You'll require a few items to set-up "Clearly Predictable." To begin, you'll need a 10" x 12" Zip-Lock storage bag. If you have a problem obtaining these (I purchased mine in quantity from Chiswick Packaging, 33 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 017760907. Write to them for a catalog) then simply use the one gallon 10 1/2" x 11" size Glad-Lock reclosable storage bag that're available at your neighborhood supermarket. You'll also need these to provide a supply of "pockets" for use at each show in any event. They come 20-25 in a box. That's enough to prepare 40-50 gimmicked newspapers.
You can obtain a collapsible, see-thru easel (Eldon steno stand) at your local stationery store for approximately $10. In addition, you'll also need an unprepared pack of jumbo playing cards. Two 4 5/8" x 6 3/4" manila envelopes, some Avery self-stick gold notary seals, a roll each of Scotch brand double sided tape and regular transparent tape (the glossy kind, not the dull finish type). Finally, you'll require two black marking pens, one with a broad tip and the other a Sanford "Sharpie" that writes on just about anything.
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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.