Magic is all about distraction. When you perform a trick, you are doing one thing, but the audience is seeing something else.
Let's take a look at one of the most common magic tricks: making a handkerchief disappear.
The audience sees the magician stuff a handkerchief into his right palm. He then opens his palm, which is now empty.
The magician is actually stuffing the handkerchief into a cup attached to a rubber band. When he's done, he waves his left hand: the audience pays attention to this instead of the slight movement of his right hand letting go of the cup. The cup and the handkerchief go into his sleeve, leaving no evidence when he opens his right hand to the audience.
It's this smoothness that sells the trick. The visible actions need to look effortless so your audience doesn't pick up on what you're really doing. This will take a lot of practice.
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