The Pitfalls of Impressing Women With Mind Reading & Mentalism

I’ve been performing mind reading and mentalism tricks on people for years and it took me a long time to realize something quite important about performing it on females if you want to actually impress them. There was one occasion where I learned the most from and I’ll share with you the story.

A couple of years ago I was at a friend’s house party. Naturally, like most gatherings I attend, a few of my friends pleaded with me to perform a few tricks for the guests. I say pleaded because they know I only perform when I’m in the mood to perform. Although I’m a performer by nature, to be truthful, sometimes I just cannot be bothered and don’t take kindly to people expecting me to perform like a monkey whenever they want me to.

Mind Reading and mentalism to me is a bit more special than to just randomly ‘do a trick’ whenever someone asks you to. I believe in the experience of the spectators and if I don’t think the mood is right, I won’t perform. That being said, this time I felt the time was right, it probably had to do with the 70% of attendees being rather beautiful females and one in particular really caught my eye.. so anyway..

I decided I WOULD perform some mind reading. I thought this would be a great way to get this young ladies’ attention.

So sat at a large table in the kitchen surrounded by about 10 people, and more importantly, the young lady I had my eye on and I proceeded to warm up with some ESP testing cards and rightly guessing which ESP symbol each volunteer had chosen. I could feel the spectators getting excited. I then moved onto a bit of playing card mind reading which involved reading the minds of volunteers and correctly guessing which playing card they chose. I also mixed in a bit of pseudo-psychological influence for good measure.

I could see it all going really well and the important female spectator was probably showing the most interest, asking me to ‘do her next’.. read her mind that is. So anyway, what happened next confused me for a good few days.

I decided I would try out a cold reading technique I had learned earlier that day, what that involved was asking them a very general statement that would either hit – and you’d have a miracle and miss – where you could brush it off as something that could happen in the future. For those of you who don’t know, cold reading is what psychics mostly use when they give one-on-one demonstrations of ‘psychic ability’ to people they’ve just met. So I said to her “Where’s the broken door?”

She looked at me puzzled, “What do you mean?”

So I said it again, “Where’s the broken door?”

Her puzzlement turned into downright shock and she ran out of the kitchen screaming to tell her best friend who was in another room. I found her in the other room explaining to her friend what I had just said and it was impossible for me to know. I found out that literally the week before, she had been locked in her bathroom because the lock on the door was faulty and she had to call down to her house mate to get help. I had performed a miracle.

I was almost shaking with excitement but my excitement was very short lived when for the rest of the night, she wouldn’t go near me because ‘I was just too weird’. Great.. she thought I was a freak.

So the morale of the story and to bring this to an end is be very careful what you perform and who you perform it on. If you’re trying to impress most women, don’t completely freak them out, unless the girl’s a bit weird, they probably won’t enjoy it. I’ve figured out the reason is that if they think you’re truly psychic they feel naked and exposed and can’t relax around you. This is probably why I don’t claim to be psychic and instead perform ‘psychological tests’.

Either way, experience will tell you which tricks and suited for which people. I have a trick in the ultimate mind reading manual I wrote called Stigmata 2.0 and it’s so powerful I will usually only perform it to the right people. I’ve scared a few women away with it let me tell you but then again, I’ve got a few numbers off it too.

I hope you can learn something from my story and think about your mind reading tricks to make them really special.

Top Ten Reasons to Work at a Haunted House

10. Being a zombie at work is rewarded. So many jobs are imprisonment. So many people are zombies at work and zombies at home, slogging through a job they hate to collapse in front of the TV at night. Their zombie-inspired existence is depressing. Ours is hilarious. We giggle and shake with anticipation of embracing our zombie-ness.

9. There is not a desk in sight. And if there is, it’s covered with rust and body parts to create a horrific office scene that poor 9-5 drones will relate to. If we’re wearing a tie, it’s askew and doubles as a noose.

8. Sarcasm is a technical skill and generously embraced. Wit is rewarded. Skewed perspective is considered a leadership quality. Humor is the order of the day. And all of our creations are born from a severed funny bone.

7. Ideas are welcome. No longer do we have to stay silent and let the boss tell us what to do. We are a team. We are open to expression. We look for the employee that other industries have tossed out.

6. Our world is always changing. The basic goal remains the same… Scare the Beetlejuice out of people. But the method to the madness is in constant flux. There is always more to do, things to create and ideas to explore. The haunt world never sleeps, even at 1:23pm on a Tuesday in February.

5. The dress code rocks. Some of us wear black and hide in the nooks and crannies. Some don their favorite red striped sweater to pay tribute to our recently departed hero. Some have the neatly teased black hair with oh-so-perfect bangs, red lipstick and gnarly tattoos… but whatever we wear. No. One. Cares.

4. We can sleep til noon. We can live during the witching hours. We wake up late to tumble into the hallowed halls and wait for our victims to come giggling up the sidewalk. Then we can come alive with ghoulish gumption before collapsing at the end of the night, sweaty and more than a little satisfied.

3. We witness emotion. Real, raw emotion… on a daily basis. We inspire our guests to scream, laugh, cry, shriek, run, hide and faint. We provide a place where people can escape the boring horrors of daily life and succumb to the thrilling horrors of fantasy while safely in our grasp.

2. We can let our inner freak fly. We flirt, tease and playfully bully our guests. Some of them shriek. Some slip their phone numbers into our rubber-gloved hands. We can embrace that we live on the island of misfit toys. We can celebrate that we are the square peg. And we can finally get the attention we crave. Because behind our monster masks… we need love too.

1. We are home. It might not always be lucrative, but it’s rich with creativity, comradery and innovation. Anything goes. The weirder the better. And no matter how old we get, we will always be kids as long as we are home.

How to Find a Talent Agency

Go to Agencies Directly:

There are a lot of modeling agencies out there so the first option you have is to track them down and find them yourself. Unfortunately, one of the biggest issues you have with this is that there are thousands of agencies out there and it can be hard to determine which ones are legit and which ones are just wasting your time. At the same time, getting into a big agency by yourself can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know anyone.

First, find out what type of Model you are:

Depending on your age, height and weight, certain agencies specialize in working with specific type of talent. If you are under the age of 16, you are considered a teen model. Most teen models book catalog or print work in local markets.

For high fashion models, also know as editorial, are required to be at least 5 Feet 9 inches for woman and at least 6 feet 1 Inch for males. The industry is mostly made up of print or commercial talent, which are commonly booked for household and lifestyle brands. Commercial print work is very lucrative.

Plus size modeling has become increasing popular as most top agencies now have divisions specializing in full-figured talent. To be considered plus size. sizes for female models start at size 8 and up Like commercial modeling, plus sized modeling and acting is very lucrative as most agents only represent a few in their divisions.

Modeling Scouts:

Another option to find a modeling agent or agency is to go through a scout. As the name suggests, modeling scouts go around the country and try to find models and usually get some kind of fee for bringing new talent to an agency or directly to an agent. Just like with going to an agent directly, though, not all modeling scouts are reputable so you run the risk of wasting your time.

Online Social Media Marketing:

Most models and actors are going online to market themselves to modeling agents and talent scouts. While exposure is key in the entertainment business, social media posting does not allow a model or actor to direct the attention strictly to industry professionals. For new models or actors just starting out in the entertainment business, online posting of certain content may be prohibited by their full-time employer so it is always to best to try to contact agencies or scouts directly.