Recently it dawned on me that it's possible to increase the number of items from six to twelve. To do this, instead of printing your list of items on the envelope, simply use a sheet of cardboard with the numbers 1 through 6 on one side and 7 through 12 on the other. Now, increase the number of objects from six to twelve, however, the force numbers are still 2-4-6 as previously explained. The six items on the reverse side of the card are strictly throw-offs designed to make the audience think the selection is one in twelve instead of one in six. Begin by showing the twelve options. Ask a spectator to call out "one through six" or "seven through twelve." If the spectator calls "one through six," then draw a large "X" mark through items seven through twelve and proceed to carry out the elimination process with the numbers "one through six" as previously described. If the spectator should call out, "seven through twelve," simply state that you will eliminate those items and proceed with the elimination process on the reverse side by asking someone to call out "odd or even," etc.
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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.