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Rule number 1.
Believe in what you do.
And the rest of the world will enjoy your magic.
You are the performare and illusionist.
Make people believe in magic.
Rule number 2.
Practice, exercise and rehearse each trick.
Do it in front of a mirror, in different places
until you see no flows in your performance.
Only then you may perform this magic trick.
You will know that you have mastered the magic trick
if your trustee asks you
"How do you do it"?
No one should be able to find a clue
in your performance on how this trick is done.
Rule number 3.
Keep the secret of your magic.
You use your skills to entertain.
Revealing the secret is not entertaining.
A person will lose interest in you and
your magic tricks as soon as you give away
the secret of your magic.
Revealing the secret does not make any one happy.
The answer for the question
"How do you do it"?
is by magic! Let me show you something else.
Keep performing different magic tricks.
And soon your audience will stop asking silly questions.
A well mannered magician learns from your performance
and would never interrupt you.
However your audience attempts to reveal your secrets.
Curiosity and competition are parts of our human nature.
People knows secrets on your performance
tempts them to reveal secrets to emberess you
for sake of nothing or just to show up.
There is no sure way to prevent it.
But you can play along.
Let the interrupter perform!
Announce that person as your assistant
who will perform magic while you are on 5 minutes break.
Make it as if it was a part of your magic show.
Rule number 4.
Sharing knowledge among professionals is
common practice in all trades.
You may want to learn new tricks from other magicians.
So, be ready to offer your secret in return.
Hello. My name is Michael.
And I have to admit that I am not real magician.
I am balloon twister and a magician.
Don't be surprised.
Balloon animals and magic come alone very closely
and serve the same purpose - entertaining!
I like to have fun and it is always pleasant
to impress the most demanded and
naive audience of all times.
I mean kids.
In this work we, I mean my children and me,
present my favorite close up magic tricks.
Close up tricks performed with objects
you can find in your household.
These tricks best to perform in one-to-one
or in front of small group of people.
Of course, there are many more
amusing tricks exists that works better for big audience.
Well, we don't cover those tricks in this work.
You may need strong knowledge of science
and engineering, special equipment
and big stage to perform them.
Well, I like to do magic tricks with things
that I can find in my pocket, on the go,
and without any assistance.
Let me assure you, learning and mastering
close up or street magic tricks is highly rewarding.
And absolutely necessary for magician of any level
either you consider yourself as a professional
or amateur magician.
We all basically use the same technique
to amuse people.
Hmm...misdirection for instance.
You will enjoy the knowledge we give you.
And we hope you will use it wisely to entertain.
Let's have fun :)