What you experience right in front of you is always more powerful than what happens on a stage.
The close-up show is for a handful of people and it is happening to you, not to someone else. It is what makes the experience personal to the audience and it can either be a longer show for a limited number of people or short miracles for smaller groups from a larger gathering of people.
“The real secret of magic lies in the performance.“
– David Copperfield