Magician and mentalist Oz Pearlman amazed the judges on America's Got Talent
Check out Oz Pearlman's brilliant performance on America's Got Talent. It's a valuable lesson on presentation:
Oz Pearlman isn't just a talented magician and mentalist, he's a highly respected magic triainer and lecturer on the subject of sleight of hand.
Watch his performance again. What does it teach you? He's relaxed, confident and most of all, he looks like he WANT'S to be doing what he is doing. He's having fun and it comes across in his performance. That presentation isn't just luck. It's the result of performing the material over and over again both in private and in live performance. That natural style is what you get from performing your magic live, often, and to people you don't know. It's the final step in every magicians training: Performance.
Want to present your magic as smoothly as Oz did? Get out and start performing live. Perform the same tricks over and over again in as many live situations as possible. That process will remove any nervousness you have, give you the perfect lines and comebacks, and show you subtle comments and convincers you can add to your presentation to give it more impact.
How does Oz Pearlman do his magic tricks?
The same way he always does, there's nothing new there outside of his working material and it shows. He's performed this material for many years and it's made him totally comfortable with it. That's the difference between a magician who is constantly playing with new magic tricks and one that spends a great deal of time with a few effects performed countless times.
If you would like to find out more about Oz Pearlman and learn from him, here's his best magic tricks and training DVD's: