Copying magicians you admire can help you develop your own unique performing style as a magician.
Which magicians do you most admire? Which performers or sleight of hand experts really get you excited about magic? It’s not a good idea to become a clone or duplicate of someone else, but it’s fine to learn as many lessons as possible from how others present their magic.
To create your own performing style, study the personas and performances of your favourite magicians:
Why do their magic tricks keep your attention?
How do they pull you into their magic routines?
How do they construct their acts?
How do they excite you with their magic techniques?
How do they use scripting techniques like metaphors, power words, and suggestion?
How does their presentation make their magic routines stand out?
How do they relate with their audiences?
Why are they charismatic?
Dominic Reyes talks about how you can use the techniques and performances of other magicians that you admire, to create your own unique performing persona: