This method is the boldest of the three, but I often use it because it has certain advantages. In this scenario you mail a second letter, addressed to yourself at the hotel. In the address, you specify the name of the convention and the date of performance, so that the letter will not be returned by the hotel. This letter should be mailed four to five days prior to performance.
When you enter the hotel you are carrying an elegant attaché case. The actual prediction envelope is in the case. You register and receive the key along with the other letter, which has already arrived. When the letter is handed to you, you open the case and toss the letter carelessly inside. You then move away from clerk but remain at the reception desk as you pretend to search in your case for something. You then casually remove the prediction letter, look at the address (acting puzzled) and say, "This letter isn't for me!" Hand it back to the clerk, who will of course refile the letter to be given to your dignitary.
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Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.