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Topic: What should I release next?
Message: Posted by: Paul Draper (Apr 13, 2019 12:20AM)
What should I release next?

DVD's / Videos:

Cold Reading
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/2872

Theory and Business
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S19259

20-minute ACT with a Theme
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11301

Lecture notes / Books:

I have three sets of lecture notes and my effects appear in -
Psychological Subtleties 2 by Banachek
Septet by Jack Kent Tillar
Miracles of My Friends II by Burton Sperber

And 2 years of articles in MUM magazine for the Society of American Magicians

What would my fellow Mentalists like me to release next?
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Apr 13, 2019 02:23PM)
Hey Paul, your cold reading lecture was excellent! Do you have any more cold reading material for a second lecture?
Message: Posted by: Paul Draper (Apr 13, 2019 06:44PM)
[quote]On Apr 13, 2019, Stunninger wrote:
Hey Paul, your cold reading lecture was excellent! Do you have any more cold reading material for a second lecture? [/quote]

I certainly perform a lot of cold reading and can talk about it more, especially with the use of different tools. Perhaps something on cold reading and psychometry.

Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Apr 14, 2019 02:45PM)
If you do a Q&A routine, that would also be great to see and learn your approach. Q&A, like cold reading, seem to have never-ending appeal and interest by many.
Message: Posted by: Psy (Apr 14, 2019 02:57PM)
A full DVD lecture on a Q&A routine
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Apr 15, 2019 01:06AM)
Paul, my introduction to you was when you were the special guest here and gave a link (no apparently gone) to your Anthropological Cold Reading PEP talk. That 20 minute intro to cartomancy really changed how I looked at cards and what could be done with them. You mentioned in that short lecture being one of several performers booked for walk-around performing and being the only one with a line, getting tips.

If I were to have a chance to sit down and just talk with you about this art and craft, I would ask you about how you approach walk-around mentalism performing, how you move from doing a trick to doing a reading, and how you keep it entertaining to more than just the person for whom you are reading.

That said, I once saw a clip of you doing a psychometry demo for a TV station, promoting an upcoming show. What I loved most was when one of the hosts held up a sucker with a bug in it (scorpion?) and you described it something like "I'm getting sort of a contradiction here, like it is something nice and pleasant, but there's something really creepy about it, too." And that's all you said about it. I'd love a frank explanation of your approach to psychometry in general and when and how you think it is most effective and appropriate.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I think I have enough material to last two lifetimes. What I need is more understanding of how to make that material meaningful to the audience. And meaningful can be entertaining, affecting, or amazing. How do I make the material I have connect better?

-Patrick
Message: Posted by: Paul Draper (Apr 15, 2019 08:06PM)
Others have recently released some Q and A routines. Is the market to saturated with them? If not, that is a real possibility!
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Apr 15, 2019 09:11PM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2019, Paul Draper wrote:
Others have recently released some Q and A routines. Is the market to saturated with them? If not, that is a real possibility! [/quote]

Only my opinion, but I think the interest in Q&A routines remains strong and enduring. If you go to Docc's website, for example, and select the Q&A category, there are 24 products he has released. And he just released a new Q&A program, with another one promised on the way soon.

Why so many Q&A systems? Because people will buy them.

Richard Osterlind has released at least 5 Q&A systems that I can think of off the top of my head.

Q&A systems, like cold reading systems and peek wallets seem to be three items the market has a strong passion in and an almost insatiable appetite for.

In my opinion it's valuable to learn new insights and approaches from a highly successful, polished pro like yourself. A complete demonstration, followed by a detailed explanation of the mechanics, along with in-depth discussion on how to make the presentation as impactful and entertaining as possible, would be fantastic. There's always more to learn.
Message: Posted by: Psy (Apr 16, 2019 11:19AM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2019, Paul Draper wrote:
Others have recently released some Q and A routines. Is the market to saturated with them? If not, that is a real possibility! [/quote]

I agree with you... others may have released some Q&A routines but does not make it less valuable if you were to release a really good or original Q&A routine
Message: Posted by: clairvoyant (Apr 18, 2019 08:31PM)
Your approach to Q&A would certainly be welcome. To better assist us with answering this question, what are some areas of mentalism that you haven't released anything on that you feel you have expertise?
Message: Posted by: ThatsJustWrong! (Apr 19, 2019 03:08PM)
The hounds. Release the hounds!

And Cold Reading :)
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Apr 19, 2019 07:28PM)
Release your work on the newspaper test. Always enjoyed watching it. Proper fooler.
Message: Posted by: aukt (Apr 20, 2019 01:07AM)
Please - the newspaper test I saw you do on tv!

And q&a!

But first the newspaper bit.