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brandon90
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Just please... PLEASE never say the words "DON'T TURN IT OVER" OR "DON'T LOOK AT IT" Smile

Like the above fellow Café members have said, confidence. I honestly don't even think about it anymore I've trained myself to believe it's their card and if you believe it's their card then they will believe the same thing. Saying "Put your other hand on top so there is no way I can get to it" is also a classic line that works extremely well or like others have said, just move swiftly to the next phase in the effect. Good luck.
.Chris
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If it is of no damage to the trick perhaps get them to hold the deck and cut to a random spot (while you hold their card) then both of you can place their card back in. For this to not take away from them doing the magic, focus on the point that they could have cut to any position. Hope this is helpful. Smile
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This just happened to me - I've only just been getting back into cards.

Doing the two card monte, and the guy turned over his card right after the first switch.

It was crazy, kinda scary. But at least I was able to say, "Ah ha, how'd that card get there?"
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I've always used patter to 'cover up'. For example, 'blah blah blah... hands faster than eyes, very flexible. Now put your hand on your card, make sure to sandwich it as tight as possible. Make it as hard for me as you can. Make sure you don't loosen up and give me any windows of opportunities.' Does that make sense? Hope it does.
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Mobiledeli - watch Michael Vincent do that trick on youtube. He does it with a very sceptical lady who turns over the first card straight away. Study how he handles her suspicions.
How
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On Jul 19, 2014, frankie5aces wrote:
They think it's their selected card. because it's face down.

how do you keep them from turning it over out of curiosity before they put it in the deck/fan/etc?

any audience management techniques y'all use during those very dangerously guilty moments?


Great questions! This is why I no longer do many tricks with children. Often they do not listen to commands and therefore require only visual magic rather then hands on.
vianns
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Act natural, do cause your spectators to be suspicious ! Smile
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Before I started using daffydoug's idea of "the other hand on top of the card," I used to have the spectator put the card in an envelope. Daffydoug's idea is better, but both work. The envelope will get you by while you work on audience control, and once you're confident with it you won't need the envelope anymore.

If I'm doing tricks for teenagers, I still use the envelope. In my experience teens are the ones most likely to turn the card over immediately and the ones least concerned with whether they embarrass you or not.
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I often perform a quick 2 card transpo with duplicates. What I like to do is, as I put the first duplicate in their hand (that they think is their selected card) I tell them to put their other hand on top and demonstrate by putting my hand on top of the card. This eliminates their urge and opportunity to turn over the indifferent card in a inconspicuous manner. Hope this helped.
BrianMillerMagic
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Max Maven answered this question in his lecture I saw over 10 years ago. "They don't turn the card over because I don't want them to."
brandon90
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I just place the card in the spectators hand and continue on with the effect... that's it!

Don't even bring attention to it... i.e. never say "don't look at it".
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When I first started playing with transposition effects, I'd have spectator's sandwich the card between their hands so they wouldn't turn it over. Sometime between then and now, I stopped having my audience do that, and no one's ever flipped over the cards either. I do think it really has to do with confidence and doing it with no guilt.
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