Menlalism is a form of entertainment that works with many different performing styles. I call my style of performing Light Mental ism. I introduce my corporate audiences to "the untapped powers of tlic human mind." My demonstrations locus on mental abilities that most people believe could be real. My presentation is written to be tun and informative.
1 perform Light Menfalism because it fits my personality perfectly. 1 enjoy telling stories and thinking on my feet. I enjoy involving audience members in my demonstrations. I enjoy laughter. I enjoy making every demonstration not only amazing but also fun. In many ways. Light Mcntalisin lets my audiences see the real me.
I am uncomfortable with Q & A routines and cold reading;;. Bccausi: of poor eyesight, 1 aLo slay away irom biind-Ibld routines. While other menlalists excel at these classics of menlalism. 1 am more comfortable with demonstrations thai arc more believable and that match my personality.
Regardless of your performing style or experience level, 1 hope the ideas in this book help you gain a better understanding of performing mentalism for corporate audiences.
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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.