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LoveKey1988
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I have a friend for whom I perform quite often. Few days ago I had him think of a card that nobody would think of. Like a boring card that nobody would choose. He said the 4 of clubs. I had him spread the deck on the table, the deck that was on the table from the very beginning and the 4 of clubs was face up. He was some amazed he couldn't stop talking about it. He was thinking I hipnotized him or some other explanations. He was very impressed.

My questions is, what effects that can get the same amazing reaction do you perform that have a 90-100 percent race of succes do you perform?

Regards, Marian
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I recommend the Sponge Ding Dong.

Just kidding. When the timing is right and I have two to four people who don't know each other well, I perform Tervil from PME. 100% guaranteed hit, and makes me warm on the inside every time - probably the crazy adrenaline hit.
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Well, every one of us has their own favorite effects, right?
Thousands of effects in the literature can get great reactions, but it all comes down to the performer who presents them.
It wouldn't do you much good if I tell you which effects I get good reactions with.

I recommend to you:
Try to think about your claimed abilities, about your style, read the classic texts on mentalism (check Bob Cassidy's 39 Steps to mentalism if you didn't already), search out methods for plots you enjoy...
... and find the stuff that works for you.

It's a long way, but trust me, it's worth it Smile
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To be honest, you're kinda asking us to give you the names of our most favourite and strongest effects...for free, so that you can do them for your friends...

Sooooooo, why would we do that, exactly? Isn't the idea of mentalism to only perform things that support your persona? So that means everyone's favourite will not necessarily fit you...then you'll think they are crap...

So why not just study more and road test them, develop them into something that gives you what you want?

Not being harsh, an example is this...i don't like bank nite, but I love psuedo psychometry...
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I do kind of agree with the other guys. I don't generally see a point in listing out effects. Particularly with mentalism, which I feel needs to be personalized to the performer more than any other magic-related art to be good.

My go to effect is either a hypnosis demonstration or an energy transference demonstration. Or sometimes I'll do CMR. Basically I have a toolbox of propless work I can do any time, any where, and I choose whatever I think will suit the situation. I rarely carry props with me, though.

Like the other guys, I think the best course of action is to develop your character thoroughly, and be prepared with things that support that character. Whatever powers you are claiming you should be able to demonstrate.
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Honestly, I believe the most impressive thing you could do for anybody, is a reading.
A short reading, just like if you were getting the information from inside his/her mind.

Or, a psychometry routine... ask for a personal object (which might belong to someone who has passed away) and do a psychometry reading from that object...

I don't have a problem playing it for real, I got into mentalism for a reason.

If you were really psychic, you wouldn't need to carry props with you... (playing cards,dies,envelopes,wallets*,etc)

Learn a good foundation on the basics...
Cold Reading
Contact Mind Reading
Billet work
A reading system

And you are good to go...
I shall see you on the other side.
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Watch the Medusa Touch, the Fury, Scanners etc. and you can see, it all depends what you mean about knock out.
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On Aug 23, 2016, LoveKey1988 wrote:
My questions is, what effects that can get the same amazing reaction do you perform that have a 90-100 percent race of succes do you perform?

Regards, Marian


Hi Marian.

It sounds like you might be interested in things that rely heavily on suggestion. If you're into that kind of thing, I'd recommend Luke Jermay's early works just off the top of my head.

I have a few of my own, but they are personal to me as are most effects of this nature.
Luke 21:25 - And there shall be signs in the SUN, and in the MOON, and in the STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
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Do it for real!

Make sure to pivot on your foot, turn the hips and generate power from the rotation. Aim for the chin. Hooks are a little harder for your opponent to block but you also have a little less reach with them. Set it up with a jab, follow with a cross and then finish with a hook. Always linking your movements and practicing economy of movement.
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Hi LL, L...O...L....really loud. Good one...
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On Aug 24, 2016, IAIN wrote:
To be honest, you're kinda asking us to give you the names of our most favourite and strongest effects...for free, so that you can do them for your friends...

Sooooooo, why would we do that, exactly? Isn't the idea of mentalism to only perform things that support your persona? So that means everyone's favourite will not necessarily fit you...then you'll think they are crap...

So why not just study more and road test them, develop them into something that gives you what you want?

Not being harsh, an example is this...i don't like bank nite, but I love psuedo psychometry...


Bang on target...absolutely true.
There is no better freedom than choice and no better choice than freedom.
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