Banachek consistently releases material of the highest quality, and "Headline Predictions" exceeds
even his high standards. Headline predictions have of course been around for decades. What
Banachek teaches in this program are updated approaches with multiple layers of deception that will
fool even the most analytical and skeptical.
Contemporary mentalism is somewhat plagued by
a plethora of new releases, many of which are horrible and a complete waste of time and money.
Banachek's releases are quite the exception, consistently, refreshingly outstanding in content and
Headline Predictions is not just an incredible routine with 4 methods
taught, but quite possibly the single best marketing system available for professional mentalists or
those desiring a professional career.
Highest recommendation possible.
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THE SHORT OPINION: It's Banachek - of course it's excellent (doesn't that go without saying?)!
THE LONG(er) OPINION: This is a masterclass in "labratory conditions" prediction techniques with
the end game of increasing your visibility through publicity stunts. Although they are demonstrated
primarily in terms of "Headline Predictions" Banachek makes a point of clarifying that they are
quite versatile strategies that one could even employ within a stage performance.
first method is the most involved but provides some excellent convincers and conditions that I've
not come across before (he tips a way to have the ACTUAL prediction signed by a committee member
before it's sealed inside an envelope and the same person can verify their signature when it's again
opened - crazy right?!).
The second method was shared in PS3 (I believe - I don't have the
book at hand) - but I loved seeing it detailed in video format. It's a very disarming, natural, and
cunning strategy for accomplishing a newspaper prediction. And there's some great subtleties that I
don't recall reading about in PS3.
The third method, while not my cup of tea, I still
found valuable in that it demonstrates how Banachek thinks outside the box to accomplish miracles
even under challenge conditions and using materials that are readily available to him.
the fourth method features Banachek's update to a classic tool. He takes the time to explain its
constructions but also states that they will be released through Penguin in the near future.
The video last just shy of an hour and a PDF is included providing even more detail on the
This is a FIRST-CLASS release from a CLASS-ACT guy.
sharing these ideas with the community Banachek!
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This is brilliant.
My first concern was how much this could be similar to Luke Jermay's
method (I knew a good amount of things on the subject before that). I wasn't sure if I could add a
lot to what I know. If you also have this concern, I can confidently say that you MUST have this.
Their ways of doing things are very different and there are things here I'm quite sure you won't
find anywhere in the market. Both of them rely a lot on psychology but there's a difference about
what is bold and what is subtle. Each have their own strengths. I don't want to repeat what was said
and I don't want to go in deeper details:
Method 1 - This is the heaviest method. The one
posted by Drew. There are a lot of convincers here and pretty much everything can be signed,
including the prediction itself. It's quite "laboratory conditions".
Method 2 - This one
relies more on psychology than in anything else.
Method 3 - A method with a little
something most of us will have.
Method 4 - A method with a gimmick you have to make.
One of those methods requires you to do something most of the other methods require... and the
other 3 methods don't. The psychology here (as you would expect from Banachek) is impressive.
There's also a little DR explained for having something that cannot be signed to actually be
"signed". I'll definitely remember it if I need (a real fooler). Personally, I intend to mix things
from methods 1 and 2... but you could add ideas here to anything you want/need/know.
project will pretty much open your eyes and give you tools to customize a lot to yourself... it's
top notch material from the world's leading mentalist, what would you expect?
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Okay thought-readers! Here you go! Banachek absolutely delivers the BEST stunt you can do to gain
REPUTATION & PUBLICITY quickly and directly! These secrets are powerful weapons to the solo
mentalist and go far beyond the others. You could predict just about ANYTHING you want with this
methods WEEKS BEFORE your performance!!! If you own PS3, he explains in detail the final "Past,
Present & Future Headlines" (aka 1,2,3,4,5 Prediction) news prediction. You'll feel comfortable
actually seeing Banachek discuss it too. 4 explained Headline Predictions that are worth so much
more than you dreamed. I own the fancy ones too. "Clear-Vue Prediction" & "Dream Prediction".... I
gotta give those guys props, but these methods are so clever and so direct, you could actually
convince your spectators of authentic mind power!
Here's the line-up:
Prediction - Superb thinking with beautiful execution! Looks so impossible and worth thousands! A
reputation making act alone!
2.) 1,2,3,4,5 Prediction (from PS3) - 5 predictions unsealed
you never touch are opened by the spectators. Each Prediction gets more serious than the previous!
Perfect money making routine that lets your audience know your the real deal! Explained even better
from seeing Banachek actually talk you through it.
3.) M&M Prediction - All I can say is
WOW! If you're a strolling mentalist, this is for you! Can literally be done right before you walk
on stage on on the fly! So astonishing! I think this is worth the money for the whole set! Love love
LOVE!! His thoughts on this are a gem!
4.) Billet *** - This one is so clever, I couldn't
bring myself to tell the full title! 😜 You can tell some thinking went into the delivery of this
ingenious item! I watched in full amazement (as I always do when he Banachek performs & teaches)
talking about this. This is one of those "I gotta have that" if you're a real working mentalist! An
item you'll want to use especially you look keeping it small and simple, yet perform a powerhouse
prediction! You could literally perform this on the beach!
I'm so appreciative of
Banachek's gift to the mentalism circle! His contributions and willingness to go beyond with each
tip and technique displays that he genuinely wants his material to be performed correctly to the
fullest of effect. He does just that with this! Get this!!! You will begin a journey into publicity
you've always dreamed!
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There's not much for me to add that hasn't already been said here. If you want to do a headline
prediction, you must get this. The methods are all fantastic--and all convincing--so it's just a
matter of how involved you want to get. I can't wait until Banachek markets the device he shows you
how to make for the fourth method. Straight out of Corinda, it's been all but forgotten, but it's
great. (And no, it's not a b***** k****.) For me, the best take-aways were the subtleties that
make your prediction startlingly inexplicable, like having the actual prediction itself signed by
the witnesses. That for me solves the problem in every headline prediction method.
Banachek always delivers. You get an hour-long video and a PDF file, and he explains everything
concisely and perfectly. If you are a working mentalist, this material will pay for itself over and
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When it comes to Headline Predictions Banachek's version encompasses all the strengths, and
eliminates most of the weaknesses of this effect. Get someone famous involved in the performance
and you have the potential to achieve wider name recognition. Just ask Devin Knight.
I used to do headline predictions with a billet knife and hated the little billet at the end... this
download is great and you can choose from 4 methods, one of which Looch actually devloped further.
But that one is not my favorite... there is one on this download that is so easy and so convincing
(with my own slight changes) it is the one I use now all the time. Higly recommended.
Methods 1 & 2 are worth the price of admission. Method 2 is a perfect compliment to Devin Knight's "
psychic hero" manuscript
Method 3 was good but already familiar with that method.
is a technique I Will probably never used, but that's just me.
There are performers that when they sell something, it's sure it's nice to have that product. This
is one of those cases. I have read and watched many things about Banachek and I can say that even if
you are not going to use this techniques, and you are not going to perform this piece of
mentalim...well, it's nice to learn anyway and to try at least once... Headline Prediction has a
great Value even because Banachek gives you 4 different methods. You are able to introduce this
piece of mentalism into your repertoire. Thank you Banachek!