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This is about 1/2 a cent, as opposed to 2 cents, but as I am starting to develop some ideas about how I could create an effective way of presenting mentalism myself, I find that learning about how to present psychic, psychological or mentalist phenomena, I actually need to learn a whole lot about myself as both a person and a performer.

I really don't think (at least for me), it's about creating a whole new persona - it's about listening deeper to myself and to how people perceive me as I perform.

I am finding the greatest challenge to be in how to change for those people who have seen me perform magic in the past. Maybe for them I will never be able to transform into a mentalist and they will always be looking for "tricks". I'm glad there's a whole big world of audiences out there that haven't seen me perform!
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And the moral of the story is to be yourself.

Remember both gellar & banachek, were accepted as Psychic's when young. Smile

Me? I just entertain people. I leave it up to them to make their own minds up – it’s more fun that way.
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand...
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Ben, get ready to get psyched.


Listen to no negative people. They are wrong. They are afraid.

Try everything.

GO, BEN,GO!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to give it away to keep it.
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first let me tell you, I first performed pk touch around the age of 19 or so. So age is not really a factor although it may change the way you think about mentalism and that will change in time (not going to go into it as I got in trouble one other time trying to explain Smile )

Second: I never performed pk touch on stage until in my 30's, prior to that it was always an afterthought, something I did at parties, after a small show as "one more thing", and for reporters.

It is only now that I keep it in my stage show.

Third: I never used the story, I always just let the effect speak for itself. It always did. I have used the story and it does work well. In fact I used it many times right before I put the book out. I wanted to make sure it worked. But that type of story for that effect was not me.

Good luck and I am sure you will do fine. Just make sure you are very clear with your instructions and even more importantly, with your questions to elicit the answers you need.

If you have any problems, let me know and I will try to help you
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