An insightful exploration of one of the most overlooked components of mentalism. Mentalism Presentations was written to help mentalists create stronger presentations supported by meaningful justifications for the things we do.
"Aazan is a deep thinker and has a wonderful understanding of how our audiences think too. Lucky for us he shares his insights in this important book. Justification is an extremely useful tool in the creation of believable miracles and Aazan has crafted some really excellent ideas. There are loads of books about HOW to do what we do but very rare are the books that discuss WHY we do it! This is one of the rare ones and may even change how you think about mentalism." Marc Paul
Produced by Luca Volpe Productions, Mentalism Presentations by Aazan Makhdoomi covers the important concepts many mentalists unfortunately overlook. He has filled the book with scripts and discussions that will hopefully help performers better justify their procedures.
All the material in this book can be used right away by any level of performer. Whether you're an experienced performer, you can definitely find presentations in here and customize it to your needs. Or, if you're starting out in mentalism, then this book will be a great way to understand the significance of presentations to help you become a better performer.
He explores the "why" and justifications such as:
- WHY should the spectator write down their thought?
- WHY do we touch the billet?
- WHY do we need to tear the billet for a center tear?
- WHY dp we put the billet inside our peek wallet?
- WHY do we go back to the wallet?
That's not all though.
Mentalism Presentations also looks at how to elevate presentations for classic methods like billet switches, nail writers, acidus novus and so much more. You'll learn how to make all your existing effects more entertaining and engaging.
For those who like to use playing cards in mentalism, there are scripts and ideas to create very clean, direct and powerful effects with no difficult sleight of hand required.
There's even an entire section dedicated to maximizing audience engagement for stage magic and parlor magic performers.
All this and more! Including bonus presentational ideas for effects like Double Cross, Invisible touch, SvenPads and PIN reveals. There's also an impromptu, self-working principle that allows iPhone users to create clean and direct effects like book tests, thought of card, star sign divinations, etc. No magic apps required!
Some of the Topics in Mentalism Presentations Include
- Write it down
- Billet Switches
- Center Tear
- The Swami
- Peek Wallets
- Playing Cards
- Audience Engagement
- Additional Presentational Ideas
- Bonus: Failsafe