Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a lecture at Loughborough University as part of their Performance Sport Team Day. I used magic to show how different techniques such as misdirection, psychology and memorisation are used and how they relate to everyday situations and even in sport. It was a pleasant change to do something a bit different and this is an area I am looking to develop for corporate training sessions. The afternoon finished with a basic workshop teaching some of the sleights used in magic followed by a balloon twisting contest. Being elite sports coaches the competition was fierce (but fun!) - see photo.