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Euan4
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Some really good answers!

Jim that was a really good post.

Keep them coming if you want people Smile

Euan
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Tony Iacoviello
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The hardest thing for me was to learn my own ever growing limitations. I can't do what I did just a few years ago and had to adjust and restructure everything, eliminating most everything. This was learned the hard way, I won't go into that.

Tony
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On 2011-07-28 12:03, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
The hardest thing for me was to learn my own ever growing limitations. I can't do what I did just a few years ago and had to adjust and restructure everything, eliminating most everything. This was learned the hard way, I won't go into that.

Tony


Thank you for your reply Tony, hope all is well now! Well done for over coming it Smile

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On 2011-07-28 12:03, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
The hardest thing for me was to learn my own ever growing limitations. I can't do what I did just a few years ago and had to adjust and restructure everything, eliminating most everything. This was learned the hard way, I won't go into that.

Tony


Or one could look at it as forced intellectual evolution.

I have been blessed with having guys like you as friends.

Have never hung up the phone after one of our conversations
and not had a shard of envy left at not coming up or developed something
you have.

We all cannot be everything or know everything and it is good to have
friends that have had evolved to survive through deliberate effort.
(And having the sense to know it).

Best Wishes & Thanks,

Jim
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Spending as much time on the script as the technique
Tony Iacoviello
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Thank you Euan.

Jim, everytime I get off the phone with you I think, "Wow, he is brilliant!".
Tony Miller
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On 2011-07-25 15:10, MrWoodrow wrote:
To stop thinking like a magician.

Me too. Looking back I am surprised at how many things I thought were entertaining were mostly "I am challenging you to keep attention on me (ego)."
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Hardest thing I had to do was to stop criticizing myself with a mentalist's eyes.
The audience never look as closely as I imagine. I was my own worst critic for ages.
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On 2011-07-25 09:53, Euan4 wrote:
I was wondering what was the toughest/hardest thing you had to learn when performing Mentalism?

I am not talking about methods, purely performance or character!

Thanks,
Euan

The toughest thing I had to learn was that I'm not a great performer and am much better and happier coming up with material for others.
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Remaining grounded.......slipping out of the character...when the show is over and becoming the same person that you always were.
With mentalism , I was losing my humility...especially when others really thought that I was 'blessed'!This was inspite of the usual disclaimers about not posessing any supernatural abilities and that everybody with a little bit of practice could do the same. .....
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MY biggest thing to learn (to set the stage, Desert Storm, 1991...I did the BOHT thing from Safwan Papers eBook)
Thinking that "maybe I really CAN do this stuff!!!!" I AM a magician after all...so maybe I am in tune with this mentalism stuff...!") Narrow down one of 500 minds who held the stone.... I got lucky, as I reveal in the book....


(several subsequent trials proved that I could NOT really perform "which-hand" effects 100%, much to my chagrin, so I invented BOHT.....now I do)

I WAS SOOOO ****ED OFF THAT I COULDN'T...THOUGHT I COULD...FOR REAL!

In the interim I've learned that I am NOT real, but can fake reading minds like a son-of-a-bitch.... works for me....

Bryn
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"what was the toughest/hardest thing you had to learn when performing Mentalism?"

In truth it wasn't actually tough or hard in any way but the most pertinent thing I quickly learnt when performing maentalism was that I, and my audiences, are so much happier and entertained with me when I go for a mental magic approach as opposed to any attempt at, what those here would see as, mentalism.

It might have been tough and hard if I wasn't happy with the idea of not being suited to presenting mentalism but as it is mental magic is a much better fit for me to deliver comedy.
Neal Austin

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On 2011-07-29 22:38, mindhunter wrote:
MY biggest thing to learn (to set the stage, Desert Storm, 1991...I did the BOHT thing from Safwan Papers eBook)
Thinking that "maybe I really CAN do this stuff!!!!" I AM a magician after all...so maybe I am in tune with this mentalism stuff...!") Narrow down one of 500 minds who held the stone.... I got lucky, as I reveal in the book....


(several subsequent trials proved that I could NOT really perform "which-hand" effects 100%, much to my chagrin, so I invented BOHT.....now I do)

I WAS SOOOO ****ED OFF THAT I COULDN'T...THOUGHT I COULD...FOR REAL!

In the interim I've learned that I am NOT real, but can fake reading minds like a son-of-a-bitch.... works for me....

Bryn


NOPE, disregard above!
Tonight was SO spot-on I WAS, for a FEW MINUTES, "real" to them, at least.

Jim / JACk, etc., was so spot-on. The back-story MUST be real if you are utilizing one prior to any performances. If yours isn't cool, don't make one up....folks pick up.....

Bryn
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SPECIAL: "LOGAR" & "SAFWAN PAPERS" Combo Deal: $50

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Bryn
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