Making Judgment Calls

LESSON SUMMARY

In this lesson, you will learn how to make decisions and solve problems when the stakes are high, and there are no obvious right or wrong answers.

Most of the critical thinking skills that have been explored in this book have had to do with gathering facts and making decisions based upon them. Although not always easy, the process is pretty clear-cut: you come to understand the situation you face, learn all you can about it and the options available, and choose a solution. Judgment calls are trickier. You can't collect all the information you need to make a decision, because it does not exist. Even worse, judgment calls typically need to be made when the outcome is important. Let's look at these decisions closely and examine a number of successful ways in which to approach them.

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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