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* microphones or confederates : if you're too lazy to do it yourself, or your audience is too big, you can always plant microphones or have confederates get information for you.
" She started to speak, and I silenced her by raising my hand. She was awe-struck, and the applause was vigorous indeed. The use of mementos of the deceased is also another obvious point that is used - ring or jewelry, picture of the deceased are usually present.
Depending on the kind of scam you want to run, this may be more or less useful.
All you usually need to observe are : * the age of the person - The older the person, the more likely you can get hits on deaths and children.
Randi enlisted the help of many volunteers in several cities to adopt false names and diseases and act like "hot" ones. Randi's stooges were approached and questioned by Elizabeth Popoff. Lawson, my buddy, had been working with that charity.
During the show, Popoff called out the false names and diseases in exactly the order that Elizabeth Popoff had approached them. From "God's Frequency is 39.17 MHz : The Investigation of Peter Popoff", by Al Seckel, published in Science and the Paranormal, 1987 But your method need not be so high-tech. He was the one got me the gig (a contracted appearance). From the article "The Art of 'Cold Reading'", by James Randi.
That way, if the answer is no, hey, you were just asking a question. You may want to develop your own theories on how your powers work, so that you may furnish answers for failures (also see Back on your feet above).
Also, open-ended statements or statements relying on hidden knowledge are prefereable.Important objects are usually books, letters, jewelry, or similar gifts. There are 26 letters in the alphabet, but the letters t,s,c,m,f,p (and vowels) are at the beginning of approximately three-quarters of all words.Furthermore, while there are 3.2 million first names, one-third of the population has one of only 300 of them (and two-thirds of the population are contained in only 400) (Intelligent Search Technology).This manipulation of probability is at the basis of many pseudo-sciences, including astrology, which we will get into later. Bait - especially if with a group, one must establish a person to give a reading to. It's better to have 10 hits and 40 failures than 2 hits and 6 failures, if only because of the power of selective thinking (people tend to remember big hits and ignore big misses as a general rule). Shotgunning - psychics like John Edward can go at a blinding speed of about one bait a second. example : I see a heart problem with a father-figure in your family, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a cousin...Using a letter is a good way to zero in, and at the same time gives the appearance of a hit. I'm definitively seeing chest pain here for a father-figure in your family. Back on your feet - have ready-made expressions for set situations, such as repeated failures.Here is a good application of cold reading techniques, which also illustrates how one initial hit can develop into a wonderful reading : They sat me down in the studio and brought in the woman named Della.