Thank You!

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Mentalism

Hi everyone,

I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has commented and the fact that this blog is still getting some fairly high visitor stats I’m incredibly thank you! Unfortunately due to being very busy with other things in my life at the moment I haven’t had enough time to be able to blog like I used to, hopefully I’ll be able to get back to blogging in the near future!

In the meantime, there are plenty of articles on this Blog that you can read to hopefully improve or at least understand Mentalism in a little more detail! Again, a huge thank you to everyone!

Pick Up Artists – How Do They Do It? PT 1

Posted: July 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

It’s been a while since my last blog entry, and recently I’ve been reading up and studying Pick Up Artists, or PUA for short. Have you ever wondered how some guys seem to get all the girls effortlessly? You’re probably looking at them and thinking “you’re not even that good looking, how are you doing it?”

The truth is, attracting a woman isn’t all that hard if you know how to do it. The only thing you have to remember is to be yourself and expel confidence. You could try all the techniques in the world but if you’re lacking that confidence then your techniques are likely to fail. The reason behind this article is to give you the basic techniques that will help you attract women, but without the confidence they’re likely to fail

There are a number of ways to show confidence, even if you just fake that confidence chances are, after a while of faking it, you’ll genuinely start to feel more confident within yourself.

The truth is, men are hardwired to go for the most attractive women, whilst women are hardwired to go for the most confident man, although good looks will give you the initial attraction, if you haven’t got the personality to suit it, women will go off you fairly quickly. Women find confidence hot, even if you’re not the best looking person, if you have confidence, then you’re well on your way to becoming a pickup artist. There are Four steps to picking up a woman, these are listed, and explained in detail below.

Confidence

Confidence is key to being a good Pick Up Artist, if you’re able to show that you’re confident then you’re well on your way. Confidence is shown through the way you hold yourself, it shows through posture, the way you walk, your smile, the way you talk to people, etc.. Picture the scene, two guys are walking down the high street, one of them has their hands in their pockets, they’re looking down and avoiding eye contact with everyone, the other guy on the other hand is walking with his head up, he is standing up right, making eye contact with everyone and smiling to people. Which one of these will appear more confident? If you wish to gain confidence then you should look through some of the previous articles on this blog, or do a search on google for tips and techniques on improving your own self confidence.

Approaching/Opening

The opening/approaching someone is perhaps the hardest part, if you lack self confidence then chances are when you’re talking up to a girl you don’t know, you’ll be full of anxiety. The only real way to build up self confidence is to practice, practice makes perfect. The more girls/women you approach and start a conversation with, the more self confident you’ll become in doing it. Below I’ve listed a few openers that you could use to get into a conversation.

If you’re going up to a complete stranger, maybe you’re waiting for a bus/train or something, a good way to break the ice is to walk up to someone and say

Isn’t it annoying when a complete stranger starts talking to you” be sure to smile when you say it, it’ll appear slightly cocky and should make her smile.

  • You know, I’ve been here for 10 minutes and you still haven’t spoken to me, whats that all about?
  • (If she smiles while walking past you, stop her and say) “Wait a minute, you cant smile at me like that and just walk past”
  • Smile and make eye contact
  • You look like someone I’d like to meet.
  • Where are you going?
  • (If at a bus stop) “What’s a girl like you doing at a bus stop?”
  • Hey guys, I need to get your opinion on something. It’s very important, and we need a woman’s perspective. It’s a matter of life and death.. My friend and I were having a debate and your answer could completely change my entire life….

    Do you brush before floss or floss before brush? No one knows.

  • When a girl bumps into you in a crowded club tap her on the shoulder and say “don’t touch me” . have something to immediately follow up with. (Be sure to smile and say it in a playful way, or she might take it seriously)
  • Did you know that Elvis dyed his hair black? What was his natural hair color

Asking weird, interesting questions will usually grab a girls attention, once you’ve done this and you’ve engaged in conversation, try keeping the conversation fun and light, if you start talking about yourself she’ll get bored, make the conversation about her, and be sure to make lots of eye contact and smile.

The next two steps will be available in Article 2 which will be published in the next couple of days.

Horoscopes

Posted: June 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

You’ve probably at some point read your Horoscope out of interest to find out what it says about you, and chances are at least some of it turned out to be accurate for you, or maybe it fitted you perfectly and you were surprised with its accuracy. The truth is, horoscopes are very vague and rely on the effort of the reader to make them fit. If someone is reading a horoscope then chances are they’ll be looking for guidance or they’ll believe in the accuracy of horoscopes, so they’ll try to make that fit in with their lives, its a very basic form of Cold Reading.

In this article I’m going to teach you how to write a horoscope. Learning how to be vague, whilst making yourself sound like your telling someone whats happening, or will happening in their life is easier than you might imagine. Below I’ve written my own short horoscope for you to read, it may, or may not be accurate for you, however if you try, you will probably be able to relate to at least some of it.

“Although times have been tough recently, things will begin to improve for you. You’ve been worried about something recently, but things will work themselves out. Look for a sign, a sign will lead you to the path of happiness and success that you are looking for”

Now, I’ve been very vague but at the same time, i’ve thrown in some “Cold Reading” phrases to help things along. Although many newspaper horoscopes are a little longer than this one, I’m just doing a basic one to give you the general idea. I’m now going to break that horoscope down to show you the different meanings that can be attained from what i’ve said above, which should allow you to see just how many people this could be true for.

“You’ve been worried about something recently” – This could mean absolutely anything, things have been tough for many people recently due to the recession, and many people are worried about their financial situation. It could also be related to a relationship,  family issues, or something they have planned. This phrase could mean absolutely anything, and a large number of people are often worried about something, so this should fit a majority of people who read it.

You should always try to throw in some positive phrases too “a sign will lead you to the path of happiness and success that you are looking for” If you throw in something positive then the reader is more likely to accept the reading, everyone loves to be told something positive, just like in Cold Reading, if you give a generally positive read, they are more likely to accept that reading as being accurate. So next time you get into the conversation of Horoscopes with someone, why not ask them if you can give them a quick reading.

PDF Booklet Out Now

Posted: June 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

It’s finally here. The PDF Booklet is available for you to download absolutely free with no hidden costs. It will be the first of a three part booklet that will be being uploaded during the next month or so. This booklet covers everything from Micro-expressions to Cold Reading. The second booklet will discuss NLP and explain in detail exactly what it is, and what it means and the third will be a booklet of Mentalism Magic tricks that I’ve learned.

Anyway, before I go on and on, i’ll get right to it with your free PDF booklet.

The_Art_of_Mentalism << PDF Booklet. Click to Download

Once you’ve downloaded your copy you’re free to distribute it as you like. However, all information within the booklet must be kept in its original format and must not be changed.

Twitter and Facebook Us

Posted: June 15, 2010 in Mentalism

Twitter and Facebook are fast growing social networking sites with millions of users everyday. If you’d like to keep up to date with the latest blog articles, why not follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group? You can do this by clicking on the images below.

By following us on Twitter you’ll be able to see the very latest blog articles directly onto your news feed. If you’re a follower of this blog and you’d like to know when new articles have been posted, this will be ideal for you.

By joining our Facebook group you’ll be able to discuss new articles, give ideas for future articles on something that you’re interested in, or simply talk about topics that you’ve seen in the news that you think might be of interest to fellow body language readers.

Who Stole My Mobile?

Posted: June 13, 2010 in Mentalism

Picture the scene, you’re in the work place and you discover your mobile phone has gone missing, you try ringing it but it’s been turned off. You know it has to be someone within the office so you go around asking people if they have seen your phone. Everyone says no without any suspicion, but then you ask Malcolm, who says no whilst gently tapping his trouser pocket. Chances are, he has your mobile phone. When someone is hiding something and feels nervous about it, they may tap it subconsciously in an attempt to feel less nervous. So if you see someone exhibiting this behaviour, then chances are they may have the missing item, particularly if they don’t usually tap their pocket whilst they’re talking.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where something has gone missing, look around to see how people are reacting to it, someone going over the top in trying to find that missing object? When I was in primary school i remember stealing my friends pen because I used to like the way it wrote, kids do strange things. Anyway, when she realized the pen was missing from her try, she told me and I instantly began looking around anywhere it could be, I probably went way over the top in trying to find something that I knew I had in my pocket. So if you see someone displaying this type of behaviour immediately after an item has gone missing, then they may have something to hide.

It’s amazing what people will give away when they’re trying to hide something. Again, imagine your mobile phone has gone missing and you’re going around talking to people about it, you know someone within the office must have it, you’re at the water cooler talking to someone about it and they’re acting a little off, they keep looking over towards their desk, unless they usually do this as their baseline, then they could be feeling nervous because they have your mobile phone. When someone is nervous they give off a lot of information subconsciously, so if you suspect someone, try making them nervous without offending them to see if you can get a better read.

Everything talked about above does not conclusively tell you if someone has stolen an item of yours. However if you are in a situation and someone is showing one or more of the above, then they may be hiding something and you should try and dig a little deeper to find out what that could be.

Positive Reinforcement

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Positive Reinforcement can be a very good way to get someone to trust you and open up to you. I’ve recently read some articles on this and I’ve put it into practice and it definitely works.

If you’ve ever watched “The Mentalist” then you’ll see Patrick Jane doing it all the time. He is constantly touching peoples hands and arms when hes talking to you which helps him form a stronger connection with that person, even though the show is fictional, Positive Reinforcement is very real. You’ll also notice that he’s always complimenting people.

Positive Reinforcement isn’t just about touching someones arm, because if you walked up to someone you didn’t know and started touching their hands and their arms, chances are they’re going to feel pretty uncomfortable and will probably want to get out of there as soon as they can. You should start off by giving them a compliment, mirroring will also help in this type of situation too.

So next time you’re meeting someone and you’d like them to trust you and like you pretty much instantly, then use a mixture of Positive Reinforcement and Mirroring and they’ll trust you fairly quickly and they’ll probably feel as if they’ve known you a lot longer than a couple of hours.