Pick Me! Pick Me! is the complete guide to using volunteers in your act. Audiences love to see one of their own step forward to help a magician. But sometimes a volunteer can destroy a trick, a routine or your reputation. Picking the right person to help and making the most of their assistance is a tricky proposition. Now you can have special inside knowledge, garnered from Jim's psychology background and years of experience. You will learn how to prepare your show and props, what to plan for and how to choose the right person to make your show a sparkling success.You will learn how to accurately estimate age and ability levels of spectators, how pre-show scanning can almost guarantee success.You will walk through a practical sequence of steps that will help you get a person into your act and back into the audience in the most positive way.Assigning Meaningful Tasks, Selecting Equitably, Presenting Rewards, Cueing for Applause - those topics and more are all covered thoughtfully and thoroughly and accompanied by delightful illustrations.BONUS! Included free on every disc is Jim's signature routine, The Rope Inspector. This six-minute routine is laugh-filled, exciting and very magical. It involves two volunteers (or more), and plays for anyone, anywhere. The Rope Inspector uses one piece of rope, resets instantly, is workable and funny, suitable for all ages from little kids to older adults. You can do it in virtually any setting, with a few or a lot of people, surrounded or on stage. And it is really funny. It is the perfect example of how to use volunteers and a great companion to Pick Me! Pick Me!Pick Me! Pick Me!, 50 page pdf file on CD-ROM. $30.
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