Effect 2

The performer displays a nested pair of drawer boxes. Each is totally opaque and quite solid. The performer shows a small die and demonstrates how he wants the spectator to place the die in the smaller drawer box, remembering the number showing uppermost on the die. Then, the performer explains, the spectator is to bind the box shut using four stout rubber bands. All of this takes place while the performer's facing the other way. There's no possibility of the performer seeing which number is showing uppermost on the sealed die. The performer now turns and has several spectators verify the fact the box is totally solid and impossible to see through. The small box is then placed inside the larger box, which is also secured with four stout rubber bands. Without a doubt, the performer would have to possess X-ray vision to be able to see what's inside the nested boxes.

Picking up a sheet of cardboard, the performer proceeds to draw something. Without showing what he has drawn, the performer asks the spectator to reveal for the first time, the number showing uppermost on the die sealed inside the nested drawer boxes, for example, as soon as the spectator states, "Four," the performer shows that he has drawn a picture of a die with four spots showing uppermost.

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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