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Brent McLeod
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Audience reactions never stop surpising me!!

We had a lunch meet with a few of our advertising clients in our building at the same time so about 16 people eating & talking etc

Somehow my name got dragged into conversation about performing magic etc & 1 of the sales reps says the obvious

Show us a trick!!!

I had on me at the time an invisible deck a couple of work collegues had seen me peform previous months earlier-I only had this on me today as I was copying a spare set of instructions for me!

So in front of everyone-I perform the routine -simply by informing them of reversing a card prior to lunch etc

I then got one of the clients after I send a mental image of the card to his cellphone-I then ask him to ring anyone on his phone & ask them to name a card(- rings his wife)

The reaction when I showed the reverse card in the deck was mouths open, back slapping,laughing etc-unbelieving clients & collegues-all saying that was impossible!!!

A standard effect with a variation I have not done before- was huge as an effect at this lunch with many saying that was the most amazing effect they had ever seen mainly because it was live etc

I have done this effect dozens of times times in shows etc but not this method-I guess we learn something every day-

A case of being in the right place at the right time

People do look at me differently now!!!!

Thank you Don Alan
wsduncan
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Brent,
You might want to thank Joe Berg. He's the one who created the Ultramental deck that you used.

Don Alan is responsible for popularizing it with a presentation that featured an "Invisible" deck, but he did not create the trick deck.

There's a book (called The Berg Book) about him and his magic. I don't know if it's still in print or not.
Brent McLeod
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On 2005-10-17 00:40, wsduncan wrote:
Brent,
You might want to thank Joe Berg. He's the one who created the Ultramental deck that you used.

Don Alan is responsible for popularizing it with a presentation that featured an "Invisible" deck, but he did not create the trick deck.

There's a book (called The Berg Book) about him and his magic. I don't know if it's still in print or not.


Thanks-appreciated!!
unilogo
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Mind if I use your idea?

That is such a SWEET story. CONGRATULATIONS!

The fact you got

"The reaction when I showed the reverse card in the deck was mouths open, back slapping,laughing etc-unbelieving clients & collegues-all saying that was impossible!!! "

Gives you INSANE kudos.

Keep it up as you said an old trick can always be a miracle if done right. Smile
Brent McLeod
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On 2005-10-19 21:59, unilogo wrote:
Mind if I use your idea?

That is such a SWEET story. CONGRATULATIONS!

The fact you got

"The reaction when I showed the reverse card in the deck was mouths open, back slapping,laughing etc-unbelieving clients & collegues-all saying that was impossible!!! "

Gives you INSANE kudos.

Keep it up as you said an old trick can always be a miracle if done right. Smile



unilogo

Thanks for that-appreciated!!

I have now incorporated this into my own show permanently in between the music segments of magic etc,using a jumbo invisible deck as well as the phone call etc- This method plays very strong!! I peform this in many Cabarets & Theatres -it plays as strong as my Silk to egg which I also use a a filler routine in most shows as well!!

Good luck with this!

-Brent
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