I got to a gig a little early today, and I was sat in the car, waiting to go in and start. As I has some time on my hands, I thought I would check some emails and I received this question about how magicians introduce themselves.
‘Dominic, really enjoying the blog, thanks for sharing all this info. I do have a problem though. I have been doing magic for a few years, and have a decent load of tricks I can do. The only problem is, I don’t know what to say when I approach a group of people and want to show them my magic. What do you say when you go up to people and introduce yourself?’
Well, that’s a great question, but it requires a longer answer than I wanted to try to type out on my iPhone, so I stuck the iPhone to the windscreen of the car, hit record and answered the question with a short video:
It’s easy to worry about how magicians introduce themselves when in practice it’s a lot easier than beginners think. The problems come when we over think the situation and then anxiety sets in. There isn’t anything to worry about.. People like to see magic and as long as you are not forcing yourself on people at the wrong time, your offer to show them something amazing will almost certainly be met with interest.
There are a few simple techniques you can use to make your introduction easier, that I cover in the video above, but it’s not really what you say that counts here. The key is to be aware of the group you are approaching to make sure they are relaxed and look open to being entertained, and then to approach them with an air of confidence and a smile.. That’s all you need to have for the perfect introduction.
How do you like to introduce yourself to a group when you approach them to perform your magic? Please share your ideas in the comments section below: