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Topic: My performance of Diction
Message: Posted by: Bill Hoffman (Feb 7, 2012 03:13PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu8JLTyQhl4

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Your thoughts?
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Feb 7, 2012 04:52PM)
I don't do stage so all I would say (as the gig seemed nice and relaxed and fun) was to show the process of mind-reading just a little bit more, and show the audience the word before you ask the two ladies to reveal it...

oh and maybe you don't need to say "it makes perfect sense for me to have a pocket dictionary"...its just a dictionary and could even be used to select the person to join you on stage by gentle flinging or passing around...
Message: Posted by: Paul Spaniels (Feb 12, 2012 07:33AM)
Hi Bill

I enjoyed watching that, and it's clear that your audience did too. Very funny and entertaining.
I like to use a lot of humour too, but not anything like as condensed as that lol.

I do agree with Iain however that the presentation seemed to lack a little something in terms of the actual mind-reading.
But you call yourself a mental magician rather than a mentalist, which connotes a particular style of delivery - something similar, in fact, to what I see in this video. So fair play, great entertainment and I imagine you have no problems drawing a decent crowd in for your shows.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hoffman (Feb 15, 2012 11:52PM)
Thanks guys. I do a full comedy mentalsm show with plenty of dramatic
mind moments. These two get me a little off track. It sure was fun though.
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Feb 18, 2012 12:05PM)
Great routine. I think I would always pick a blonde with glasses and encourage the same outcome.
Message: Posted by: LukeBrady (Mar 1, 2012 05:29PM)
Hey Bill,

I liked the video. Great room to let the jokes breathe.
I perform Diction myself and combine it with a Hoy book test using a second book. I agree with Iain and that there is not a lot of "mind reading" in the reveal. One thing that works great that I use is from Banachek's lecture notes and also touched on in his book Psychological Subtleties 1 is "The Brain Game" It's a great way to spell out the word letter by letter but makes them think you are naming the letters they are just thinking about.
Very strong.
Otherwise great job!
All the best,
Luke
Message: Posted by: CL (Dec 17, 2013 08:25PM)
Hi Bill. I loved this performance of Diction. Thanks for sharing it.