popular choice and I'm itching to know what it is!
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This is definitely one of those books that you can leave on your night stand, read a chapter before bed, and legitimately learn something new each time you pick the book up. Even the chapters regarding topics you're already familiar with seem to have a voice that incites a refreshing understanding/perspective. I've read this book cover to cover once before, but I'm seem to gain more information from it just by opening up to random pages and seeing what the book spontaneously offers. It's a really great, insightful read.

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On 2013-12-10 09:39, Raymond Singson wrote:
This is definitely one of those books that you can leave on your night stand, read a chapter before bed, and legitimately learn something new each time you pick the book up. Even the chapters regarding topics you're already familiar with seem to have a voice that incites a refreshing understanding/perspective. I've read this book cover to cover once before, but I'm seem to gain more information from it just by opening up to random pages and seeing what the book spontaneously offers. It's a really great, insightful read.

RS.
Very true, I keep it next to my laptop and pick it up whenever I take a small break from things.
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Hi Jamie,

Love the novel-size format of the book, very handy to take around and easily read.
Favourite chapter, hard to choose, but I'm going with 32: The Big Secret.


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Everyone's favourite seems to be 32: The Big Secret. I think this secret is great too and I can definitely see myself using it!

However, 56: Burning Through Material was my favourite. I have loads of potential items that I hadn't really considered in this context before. This is a great tip for many different occasions, not just when you have run out of material.
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We're getting close- only a couple more days to go!!

Official Entrants

yin_howe: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Jmolomagic: Chapter 12~ Starting Conversations
Gianluca Hayes: Chapter 50~ Busted
Randy B: Chapter 58~ Remembering Names
smullins: Chapter 43~ Highs and Lows
Nate Green: Chapter 36~ The Handshake
willtupper: Chapter 95~ Busking
robvh: Chapter 5~ Magic Fridays
moshiman: Chapter 25~ Conquering Nerves
TomasSimkus: Chapter 7~ Website
Bobby Puga: Chapter 46~ Saying Goodbye To A Group
Tommytallica: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
matthewwhitt2: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Torquay22: Chapter 4~ How to Practice
matthewwhitt2: Chapter 42~ The First Words I Say
Gleemax17: Chapter 23~ What Does my Contract Look Like
Ken Dumm: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Raymond Singson: Chapter 25~ Conquering Nerves
Anthony Black: Chapter 82~ Hecklers
Tim Hannig: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Alex DLF: Chapter 6~ Business Cards
paperinick: Chapter 39~ My First Effect
CdnAndrew: Chapter 8~ How Do You Look?
Grant Mitchell: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
EVILDAN: Chapter 26~ How to get the gigs
shawn popp: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Hydrostevo: Chapter 40~ What Rubber Bands to Use
Blindside785: Chapter 71~ The Second Big Secret
Xaerius: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
mousebites2: Chapter 4~ How to Practice
Hybrid Hunter: Chapter 21~ Developing Your Sets/Part 2
MichaelMann: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Montana76: Chapter 5~ Magic Friday
topherhester: Chapter 3~ Developing Your Sets
Matthew Rider: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
Raymond Singson: The entire thing, lol? (I'm including this as an entry because you've read it twice, lol)
bekralik: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret
(a)ndy: Chapter 32~ The Big Secret

Who's next?


All you need to do to enter is pick up copy of The Approach and write down your favourite chapter! That's it! I'll do a draw from these names and someone will win any one of my products plus a hundred dollars cashola! Fun!

Draw will be held on Dec.15

______________________________________________________________________________

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I don't yet own the book (believe me I want it), so I'm not entering the competition. However, just a quick question/request: there's a number of places given over to filling in (like Magic Friday feedback) - do you have printable PDFs of these fill-able pages, so we can write them without having to write in the book?


To be honest- I really, really, want everyone to write in their books. A huge part of performing is documenting and recording everything you've done- so I took some pains (a lot, lol) to make The Approach easy to write in. I think it would be awesome for everyone, in ten year's time, to pull it off the shelf- flip through it- and see how far they've come. And, if it absolutely kills you to do so- a cool notebook is way cooler than printed off forms.

Y'all rock!

~jamie
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I love the workbook feel to it. I immediately began writing in it and putting ideas on the margins. This will be my guide!
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For me it's Chapter 32.
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I'm afraid I'm incapable of writing in my books - I like to keep my library pristine. I do take notes in notebooks though, on the side!
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