Being a magician is more than just performing some amazing magic tricks, it’s a responsibility. Especially if you are a respected personality in this field. Being a magician and mentalist I have seen people coming to me asking for a solution to their problems. Sometimes the art of magic is not taken seriously by others, but a good magician will always get the attention he deserves. Below is the list of proven rules in the field of magic. No matter if you are a beginner, amateur or expert magician you should follow this code. All the best magicians in the world follow almost all the below rules.
Never share your secret with layman
Don’t share the secret of your original effect with fellow magicians for some time
Never repeat your trick for the same audience
Perform only in suitable environment
Never challenge the audience to catch your trick
Always carry at least one trick with you
Don’t misuse your magic skills
Be original while performing, have your own style
Talk to other magicians and learn from their experiences.
Try to give credits to the original inventor of the trick
Don’t buy pirated materials. Buy the secrets from authorised entities
Whenever new clients hire a magician, they would want to see magician’s profile. In general, a professional magician’s profile should contain the following information, not necessarily in the same order as given below.
Name: Your screen name (Performing name)
Profession: Write specifically if you are comedy magician, street magician, corporate magician, mentalist, illusionist, motivational speaker etc
Skills: Write if you perform close up magic or stand-up magic or stage magic. If you perform all kinds of magic write that as well.
Experience: Your professional experience in magic. Don’t count those years when you were learning magic.
Languages Known: Mention all local and international languages you speak
Events: Write for what kinds of events your show is suitable. Corporate gatherings, social gatherings, trade shows, weddings, birthday parties etc
Bio: Write the summary about your magic show explaining how it is better and different than your peers. Do write about entertainment and interaction your magic show provides.
Career Highlights: Mention about awards and accolades you received in the field of magic.
Clients: Write the list of prominent clients you served over the years
Photos: Include high-quality photos of your magic shows. Do not forget to include the photos of any press releases and media coverage.
Contact details: Email, Contact number, Website etc.
Close Up magic show : performed for the audience close to the magician, and performer stands or sit at fixed place behind the table.
Stand Up magic show (cabaret magic or platform magic) : performed for a medium to large audience. Magician stands on a stage or platform at higher level than the audience
Stage magic show : performed for large audiences, typically within a theatre or auditorium
Parlor magic show : performed for larger audiences than close-up magic and for smaller audiences than stage magic. In parlor magic, the performer is usually standing on the same level as the audience, which may be seated on chairs or even on the floor.
Street magic show: performer walks freely and performs magic tricks not requiring any table or work surface
Strolling magic show (Table Magic) : performer walks freely and performs magic tricks which may or may not require a table, a cubicle or any other work surface.
Kiosk magic show: Audience comes to a performer who is standing at one fixed place or booth (kiosk), here audience keeps changing.