Friday, January 1, 2010

Surpassing Expectations

Surpassing Expectations. Two simple words—with many powerful layers. It's a goal I continually aspire to, both in my magic and in other areas of my life. The phrase is more than just a devotional "feel good" slogan. First, it involves making the effort to understand what the expectations are in the first place—what is it that you want, and what is it that your audience hopes for? This is your target! Now, what can you do to surpass what is expected? Peel back another layer, and the phrase means respecting your audience's intelligence. They know that some sort of method is at work, so weaving their "gears at work" into your presentation is a great way to connect with them—and move beyond logic toward something much more extraordinary.

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