So, what is iMPRESSION? It is a super cool, casual way to use your smart phone to help you reveal a thought of word, number or picture. This is a method or technique that you will be able to have on you without carrying extra stuff (unless you want to!) as the pen and paper the spectator writes their thought on is completely un-gimmicked so can be borrowed.
I developed this idea into a full routine as I truly believe it has merit and is a completely overlooked application of your mobile phone within the magic and mentalism world.
That’s cheeky! You’re brain is ridiculous! I love it! - Dee Christopher
There is nothing better than the ordinary enabling the extraordinary. Ben has taken something so normal and innocent and turned it into a wonderful tool. This is only the beginning - Marc Spelmann
Lol Ben, you cheeky s**t! Love it mate....! - Rus Andrews
Very simple, direct mind reading with something everyone owns but never thinks to use in this application. I will be using this, I love stuff like this! - Matt Johnson
You sneaky bas***d! Love the idea, I can’t wait to perform this! - Duane Williams
The best thing about this technique is, every time you do this you can get a great video of you performing an impossible, ultra clean mind read on someone. You don't need to do this but the option is there, which makes for a great way to grow your social media following. You can perform this, get a really pure mind reading video of the performance and then post it immediately tagging and linking with the spectators, thus drawing them into your social media circles in a fun and simple way. During the tutorial I talk about cool scripting and pre show you can employ for these videos to make them look even more impossible.
This is what your participant will say and swear to on the video:
- That they have written or drawn something of their own free choice which wasn't seen by anyone (unless they chose to show someone). And that they themselves placed it in their own pocket.
- You have not set anything up beforehand, for example - you never instructed them to draw anything limiting or suggested anything to sway their decision, they aren't a stooge in any way shape or form.
- You have not done anything sneaky, and there is no way you can know what they just wrote or drew.
You can then go on to reveal the exact piece of information they wrote down or drew in a clean manner without them removing the piece of paper from their pocket. It looks how mind reading should look.
There of course is a sneaky method to all of this, but it is very easy and you can be ready to use this method in literally seconds without any worry of a reset device or having the right wallet with you.
What this is and isn't
It Is - A simple tool/idea you can add to your arsenal of mentalism tools - Easy to perform - Bold yet incredibly satisfying to perform - Cheeky! - Perfect for pre show - Great for helping grow your social media
It Isn't - Entirely self working (although it is very easy!) - A walk around piece - Any sort of psychological technique - An app
From a purely selfish perspective this slots in nicely to an existing routine as the missing piece in a jigsaw. As I turn ever more towards mentalism, albeit with a marked reluctance to abandon magic, this is the bridge I needed to move from one area to the next seamlessly. In essence the object required for performance is already in play and requires no justification or preparation. For everyone else Ben explains very well (in his now familiar pained expression) a perfectly plausible set up. The method is easy for even a novice and Ben has also pointed out a readily available gadget that gives the routine an even more 'hands-off' approach to the performance. Sneaky and so simple, very pleased with the purchase.
Ben has once again shown us how devious his mind is by taking something we all have in our pockets and turning it into a piece of strong impromptu magic. This will leave your spectator amazed and they will remember you. Ben as always takes you through the method clearly making it very easy and also picking up on any potential pitfalls you may find. Great buy