'Misdirection Lesson' Trick – Show Teach and Surprise Your Friends

CLICK HERE http://www.birthday-party-magician.com/how-to-learn-magic.html #97 Misdirection Lesson Trick

When people find out that you do magic tricks or that you are a magician, many of those people are quietly interested in what it would be like to be a magician. From the outside it can all seem very secret and mysterious. Of course we know better than that, that it’s all just technique and presentation and misdirection.

You should capitalise on the fact that people wonder about the secerts of magic so anytime that you agree to teach them one of magic’s big principles they will usually be very keen to learn.

This trick teaches the audience a lesson in misdirection by actually letting them misdirect themselves. That doesn’t make a lot of sense in writing but when you watch the video it is clear.

One thing I didn’t make clear as I plum forgot to say it during the recording was that you must set up the premise of the trick by giving an explanation of what misdirection is. Though it is actually not that straightforward, for the purposes of presenting this trick you can just say misdirection is getting your audience to look somewhere other than where you are doing the sneaky business. Follow the link above to my webpage for this magic video and it explains further the categories misdirection falls under.

You will also need to force a card on your audience. This is simply making them take the playing card you WANT them to take. Use your favourite card force or learn one of the easy card forces I offer. The links to videos are at my website too.

Julian’s Magician School has easy magic tricks, funny stuff to make them entertaining plus lots of confidence boosting tips to help you do magic shows.

Full of magic tricks, card tricks, coin tricks, rope tricks, paper magic, mind tricks, optical illusions, free magic downloads at www.birthday-party-magician.com. Click on Julian’s Magician School.

Julian is a professional magician and family guy. He doesn’t do magic like Criss Angel and David Blaine. Why? Here’s the secret they don’t like you to know. Their cool magic is only for TV and YouTube. True. Their street magic scares people off in the real world. It’s fun to watch but remember they create illusions.

I’ll help you take beginner magic tricks (or all the legend cool tricks you have learnt on YouTube) and turn them into something you can use to make people laugh.

You can even make money as a magician. The secret is to be likeable and smile.

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  1. ok, when they look at the paper it says Do You See Your Card? Even though the name of their card is right in front of them you are making them think their card will somehow mysteriously appear in the illusion design. So you are misdirecting their focus away from the words onto the picture. Then they read through the instructions so they are actually staring at their card but they don't see it because their attention/focus/belief at this stage is that it is all about the illusion/design. 🙂

  2. William, I will be using my show as the backbone for a course on How To Be A Magician. You know how I say If I can do it, You can do it. That's not hollow rhetoric. I had zero skills and aptitude to begin with. This course will lay out everything I have learned to get where I am. It's a big project.

  3. Hi Julian I know you live in brisbane but do you also come to melbourne because my party just went and i didnt have a party and i thought you could do some magic at my party but only if you can come to melbourne plus you are the nicest/coolest magician ive ever seen i RREEAALLY want to meet you thanks Julian

  4. You are an amazing magician! I really want to perform magic, but there isnt a lot of people who can help me get the word out. May you please make a video on how to spread the word? It would help me out a lot! Thanks very much!

  5. Julian, I love you man… U have gotten me into the magic craze and I went around for 4 hours at my christmas party just fooling people left and right with about 10 diff tricks… The new card force #124 is GREAT. Love it…

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