Final Thoughts

• Again, my instructions to the people in the audience are critical. Occasionally, people will think of their own designs, words, or numbers to send, rather than what's written down. It is critical to say, "Please look a! and concert (rate on what is written on the paper

• Lie sure to turn the microphone oil before asking the person to keep the secret.

• About one percent of the time my intuition is wrong. I end with a person who doesn't cooperate, or doesn't see the pencil dotv I tactfully end the demonstration and thank the person tor helping. I reliain from ¿wealing the ¿luiv.'.-.cr or word myself.

• On my website (www.Chuckl I ickok.com), one of the video clips shows me performing this demonstration several years ago. While a few parts of the demonstration are different, you can see how much fun the audience has.

« Things 1 learned the hard way: At the end of my pre-show work, 1 ask the person to seal the envelope. iMorv than once, the person has changed what he or she put in the envelope.) Be sure the person used for the pre-show work will be staying for your entire show. (Yes. this happened once, too.)

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

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.

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