Mindreading, mentalism, and telepathy occupy a serious space in the genre of magic. Even magicians need to have some mentalism principles and material in their work. We love mentalism that doesn't feel like procedure. Instead, it should feel natural, and like real mindreading. The other great benefit of mentalism is that it plays to a much bigger crowd.
Our first and main suggestion for mentalists is to closely study the work of Luke Jermay. His DVD sets, his Marksman Deck, and anything he has created are worthy of careful study.