Showmanship Tips: About Thumb Tips

TIPS ABOUT THUMB TIPS

The most useful gimmick in magic!
Here is my video on how thumb tips are used, how they are fitted, various sizes available and how to select the right silk handkerchief.

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Closeup Practice Setup

MY CLOSEUP PRACTICING SETUP
Daily practice is really important, and works best if you have an effective space set up...

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How To: Replace the Rubber Band On a Trick Coin

"HOW TO" SERIES #1
How to replace the broken rubber band on your trick coin...

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Mall Santa Magic

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
Sometimes they want to hire you to do something impossible.
Rather than turn down the show, here's what I did to produce Santa at a crowded Christmas shopping mall event...

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Presenting Presents Magically

MAGICAL PRESENT-ATION
Make a gift so much more fun and special by presenting it in a magic way!

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Magical Ways To Give a Money Gift

MAGICALLY PRESENT A GIFT OF MONEY
Ideas for presenting currency or gift card certificates with a magic flair!

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Remote Magic Tricks

VIRTUAL MAGIC
Get creative and get your magic skills ready for virtual celebrations!

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Showmanship Tips: Non-Magic Essentials Kit

BUILD A NON-MAGIC ESSENTIALS KIT

Your magic props are not the only things you need when you do a show!
Let me give you a checklist for building your own essentials kit...

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Showmanship Tips: Simple Card Spread and Fan

SIMPLE CARD SPREAD AND FAN

Let me show you my easy technique for making a nice looking card spread and a card fan...

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Showmanship Tips: Halloween

HALLOWEEN

Some tips on building a show around Halloween...

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Showmanship Tips: Show Order

SHOW ORDER

Some tips on choosing the order of routines for your show, as well as selecting the best time slot for your show during the day's events...

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Showmanship Tips: Respecting Other Magicians

RESPECTING OTHER MAGICIANS

Please remember to follow the Golden Rule when you watch another magician's show...

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Showmanship Tips: Warming Up

WARMING UP

Giving yourself a mental and physical warmup before your shows is as important as all of your rehearsal and practice.

Here's how I do it...

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Showmanship Tips: Organizing Your Closeup Cases

ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSEUP CASES

You asked: "How do you organize for your closeup shows?"

Here's how I do it...

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Showmanship Tips: Retiring a Trick

RETIRING A TRICK

You asked: "Do you ever retire a trick from your show?"
Here's my answer...

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Showmanship Tips: How To Use a Fingertip As a Dye Tube

USING A FINGERTIP AS A DYE TUBE

You asked: "What can I use a false fingertip for?"
Here's an idea...

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Showmanship Tips: Custom Fit Your Thumb Tip

CUSTOM FIT YOUR THUMB TIP

You asked: "Is there a way to make my thumb tip fit my thumb better?
Why, yes there is! Take a look...

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Showmanship Tips: Changing Gears

CHANGING GEARS

You've spent loads of time writing and rehearsing the perfect show- and then IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE something throws a monkey wrench into the works!
>This does not have to spell disaster for you, if you are prepared for the unexpected...

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Showmanship Tips: Lemons Into Lemonade

LEMONS INTO LEMONADE!

It happens to all of us.
The performing situation is not ideal, or the spectator is not cooperating.
Time to think on your feet! And just maybe it will turn out better than you could imagine...

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Showmanship Tips: Fingertips Tips

FINGERTIPS TIPS!

Ever wonder why you are struggling when you are trying to learn a new card or coin move?
Maybe it's not you....

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Showmanship Tips: It's Worth Noting

IT'S WORTH NOTING!

Taking notes soon after your performances is an invaluable habit that is sure to improve your shows...

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Showmanship Tips: Say It Again, Sam!

SAY IT AGAIN, SAM!

Make sure your audience can hear both sides of the conversation, so they will stay with you...

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Showmanship Tips: Practice Is Not a Four-Letter Word

PRACTICE IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD

A good magic effect is 5% mechanics and 95% presentation.
Don't rush it- enjoy the practice. It's an important part of your art!

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Showmanship Tips: Why I Don't Let People Examine My Props

WHY I DON'T LET PEOPLE EXAMINE MY PROPS

"Wow! What a great trick! Can I see that??"
How many times have we heard THAT comment from an enthusiastic spectator?!

There are some very good reasons for not handing over that magic prop.
Let me explain my philosophy...

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Showmanship Tips: Social Distancing

MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN DO WHILE SOCIALLY DISTANCING

Do you long to brighten someone's day with a little quick magic trick?
Yes, it can be done!
Let me share some suggestions for easy pocket tricks you can carry with you...

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