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PhotobucketToday, let me engage the mind of the more advance performers of magic. I’ll write about the stuff they already know, instead of the stuff they are ignorant of.

No other magic blog writer has done that before, so if someone is connected to some organizations who keep tabs on who-did-it-first-feats, you may suggest this article to be included in their list.

PhotobucketEconomy of Words…Many mentalists suffer from their love of oration. They talk and talk and talk. They would not listen to feedback that long oration bores the audience. While many orators and preachers can mesmerize audiences with endless talks, not many mentalists and magicians have the ability to talk long and entertain.

It’s like being funny.  Not every one is funny, but guess what. Many magicians try to be Michael Finney or Fielding West with disastrous effect.

In the same way, many magicians who love their voices also try to engage their audience with long and endless chatters. The effect is no less disastrous.

PhotobucketEconomy of Motion…Some magicians in the Philippines look smooth and elegant when performing. They have mastered their routines and polished their moves. Polish and mastery, of course, have a third buddy. It is called streamlined act, which is a byproduct of the principle of Economy of Motion.

According to the experts, Economy of Motion eliminates wasted or extraneous actions. It allows the ease of the operation of a task.It results from as few moves as possible.

How many times do you transfer a coin from hand to hand before making it disappear? How many times do you prove the box is empty? And how many ways do you show the change bag to be devoid of trickery?

Analyze your act and see if you can accomplish the same thing using fewer moves than you normally do. If you can vanish a coin in three tosses to the other hand, try streamlining your motions by eliminating at least one toss. Later, you may want to do away with another toss, so that in the end you make the coin disappear in just one toss.

That will lead to a clearer effect and to a more graceful performance.

Stay magical,