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Nedim
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Having fun during your performance is very important.


magicially yours,


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You need more confidence in your self. Maybe the reason why you are so nervous is because you are afraid that you might mess up or be caught. My advice to you would just be to practice and get each effect down very well. Just some of my thouhts.

Hope this helped
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After several practices I mean whenyou start doing your act well, do it as much as you can. This makes you better on stage. This will help, believe me.Smile


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On 2007-11-14 21:30, MagicMan11 wrote:
You need more confidence in your self. Maybe the reason why you are so nervous is because you are afraid that you might mess up or be caught. My advice to you would just be to practice and get each effect down very well. Just some of my thouhts.

Hope this helped

Absolutely true. Part of the reason I am interested in doing magic is to boost my confidence. I am practicing and I hope to gain some personal instruction soon which will help I think improve my methods. Thank you.
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DMG, glad I could help. I know I use to be very nervous. Especilly when I was performing for people older than me and people I did not even know. I just practiced, practiced and practiced. Not only on the effects but your presentation as well. Once you know all your effects very well I am positive you will not be as nervous and you will be cnofident.
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Self-confidence is very important to any performer. Maybe many of us get the "butterflies" when beginning to perform. As it has been said in the broadcasting industry (of which I was a part for 40+ years) "the mind performs perfectly, except when trying to say something intelligent". I have drawn a "blank" as to patter or the next step in a routine. You do overcome this with much practice.
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If you fear messing up, then you will get this feeling of nervousness.

But if you go all out, you will not have any nervousness. That's what I usually try to do.
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No problem, DMG. The great Dante lets us know in his writings that he was always nervous before a show and conducted deep breathing exercises. Furthermore, it makes you more attentive. After more than 30yrs in this as a working professional, I too sometimes get the feeling. Break into a good conversation with your audience first to get to know them, especially in close up. Another hint I try is to rule them out; I mean as though you're doing a show for yourself. Practice with friends and family, they're you best audience 1st.
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I keep coming back to these nervousness-topics. I too have heard myself jokingly making excuses for not performing several times. When someone asks it is always a great surprise to me for some reason. A shock like hearing someone you know has died or getting punched in the stomach. I decline and afterwards I regret it since there may be months until I will have the chance again.

Because apart from these very few occasions when someone has asked to see a trick (maybe 4 times in all), I have no idea how people get to perform and perform and perform in order to gain experience. When I feel more secure I drop hints sometimes or say things like "just tell me whenever you should feel like seeing something". But nobody is interested.

It would have been easier had I started younger and had a school crowd around me or something. But when can an oldish person like me suddenly pull out a deck of cards? It feels very out of place. So not only does my hands shake violently with nerves. I feel really stupid and self conscious too.

The few times I have performed I have done so under the illusion that I am great. That happens sometimes after a few months in front of the mirror working on something. I think that I am great. Then I perform and screw up everything completely. And I am reminded of how badly I really suck.

Still won't give up tho. I guess I'm too stupid to realize how badly I'm wasting my time with this. Smile After a performance failure it can take weeks before I understand why something didn't work. And it's always something I hadn't anticipated. But with so few performance opportunities it seems like it will take forever to get any of this up to a functioning level.
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DMG,

I tell people that I always shake while I'm being brave. (I'll soon be crossing my 50th year as a professional entertainer.)

We all have fear. It's a matter of what you do with it.

Good Luck!

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