Are you interested in learning how to perform one of the cleanest deck switches on the market today? Perhaps you would like to stun an audience with an incredible display of magic? If this sounds like something that interests you, then I suggest you take a look at "Timey Wimey."
One of the best places to sell your original magic creations is on the Theory 11 Marketplace. I actually got my start there back when it was called "The Wire" with my debut effect "Tour de Force!" It is actually incredibly easy to upload your content there! I encourage anyone who has created original material to give it a try!
A few years ago, Michael O'Brien released on of the best in the hand Triumph effects on the market today. A lot of performers have asked about an even more direct and easier to perform method. This week, Michael decided to release his alternate form of the "Tour de Force" Triumph effect which makes performing a faro shuffle effect even easier!
Are you looking for more ways to generate leads and get your name out there? Craigslist is one of the most popular websites for people trying to hire contractors. If you are not already posting ads on Craigslist, you are missing out on tons of free leads for your business! Take a look at how to post ads as well as a few tips and tricks to maximize your clicks!
Looking for a strong piece of magic that happens in your spectator's hands? Boy have we got the trick for you! Blindsided 2 is a blank deck routine with a powerful punch as the deck actually prints itself IN THE SPECTATOR'S HANDS! Learn some awesome techniques as well as a powerful piece of strolling magic!
It is no secret that creating a strong brand is very important for anyone who wants instant recognizability. But what exactly does it mean to create a brand? This week, Magician Michael O'Brien offers some advice on branding and how to make yourself memorable to your audience!
The Hindu Shuffle Force is one of the oldest and most iconic forces in the magic world. Though it is a classic, a lot of magicians tend to shy away from using it. It is simple, straightforward and surefire, so why don't more magicians use it? This week, Michael O'Brien explains why as well as offers an easy way to fix this "glaring issue!"
Ever wonder how other magicians got into magic? Maybe how their creative process works? Or even what they think about the magic community in general? This week, Michael O'Brien Interviews special guest Tyler Scott as well as allows you the viewers to ask him some of your own questions live during the interview!
Are you tired of having to set up your loops or IT every time you want to perform "Haunted Deck?" Can't stand the clunky gimmick for your rising card deck? Well guess what? I have just the gimmick for you! This week Kaan Ackdogan of "KaanTricks" teaches us his beautiful take on this classic plot. The best part, the gimmick is easy to use, packs small, and lasts awhile!
Have you ever placed a spectator's card back into the deck and then accidentally lose your break? Maybe a heckler shoved their card back in or asked to shuffle the cards? You have no idea where their card is or even which one they chose! What do you do? Find out how Michael O'Brien recovers in this weeks advice for magicians segment.
Performing magic on stage is a very different experience than performing strolling magic, or for people out on the street. This week, Michael O'Brien offers some advice on how to perform magic on stage as well as some things to consider that most people sometimes forget to think about!
Part of what makes magic so much fun is figuring out which moves work the best in certain situations. Sometimes the simplest moves are the best. Other times more advanced moves are better. This week, Michael O'Brien takes a look at a card force that is rarely used these days and explains why it is rarely used as well as how to improve upon it to make it better!
For anyone considering doing magic as a full time job, it is worth understanding how off seasons work and preparing yourself for the slow times during the year. This week, Michael O'Brien offers some solutions on how you can supplement your income when you are not booking as many magic gigs as you would like.
One thing that a lot of people forget about when it comes to marketing and advertising their businesses is the power and strength of 1-on-1 marketing. In this video Michael O'Brien is going to explain what 1-on-1 marketing is and the best ways to capitalize on it while providing tremendous amounts of value for your guests!
Are you looking for some awesome sleight of hand moves, techniques, or ideas to add to your material? Are you a move monkey who loves a good challenge? Then this may be the download for you! This week Michael O'Brien discusses the pros and cons of the "P&T Bundle" by Byron Leung and Takumi Takahashi!
What is the best way to approach a group of people to show them magic? Who is approachable and who isn't? What if they say no or don't want to see any magic? This week, magician Michael O'Brien talks about how he determine which groups to approach and how! He will also give some tips on how to handle rejection and the differences between casual settings and professional settings.
One of the most difficult parts of any performance is getting over the initial fear of approaching someone, or starting your show. This week, magician Michael o'Brien shares some tips on how to help cope with performance anxiety as well as ease yourself into any performance!
Imagine being able to have a spectator name any card and then visually remove that thought of card from their own BORROWED PHONE! This week, Michael O'Brien takes a look at "InstaGrab" by Patrick Kun. Find out why Michael has decided to add this incredible and practical piece of magic to his own working material!
These days, electronic payment is virtually the only form of payment people are using. Gone are the days of mailing a check. The ability to instantly wire money with little or no fees is truly a game changer. This week, Michael O'Brien teaches us how to accept electronic payments as well as the importance of using invoices and down payments to protect yourselves from cancelations.
*THIS IS NOT A PASS!* Don't let your eyes deceive you! The "Cardini Turnover SHIFT" looks very similar to the "Turnover PASS", however the methods are very different! In this tutorial, Pablo Frey teaches his awesome take on the "Cardini Shift" as well as offers some advice on achieving the cleanest control possible. Learn 2 variations of the move including an easy version and advanced version.
Have you been handing out tons of business cards only to discover that hardly anyone is calling you back? Ever here someone say "I know the perfect person for you to perform for!" Then almost like magic they completely vanish? In this episode, Michael shares one of his biggest secrets ever! Find out how he books a good portion of his gigs through referrals that actually works!
Are you having a hard time getting your audience truly invested in your performance? sometimes as magicians we tend to accidentally put on "blinders" and only focus on our volunteer, leaving the rest of our audience feeling out of the loop. This week, Michael offers 3 really easy ways to break that habit and get our audience emotionally invested in our show!
Are you getting called out on your sleights? Not able to hide those difficult to perform moves as easily? Find out Michael's secrets to performing the WORLD's UGLIEST PASS and getting away with it 100% of the time!!! You do not have to have the world's cleanest sleights to be able to perform them well. You just need to make use of "Camouflage!"
If you have ever wanted to see some tatted up, hardcore cholos perform magic, then boy do I have a treat for you! Magicians Michael O'Brien, David Bonfadini, Asad Chauldry, Jack Murdock, and Daniel Fernandez team up to teach these gangsters how to magish like the pros do! Grab a seat and crack open your favorite beverage, for this is Cholos Try Season 2; Cholos Try MAGIC!
Have you ever seen something so obvious that you tell yourself "I would never fall for that." Well I said the same thing, then fell for one of the stupidest pranks ever. Find out how Howie Mandel of America's Got Talent pulled a fast one on me and got me to do something that most people would consider to be "Extremely Stupid."