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I currently perform a 3 phase book test routine. I am thinking of adding a phone book test perhaps to close my show. I wonder if they are too similar even though the book tests are mind reading and the phone book is a major prediction - ultimately they are related.

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Personally I'd say yes. Too similar. Unless you really do something dramatic to change the format. Maybe predict the number of an audiences cellphone number instead
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On 2010-11-10 09:29, kannon wrote:
Personally I'd say yes. Too similar. Unless you really do something dramatic to change the format. Maybe predict the number of an audiences cellphone number instead


I disagree. To each his own, but IMO there is no reason at all why a telephone book test could not be presented either part of book test routine or as a separate stand-alone demonstration.
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I should explain more perhaps
The phone book would be where the spectator "PICKS" a number from a yellow pages and there would be 10 envelopes held by audience members that would of course be revealed to contains the numbers in order
So yes I think that's drama the idea to me is if the book tests were one word or idea in 80,000 or so, the phone book is one in a million or so.
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On 2010-11-10 11:03, david12345 wrote:
I should explain more perhaps
The phone book would be where the spectator "PICKS" a number from a yellow pages and there would be 10 envelopes held by audience members that would of course be revealed to contains the numbers in order
So yes I think that's drama the idea to me is if the book tests were one word or idea in 80,000 or so, the phone book is one in a million or so.


And what you have just described is essentially a copy of Bob Kohler's "Human Phone Book." I assume that you have either purchased the routine or will be using it with permission.
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I have not reached that point yet, of course once I decide on a version or presentational angle I would go through the proper channels.
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I realize I described Bob Kohler's routine as it is one of great presentation and drama. I mentioned it more as an example of the effect I am interested in contrast to a book test.
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