Cold Calling

Perhaps the hardest method, cold calling is where you approach a table on your own initiative, and initially they may have no idea that you are a magician. Under these circumstances, your approach should be to make friends as quickly as possible. Politely ask if they have been to the restaurant before, if they are enjoying themselves, and if they need anything. This always goes down well. Then, tell them you are the resident magician, entertaining diners during the evening, and ask if they would like to see a trick.

You say a trick in the singular form so that if the audience won't feel obliged to see lots of tricks, and if you don't like them you can move on to! If they say no, say no problem, and thank them for coming.

Note that a refusal is not a rejection of you. There may be lots of reasons why guests choose not to see your magic. It doesn't mean they don't like magic, or that they wouldn't be delighted to see magic on another occasion. Just move on to the next table, and be pleased that you are keeping customers happy either way.

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