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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLc-f6Cgr9A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u9ZtKbLL0A

Nothing here is claimed as original. Nothing is claimed to be the best in the world or any virtual measuring nonsense we so often see. It is simply the post hypnotics that end my show.

Yes I could lose some weight, I limp because of a torn ACL, and actually believe it or not have pnemunomia while doing this exact show. Yes lighting is poor. It is what it is.

People keep asking me for clips. Here is a couple. As I said they are what they are. Maybe we can just have one thread that does not trun into "I do this better than you" or whatever.

For the impromptu guys this may not be your cup of tea. No problem. It has been the end of my show in one way or another for 25 years.
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I am in a state of shock. I never thought Danny in a million years would post this on the magic Café. What a surprise! Of course I have seen it in action live many times.
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Just trying to change the tone in here a bit
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Brilliant!
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There is a real life hypnotist.

As a working Hypnotist I will attempt at offering a thought.

When you nominate people your back is to the audience, obscuring the audiences view of who you are talking to. I used to do this as well, until a great theatre Director, which I paid thousands to, help me change that.

Walking behind the chairs holding you Left hand over the persons head you are about to nominate by touching them on their head, not the shoulder, lets the audience get a very clear view and they will attach the suggestion to them. Then you can work your way down the line..

Pacing back and forth in front with your ass to your audience was something I did for years as well.


I hope this advice is taken for what it is,

good thoughts,

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Most interesting and entertaining, Danny.
Thanks for posting it and I'm sure it will be of interest to all types of hypnotists.
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On 2011-07-07 17:01, A.G. wrote:
There is a real life hypnotist.

As a working Hypnotist I will attempt at offering a thought.

When you nominate people your back is to the audience, obscuring the audiences view of who you are talking to. I used to do this as well, until a great theatre Director, which I paid thousands to, help me change that.

Walking behind the chairs holding you Left hand over the persons head you are about to nominate by touching them on their head, not the shoulder, lets the audience get a very clear view and they will attach the suggestion to them. Then you can work your way down the line..

Pacing back and forth in front with your ass to your audience was something I did for years as well.


I hope this advice is taken for what it is,

good thoughts,

Andrew Gerard


Yes I know exactly what you are saying. You are right. I worked with a director also and we went over this. I blocked the show as you are saying and then something happened to change my mind. I had a volunteer roll right out of the chair. Yes I know all the ways to keep them in the chairs, and right where the rubber meets the road not one of them is 100%. Then a few weeks later, another roller.

I searched through all the script, and fact is there is no way to fix it verbally. Needless to say there is NO way to catch them when you are in the back of the row. So I simply know it looks better, but can't help it. I know it is only a few, I know it is a small fraction, but ONE would be far too many injuries.

So the solution is I simply address it in the beginning. Right before the first induction I explain how I must have my back to them and while it is poor theater, it is simply necessary to insure the saftey of the volunteers. In context, it is something that gets looked past, while in clips it is something that is pretty bad looking.

It is also the reason that I leave the front of them far more than most do. I don't YELL key words as it drives me nuts! Even (actually especially) in the post hyps I feel if the words work they work no need to yell them.

Again, my only concern is the saftey of the volunteers. While I may be a bit more paranoid than is necessary, I don't mind.

Thank you for the suggestion. It makes perfect sense. You are right! I just can't get anything done about it.
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I think Danny is right here. And another argument for staying in front of them is to observe what is going on. If you are standing behind them you can't see their faces and know if they are sniggering or coming out of "trance" however you define it. And the safety factor is indeed paramount. The point makes sense though and I do agree with it. It is the practicality of it that is the problem. One way around it I suppose is to have an assistant in the front to watch out for safety issues but I know that Danny doesn't use one and in any event I would prefer to see the faces of the subjects throughout so I know what the hell is going on. A stage hypnotist has to be constantly on the alert and standing behind them interferes with this a trifle, I think.
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What good would an assistant who is 15 or 20 feet away be?
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You are right. I am on your side.

They are quite useful though when the hypnotist is in front of the subjects because between the assistant and the hypnotist falling subjects are within reach very easily.

Some hypnotists find assistants useful and some don't. But that would be a topic for another thread. On this particular topic I actually agree with Danny for two reasons. One is safety and two I think it is necessary to keep an eye on the subjects. You can't do that properly if you are behind them.
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I have seen hypnotists use them. I always thought that they were a bit much. That is simply an opinion, and not a fact needless to say. It is a simple matter of taste. It gets a bit cluttered. But that in no way is an inditment of the idea. Just my personal preference is all. If it is safer for some to use them, then by all means it makes sense.
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There are advantages and disadvantages to using them. I suppose the main disadvantage is that you have to pay them! As for the "clutter" thing I agree with that too in certain instances, mainly when the hypnotist has a whole slew of assistants. I have actually seen some hypnotists use three or four which I have always thought overkill. Even two is too many I think. I would never use more than one and would make bloody sure he or she is a good one. You are certainly better off with no assistants than a bad one. I personally find a good one to be quite an asset but it certainly isn't essential and many, many good hypnotists go without.
But of course we are getting off topic.
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Nice work! I would have liked to see the first part of the act though, such as intro speech, inductions, games played to promote cooperation, etc. It's clear that you know what you're doing with your skits and the audience loves it! I would also love to see some advice on what to do when things go wrong. In 25 experience, surely you have your share of stories. I'll start a new thread for this. I hope to hear from there Mr. Doyle! Once again great job! I enjoyed your clips immensely.

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If I make them, is there a market for chairs with a 5 point seatbelt attachment? Smile
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If I make them, is there a market for chairs with a 5 point seatbelt attachment? Smile
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There sure would be!
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Wonderful, Danny!
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Best stage hypnosis thread on the Café in recent times. Smile
no stage snobbery intended towards the impromtu guys. Smile
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I remember the days when this forum was nothing but this type of hypnosis and quality. Good job Danny.
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