Trevor Duffy Lecture – Saturday, Sept 21

Trevor Duffy is an award-winning comedy magician and entertainer residing in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has performed professionally for the past 25 years.

Trevor has developed a unique blend of comedy and magic. His lecture encompasses Close up and Parlor shows – magic with coins, banknotes, thin cards, regular cards, and utility devices. He shares the secrets and then his thought process behind the scenes. Laws of human nature are also woven into his methodology, all and all making for an extremely user-friendly and practical lecture.

Furthermore, he discusses experienced insights and methods for keeping oneself motivated and driven. He talks about the value of using affirmations and positive thinking in order to achieve the best in life.

From Trevor:

Here following is a more in-depth view of what is entailed in my current ‘Negotiating the Barriers’ Lecture.  As mentioned in the synopsis,  my performance entails using coins, banknotes, cards, thin cards, and utility devices.  Cards are not a huge part of the lecture – purposefully.

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Rather, I have woven in a lot more of other material.  My use of clothing for instance, as a utility device, is extremely fascinating and very useful.

There are some ‘more on the serious side’ topics of the lecture and then there are other more humorous aspects, with some good laughs.

With many of the routines, I also talk about the psychology behind ‘why I do what I do’.  An example of this is when I do the ‘Double your Money’ routine.  My thinking is based on the law of Reciprocity, which is explained in detail and as to why it is such an effective routine.  I talk about ‘thinking more deeply’ with our magic and how crucial this is.  An example is presented which leaves the audience without any clue as to how things could have worked.

In the second half of the lecture, along with more magic, I discuss and share how important positive thinking is and how this is so connected to our own success.  If I have time, I talk about my unique method for practice.

I guarantee an evening with much to learn and think about, no matter what style of magic people perform.  Much of what I talk about, can be merged into whoever we are, as magical entertainers.

To conclude, whilst there are some sleight-of-hand techniques used in my lecture and which I teach, it is very ‘user-friendly’.   Most people will be able to learn what I teach and I guarantee that everyone will leave the lecture inspired.

Admission is FREE for IBM Ring #71 members. Guest fee is only $15.

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