Impromptu mentalism with nothing but a pen and your business card! Based on an effect by the remarkable Max Maven.
You write something on the back of your business card and set it aside. You give your participant three imaginary coins. She chooses one and then flips it into the air. She tells you whether it landed heads or tails up. You turn over your card, revealing that you wrote which coin she would choose and its orientation.
This ebook has been rewritten in much more depth, with a lot more of the thinking and philosophy behind the routine.
Assertive Positive Negative has been Scott's all-time best seller. The appealing aspects of the routine: It's an anytime, anywhere impromptu miracle with NO set-up, NO extra props besides any scrap of paper and a writing implement (both of which can be borrowed), NO sleight-of-hand, NOTHING to clean up or ditch!
"Scott, GREAT thinking on that Assertive Positive Negative!" - Ron Bauer
"There is a great effect on Max Maven's DVD called Positive/Negative that over the years has taken on quite a life of its own. In Max's version you were always right but half the time you couldn't give away the prediction. Scott Guinn has come up with the best solution I have read and I have read and tried many of my own. It is structured into the routine in such a way that it actually improves it no matter the outcome. Bravo, and thank you, Scott!" - Dr. Bill Cushman
"Assertive Positive Negative is brilliant!" - Richard Webster
"How many people can truthfully say that they have improved a method by Max Maven? Well, Scott Guinn can because he really has!" - Richard Busch
"Scott Guinn's Assertive Positive Negative is wonderful. It is quite a bargain and the effect is top-notch." - Elliott Bresler
"Performed Assertive Positive Negative this morning. Killed with it. Thought it'd get good reactions, and it got GREAT reactions." - Mike Ince
"I was never able to warm to the original version of Positive Negative. Probably because I always wanted to hand out my business card. Scott fixed that. His changes may seem small to some but for me he transformed it into a routine I will do always." - Dan McLean
"I can say APN is a clever twist that allows you to hand out the revelation card for the spectator to keep. I really like this." - Christopher Carey
"Another winner from Scott. I always liked the idea of Max's trick but always felt it had one weakness. Scott's lateral thinking has removed the weakness and made me want to add this to my performing repertoire." - Andi Peters
"This effect is worth the money and has become one of my favorites. I would highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and buy this." - Brett Bauscher
1st edition 2009; 7 pages.
word count: 1693 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text