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GregMcMahan

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I've been teaching magic classes at a local circus school (Circus Camp) for almost 25 years now. Here's a little tip that many magic teachers have probably never thought of.

When explaining to the students about keeping magic secrets, I ALWAYS tell them that it's ok to tell their mom and dad. Why? Who else tells kids to keep secrets from their parents? Pedophiles.

Here's my "script".
If somebody asks how you did it, do you tell them? That's right you don't, it's no fun if you tell them how it works. It is ok to tell your mom and dad because they can help you practice. Just ask them not to tell anybody. But don't tell your brother or your sister or your aunt or your uncle or your grandma or your grandpa or your cousins or that weird kid that lives down the street or your dog or your cat or your goldfish.

Kids enjoy that last part.
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Greg,
That's great! We have free magic lessons for kids twice a month for kids and we go over the idea of keeping a secret but I will use your script. Very funny. Thanks!
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Great advice...and it harkens back to a video series by Danny Korem entitled "Kid Tricks".  The videos are gospel based.  On one video, Danny teaches the differences between Good Secrets (surprise party, grandma's cookie recipes, magic tricks, etc.), and Bad Secrets (cheating on school exams, or any secret that harms you or someone else).

If you have not heard of Danny Korem,  his book Korem without Limits is considered to belong in the top best magic books (it is not a children's "kid tricks" magic book).  His theories on presentation, and his unique effects are excellent.
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Originally Posted by Whodini
Great advice...and it harkens back to a video series by Danny Korem entitled "Kid Tricks".  The videos are gospel based.  On one video, Danny teaches the differences between Good Secrets (surprise party, grandma's cookie recipes, magic tricks, etc.), and Bad Secrets (cheating on school exams, or any secret that harms you or someone else).

If you have not heard of Danny Korem,  his book Korem without Limits is considered to belong in the top best magic books (it is not a children's "kid tricks" magic book).  His theories on presentation, and his unique effects are excellent.


Thanks for the suggestion!

Rudy

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