For as long as anyone can remember, magic has been a performing art that leaves the audience baffled and wondering. Magic performances often leave behind an impression on its young spectators and sometimes inspire them to learn how to perform themselves, whether it’s for fun or as a serious career.
For Thomas Poole, it started as a hobby, something he would do for fun occasionally. He was first exposed to magic at eight years old when his cousin showed him a trick. He started learning magic card tricks at the age of 12, often watching tricks and figuring out how most of it was done. He would continue his hobby as he grew into an adult, later deciding to take it seriously. He would practice 6 hours a day every day, even until now. He still practices from 3 to 6 hours minimum. As a full-time professional magician, Thomas has worked with companies like Apple, Minnesota Wild, and even consulting for the Cincinnati Reds.
While Thomas learned the mechanics of cards, he thought that he could improve his illusions by studying the psychology of people. By understanding how people think, how they act, how they respond, and how to influence them in a way that made them think they were consciously making their own choice, he was able to perfect his craft.
His method of approaching magic is different from other illusionists. Thomas perfects tricks by learning the mechanics of a trick and diligently studies it until he could perform blindfolded. When he is sure he’s mastered the illusion, he goes out to practice on random people, focusing on the presentation and psychology. Because of his unconventional methods, Thomas can stand out from other magicians in the industry. There were times when he was able to fool the magicians he met using simple tricks thanks to his focus on psychology.
Thomas wants to go beyond the corny, stereotypical magician who makes balls disappear and saws a woman in half. As a corporate magician, he specializes in magic for adults. Thomas understands that the audience wants to see a talent that they’ve never seen before and want their minds spinning, trying to figure out how he pulled off the tricks that he did.
Whenever Thomas has free time, he visits bars, where he can always find people to perform for. Because of the small spaces that bars have, Thomas uses card tricks to entertain his audience. Knowing that they are there for a good time, Thomas does his best to keep them amazed by performing unique tricks that the other magicians don’t usually perform.
Every year, Thomas takes a trip to go around the entire USA, performing for tens of thousands of people. In all of Thomas’ performances, he makes sure that his audience will not forget about him. His tricks are apt to make people think about him for a long, long time. Every time he performs, Thomas consistently receives a five-star review. He is also always asked to return to perform. He takes his studies seriously so that he can continuously evolve his craft.To know more about Thomas Poole, visit his website, and follow his social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.