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Bryan Drake Show Podcast Episode 2: Managing the Audience

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Magicians Bryan and Karla discuss the trickiness of managing your audience. Not only in picking the right person, but keeping control while on stage. Whether you do close-up or stage magicians, there are some tips here.

Also Bryan inadvertantly makes fun of a deaf girl onstage without knowing. Fun (read embarrassing) times. For the illusionist, magician, or mentalist in all of us.

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No I’m not talking about suggestion in the sense of, “maybe you should try the crab bisque”, but rather in the sense of psychology and dealing with the conscious mind.

A definition of suggestion is

The act of focusing the conscious mind of the subject upon a single dominant idea.

The idea that your brain can be so focused on an idea that it can cause a change in your own physical body or stimuli. Perhaps causing your hands to do something or your mind to forget certain words in an experiment. Here is a simple example that everyone can try that involves your hands and suggestion.

Give it a shot and let me know how it goes for you.