Using an A4 printout and an envelope is best to add some razzmatazz to your prediction showmanship, otherwise use whatever’s at your disposal. Then start asking questions.
You may not believe this, but I can accurately read minds and predict outcomes… can I show you?
Show that you’re really concentrating.
In your mind, please imagine your favourite shopping centre in the world, don’t tell me… now, also imagine your favourite shop in that mall… can you see it in your mind? Don’t tell me what it is… Now imagine your favourite product in that shop, okay? What is the price of your favourite product?
They will give you a number, e.g. ten bucks fifty. Hold the envelope to your head, then pull out the barcode printout. Show them the back of the paper first, not the barcode. Look at the barcode and nod.
Ten bucks fifty, correct.
Reveal the barcode. This will usually result in a short, expressionless stare, followed by a smile when they get the idea.
Nailed it … see, I knew it!
Ten bucks fifty indeed.
Some extra lines you can try
- Would you like to pay for that with cash or card?
- Will you need me to gift-wrap for you?
- I’m like a human cash register, it’s a gift.
Put the barcode back into the envelope, swipe your hand over it and hand it to them.
It’s now 50% off, but only for the next minute.