Word Prediction is one of the most powerful mentalism prediction effects that you will ever perform whether it is for stage, cabaret or even close-up audiences.
There are two main versions and presentations taught within this video and PDF training package, both of which rely on the same incredibly clever principles which are based on ideas originally put into print during the 1930's. It is explained within the video and written instructions with full credit given to all those wonderful idea men and creators of the past.
In one version a dozen lists containing random words are shown, each list being seen to contain 100 random words and thus giving 1,200 different words in total.
An on stage volunteer takes a deck of cards and freely shuffles them before cutting them into two piles and then using the two cards they randomly arrived at on the top of each pile to arrive at a completely random number which is done by multiplying the values of the two cards together.
For example if a 6 were on one pile and 5 on the other, then the sum would be 6 multiplied by 5 which equals 30 and as a result number 30 would be their randomly generated number.
They then freely choose any one of the 12 word lists and once they have done this they find the word on that list which corresponds with the number they generated and this then becomes their word.
Right from the start of the show you have had a prediction envelope and this is now opened and the contents removed and put on display back to the audience.
The envelope is torn open and then ripped up proving that other than the prediction removed from the envelope there was most certainly nothing else inside.
The volunteer then reveals the word they chose completely at random and to the amazement of all, your prediction is turned around and as truly impossible as it seems it's shown to be 100% correct.
In another version ten blank postcards and ten pens are handed out to audience members and they are requested to write any reasonably long word of their choice onto the postcards.
These postcards are then collected up from the audience and the on-stage volunteer confirms that all ten of the words written are completely different or if any are the same discards any duplicates as the case may be.
You then ask them to take just one of the cards without letting you see which one they have selected and to then write that word large and clear upon the pad you give them for later verification and so it will be easier for the audience to read.
Before they ever tell you what word they have freely selected and rest assured they do have an entirely free choice of ten different words, you have already removed the contents of the prediction envelope that has been on stage from the start of the show.
And you have also ripped open the envelope and torn it up in order to prove that there truly was only one possible prediction contained within the envelope.
The volunteer then reveals the word they freely selected and your prediction is shown to be 100% correct to thunderous applause!
Now please read these few points very carefully: