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Topic: Cold Reading under a NON psychic guise
Message: Posted by: Philliparthur360 (Mar 23, 2012 09:00PM)
Hey Café. (By the way, did you know Café means "brown" in Spanish? I'm sure you did. But anyway...) I'm an avid cold reader. I'm a good cold reader. I freak people out. But I hate playing psychic. Are there any good reasons or ... "reasons" ... to use cold reading? You know, as a non-psychic? You guys are great! Keep magic alive. :)
Message: Posted by: Philliparthur360 (Mar 23, 2012 09:01PM)
Brown... Café... Brown... Derren Brown... Derren Café... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! I crack myself up! :)
Message: Posted by: rickreation (Mar 24, 2012 04:00AM)
I have the exact answer you're looking for, but it requires a total shift in motivation.

If you wish to freak people out, you are welcome to and this won't work for you. But if you are willing to take the higher path of "not wow-ing them, but touching them," or in other words giving people the experience of magic and wonder verses the experience of just blowing their minds with how amazing you are, then the answer lies in "invisible Readings" by Enrique Enriquez. In fact, just get the entire Invisible Series; I think it's $90 as a bundle at mevproshop.com and, well, one of the greatest favors you can to for yourself as a mentalist.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (Mar 24, 2012 04:10AM)
Some mentalists hate to hear this, but the set of skills we know as "cold reading" is not, and never has been, the exclusive domain of mentalists and/or psychics. It is routinely used (though with a variety of different terminology) by salespeople, law enforcement personnel, therapists, journalists, corporate executives, performers of all stripes, teachers, lawyers, would-be suitors, fictional doctors (see: Greg House), fictional serial killers (see: Hannibal Lecter), and basically anyone else in a position where knowing more about someone than is immediately obvious would be beneficial. In fact I think it's safe to say that everyone does it, though not necessarily consciously, often or well. So if you don't want to be a psychic, just be a guy who's good at figuring people out.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Mar 24, 2012 04:52AM)
Never use cold-reading to be seen as the guy who "freaks people out"...

wrong motivation to use it...please be very careful with it...
Message: Posted by: insight (Mar 24, 2012 05:55AM)
Agreed with Quinn. Good luck!

Regards,
Mike
Message: Posted by: CarlZen (Mar 24, 2012 08:11AM)
I think you should not do cold reading period .
Message: Posted by: rickreation (Mar 25, 2012 03:24AM)
I also agree. Kind of uncomfortable.
Message: Posted by: bevbevvybev (Mar 25, 2012 04:35AM)
'You can tell a lot about people, by what they're like' - harry hill
Message: Posted by: cpbartak (Mar 25, 2012 11:03AM)
I think you'd benefit by reading invisible readings by enrique enriquez
Message: Posted by: bevbevvybev (Mar 25, 2012 12:16PM)
Why don't you just say you're using cold reading. If you're that good it would still be impressive.
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Mar 25, 2012 12:17PM)
Erm Café means Coffee in Spanish so far as I know and has nothing to do with brown other than coffee being brown.
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Mar 25, 2012 12:49PM)
Maybe look into something like Luke Jermay's emotional intelligence for an effect based around cold reading, but not making psychic claims.
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 25, 2012 10:36PM)
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On 2012-03-24 05:52, IAIN wrote:
Never use cold-reading to be seen as the guy who "freaks people out"...

wrong motivation to use it...please be very careful with it...
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Not sure that would be most people's intention rather a response on the forum here.
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Mar 25, 2012 10:53PM)
Just wondering. Why is this thread in the reviews forum?
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 25, 2012 11:00PM)
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On 2012-03-25 13:16, bevbevvybev wrote:
Why don't you just say you're using cold reading. If you're that good it would still be impressive.
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Cause they're chicken in case it doesn't go well. Why not commit to what you're doing then perhaps it WILL go well. It'll have to for your sake.
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 25, 2012 11:06PM)
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On 2012-03-25 23:53, mastermindreader wrote:
Just wondering. Why is this thread in the reviews forum?
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I don't think this forum ever is used for it's expressed purpose. The name is indicative of the forum's slated use.

J