That's a lot more people than J had when I asked vou earlier if you could ¡cam to say the alphabet backward in fifteen minutes. Eat Her it looked 'ike only pre percent of the hands went up. Nov. it .>■ more than fifty pen ent Why are there a lot more hands in the air now?
That s right You discovered a new way to use you: existing mental capabilities. You 'earned a short cut And once you mastered this short cut. your confidence went up.
This exercise reminds us that if we believe we can do more with our minds, and search for the short cuts others have discovered, there are many other amazing things v. can train our minds to do.
Dunninger became famous because he discovered and taught people short cuts for using their minds to do things that look extremely difficult.
Don'! sell your existing mental abilities short. Believe you can do more. Search out the secrets others have discovered. And then practice what you ¡save learned.
Lasting success requires practicing the shorts cuts you discover. To help vott practice this simple short cut. here is a handout thai has the mnemonic vou just learned. Use this handout to practice saying (he alphabet backward twice a doy for two weeks, and you will remember it for life.
Here's an optional conclusion: By the way, being able to say the alphabet backward has no great socially redeem ing value. But it a great way to exercise your mind each o'ay. I believe that the more a person exercises his or her mind each daw the longer that person will retain a sound, healthy mind. And some people have told me ¡hat saying the alphabet backward also comes in handy if vou are ever stopped late at night by the police—driving a car under suspicion of"having been "ovcr-cerved "
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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.