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Would you love to learn tricks that'll leave your audience open-mouthed in amazement? Who hasn't watched a magician or mentalist and thought 'How do they do that?'. With our help, you can learn to unlock the door to the magician’s box of tricks.

In our Mentalism and Mind Reading course we are going to take you behind the scenes. With online magic phenomenon Rich Ferguson to guide you, you will learn how to master magic through the power of mentalism and mind reading techniques that will blow your audience away.

Rich Ferguson has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world's A-list celebrities and corporations.

These are tricks that you can pull out of the hat anywhere, anytime and at any occasion to astound your family, friends or work colleagues. By using simple props such as your mobile phone, books, or the cutlery or crockery on a dining table, these tricks and illusions, once perfected, will have you well on course to being the magician you always wanted to be.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: An Introduction To Mentalism And Mind Reading

    • Defining Mentalism
    • How Mentalism Fits with Other Magic Tricks
    • Introduction to the Power of Illusion
    • Tricks Based on Real Human Behavior
    • Reading Minds

    Module 2: Written Predictions

    • How to do a center tear
    • How to do a written mind-reading trick with a book
    • Learning to cold read
    • Observing body language and speech
    • Analyzing micro-expressions
    • Discovering body language secrets

    Module 3: Book Tricks

    • Trick 1: Pick a Book
    • Trick 2: Book Trick with Coin
    • Trick 3: Two-Person Book Trick
    • Making tricks look slick

    Module 4: Mind Reading With Props

    • Using Books and the "Window of Mystery"
    • Tricks Using a Notepad
    • Using Gestures to Conduct Tricks
    • Dressing Tricks up or down
    • Perfecting your Performance

    Module 5: Impromptu Magic

    • The Classic Jumping Rubber Band Illusion
    • The Rubber Band Through Neck Trick
    • The Disappearing Rubber Band Trick
    • The Penetrating Rubber Band Trick
    • Tricks at the Dinner Table
    • Tricks with Silverware

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    If you love to baffle your friends or a wider audience, you will enjoy learning the tricks of the trade behind mentalism and mind reading.

    How will it help me

    • Learn to master magic techniques
    • Perform mind reading routines
    • Entertain using simple props
    • Polish up your magical talents
    • Develop your showmanship skills

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Would you love to learn tricks that'll leave your audience open-mouthed in amazement? Who hasn't watched a magician or mentalist and thought 'How do they do that?'. With our help, you can learn to unlock the door to the magician’s box of tricks.

    In our Mentalism and Mind Reading course we are going to take you behind the scenes. With online magic phenomenon Rich Ferguson to guide you, you will learn how to master magic through the power of mentalism and mind reading techniques that will blow your audience away.

    Rich Ferguson has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world's A-list celebrities and corporations.

    These are tricks that you can pull out of the hat anywhere, anytime and at any occasion to astound your family, friends or work colleagues. By using simple props such as your mobile phone, books, or the cutlery or crockery on a dining table, these tricks and illusions, once perfected, will have you well on course to being the magician you always wanted to be.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: An Introduction To Mentalism And Mind Reading

      • Defining Mentalism
      • How Mentalism Fits with Other Magic Tricks
      • Introduction to the Power of Illusion
      • Tricks Based on Real Human Behavior
      • Reading Minds

      Module 2: Written Predictions

      • How to do a center tear
      • How to do a written mind-reading trick with a book
      • Learning to cold read
      • Observing body language and speech
      • Analyzing micro-expressions
      • Discovering body language secrets

      Module 3: Book Tricks

      • Trick 1: Pick a Book
      • Trick 2: Book Trick with Coin
      • Trick 3: Two-Person Book Trick
      • Making tricks look slick

      Module 4: Mind Reading With Props

      • Using Books and the "Window of Mystery"
      • Tricks Using a Notepad
      • Using Gestures to Conduct Tricks
      • Dressing Tricks up or down
      • Perfecting your Performance

      Module 5: Impromptu Magic

      • The Classic Jumping Rubber Band Illusion
      • The Rubber Band Through Neck Trick
      • The Disappearing Rubber Band Trick
      • The Penetrating Rubber Band Trick
      • Tricks at the Dinner Table
      • Tricks with Silverware

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      If you love to baffle your friends or a wider audience, you will enjoy learning the tricks of the trade behind mentalism and mind reading.

      How will it help me

      • Learn to master magic techniques
      • Perform mind reading routines
      • Entertain using simple props
      • Polish up your magical talents
      • Develop your showmanship skills

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      8124 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited