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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept25Post.mp4 Magic tricks are cool. I've been fortunate enough to know two guys who were professional, up close, sleight of hand magicians. Up close meaning they would perform at places like this club in Hollywood called the "Magic Castle." And they wouldn't be up on stage. The rooms were set up like rooms at big, Hollywood Hills style house parties. And the guy would be sitting behind a table, and they would have very small, kind of "bleachers" set up. So you could have a straight line of sight from where you were to the dudes hands. The rooms were small enough so you could hear the magician talk without him needing a mic or even to speak loudly. And they would tell this long, stories while doing their tricks. Card tricks. Shuffling and dealing. And since these guys were top notch, sleight of hand specialists, they could deal FROM anywhere in the deck and deal TO anywhere in the deck. We'd be watching his hands closely. He'd be watching his hands closely. He'd be telling some long, random story. But the story would end, and he'd deal out all the cards, one by one, and they would match PERFECTLY. Clearly this is something you'd need to practice A LOT. But it was also a kind of blurred reality. Often, when a magician is telling a story, it's mostly for misdirection. You're paying attention to the story, not his a hands. But when the story is actually part of the trick, it creates a very, very hypnotic effect. My other friend did a bit of stage work, but for him, magic was mostly a hobby. He'd show up at a bar, talk a good game, telling magician type stories, while doing simple tricks with coins, etc. He's ALWAYS get a crowd around him. And even though he wasn't "handsome" by any stretch, the dude got laid like CRAZY. Even if you don't know any magic, don't want to learn any magic, you can still leverage this technique. Of talking a good game. But this is the cool part. Most people are NOT articulate. Most people mumble their words, or repeat words and phrases used by others. But articulation, and verbal energy are two things can PRACTICE. And practice every day. All by yourself. So even if you are talking about a duck you saw while walking in the park, you can generate the same magical effect. The secret is that unless you are helping a pilot land a plane, the words you use are NOT very important. So you take any random words, and add in some mental power, and some mental based articulation, you can mesmerize anybody. And crowds will gather just to hear you speak. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/mental-strength/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Apr05Post.mp4 What does it mean to be charismatic? There are a plenty of ways. Charisma is a general label. One that means the person labeled as charismatic is VERY enjoyable to be around. There are two basic ways to do this. One is to focus COMPLETELY on other person. Not just lazy, fake focus. But real, genuine interest in who they are. Not just their looks, but everything about them. Most of us can ONLY do this with people we are physically or otherwise attracted. But charismatic people can do this with EVERYBODY. Now, most people believe this is some kind of genetic gift. One that some people have, and others don't. But it is something you can practice. But this kind of charisma has one very significant drawback. You can ONLY use it on one person at a time. Because it is focused on bringing OUT the best things about that other person. There is a different kind of charisma. One that can create attraction, desire, and fascination in AS MANY people as you want. Some people "try" to approach this when they learn various "techniques." Like doing card tricks or other interesting bar tricks. These CAN be very useful. We DO like magic. But this means you'll need to have a LOT of magic tricks up your sleeve. And when you run out, you run out. Show's over, Elvis has left the building. Since we ARE talking about magic tricks, there is another aspect of doing magic. And that is the magician's patter. A magician silently standing there doing tricks is interesting. But a magician that does SIMPLE tricks while telling INTERESTING and complex stories? Way better. In fact, with ONLY the storytelling part, you can do LOT BETTER than any random bar magician. Why? Because stories are based on STRUCTURE. You learn a magic trick you can ONLY do that magic trick. But once you learn a few story STRUCTURES, you can tell the same stories over and over and over. Just different content each time. Even better is that stories move us NOT because of their content, but because of their STRUCTURE. It is their structure that moves our emotions. It is their structure that will allow YOU to move their emotions. One at a time, or all at once. This is the ULTIMATE in charisma. To be in a random, organically evolving conversation. Somebody says something about the weird guy working at Jack In The Box. Somebody else says something about something kind of related. Then you slide in. "That's like this one guy..." you begin. Next thing you know, the entire ROOM is mesmerized. Hanging on very word. All their attentions in YOURS. Their emotions in YOUR control. And YOU forever in their memories. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/storytelling-magic/