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Topic: Looking for a book test
Message: Posted by: Louis Gordon (Aug 16, 2017 08:47AM)
I have began a search for a book test. My only requirement for this test so far is the books it uses. The books I want to use can be considered essential reading for self help and business. So I am seeking a test that includes books such Think and Grow Rich and the others like this. Is there a test out there that includes those books? Is using a Hoy method the only current solution?
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Aug 16, 2017 09:10AM)
There's a book test that uses a colored pencil that can be used with any book. The exact name escapes me at the moment.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Aug 16, 2017 11:05AM)
Honestly, you might want to look at the magazine test in Mark Wilson's CCIM. Simple, not hard, as cheap as the books you want to use. And totally examinable afterward.

Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Aug 17, 2017 06:32AM)
Steve Valentine's Booked will do the job.

Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Aug 18, 2017 07:10PM)
Alain Nu has Word Work 1 and 2, both of which allow you to use whatever books you want and both have very different methodologies. They are both excellent.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Aug 18, 2017 10:12PM)
Spellbinder's "Better Book Test" in The Wizards' Journal #6, shows how to use any books and even give the spectator a choice of several different books from which to select a word or even a sentence or paragraph.
Message: Posted by: S. Lea (Aug 18, 2017 10:44PM)
The Coolest Book Test Ever by Nathan Kranzo seems like something you could use.
Message: Posted by: MentalistCreationLab (Aug 19, 2017 01:03AM)
Meir Yedid if I am not mistaken some years back put out a version of his wow book test using self help books. There have been several versions of this test from him over the years and it may be a place to start your hunt. The wow book test will come with two books and it does not matter which is chosen. Just do not buy a set without dust jackets Like the one on ebay about 2 years ago. Still wonder what that seller was thinking.
Message: Posted by: minty (Aug 19, 2017 10:27AM)
[quote]On Aug 17, 2017, Mark_Chandaue wrote:
Steve Valentine's Booked will do the job.

Mark [/quote]

I love Steve Valentine's 'Booked'. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: StephenRoy (Aug 24, 2017 04:37PM)
I kind of like To Lovecraft by The Jack. Saw it at MINDVention 2016. It was strong and you give the book away after you're done.
Message: Posted by: mentalism addict (Aug 24, 2017 08:46PM)
On colin mcleods dvd opening minds theres a great one I use once in a while
Message: Posted by: Jack Skipton (Aug 25, 2017 03:28AM)
Marc Paul's would do the trick too.
Message: Posted by: Matt Pulsar (Aug 26, 2017 06:26AM)
The important point in a book test is that a random word is being selected from the possibility of many words. The best possible way to present this would be to have many books to choose from or one book that someone happens to have on them. I wonder why it's important to you that it be a particular book.
Message: Posted by: brehaut (Aug 26, 2017 06:54AM)
[quote]On Aug 19, 2017, minty wrote:
[quote]On Aug 17, 2017, Mark_Chandaue wrote:
Steve Valentine's Booked will do the job.

Mark [/quote]

I love Steve Valentine's 'Booked'. Highly recommended. [/quote]

Another vote for Booked. I also use my own Poor Man's Book Test from my book Inspired which allows me to use any book.
Message: Posted by: Louis Gordon (Aug 29, 2017 05:19PM)
Thank you all for the suggestions. Very helpful. I have chosen for now to just use a simple method. I was asked why those specific books. I have an idea for a corporate presentation with those books and lead in material for corporate training work is all.
Message: Posted by: Max Hazy (Aug 30, 2017 01:08AM)
I pretty much second the ones mentioned so far. Methods that works with any book should work with the books you're going for. If you want to go for a customized hands off book test, I would suggest you check Docc's lecture, there's a great idea there.