Colored Writing Steve Dusheck

Offer a spectator a blank card and an assortment of bold, colored marking pens. With your back turned, have her print her first name on the card and place it writing side down on the table. You insert the card into the "Get the Picture" envelope (obtaining a peek) as you explain that one's personality and interests often determine favorite colors. Proceed to give her a short cold reading, i.e., "You are a person who enjoys life and works hard to make the most of it. You also love travel, your family and warm fuzzy things." Now, the zinger. "A person with your unique and particular personality would choose to sign her name in purple, (or whatever you peeked at), isn't that right Doris?"

(Larry's note: Do this one and if it doesn't blow 'em away, try giving away money. All kidding aside, this is a dynamite routine for "Get the Picture")

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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