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As the title of my review suggests - I thought that Atlas did a FANTASTIC job. He possessed a sincerity and "down-to-earth'ness" that I've found lacking in some lectures.

Below I've listed some brief thoughts about each of the routines Atlas shared, but first I wanted to emphasize that some of the more important concepts discussed appear "between the explanations." Even if you choose not to employ the techniques Atlas teaches (and as a far as propless material goes they are VERY surefire), his thoughts/attitude towards missing are excellent (let's face it, even conventional "safe" methods CAN fail). He also discusses how to incorporate misdirection into mentalism - a topic that, while intuitive, is not often mentioned in the community. And finally, the obvious passion for the craft, as well as a principle technique, is simply contagious!

Now some thoughts about the "effects" proper:

CLOUDNINE – This won't suit everyone in every performing situation, but if you're looking for a solid (propless) "conversational" way of revealing someone's date of birth (day AND year) than this a good one to have in your back pocket for the right moment.

COMICLE/DISNEY DYNAMITE – These both utilize the same technique that Atlas is quite known for and are both excellent themes for this sort of work.

FORWARD THINKING – This is a hybrid of two techniques - the one used in the previous two routines combined with another that is quite fun and powerful. This is another fantastic piece of conversational mentalism with a great presentational framework.

IMBALANCED – Relying on a COMPLETELY different set of techniques to those used in the earlier part of the lecture Atlas provides you with an extremely fun, easy, and commercial routine that can play extremely large.

SPEED TRAP – This is very much related to the principle technique taught in the lecture but takes it in new directions that open up many doors.

QUINNFLUENCE - Those familiar with the work of Joshua Quinn will recognize the underlying ideas of this routine - nonetheless, it makes for a fun "macro" piece. For me this is best suited as a brief demonstration in the preamble of a larger routine about influence.

In summary: this lecture is well worth your study!

Well done Atlas!

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May 20th 2015 8:13pm
If the spectators (as well as the performer) are not english speakers, it still would be a valuable lecture? I am spanish speaker performer thanks.

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