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Jono Blythe: Magician | Tricks, Presence, and Mistakes

As a magician, your performance is only as good as the tricks you choose, your stage presence, and how you handle mistakes during your show. Whether you're a close-up magician, parlour magician, or stage magician, your primary goal is to leave your audience in awe and wanting more. As a magician for hire, you need to deliver a magical experience that your audience will never forget. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your performance.


Your choice of tricks is crucial in captivating your audience, no matter the size of the venue. As a close-up magician, you can engage your audience by using smaller props and more audience interaction. On the other hand, as a stage magician, you have the freedom to use larger props and perform grand illusions.


It's essential to select tricks that match your performance space and style, and most importantly, your audience's preferences. Tailor your tricks to their expectations and practice them to perfection, so you can deliver a flawless performance every time.


Your stage presence can make or break your performance. You need to capture your audience's attention from the beginning and keep them engaged throughout the show. As a magician for hire, you want to exude confidence, charm, and charisma, whether you're performing close-up or stage magic.


One principle that can help you enhance your stage presence, as mentioned in Juan Tamariz's book "The Five Points of Magic," is the 180 Rule. This rule reminds magicians to be aware of their audience's point of view and ensure they can see the performance from their perspective.


Even the most experienced magicians can make mistakes during their performance. It's essential to be prepared and know how to handle them gracefully. Stay calm, take a deep breath, and move on to the next trick. You can also have a backup trick prepared, just in case.


Remember, your audience is there to have a good time. Most small mistakes go unnoticed if you remain professional and engaging throughout the performance.

Whether you're a close-up magician, parlour magician, or stage magician, your choice of tricks, stage presence, and how you handle mistakes can make or break your performance. Tailor your tricks to your audience's expectations, exude confidence, and use the 180 Rule to enhance your stage presence.


Finally, always be prepared for the unexpected, and handle mistakes gracefully. With these tips, you can be the magician for hire that everyone wants to see.


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