Don't put the method before the effect. Concentrate on what you are trying to do, not how you are doing it.
Your face is the best natural misdirection, and fortunately it isn't about how beautiful it is. Once again it is how you use that matters.
Books are better value, but besides that, they contain the correct way of doing things. Not lazy habits.
We all know a website is the number one marketing tool these days. It isn't a case of throwing money at it, you need to avoid silly pitfalls. Guest writer Kevin King explains all.
In the world of close-up strong interaction can be more important than precise scripting. Guest writer Saavan explores the need to be human.
You can't please everyone, but there is no time like the present to read this. Rob Teszka has an axe to grind.
Effects using phone and apps are amazing, but not magic.
Easy to do is great but what about transcending the physical
Spoon Feeding isn't about treating your audience like a baby, but helping them enjoy every mouthful.
Why do magician's think it is okay to use stock lines.
As a seasoned professional, Kevin King explains why having a lot of tools in your box is important. Steve Martin once said, everything you learn comes in useful eventually (he performed Professors Nightmare in The Three Amigos).
There really shouldn't be any such thing as a 'stock line'. The first in a series of articles of creativity.
A lot of professionals get more in tips than their fee, this is a Do's and Don'ts Guide for the Working Close-up Magician by Kevin King (a working professional).
If you have a big fish in a small pond spoiling your tricks, use the right bait and reel him in.
What you wear says a lot about you. Lets look at your wardrobe.
The sleight by which a magician can be judged
Help yourself, take the heat of your hands.
It isn't what you do but how you do it. A lesson demonstrated by the brilliant Tommy Wonder.
Why not show off a bit? if you've got it, flaunt it!
So much power can be carried in your everyday wallet, you can blow people away in a moments notice.
Don't go propless, put on a show.
Fight all you like, there is only one stack worth learning.
Take your favourite trick and just see if you can give your volunteer magic powers.
Why it is important your audience believe the constraint of the trick before you break them.
It's an interesting subject, it works for some, it doesn't for others!
Visualisation is not just for athletes!
Is your latest purchase really that bad? Maybe ...mabye not.
Bridge? or Poker, that is the question!
Why do people give the rough and smooth principle a hard time?
With so many effects available, what's hot and what's not?
Book or DVD, that is the question!
Some wise words from PropDog's Alex