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jnork
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Hello All,

When doing any of the above tricks for spectators when there are a group of them what are your best suggustions to endsure that only 1 person thinks of a card ... as you know it looks fishy if 3 people 'mentally select' a card and you cause all 3 to vanish.

Any suggestions?

I try to get to the far end of a group that only allows one person to see the spread but at times that can appear a bit like one is trying to hide something.

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Try this: ask one person to think of a card and all the others trying to figure out which card he mentally selected. When the designated person tells what card he/she mentally selected ask the audience to raise their hand if they mentally figured out another card. Use this as a proof that the effect you are about to produce cannot be done by chance (also use this as a misdirection for palming a card if you have to for spectators will look at each other to see who did and how many).

This creates audience involvement (which is the mark of most audience preferred effects), underlines the impossibility, offers showmanship opportunities, and supplies misdirection.
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Lawrence, thanks, this may be a good out but I still think people will also look and see that the card they thought the specator was thinking of has also vanished...

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This is an inherent problam, but is overcome with the suggestions from Lawrence and by trying to let just one spcetator see the card. Just say that you only want one person to see the cards as you have that person think of one. This does fly as you can say that you don't want people to think it's a set up with a stooge.
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jnork
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Thanks for the suggestion... it's just really difficult, I feel, to STOP others from thinking of a card as well. .... I've altered my presentation a bit to have the person to the far right or left think of a card .... using them and I as a shield so to speak for the other audience members .. .Thanks!

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Hey guys, do we really have to arrange the cards based on the booklet or we can actually just put them in any order we want?

I was thinking the possibility of psychological effect to have such arrangement, or perhaps it will make the spectator "forget" what they was from the beginning from the trick?

I mean, if we put, let's say KH on the top of a face up pile, they might figure the method out. Or won't they?

Thanks.
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On 2009-04-24 04:55, Lawrence O wrote:
Try this: ask one person to think of a card and all the others trying to figure out which card he mentally selected. When the designated person tells what card he/she mentally selected ask the audience to raise their hand if they mentally figured out another card. Use this as a proof that the effect you are about to produce cannot be done by chance (also use this as a misdirection for palming a card if you have to for spectators will look at each other to see who did and how many).

This creates audience involvement (which is the mark of most audience preferred effects), underlines the impossibility, offers showmanship opportunities, and supplies misdirection.


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