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Close up Magic On Board Oceania’s Marina

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Close Up Magic on Board Oceania’s Marina

I’ve been performing Close-up Magic in South Florida for years now and have made a reputation as a Mentalist in NYC as well. Performing on Cruise ships has been a fantastic experience, being able to see the world by sharing my love for Magic and Mentalism with folks from around the globe.

Occasionally I also get to perform for folks from my hometown on the ships, and one evening in particular there was an especially lively crowd in the lounge before dinner, with lots of energy generated- in each direction!

There were several gasps when the signed card came out of the sealed envelope in my wallet, and a real scream from a woman from New York City when her card rose out of her hand. Everyone was thrilled with the close-up set, and they buzzed with anticipation about what to expect when I get on stage!

I’m looking forward to a full house for my Mentalism Stage Show in the main theater near the end of the cruise!

Why Magicians Never Reveal Their Secrets


One of the biggest sayings in magic is that a true magician never reveals their secrets. This has become taken at face value in our culture. Some people accept it for what it is, while others become frustrated. No matter your feelings on the matter, many accept it as an inevitability.

Many people do not bother to ask “why” this code exists. No, it is not to make the magician feel smarter or to hide some dark conspiracy from our patrons. Magicians simply recognize that keeping tricks a secret is the very reason why our trade is so entertaining.
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Why Celebrity and Professional Recommendations Matter for Close-Up Magicians


When magicians are able to impress a huge number of entertainers, politicians, athletes and working professionals alike, they want you to know that they have the utmost credentials to captivate a wide variety of clientele. They also want to communicate that they can delight even people who have seen and done amazing things throughout their entire life.
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How Magicians Use Close Up Magic to Defy Expectations

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By now, most people know that the secret to close up magic lies in misdirection. The term “misdirection,” does not just refer to getting people to look the opposite way while you fumble around with some sleight-of-hand. Misdirection can also refer to the way you guide your audience’s expectations through use of careful performance.

When you shatter these expectations, the audience becomes astounded – the goal of any true magician.

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