Hi! I've started learning magic a couple of weeks ago. At first, it was kind of a disaster. My favourite kind of magic was always slight of hand card magic and I decided to stuck with that. I practiced a lot at home, but when I tried to perform I was very sloppy. The thing is, while I was training, I was focused more on the moves and tricks, than on actual performance. So when I first tried to do magic in front of a public, I failed horribly, because I was not used to talking and doing the trick at the same time. This is why I decided to go with silent performance. So far, it proved better for me. Being silent makes me more comfortable when doing magic and also helps my confidence (it's simply like I'm doing it at home). But there still remains a major downside. My audience can catch small mistakes easier. Especially my close friends, because I use them to test myself before performing to strangers, so they get to see some tricks multiple times. So, what are your tips for improving the silent style?