So far you have everything required to read a mind… with a twist. There’s some intrigue created by using the big envelope and the promise of psychic powers.
Okay Joe (use person’s name), if that’s your real name… Is it?
They’ll nod to confirm. Take a second to ponder their answer.
Exactly, my psychic powers tell me that is your real name…
Now, would you be okay with me reading your mind?
Most people will be up for the challenge. Reveal the envelope with a smile.
I have one word written on a piece of paper inside this envelope, do you know what it is?
Annunciate when saying the word ‘know’.
They may not answer immediately, press them for an answer.
Do you know what the word is?
They should respond with the word, “No”.
Strange that you say that, because what I predicted in my mind was the word…
Pull out the paper printout from the envelope and reveal the word, “NO”.
Don’t be alarmed, I’m no longer in your head.
This should get a smile or some impressed nods.
Some extra lines you can try
- I always take no for an answer.
- You might need some mental floss, with such a dirty mind.
- I’m glad I’m out of your head, feel like I need a shower now.
Hand them the envelope and printout – to try out on others.
I predict that you’ll be able to read other people’s minds as well.