One of the things that make this demonstration extremely difficult is (hat "I'm not playing with a full deck. " By (hat I mean tins gentleman (point to the person with the short cards) is holding 7. H. or 9 cards he took from the middle of deck. Because I'm not using all 4ti cards. I truly did need to memorize both stacks of cards. If I did use all -/<? cards. I could just memorize the first 2d cards I saw and by the process of elimination—/ could name the other 24 cards.
For those paying >rally close attention today, you will notice the itS card wasn t mentioned yet. That means—by elimination—if must be with this gentleman.
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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.