Five impactful, easy to perform mentalism effects with business cards
The Business came about as I looked for simple, fun material for use with business cards that could be made up on the spur of the moment. Although not completely impromptu, these routines and methods are simple enough to remember and actually use when you’re put on the spot to ‘do something’ at very short notice.
Use your own cards, or someone else’s!
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Although the spectator has a free choice of eight numbered business cards, the performer’s prediction is always correct!
Although two cards are signed with the performers and spectator’s PIN number respectively, the PINs refuse to change places when swapped!
In a test-conditions experiment, the performer is able to tell the spectator when he is looking at two matching symbols or not, completely hands off!
The performer is able to draw an exact copy of the drawing made by the spectator in secret. You’ll laugh when you see the method for this one!
One for larger audiences. A group of people each write a holiday destination on a business card and even though one is chosen at random the performers prediction is correct!
There’s a thread running on the cafe about this book here