Magic Lessons #18 – Penetrating Matches Trick
The Penetrating Matches Trick focuses on the important subject of convincers.
A convincer is a subtle thing you say or an action you take that gently helps convince the audience that what you say and do is actually what is happening when, in fact, you are lying through your teeth. As long as it is in the name of fun, I enjoy lying through my teeth.
If you use convincers well, they will often be the things that your audience uses to recount the magic trick to their friends. Things like ‘his hands were completely empty’ or ‘she never went anywhere near the deck of cards’.