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frankie5aces
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I'm looking to start marketing myself and the best method I can think of would be to incorporate a business card drop as a reveal or a take home gift. Instead of just trying to push it on someone after a routine.
Which are your favorites? I really dig Dan harlans gypsy eye mentalism thing..
Any others you guys use on the regular?
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Business card cardiographic
Mental epic type routines
Drawn again
Use them to write down predictions
Use them to have spectator write down things (like the powerball 60 number they picked)

Their uses are only limited by your imagination. The best advice is to do well at your act(s) and they will ask for your card.

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Richard Pinner's PET. Or even better, during my signed card routine they express interest in a business card and it comes out of my wallet, and then the signed card does too.
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I use my business card for card warp with another selected then signed card.

And for writing predictions for Directors Cut (Simon Shaw) and Sneak Preview (Danny Archer).

About one in four leave the table.

I always give under-12s a Magic Trading Card (Performers Print Shop). 95% are taken home.
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You can use business cards to do Melt or Melt 2.0 by Matthew Johnson instead of using a playing card
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Get Jay's DVD, you'll overdose on effects.
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I only have one, and it's a card trick. And I normally don't do card tricks. Show your business card (upside down) and tell them there's a card prediction on it. Force a card - then turn over your business card. You got it wrong! Now take out a cig. lighter, and pass the flame under the card. The written prediction changes to their card! It really blows them away. All you need is a Frixion Pen you can get at Staples.

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I use my business card to wrap around a preset gypsy thread.

I say it is the proverbial string of bad luck.

At the end it is transformed into a thread of hope ad is wrapped around my business card to leave with the spectator.

-Mary Mowder
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You can do Daryl's Hyper-bent-alation and staple it to your business card.
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Show Biz Card by Guy Bavli.
Works very very well for me.
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Above post are spot on I have given me a few ideas. But I just want to add something that I learnt years go as a saleman for a print company and has come in very useful for my wife and I bossiness Science in a Van. We do hand our cards and promo martrile out pretty freely when at teacher conference and like event.

How ever when someone from a organisation or group is talking to us and is interested in us we make sure we get there card to follow up.

I not a full time magician. But when pepoel ask me for a card I say there one in my bag as I get my bag and sort it out I ask them,
-There name,
-What event they are thinking of booking me for,
-What company or organisation there from and there role in that,
-Do they have a card,

This now gives me a lot of information and usually ends in a card swap. I write all the information I got on there card and put that information on my spread sheet. I then E-mail them to say it was great speaking to them and a link to my web site. Then ill will call them at some point. Just the other day my calendar said to phone someone I spoke to in Febuary while street busking because it the next few months they book there Christmas party entertainment up.

As for a effect with a business card. So when doing a gig and someone ask for a card I will just hand them out as well as try to swap. If there is some one that I have spoken to about a event I will go up to them at the end as iam leaving. I will check in with them and say did I give you my card they say yes and normally get it out (I don't why people do that but they do) or I give them a new card. I say great and as I leave I stop and say watch this. I then do Conterfeit Hollingworth by Wayne Houchin at the end they get a slightly burnt restored card.

Hope this helps.
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Bold Business (Patrick Kuffs). Love it.
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Drawn Again by Danny Archer is nice! Your business cards will need to be glossy on one side, so that you can fan them - it's needed to do the effect.
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Cards get lost or thrown away. I have them call my cell to hear a message. Now my number is in their phone.
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Michael Close's The Pothole Trick. Blew me away first time I saw it.
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Roberto Giobbi writes about producing your card
in the most simple, yet visual and amazing, way
you can.
Put both hands on your pockets trying to find one
card, but you don't have anything so you tell them
you kept some spare cards in "Air pockets" reach
into the air and produce one (Back Palm**g).
As simple as it reads, As great it is.
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Has anyone seen scar tissue by jay Sankey? If not look it up. In his trick you tear the corner off a taxi receipt, and fuse it to the back. I scanned a ripped corner of my business card from vistaprint, then ordered a batch of them with the ripped corner printed on the back. They just arrived, so they have not been tested, but I feel like it will go well.
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Houchin's "Counterfeit Hollingworth"
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