Instead of using a hundred, or a Mis-Made Bill, my routine uses a gag "TWE-dollar bill" available from many magic dealers. The front and back of these bills are styled after a $20 bill, as shown in Figure Two. Make sure you get decent-looking bills — the quality varies from dealer-to-dealer and there are some awful-looking ones out there. The better ones delay the surprise and make the change far more effective.

As you read my routine, you'll see how using this bill solves the snags I've found with other presentations, and made it intc a feature table-to-table routine.

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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