Here is the last update from the corporate magician Singapore for this year. First I would like to say thank you to all the people who have engaged my services, either the first time or repeatedly. Without you I wouldn’t be writing this entry.
2015 was, with over 100 performances, stage and close up, great and I am looking forward to do more in the coming year. It is hard to pick a highlight since I enjoy and learn from all performances even the ones that don’t go to well.
Yes there are shows that could go better! I learn from each of them. In fact the shows that don’t go well are the ones I take the most out of. I am a perfectionist and I try to deliver the best job I can, however no matter how well you plan things sometimes go wrong. Who’s fault is it? Wrong question – what can be done better to avoid the same thing happening next time. I see performance like Kaizen – continuous improvement.
If I had to pick a moment from this year that illustrates what I want to achieve with a performance it would be this one:
I do an effect in which I borrow a coin which disappears and re-appears inside a small sealed envelope which was inside a zip closed wallet. I offer my audience a long or short mystery. The short mystery is the option to open the envelope right now and validate that the coin is theirs’ . The long mystery is different. They don’t open the envelope. This means they have a mystery as long as they have the envelope if it is really the coin with their initials on it. I claim it is – but I am a magician…
I have been performing this effect at my regular gig at the Grand Hyatt Sunday brunch for over a year now. Last week a family came back and I was asked to come to there table. The daughter (about 8 years old) still had the envelope unopened. The last time they were there was about 3 months ago. The same happened with a Gentlemen that comes to the Hyatt with his wife at least 5 times a year. He still has the envelope – not opened for over 4 months.
Why is this great? Because the performance is in their mind for a long time and they have a magical moment every time they look at the envelope. How many people open it right away? I would say about 75% and usually out of group pressure. However I still have them open it after I left the table. This means they will debate out after the performance is done.
My goal for 2016 is to have 50% not open the envelope.
Finally some pictures from a recent performance. Amazing interaction