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"Do you know how to shuffle?" (While giving the deck to someone. Gesture with your hands the action to shuffle, and turn away without giving the participant the opportunity to reply you.
Now take your business cards from your pocket or something else. If your participant starts to shuffle the deck...)

What, are you shuffling?
Yes, you ask me.
No, I ask you if you know to shuffle, not to shuffle!

That can be a funny, "unexpected" moment in your card piece that can be great for other reasons also.
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On 2011-12-11 22:31, mastermindreader wrote:
No one will ever convince me, for example, that my card memory routine doesn't belong in a mentalism program. It is one of the strongest closers I have ever used and often is received with a standing ovation.

That happens to be the only routine I have ever received a standing O for, without using some cheesy way of soliciting one.
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On 2011-12-12 18:38, mastermindreader wrote:
Actually, I think that is a very good point, Tom. I haven't looked at it like that before, but I think you are probably right.


PS: I will rewrite my script to read, "Now mix the f'ing deck." Smile

Mix, shuffle, cut, displace, randomize... I have some thoughts about terms defining the same concept -semantic fields- in Italian.. 'night, tomorrow I'll try to drop a line about this
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