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On 2011-07-18 12:42, parmenion wrote:
Everybody is mentalist in Germany nowadays my goodness !
Jan Forster be carefull ! the concurrence is there! lol

That's why I got the book already Saturday, in order to keep up... Smile Jan
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On 2011-07-18 12:42, parmenion wrote:
Everybody is mentalist in Germany nowadays my goodness !
Jan Forster be carefull ! the concurrence is there! lol

That's why I got the book already Saturday, in order to keep up... Smile Jan


Gee... seems I am late as usual.... mine hasn't arrived yet.
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I'm looking forward to doing some shows in Munich next week... please no one perform it there until after next week! Smile

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I just read this through for the third time. I am very impressed by the detail in the walk-through of the performances from both Brook and McLeod. Every detail is there, audience management, scripting, subtleties, justification for everything you say and do. This is a truly exceptional piece. Very powerful mindreading indeed. Some of the ideas using members of the audience to extend the besic effect found in the second half of the book were astonishing.

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I'm looking forward to doing some shows in Munich next week... please no one perform it there until after next week! Smile

Col.


Hey Colin, what do you think about lecturing in Berlin? Smile
Still waiting for mine to arrive...

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I am No.1! Which I hope means that I was the first to put faith in Colin and Paul's talents and pre-order (I suspect it has rather more to do with the fact that I live in the UK and therefore sorting out the postage was easier than for the rest of you). No review as such, but just to say it is a beautifully put together book - binding, quality of pages, and cover and chapter art done in Paul's unique style (nevermind the spelling mistake on the first inside page - sorry Paul, I know you're usually fastidious in your attention to detail). When you pay good money for something, it is always nice to have it well presented no matter how valuable the material inside, and Paul and Colin have done just that.

I confess that I only made it through the first two sections last night (2am after a wedding at the weekend and my eyes gave up on me), but am very pleased with what I have read thus far. I suspected that a variation on the actual mechanics might be at work after only reading the presentation, but that has neither dulled my enthusiasm for the product, nor made me regret the ease with which I parted with my money. Indeed I rather suspect that having read only Paul's presentation I may have already got my money's worth.

As a psychologist, Paul has a unique take on his presentations, which I imagine never fail to engage his spectators and readers alike. He uses presentations that, in the absence of any feats mind reading, would themselves be thoroughly engaging. I suggest that that is something we all aspire to do.

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For those buyers who also have Whisper - are the two in any way compatible?
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Ragingcalm's question was one I considered asking myself... I wonder if Ken, Paul or Colin could shine a light on this.
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On 2011-07-19 09:32, ragingcalm wrote:
As a psychologist, Paul has a unique take on his presentations, which I imagine never fail to engage his spectators and readers alike. He uses presentations that, in the absence of any feats mind reading, would themselves be thoroughly engaging. I suggest that that is something we all aspire to do.
I always love Paul Brook great presentation patter "in writing" but was really disappointed when saw clip of him performing. I guess that some are great writer/creator and some are great performer!
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Psssssssssst what´s whisper?
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Craic lads?

Ah clips can be hit and miss...every performer has off days or even the audience can be more reserved one day than the next, plus you cant beat seeing a performer live doing his proper show rather than just an odd clip.

I got the book and love it (I don't tend to buy much anymore). Very clever stuff now in fairness and well worth the investment. Im at the comedy club Thursday night so will give it a go with my own strange presentation on it.

I don't own Whisper but Colin's spec as mindreader piece is fantastic, I doubt you would get stronger and bearing in mind there is a lot more going on here such as Paul's routine, colin's direct mindreading routine along with subtleties,performance tips etc etc You could do a 30 minute presentation no problem with the thoughts in this book.

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It is great. I am halfway through creating a 15 minute stage piece using the methods in the book. I have the first draft of my close-up presentation and I am happy with that so far. If you have not got this yet then try not to miss out if possible. It really is as good as people are saying.
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I don't own Whisper but Colin's spec as mindreader piece is fantastic, I doubt you would get stronger and bearing in mind there is a lot more going on here such as Paul's routine, colin's direct mindreading routine along with subtleties,performance tips etc etc You could do a 30 minute presentation no problem with the thoughts in this book.

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For those buyers who also have Whisper - are the two in any way compatible?

This book absolutely tops Whisper in almost every aspect. Though two completely different methods and outcomes. The spectator as a mindreader that Colin describes in TWU is as clean as it get's for an audience where people don't know each other. On the other hand: Whisper can be used in the most intimate circumstances without anyone getting any wiser. That's all I can say without saying to much. If you want to buy one or the other, buy TWU if you won't perform in Belgium ;-). You won't be dissapointed. You could however also combine both methods if you wish to do so. You could gain the information using the TWU-method and reveal it using Whisper.
Anyway both methods have there place in mentalism.
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Both are very different!

But glad someone else mentioned it first before I had to Smile

Both are worth knowing as they have their own merits.

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On the other hand: Whisper can be used in the most intimate circumstances without anyone getting any wiser.

That's really debatable!!
But as this thread's about TWU let's not digress...
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I always love Paul Brook great presentation patter "in writing" but was really disappointed when saw clip of him performing. I guess that some are great writer/creator and some are great performer!



Thank you first of all for the kind words Smile

Secondly, my videos are pretty naff and not a correct reflection of me as a performer. They are about 6 years old now and the material on them was not from my regular performances, so wasn't scripted or rehearsed much at the time of filming.

Equally, there was a serious personal issue that I had with the production company, where they tried to rip me off by double charging. As a result, release forms were 'lost' and the material that I asked them to send over of regular routines that I had performed was also 'lost'. Some of the footage I have on the internet was filmed after this company has tried to rip me off, and neither I, or the company, wanted to be doing it. They gave me time restrictions and the whole thing was a chore.

Fear not!

I am currently planning a new show reel, that will be up-to-date. Which should be ready in the near future.

I guess what I am saying is, "don't judge me on those very old videos" Smile

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No.92 has finally landed.. Smile
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Mine arrived on monday, just 3 days after ordering, but I wont get my hands on it until late in the evening of the 1st of August. Patience is a virtue.
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On 2011-07-20 05:59, ArtIn wrote:
No.92 has finally landed.. Smile

Hey neighbour. I have no.93, landed on monday.
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72 has arrived... the book smells... truly funky.

Gone thru the material; it really is a lesson in remembering what really matters in the performance at the end of the day. Thank you both for the reminder. Colin was kind enough, in our numerous PMs, to chat about TWU and I roughly knew what I was getting, as I was playing with something similar at one time but subsequently abandoned the idea.

I must say he has pushed this to an extent that I never thought possible - great stuff Colin.
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