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martin king
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Hello to one and all,

I've been recommended by Mr Mark Lewis to purchase Mr. Richard Webster's book, 'Quick and Effective Cold Readings'

I already have Mr Webster's audio 'Commercial Cold Reading'.

What I'd like to know is what's the difference between the two products (without giving too much away as I don't want to upset Mr Webster)?

Many thanks for your replies and my warm regards to all,

Martin
Mike Baxter
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Definitely get 'Q & E Cold Reading' if you want to start reading palms.

Doug Dyment's 'Cold Front' http://www.deceptionary.com/content-p.html will illustrate details from the above book in a more succinct manner. For beginning palmistry, I would suggest them both.

Doug also has a plethora of additional resources at: http://www.deceptionary.com/aboutreading.html
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To begin, anyone truly serious about giving readings should investigate all of Richard Webster's writings. [Disclaimer: Richard is a good friend, though I do not stand to gain financially from any products that he sells.] That said, I always recommend Quick and Effective Cold Reading as the place to begin.

The first of his four audio CDs (Commercial Cold Reading) overlaps with the book somewhat. It also has a brief explanation of a simple numerology technique, plus a number of suggestions relative to the use of cold reading to embellish standard magical effects. Most importantly, it contains a recording of an actual reading, so you can listen to these techniques at work.

But of course there's much more information in a 74-page book than can be conveyed in an hour-long audio recording. If I had to give a one-sentence summary, I would say, "If you want to learn about cold reading, listen to the CD; if you want to learn to do cold reading, buy the book."

And thanks to Mike for the kind words about my own product, Cold Front, a study tool for the techniques in Richard's book.
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