1. Begin your magic tricks with a simile or a metaphor.
Your mind is like an open book. These coins are like people.
2. Ask a question.
Do you know what real magic looks like?
3. Give a definition.
Magic is…. A magician is….
Charles de lint once said: “That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” Let me show you what he means..5. Explain you have a dilemma.
Create a problem, and then propose a solution. Suggest that what you want to show them is very secret and special: ‘You know, many magicians have asked me never to show this magic trick to the public..’
Imagine what it was like being a slave building the pyramids in Egypt, thousands of years ago..