A few months back, I wrote about being a tease, holding back a little from revealing all to your audiences. The benefits include not overwhelming them and leaving your real secrets for the people who hire you.
However, revealing secrets can have an upside! Witness our local farmers market magician below, demonstrating the steps to getting out of a straitjacket. He had already performed several astounding magic tricks (with a subtle and straight-faced sense of humor), and the audience was suitably impressed. At this point, he shows how to escape from a straitjacket (which I hope none of us ever has to do in real life!) -- which becomes an educational and fascinating display.
But even in revealing this magician's secret, he still has one trick up his sleeve -- a bowling ball, in fact -- to wrap up the show. A little bit of holding back, a little bit of revealing secrets. The perfect mix of fun, entertainment, and education!