Relevance

By Andi Gladwin - Sunday, November 29, 2020


What makes a great trick? Sure, it must be entertaining and deceptive; that's a given. But here are some questions around being relevant that I think every magician needs to ask themselves:

  1. Are your tricks relevant to your audience?

  2. Are your presentations relevant and up to date or are you still using patter from twenty years ago?

  3. Are your props relevant to your personality, age, performance style and the environment that you're performing in?

In my mind, however technically good you are, or however funny your presentations are, it's vital that you can also answer "yes" to all three questions.

Andi Gladwin


Reader comments:

Marco

Monday, 30 November 2020 12:36 PM - Reply to this comment

This is one of the greatest posts on this blog!
Kudos, Andy.
You hit the nail with the utmost precision!
These three sentences will be (post-Covid of course) one of the subjects of discussion at our local magic club ...

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