If you have always dreamed of being the world’s greatest magician, it is always helpful to get as much advice and guidance as possible from someone who has been there and done it all before. Now I have experienced the difficulties involved with trying to go from a local entertainer to an internationally recognized magician, I have decided to share some of my top tips for any aspiring young magicians out there;
- Practice, practice, practice – The number one rule for any magician is to put in as much practice as possible, everyday. You will never become the best unless you put in the time, and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a great magician, so be prepared.
- Learn from those around you – It is a good idea to find out what magic events, clubs or groups are taking place in your local area, and get involved as much as possible. You can learn little tricks and tips from watching others, and interacting with fellow magicians to share insights and experiences.
- Perfect your presentation – Being able to put on a great show and ‘wow’ the audience is what it is all about, so once you are confident in your tricks and illusions it is vital to dedicate a large amount of time perfecting the presentation of your show. You want it to be as memorable and inspiring as possible.
- Perform to the public – Practicing your performance in front of others is essential if you want to impress on a bigger stage. The more often you can do this the better, as your confidence levels will go up. You can put on shows for your friends, family, local clubs, schools, talent competitions, and anywhere else that will let you perform!
- Find your USP – In order to separate yourself from the rest in the world of magic, you must have a unique selling point. This means that people will be able to recognize you for a particular skill or trick. All of the great magicians have had USP’s which is what people remember them for.
The only other bit of advice I can give to you is that you should never give up on your dreams, and if you want something enough, you can always succeed in the end. There have been times throughout my life where I have been discouraged by people and advised to give up and do something else, but I always knew this was what I wanted more than anything else and I have enjoyed the rewards of persevering.