“Take a card, put it back, I will shuffle the deck…”
You get the idea.
Real world performance demands more than meaningless babble or obvious narration. The correct choice of words (or silence) can elevate the simplest of tricks to a truly magical experience. Finding the right presentational hook is not easy – but it’s a search well worth beginning. As is often the case, the best place to start is to look within. Your interests, hobbies, and life experiences can offer a vast world of inspiration. Best of all, creating presentations that tap into the REAL you can often engage the audience more deeply and honestly. It helps to showcase you as a complete and authentic person, which only serves to make the show more absorbing and memorable.
Don’t be afraid to reveal yourself.
Don’t be afraid to look foolish.