Is your familiarity with the magic tricks you perform, getting in the way of your performance? In this video, Dominic Reyes talks about the magicians vs spectators point of view:
Repetition of the magic tricks you perform can limit your ability to see them with the same perspective as your audience. You've seem each trick a countless number of times, you know the method, and you probably know a load of variations and alternative presentations.
For most of your audience, the magic trick you perform are brand new. Most of the public have never seen magic performed live, close up before. For your audience, the experience is unique and astonishing. The spectators point of view is different from the magicians, and this difference needs to be accounted for in your presentation.
The magicians vs spectators point of view
As magicians, we often fail to remember that our point of view differs from our audience. We become bored and run on auto-pilot, or we play down the impact of out tricks as we feel that they are nothing special.
When you perform, take a moment to remember that you are going to do something unique, new and incredible for each and every spectator. Even if the magic trick is a classic, or one that you have performed for many years. It should be presented with excitment and energy, as if it was the first time the miracle has ever happened.