When I was younger I was very focused on entertainment and not so much on technique. That was a good thing and people had fun, but I wanted more magical results and better reactions. After a while became very much “The Thinker” I read books about theory and wrote scripts and planned shows that was never performed. I decided I had to work on my technique. I took lessons, practiced all day and I fell in love with card magic. At age 35 suddenly I had become "The Mechanic." Where was the natural showman that I knew was there when I was younger? Gone forever?
One of the biggest improvement I got from Aaron program was the way he approached "micro-sleights". Break the techniques into several small movements. And more importantly; integrate the micro-sleights with the presentation and misdirection to create a clearer effect for the audience.
And by "effect" we mean the effect our magic has on our audience. The whole experience. The things they tell their friends and never forget.
Another game changer for me was the work on Attention Jacking. Some of the ideas seemed pretty obvious for me. I used to be "The Thinker" remember? But then I actually started doing it and integrating it in everything I did. Together with the micro-sleights this improved my audience reaction to a level I could not believe.