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  • Practice, practice, practice! The more you do these tricks on your own, the easier it will be to fool your audience. It's especially helpful to practice in front of a mirror.

  • Talk and move! Engage and distract your audience with clever chatter and lots of gestures and movements. ("Behold! I will use my amazing magical powers to astonish and astound you!" [dramatically display pieces with a flourish]).

  • Use lots of magic words! Hocus-Pocus! Abracadabra! Presto-Change-o! Ta-Da! Bingo, Bango, Bongo! Make up your own magic words-the sillier the better!

  • Dress the part! Transform yourself by adding a cape, a turban or scarves, and some colorful clothes. Come up with a stage name (Mr. Magic! Madame Mysterium!) and change your voice! Set up a table and decorate your performance area with tablecloths and signs.