The X Hand Motion

This angular movement is especially useful when you're reading newspapers, magazines, journal articles or other material that's printed in columns.

Because the X motion is a little harder to coordinate than ones already described, you'll probably have to practice this one several times before it feels natural. How to execute the motion:

1. Don't linger over any word or line with this motion— execute it quickly.

2. Start at the top left corner of the page. Move your index finger diagonally down and across the page to the right until your hand reaches the right-hand side of the page, about five lines from the top.

3. Without stopping, switch to your middle finger and move it up with a sharp-cornered, angular movement to the second line from the top of the page, along the right-hand edge of the print.

4. Then immediately corner sharply again and angle your middle finger diagonally across the page to the left until you reach the left-hand margin. Your target should be a point several lines below the line at which you stopped on the right-hand margin.

5. Now, shift back to your index finger and move it up sharply about three lines along the left-hand edge of print.

6. Finally, move down and across the page diagonally with your forefinger, as you did in Step 1.

7. Repeat these movements down the page.

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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