The Convincer

Agonizing with me through the development of "Clearly Predictable" was close friend, Dan Tong. As a dynamite convincer, Dan suggested that after the card and envelope have been placed in the transparent bag, the performer could remove a $100 bill from his wallet and have the assisting spectator sign his name across the face of the bill for identification. (Here, you can use that great Terry Seabrooke line. . . "What you have just done sir, is illegal!") You explain to the audience, that in the event that either of your predictions is incorrect, the volunteer will receive the $100 bill. Then, standing to the audience's left, insert your left fingers into the bag just to the left of the double sided scotch tape. After breaking the adhesion between the pocket and outer bag, the right hand drops the $100 bill in front of the secret bag, between it and the inside of the outer bag. The signature side of the bill should be showing through the side of the bag.

When you remove the newspaper, the card and envelope that were inside the folded newspaper will be left inside the bag along with the $100 bill! The spectator's card and the phony prediction envelope will have been stolen away inside the secret bag attached to the newspaper.

After the two predictions have been shown and the effect has come to a smashing conclusion, remove the $100 bill from the envelope and ask the spectator if the signature on the bill is his. When he says that it is, thank him for his autograph and pocket the bill as you call for the audience to give the spectator a big hand.

What a great idea. How could anything be switched when the signed bill is actually right there in the bag throughout?

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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