Recently, I have been intrigued by the notion of what does it take to present magic in such a way that my audience will connect powerfully with the experience? This is such a big question because I discovered for myself that the experience of magic is a profound emotional state to be in.
Just take a moment to think back on all of the great magicians you have seen. Try and remember how the experience left you. Think of a great film - how did you feel after the film was over? What about a great song or beautiful work of art? All of these experiences can be meaningful and memorable. The craft of magic is no different. What is the difference that makes the difference between a memorable experience and one which leaves you feeling indifferent?
These are questions which I will attempt to answer in the next Seminar of Mastering Magic - 'Communicating with Magic'. For now, start to engage in these questions, study videos of great magicians with these questions in mind. If you decided to participate in the next seminar, (which I hope you will) please bring your evaluation to the conversation. Your point of view will add value to what I am sure will be a fantastic conversation which we can all learn from.
David Copperfield's Flying illusion is a wonderful example of magic which is meaningful, magical and a memorable experience - it really is a thing of beauty.
Until the next blog, keep well.
"Who you associate with is who you become"
Anthony Robbins - UPW 2005
When I heard those words from Anthony Robbins, I new I had found the access to raising my standards. Having people in my life who expected the best from me and supported me in that goal has had a huge difference on the quality of my life.
As I look back on my life in magic, I can see that my heroes had a big impact on my train of thought.
Can you imagine what it was like to have the great magician Derek Dingle perform every routine in his book for me personally? It was and still is one of the pivotal and milestone moments in my career.
Derek Dingle left this world before I could say "THANK YOU". His performance for me at The Cobblestone Bar in Greenwich Village NYC was truly AMAZING.
The Mastering Magic Seminar is all about creating a space and environment where dedicated students can learn, grow and be inspired to become masters in their own right. The best way I know to achieve that is to surround yourself with like minded people.
"Your quality of your life will be reflected by the expectation of your
peer group" - Anthony Robbins
"What would it mean to YOU, if you had the opportunity to spend the day in conversation with individuals who could support you in becoming the best you could be? "
Send me your thoughts in an email - Click on the magic button below.
Hello and welcome.
I am so excited about this new venture for 2012, I feel together, we will make a huge difference and contribution to the craft of magic and also our audience. With the inaugural seminar taking place on May 5th there is a lot of creating and planning taking place to ensure that you have a magical and first class experience.
I have participated in many seminars and workshop over the years, mostly in the field of personal development and I know from first hand experience the difference they can make to ones development and experience of life.
The Mastering Magic Seminar will be covering many topics of magical interest and significance along side the personal development and training every magician must go through in order to project, present and share themselves authentically to their audience. The audience must feel some level of connection with us much more than just the quality of our magic. My friend and mentor Alan Alan coached me in the belief that "magic is only a means of communication." I will add to that, "studying magic is a wonderful process for authentic self-expression."