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Magicians Can Give a Good First Impression Without Doing Magic Tricks

Within just a few seconds of meeting magician, the average spectator will have formed a first impression of the magician and decided if they are …

Learn Magic Tricks by Creating a Story - Link Your Magic Tricks Together

When you learn magic tricks, do you consider creating a story that the set of tricks will communicate?<p>For many magicians, their magic act is a …

How to Set the Pace of Magic Tricks - How to Relax and Slow Down

Do you struggle to set a consistent speed and pace when performing your magic tricks? It all seems to go well in private, but as soon as you perform …

Fix Magic Tricks You Don't Use - Problems with Close Up Magic Tricks

<b>What do you do with close up magic tricks you don’t use? You thought they would be ideal for you, but they turned out not to be suitable…</b><p>It could be …

Magic With a Smile - A Quick Tip to Get Better Reactions to your Magic Tricks

It’s such a simple and easy thing to do, but so many magicians forget to do something when they perform their magic tricks. Dominic Reyes talks about …

I Hesitate When Performing Magic - Saying Umm and Err

<b>Mark writes: ‘I hesitate when performing magic, and say ‘Ummmmm’ a lot when I perform, how can I prevent this from happening?’</b><p>This, Ummm, is a common …

Copying Magicians - How to Develop Your Performing Style

Copying magicians you admire can help you develop your own unique performing style as a magician.<p>Which magicians do you most admire? Which performers …

The 6 Secrets to Buy Magic Tricks Without Regret

It’s so easy to buy magic tricks these days. The best magic shops have a huge range, fast delivery and an easy order process. Does this actually …

Magic Tricks Addiction - Do You Have a Problem?

If you are serious about studying magic, it means putting in the hours needed to practice, consistently, and over a great deal of time. There’s no …

How to Approach People in the Street to Show Them Magic

Paul Writes:<p><b>‘I need advice on approaching people in the street, as I lack confidence and fear they won’t like me or my magic tricks’</b><p>Paul loves his …

Best Magic Trick Awards 2012

2012 has been a brilliant year for new magic tricks coming out. Every month new releases hit the magic shops and some become instant hits, whilst …

Should I Stop People on the Street to Show Them Street Magic Tricks?

Sam asks: ‘<i>How do I approach someone in the street to show them street magic tricks?</i>‘<p>The team at The Merchant of Magic has been asked this question …

How to Find an Audience for Your Magic Tricks

Richard writes: '<i>I've been practicing magic for a few years, but only performing to my family. How do I find an audience for my magic tricks?</i>'<p>Nice …

How to Make Rough and Smooth Playing Cards Without Fluid or Sprays

We are going to show you the best method to easily make your own rough and smooth playing cards.<p>The rough and smooth principle is one of the most …

How your body language can change how you feel about yourself, your magic and your abilities as a magician : http://blog.magicshop.co.uk/2013/09/body-language-magicians-confidence-perform-magic-tricks.html #magicians #bodylanguage

How can I read minds like Derren Brown?

This is a question we get asked a lot at the Merchant of Magic. Derren Brown is a world class entertainer at the top of his game so we can learn a …

Magicians Getting the Shakes and Mental Magic - Problems and Answers

Louis writes :<p><i>I have only really just started, but I have come a long way in a short time. I would really like to be able to handle the cards better</i> …

The Magicians Secret Room - Performing Magic Tricks to Small Groups

Professional London magician Alan Hudson recently published a great presentation idea for working magicians: The Secret Room.<p>Close up magicians don't …

Best Magic Tricks of 2013 Awards

The Best Magic Tricks of 2013<p>Creativity seems alive and kicking in magic, with a record amount of magicians choosing their best magic tricks to hit …

Ready to be a Magician for Hire?

How can you know when you are ready to become a magician for hire?<p>Many magicians struggle identifying when they are ready to start performing magic …

5 Top Tips to Help Simplify Magic Tricks

Should we work to simplify magic tricks?<p>“<i>Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs</i><p><i>be as two or</i> …

Using Magic Tricks to Change Your Life - A Magicians Experience

We received this account of how one magician used his magic to change his life.<p>Iain Writes:<p>I thought I'd share a little story with you (I've been …

How to Pick the Best Magic Tricks for Table Hopping Magicians

Tom wants to find the best magic tricks for table hopping.<p>Tom writes:<p><b>‘I’ve just done my first magic show and have been asked to be a table magician,</b> …

5 Quick Tips for More Confidence When Perform Magic Tricks

Many magicians feel nervous before they start performing their magic tricks. Here's 5 Tips to help you gain more confidence.<p>Magic isn't just about …

Building a Magic Act - How to Create a Magicians Show Plan

Building a Magic Act : How to create a show plan for your magic tricks<p>Dean writes:<p><i>'I'm struggling with routining my magic act. Working out my show</i> …

Effective Magicians Patter - Types of Patter Within Magic Tricks

By Malcolm Duff<p>Magicians Patter is the name given to what you say as you are performing a magic trick.<p>Magicians Patter has many elements – each with …

Magicians Nerves - How to Deal with Feeling Scared to Perform

Do you get scared before you perform your magic tricks? How to deal with Magicians Nerves.<p>It's quite usual to feel scared or suffer from nervousness …

How to Approach People to Perform Magic Tricks

Magicians worry about how to approach people to show them magic tricks, but it's much easier than they think.<p>Practice, practice, practice they tell …

Magician Doug McKenzie

For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street …