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 Post subject: Conversational Mentalism
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:32 pm 
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I've searched the web a thousand times for some good routines that don't require props, or at least require very minimal use of props. But these types of routines are super hard to find.

My goal is to get the audience involved without them ever suspecting they're participating in a magic trick of any sort. It makes the finish that much more surprising.

A good example of what I'm getting at is the Orange Kangaroos from Denmark routine, where you have the participants pick a number, do some basic arithmetic, then lead them through the process of choosing a country, animal and color using that number and its corresponding letter in the alphabet.

Big thanks for any suggestions.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Read Luke Jermay's "Building Blocks". All of the effects require very few props, if not any at all. When they do require props, they're things that can be easily carried in one's pocket, like billets and such.

Oh, and Welcome to the Forums! :mrgreen:


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I'm actually going to have to disagree with directedby and recommend you read something other than building blocks. Simply because the chances are you haven't read or practiced suggestion yet and that book (although it advertises that it teaches it) is not a good source to start from. I'd much rather you read 13 steps to mentalism by corinda if you haven't yet. If you have read that then read PRISM by Max Maven. Both of those books will contain many effects which may require props such as business cards, a deck of cards, a pad of paper and a pen, or something else that is also small and easy to carry around. But please, do not start with building blocks.


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