Going beyond Barnum

"  You have a great need for other people to like and admire you. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them. Your sexual adjustment has presented problems for you..."

The "Barnum/Forer Effect" is heavily used in cold readings context, in order to create an impression of precision and "success" in the reading.

Let me tell you something: Avoid this type of un-authentic lines.

DONT use Barnum Statements in your performances or readings. They are not needed and they only open a space of simulation.

You dont need to fake connection with your participant if you can REALLY create the connection.We dont need pre-fabricated statements in order to create a powerful reading for someone.

"Cold Reading" technically doesnt exist. You are never "cold" in a reading with someone (thats is why I prefer to avoid the "cold" concept).  You are always observing and use your intuition in true ways in order to truly connect with your participant and offer the reading experience.

So, if you reject the notion of faking connection, which techniques can you use to truly offer powerful readings?

At Mentalism Center we have a plethora of possibilities:

2. All the "Readings" related releases 

Lets going beyond Barnum and fake approaches. Lets go to the deeper potential of language, interaction and connection.


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