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Paul Shirley
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On 2009-08-07 17:09, Picard_1114 wrote:
You may laugh, but I would have done something really simple. Do you remember this kid's trick?

I would have borrowed a piece of paper and torn it into 9 squares, told her to write the name of a friend from high school she hadn't thought about for a long time on a piect of paper (the center one) and then had her write eight other names on the other pieces of paper, fold the papers, mix them up and give them to you. You play "Lie to me" by asking her if the old high school friend was each name but her reply has to be "no" each time. You divine the name.


No Laughing here mate Smile ... I got asked to do something quick the other week... the only thing around was a post-it pad. So I did a variation on the effect described above and got an amazing response... have done it a good 15 times since and am astounded at the reactions it is getting..... is now one of my favorite things to perform.
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Oh... that's right. I was also going to suggest....

Deckquivoque and Thought Chunnel from Joshua Quinns 'ParaLies' Been having a lot of fun with these recently too.
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I have settled on a winner. Of course, all the suggestions were terrific and even though this wasn't a contest just food for thought I think, in this situation as described, Palm Reading would be the BEST solution. Get around to talking about the science of it and the spec will look at their hand and if you raise your hand they will most likely offer theirs.

It's subtle and everyone HAS a palm ... or two. There's no success or failure and you can talk as long or as short at you want and still be golden.

Palm Reading.

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Left brain/right brain by phil smiff
just force a card and "read" it a la paul ekman's work (he's the guy who did the studies into micro muscle facial movement that is the basis of Lie to Me)
swami, or PW
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On 2009-08-09 13:22, IAIN wrote:
Left brain/right brain by phil smiff
just force a card and "read" it a la paul ekman's work (he's the guy who did the studies into micro muscle facial movement that is the basis of Lie to Me)
swami, or PW


I like the idea of left/right brain. Not too keen on PW, don't want to get caught with my hand in my p***ts. Smile

Thanks IAIN!

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I think cold reading would be really effective in this situation.
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I don't think 5 minutes is enough for palm reading...

I think as you'd been talking about Lie to Me and The Mentalist - framing what you'd do around that would be most apt...especially as she could then go google Ekman and find his books...

just make sure what you do is 'beyond' what she can learn, and then that memory stays with her even longer!

or maybe, just pinch her bottom and buy her a cocktail...
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2 mins is enough for palm reading if you do it right. Even a minute can leave somebody convinced. And wanting more.
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I offer a psychic experience or in other words I tell them what they're about to have. It usually involves a NW or SS and an outlaw wallet which is with me everywhere I go. A bent coin or 3 is usually in me pocket.

There is an art to conversation and its a good skill to have. One can really entertain just by words alone. I have noticed many times people hanging on the words I'm saying... heads turning to catch a whisper from my silver tongue. Language and others, that is all that's needed for Magic to happen Others being the more important of the 2 surely?
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Wow so many things here ! Smile

perhaps the best is to say : Sorry I have a terrible headeache this evening but this is my card, call me tomorrow and I'll do to you some amazing things.
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On 2009-08-10 12:40, parmenion wrote:
Wow so many things here ! Smile

perhaps the best is to say : Sorry I have a terrible headeache this evening but this is my card, call me tomorrow and I'll do to you some amazing things.


Why would you do that?

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On 2009-08-10 12:40, parmenion wrote:
Wow so many things here ! Smile

perhaps the best is to say : Sorry I have a terrible headeache this evening but this is my card, call me tomorrow and I'll do to you some amazing things.


Why would you do that?

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So you can set up your itr, ofcourse.
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Most of the suggestions here wouldn't work in a loud crowded room with only 5 minutes to perform. Tough circumstances. I'd do a which hand effect (I prefer Relic) or bend a coin.
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Category Forcing. It's real thought reading.
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On 2009-08-11 05:19, baggins321 wrote:
Most of the suggestions here wouldn't work in a loud crowded room with only 5 minutes to perform. Tough circumstances. I'd do a which hand effect (I prefer Relic) or bend a coin.


Oh.
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Well, depending on the noise level and other distractions, anything with a bit of paper and a pencil. CT or similar stuff. These one on one situations are my favorite, so I'd surely have my Stealth assassin handy and pendulum and Boon.
In less prepared moments, (IF such ever happened!), then Philemon V has the best idea - a good short palm reading! I might use handwriting analysis, depending on the person. As both of those show YOUR abilities, but still are focused mostly on HER, how can you go wrong?
Of course, I'm judicious in where I make the offer, but I don't think I've ever had anyone declare a lack of interest in a quick reading!
One of my business cards identifies me as a palm reader - another as a handwriting analyst - so just handing her one or the other shows I'm not just a lounge lizard with a lame conversational gambit.
I have always found that such a card will prompt THEM to ask for a 'quick sample' of a reading; no need for me to sales pitch them at all.
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Pb60 is a good find for this!!
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