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I like Peter Turner's thinking. Eagerly looking forward to this. I would love to ask this question, if possible. "Does the weird look of a mentalist necessarily enhance impact of his/her performance?" Or is it just a myth which is illogically popular? Like so many others in the fields of magic and mentalism.
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Last time Peter mentioned being stopped at every airport when entering the US. How was your luck this time?
Any interesting airport story?
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On Jun 12, 2016, IMAGINACIAN wrote:
I like Peter Turner's thinking. Eagerly looking forward to this. I would love to ask this question, if possible. "Does the weird look of a mentalist necessarily enhance impact of his/her performance?" Or is it just a myth which is illogically popular? Like so many others in the fields of magic and mentalism.


I think it's just a myth. Most mentalists I know look like game show hosts or motivational speakers.
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Most mentalists I know look like game show hosts or motivational speakers.


Is that a good thing?!
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talk about premise and presentation, character building and story telling within performance.


Yes please. I feel people focus far too much on your methods versus your ability to enchant.
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Most mentalism performances I've had the pleasure of experiencing followed a kind of procedure > reveal > procedure > reveal > procedure > reveal structure.
When Pete performed for me it felt very different. The words I used to describe it at the time was "a whirlwind of mind reading" I was never conscious of any procedure but was just repeatedly blasted with reveals of my thoughts... It was like it was all happening at once rather than happening one thing after the other.

Peter - what are your thoughts on these two approaches? Do you prefer one over the other? And how do you create this feeling of a "whirlwind of mind reading"?
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Thank you for the clarity, Bob. It cleared up a 'cobweb' in my mind.
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Peter is full color in a world of black and white
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Peter is full color in a world of black and white


Well put!
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I'd love nothing more than to see Pete's renowned take on PK touches
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Peter is full color in a world of black and white


...And that's just talking about his tats!

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premise and presentation, character building and story telling within performance.



In addition to this, I'd love to hear your/his thoughts on:

1) Major vs. minor effect theory (ala Mr. Cassidy) and how to turn more minor effects into a major effect.
2) Getting more mileage out of tools like those available by Promystic or Labco (I recall he made a post here regarding the RD that was a nice way of framing the effect).
3) Thoughts on "Extraction of Thoughts" vs. Forcing. Do you have any thoughts on combining the two? Or, a preference of the two?
4) More thoughts on taking chances or "Being Bold". I believe taking chance is one of the most powerful way to create the logical disconnect for effects.
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The Question is how do you sturcure a routines into a show?
Do you have a logical patern of performances, or you just do trick after trick....
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I just watched Peter's performance at Penguin, it was a fun show.
Cannot wait for the lecture.

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Thanks guys! Questions closed. Lecture films in just over an hour, so I'm off to the studio.
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Peter, where one might see you perform for a real world audience, paying audience?

Do you do fully produced shows like Luke Jermay or Colin McLeod? Or do you just do corporate, private work? Or perhaps you're performing regularly at universities?

As a working professional, how do handle when riskier gambits go off track? Or you get busted on pre-show?

What is the best way to get gigs? Do you recommend "gig sites" or do you just have an agent that books your shows?

I think these are things others would like to hear you address - "the business side" - as well as the routine/method stuff.
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What will you see in a few weeks from Peter Turner at his second Penguin Live Lecture?

Mentalism that will remind you what your original love for your art is all about.

I'll explain...

It's nearly four AM and I just dropped Pete back across town and I'm still spinning from the material.

It's amazing to see his growth as a performer, creator and a person in general. In his live show Tuesday I witnessed a whole room full of REAL audience members that see it all completely lose track of what they call reality.

I'll be posting more when I'm a little more awake tomorrow...

BUT!

Pete has surpassed his original lecture by leaps and bounds, that being said, I value his original lecture as one of the fondest memories I have since being a regular attendees at these lectures.

Bravo Pete, you've made us all proud man, you're growing more and more into your legend each day.

XX,
Jacob

P.S. Pete completely kills any audience and YES he can fully pull off a full theatrical show with class. You can be as disbelieving as you want, but it doesn't change the fact that I've seen A LOT of live performances for real people during my time being around P3 Studios. That being said, I don't see people on the edge of their seats and fully engrossed in a mentalism performance like Tuesdays audience was all the time.
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Wow! What a great lecture. Pete taught some incredibly strong material, including an absolutely amazing approach to DB's Lift. Watching him perform and jazz his way around situations was incredible. However, for me, the greatest value came from the discussions. Pete shared some absolute gems. To top it all off, Pete is an incredibly kind and sincere person. I will undoubtedly be purchasing this as soon as it's available.
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Is there any chance that we'd be able to view a recording of the full live show from Tuesday? I'd love to see how Pete structures an act, transitions from piece to piece, etc.

I know this was asked before but I'd like to add my voice to the request/recommendation that the live shows be included in the lecture. I'd even be happy to pay extra for it. Maybe Penguin could have two options available - one just the lecture and another a lecture/live show combo.

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Is there any chance that we'd be able to view a recording of the full live show from Tuesday? I'd love to see how Pete structures an act, transitions from piece to piece, etc.


I don't know how recent this is, but I noticed last week (and also caught the last few minutes this week) that Penguin started live streaming their Tuesday shows on Facebook. I just checked and it's not available anymore, but it's good to know.
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