“The first thing to abandon is the idea that the audience want to see your tricks. They don’t. They want to see you.”
Geoffrey Durham (magician)
You have a character which you play each moment in front of your audience — even if you’re not consciously aware of it. It’s a necessarily heightened version of you. Although it’s the most powerful engagement tool in your toolkit, it is also the most dangerous one to meddle with until you are ready.