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mastermindreader
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It seems that every other week I get asked about the availability of my "Scorpio's Message." Yes, it is still available. It is, I think, a unique approach to the classic Question Answering act.

Here is the write-up that appears at Lybrary.com

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Bob has often referred to the Question and Answer Act as a major effect in mentalism. (“Audience reading”, perhaps, is a more accurate description of the act, since many presentations focus on the revelation of information apparently unknown to the performer – the Sunshine-Dunninger-Kreskin approach – rather than the actual answering of questions.) The effect is major since it involves, or potentially involves, everyone in the audience as opposed to minor effects, which involve only one or a few volunteers, and are sometimes referred to as “exhibition mentalism”.

The general wisdom is that the most important aspect of the effect is the manner in which the questions are answered or the information is revealed. The method used to secretly obtain the information is considered secondary. The general wisdom, though, overlooks a fundamental flaw in the effect – the inevitable disappointment of the majority of the audience whose questions are not answered.

Scorpio’s Message is the only routine of its kind that effectively overcomes this problem.

The routine requires no technical skills, special apparatus, secret assistance, stealing of questions, impression devices, or pre-show work of any kind. (That is what a typical ad would say anyway. But I won’t mislead you – it DOES require effective presentation. The sample script and information given, however, will allow you to achieve this fairly rapidly.)

The routine also provides the relevance that is lacking from most mentalism performances. It is the element that is critical to repeat performances, and to the commercial value that is a prerequisite to the long-term success of a professional mentalist or psychic entertainer. Most importantly, it provides this relevance in a relatively non-controversial and highly entertaining manner.

http://www.lybrary.com/bob-cassidy-m-41.html


Good thoughts,

Bob
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Bob Cassidy?



Mmm... that name is kind of familiar...


I heard that is the reincarnation of Theodore....
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I'd always thought this manuscript, and Nick Trost's approach, were dead center into what a REAL Q&A were all about. You don't need anything else, and you are ready to go anytime and anyplace. You drop a dime on this and you can pay the rent for years.
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Thanks, Tom. "Scorpio's Message" is, I think, one of the strongest acts I ever wrote and performed. The whole thing was built around one presentationsl hook, the line "Scorpio, I have a message for you!"

Good thoughts,

Bob
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On 2011-12-18 04:27, ParaLabs - Thomas wrote:
Highly recommended! Smile

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15

Cheers
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Hmm, - the thread was there and the link worked three days ago.
Maybe one of the mods moved the thread without leaving a link, ...

Don't know. Sorry for the confusion. I have no idea what happened there.

Th.


PS:
OK, found it!
Apparently one of the mods removed the thread without a hint, ...

The thread is here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=303
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"I'd always thought this manuscript, and Nick Trost's approach.."

Sorry, was thinking Tripp and typed Trost.
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