Say what you will about magic, it sure opens doors. That’s what Adam Trent learned while traveling all over the world for his new series, The Road Trick.

The consummate showman, who has plied his trade on stages across the country as well as programs like Ellen and Today, uses a unique combination of charisma and sleight of hand to unlock new experiences everywhere from Broadway to Budapest and beyond.

With the program kicking off this week and airing exclusively on Red Bull TV, he stopped by our offices to show us a few of his tricks. You might not learn exactly how his tricks work from the videos below, but you will begin to understand how big a role charm plays in winning people over. That’s a bit of magic we can all use, even if we can’t, say, turn a Kit Kat into a Snickers…