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Rafael The Master Hypnotist
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Greetings Gentlemen, my first post is

How do you Structure your Act?

Do you use the same "Power" or abbility and then you Demonstarte them in various ways but you do that by Escalating your Demostration?

for example, you Structure your act so from start to Finish you only Highlight one abillity wich is for example "Conversational Hypnotism/Influence", so from the Start you open with Strong Effect, for the Middle is Strongger and Finish with your Strongest effect taht Demonstrate your "Conversational Hypnotism/Influence"

or, you mix two or four Abbility in one Act (Mind Reading + PK + Prediction + Sensing) and put them into One Act?

Please Advise and Thank You for your Kind Reply

since as in this writing I'm working on a New Act and I would love to know how the Gretaest that hang around in this Section Structure their Act


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Hello Rafael The Master Hypnotist! Im new too, and just finished tweeking what Ill be doing live very soon. Maybe my tips will help you, perhaps they wont.

You asked how do you structure your act, I just finished doing this, but I'm not half as intelligent as most people are on this forum, so what I have to say may be of no value to you, but ill write it anyway.

Since you call yourself the master hypnotist I would assume you are putting together a hynosis show? If so, I would probably stick to demonstrating hypnosis, and hypnosis related influence effects. I wouldnt try to be a jack of all trades and demonstrate any and every aspect of ESP. But it totally depends on what your trying to accomplish...

For example, I call myself I bio-commuinication specialist, I can transmitt at will any of my emergent thoughts into the mind of another, providing I am working with a receptive partcipant who kindly consents to cooperate, since my skill is communication via. telepathy, I demonstrate telepathy throughout my performance, and as you said, the demonstrations gradually increase in difficulty.

From start to finish I do something like this.

I open, first I look at everyone, then I smile, I thank them for thier time, and tell them its a dream come true to be here....seriously,

what Im trying to is build rapport, my opening shpiel is 1/2 comedic, 1/2 really serious, 1/2 mysterious.

Which leads into effect #1
Which leads into effect #2
Which leads into effect #3
Which leads into effect #4
Which leads into effecr #5

5 is the closer and my act goes strong opener (but believable), mild second effect, powerful 3rd effect (spec to spec telepathy), 4th effect is strong, and the closer is stronger still, and I'm done.
Rafael The Master Hypnotist
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@ Stashu, thank you for your kind reply,

beside doing Stage Hypnotism, I also do Pseudo Hypnotism
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TonyB2009
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I mix things up a bit, but I claim a limited amount of powers. I can influence your thoughts and choices (bank night, Russian Roulette, hypnosis, etc) and I can discern your thoughts (drawing duplication, tossed-out deck, invisible deck, book test, Q&A). Occasionally I can demonstrate the powers of a trained mind (memory stunts). That's it. I don't want to strain credibility - my own or the audiences.

I structure a show by going from simple demonstrations to more complex. A bank night routine shows me influencing a very limited range of options, so that comes before an invisible deck, where I am trying to influence a person to pick one card in 52.

Similarly a tossed out deck comes before a book test, which comes before a Q&A.

It is important to mix things up a bit. One effect might involve one volunteer on stage with me. The next might have me standing alone. Then one involving the entire audience, then one involving four volunteers. This works far better than trick after trick involving the mentalist reading the mind of one spectator.

When routining the hypnosis show I follow a similar idea; some routines involve the use of music. Others require a verbal response from the subjects. Some routines use every volunteer; others use just one or two. Varying the pace keeps the audience interested.

Start with something that gets the audience on your side and gets their respect. End strong. Hope that helps.
Rafael The Master Hypnotist
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Hi Tony

Thank you for your Kind Reply

Looking forward for others to share their view and Wisdom on this subject
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Paul R
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I agree with everyone above.

Stick to what you know and make sure it flows as stashu says.

I try not to say that one thing would be harder to accomplish than the last, but build in a way that suggests it, as Tony be gave an example of.

You can mix "powers" in one act, or stick to your specialty, you just need to ensure that the effects vary and build, seemingly becoming more complicated. Also, yes, mix things up; coins, cards, envelopes, random objects, books, I'm not suggesting lots of "props", just plenty of variety.


I personally mix "powers", but don't point out that they are different. I go from "suggesting something to you", to "telling you what you are thinking", to "predicting what you are about to think", to "revealing something no one knows" (yet), to "reading multiple minds".


Good luck with it.
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I think it's best to stick with one premise (or power) and find different ways to support your claim, escalating the apparent difficulty of the demonstrations.
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Rafael The Master Hypnotist
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The Great Phil has Spoken.....Amien to that and yes I also agree with all of you

Now the reason I make this initial post is to see if Im the only one who think the same way or not, but apparently most of you here tend to stick and highlight only ONE Major Power



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