Create a Context

Focusing your observations also means bringing together many pieces to make a whole. In order to make sense of what you see or hear you need to create a context for it. That means understanding your observations in terms of their surroundings. You may hear someone talk about a problem that they want you to solve. The context in this case might be everything that person has said to you before. Perhaps he is constantly complaining about problems, many of which are not really worth your time. In that context, the new problem is probably also something you do not need to concern yourself with.

In another scenario, you begin to hear strange noises coming from under your car when driving on the highway. You then remember that there was a puddle of fluid on the garage floor under your car the day before, and you had trouble getting it started in the supermarket parking lot that morning. Putting all the pieces together, or creating a context for the problem (hearing a strange noise), leads you to believe you need to have your car looked at by a mechanic.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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