Mall Santa Magic

Posted by Peter Monticup on 12/14/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 12/13/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 12/8/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 12/7/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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

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Showmanship Tips: Non-Magic Essentials Kit

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/19/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

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: Show Order

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/13/2020 to Showmanship Tips 0 Comments

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: Warming Up

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/30/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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: Changing Gears

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/26/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/19/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/12/2020 to Showmanship Tips 4 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/3/2020 to Showmanship Tips 0 Comments

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: Why I Don't Let People Examine My Props

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/12/2020 to Showmanship Tips 3 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/7/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

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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