A full 30 minute act that you can carry in your pocket and perform in almost any standup situation, My Q & A the ultimate mentalism routine.
"It doesn't matter how you obtain the information, it is how you answer the questions that is important."
The statement above is one I have read again and again in published works on the Q & A from some of the best in the business.
I am afraid however that after nearly twenty years studying the systems of others and working on my own Q & A methods and routines, I have to disagree. To me as a full time mentalist and psychic entertainer, how you obtain the information is of paramount importance. So let me re-write the above statement.
"Your ability to answer the audiences questions can make or break a Q & A routine, but how you obtain the information to answer those questions in the first place is of paramount importance."
It has always seemed to me that a sterile method for obtaining access to the audience's questions is where you should start when building a solid foundation for any Q & A routine. With that in mind I set myself the following criteria when devising my own system.
It has taken a number of years and a lot of trial and error but for the last few years I have been using a system that fits all of the above criteria.
- Real time
- No electronics (they always fail when you least expect it)
- No assistants
- No impression devices
- No pre-show work
- No stooges (instant or otherwise)
- No quick peeks inside folded cards
- No memory work
- Instant access to the information
- All props used, innocent in appearance and common place.
Welcome to My Q & A.
1st edition 2012, 34 pages.
Reviewed by ALFONSO BARTOLACCI
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 21 September, 2012
For the first time in decades, and after thousand books bought, we find here an author that speaks the truth word for word : : every statement done in the premise is respected, no stooge, no pre show, no preparation (he says 20 minutes, I have done all in 5!), no electronics, no nothing except few envelopes and paper, really practical and performable on demand!
In this manuscript, you find really psychological thinking together with practical advise, and after 20 years of Q&A peformed everywhere here in Italy, this is the only routine that I have read hat gives you ALL you need (except how to become a mentalist!) to perform a very good Q&A routine solving all the problems connected to it!!!
Just a bit, for my taste, too much passages and manipulation (that you anyway learn in 10 minutes), but if you work on it and customize I think you can have REALLY a 40 minute stage and parlour routine to produce on demand, everywhere and really naked (if you explain me why we should perform naked!!)
WELL DONE. Thanks, best 30 buck invested in last 5 years, after 30 years of performing mentalism here in Italy and 5 book written on the subject, you surprise me!!!
Reviewed by Ewen Wilson
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Saturday 16 June, 2012
Well Scott's done it again, I have to say that I completely agree with Scott that how you acquire the information is of paramount importance and in this routine Scott has excelled himself. There are no clever gimmicks, just a very clever combination of tried and trusted methods that result in an extremely clean, innocent and in the hands of a competent mentalist potentially showstopping Q?A. This is extremely well thought out, I bought it last week and ran through it with the necessary bits and pieces in hand and the more I worked with it the more I liked it. Scott's routine has at least a couple of moments built in where the entire audience are involved and has a clever climax to round the routine off.
Well worth the money and a method that I will be using.
Reviewed by Colin White
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 08 June, 2012
Scott does it again. A must for any mentalist who really wants to entertain their audience. Another fully routined complete act with little preparation which is fully practical
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