A piece of direct mind reading with an imaginary mobile phone.
A spectator is asked to think of a persons phone number. They are given a business card and asked to write the number on the card and then fold it into quarters with the writing inside. During this the performer turns his back so there is no chance of him seeing. Upon turning around the folded card is briefly touched to the performers forehead. The spectator is given a second business card and is asked to write the persons name this time. Again the performer turns his back and again when he turns around the folded card is briefly touched to his forehead.
The spectator is now given an invisible mobile phone and is asked to pretend to dial the number. As this happens the performer watches the actions and at the same time writes some numbers on a blank card. This is placed face down on the table. The performer now opens the telephone number slip and reads out the number. When the face down card is turned over it reveals exactly the same number. Both cards can be given to another spectator to confirm.
The spectator is asked to place the folded card bearing the name into the performers pocket. Next they are asked to pick up the invisible phone and to imagine they are saying hello to the person on the other end. Immediately the performer announces the name!
The name card can now be removed from the pocket and handed to another spectator to confirm. Everything is now reset for the effect to be performed again, making this ideal for a table-hopping situation.
1st edition 2009, 6 pages plus 15 photos.
word count: 1671 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text