I say, "very well." They then learn the ambiguity of the question in which they have asked.
"what you just saw is a product of my flawless Elite prestidigitation"
If I choose I just tell them that I did it with my superior hands.
...at which moment your audiences think you're jerks for having understood their genuine question of curiosity in what you do and chosen to blow them off by giving them a smartass answer instead of a genuine reply.My personal favorite line to say would be. "Can you keep a secret?" "Of course!" "So can I." It's a little mean, but gets a laugh quite often and a priceless reaction every time.
Adam,How do you respond if someone says "How do you do that?". Sometime I say it was magic, and other times I just ignore them. Is this the correct way to approach it? I just wanted to hear other people's thoughts.
...at which moment your audiences think you're jerks for having understood their genuine question of curiosity in what you do and chosen to blow them off by giving them a smartass answer instead of a genuine reply.
Whenever you want to drop your novelty act and have a real conversation I'll be here.They asked the question and they got the answer...You also failed to realize that some people do in fact want to know "how you did that"..You want us to spill the beans instead genious?...Sometimes the smartass answer is the way to go....nuff said..
fyi- letting them know that the effect was accomplished trough my elite prestidigitation is as legit/genuine/honest as it gets.
Whenever you want to drop your novelty act and have a real conversation I'll be here.
I'm a big fan of "I don't know". It puts you on their level. You are no longer tricking them but sharing their astonishment. You're also not putting a lable on what you just did. The less you say the more focus stays on the effect.