So, one of my friends have been trying to learn to do card magic, and I taught him the double lift and he has been practicing incessantly. To boost his confidence/check up on his progress, he approached his roommate, did a simple double lift, then turned it over, then turned over the real top card, and she was amazed. A couple days later, I was at their apartment, and I had her make a selection, and controlled it to the top. I did a double lift, and did a Cardini/Pughe's/Ego type change (very visual) and she nonchalantly said "oh, that's cool.... He [the friend] did that to me the other day" She didn't remember the fact that he flipped over his card, and that she actually "saw the card change" when I did it. In essence, the end effect of the two methods were the same! This incident made me start thinking, and I just started reading royal road to card magic. There are so many effects in there that just seem so simple, that I feel like people will not be impressed at all with them. But that's just because I'm looking at the effect through the eyes of a magician (or at least someone that has a very elementary understanding of sleight of hand). Any ideas on how to move past that?