Rare Mentalism training opportunity...
From: Stuart Cumberland
July 4th, 2008
At a remote upscale luxury resort a man steps on stage wearing a suit
as sharp as a razor.
stage was... well, there wasn't a stage to speak of. The
association that booked him had more people show up than expected. It
was a small room packed-in like sardines.
The man, a "mindreader", joked with the audience and demonstrated the
differences between magicians and mindreaders. His opening effect,
using a spectator from the audience and a deck of cards, was fast,
lighthearted and mystifying.
Then, before the applause had subsided, he immediately asked two
spectators to think of names of people the mindreader could not know.
The first spectator simply thought of the name and it was revealed instantly!
Having difficulty with the second person, he asked that the spectator
imagine he was calling up this person. Using comedic byplay, the
spectator dialed the number and told the mindreader when the person
"answered the phone".
"Your friend just answered the phone and said... 'HELLO', didn't
he??!!!" said the mindreader in mock-genius fashion. The audience was
"...and you said, 'hello Adrian'... didn't you?"
The expression on the spectators face changed instantly from laughter
to shock, as the mindreader was 100% correct. The stunned audience
took a few moments before applauding.
Clearly, they were witnessing...
Master Entertainer Of Mystery!
Amazing? You bet it was. Fast paced and modern? Oh hell yes!
And the best part? It was 100% pure entertainment... no focus on props,
boards, or any other distractions. It was just the mindreader and his
audience (and that slick navy blue suit...).
Slowing the pace just briefly, he joked with the audience about
coincidence and deja-vu.
A spectator was chosen
and asked to stand at the far side of the room and to hold a pad and a
marker. Quickly the mindreader asked number of spectators randomly
write numbers down on a small card and the last totalled them up. As
they were being totaled up, the first spectator was asked to write a
number on her pad but not show it.
The randomly chosen number were finally added up and the total was read
out. The number was 32. The first spectator--not a stooge--turned her
pad around and showed that she was thinking of... 32.
No. She wasn't a stooge. In fact...
was every bit as mystified as the entire audience!
The mystifier paused for a few seconds while the audience caught their breath.
He relieved the tension by talking about some of the funny incidents he
has experienced. Certainly not a comedy routine, but the audience
enjoyed getting to know the man who was mystifiying them.
This mindreader asked the audience if they would be willing to
participate in an impossible test-condition and completely self-imposed
challenge. They eagerly encouraged him.
A spectator, chosen by the audience, came forward and was handed a
local telephone book. The Vice President of the association attested
that she brought it from her hotel room herself and had never left her
sight. (100% true).
The audience-chosen volunteer was instructed to select ANY page without
looking, simply dog-earing a single page. This was done while the
mindreader was well away from the volunteer and with his back turned to
the volunteer. A spectator from the front row was asked to choose a
number, the selection being one, two or three. The number three was
The mindreader slowly picked up the pad previously used to write the
number 32 and ripped out the page. He quickly wrote something on the
pad and immediately walked over to the spectator holding the phonebook,
asking her to hold the pad without looking at it.
Taking the phonebook, with no
funny business, he approached several audience members in
the front row asking them to open the book to the selected page. It was
quickly found and it was announced that there were three columns on the
page. Because the number three was chosen, the audience member was
asked to call out the first name at the top of the third column of the
freely selected page.
"Goldberg", said the spectator (and verified by those sitting around
him. Names from the other two columns--both different altogether--were
The audience volunteer was asked to turn the pad around and show the
audience the prediction. It read: "Goldberg".
into wild applause
At this point, the show was essentially over. However, the mindreader
was encouraged by the audience to go over his allotted time and do "just one more"
He asked three volunteers to help. One was to think of a number, the
other a place, and finally the last was to think of a *simple* drawing.
Dramatically, the mentalist revealed the number.
Equally so, he revealed the place.
Having trouble with the image, he asked the person to come up and take
a pad and redo the drawing as large as possible.
Standing (dramatically, of course) across the room holding a pad, the
mentalist seemed to almost duplicate the movements of the volunteer...
even though his back was completely to the volunteer.
Well... you know the rest of the story, don't you?
The spectator revealed a cute dog, with big droopy eyes and long, long
The mindreader slowly turned around his picture to reveal a very, very
similar dog. Not exact. In fact, it could be argued it was different.
But it came very, very close... enough to garner...
The mindreader bowed, and walked off in his razor sharp suit. Following
the show, during cocktails, he was surrounded by "fans" clamoring to
get close to this amazing mastermind.
A fairy tail, perhaps?
Nope. It was real. I know, 'cause I was there to witness this
indeed. In fact, I was the guy!
Yes sir. And everything described is exactly as it happened.
That's right! What you just read was--and is--a typical corporate
performing scenario. And it's the same reaction in Northern Ontario;
Bangor, Maine; Manchester, England; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New
Zealand; and hundreds and hundreds of other locations.
Like Johnny Cash sings, "I've been everywhere, Man!"
And I'm telling you, right now...
Stuart on Television
no sane reason
why YOU can't enjoy
the SAME success!"
Want to learn a proven, tested act?
Want to learn an act that's been around for EIGHTY years?
Want to be trained by a MASTER of the craft?
For the first time EVER, I'll be conducting a LIVE training and
teaching a small group of people the complete act. Everything.
Here's the story: I've wanted to do a live training for years but
haven't. Why? Well, to put it simply, if I'm going to do something I'm
going to do it right.
Look, there are some good mentalism conventions that take place
different times of the year. Some good lectures. But will you learn
from a guy who doesn't perform for a living? Will you learn in 1-hour
what you need to know? I don't think so.
There are a couple of guys teaching mentalism classes. Some are good,
some are bad.
You've heard the horror stories: poorly managed days, promises NOT
being delivered, presenters NOT showing up, starting late, 3-hour
lunches, incompetent trainers and more...
You've heard them, I'm sure. And frankly, I feel BAD for them. It takes
skill and expertise to put on an event and make it run smoothly.
...and that's why I've never put one on. I don't want to put on an
event that is plagued with problems! No way I'm going to risk my
reputation on THAT!
Then my buddy Geoff Ronning--a guy who has been doing hugely successful
training events for the hypnosis market for close to 15
years--approached me and asked me to teach a mentalism full-day
What's his secret? Well, there are TWO: the first is that he's a master
at keeping a tight schedule and making sure that everything goes to
schedule. But his real secret (and he freely admits this) is his
beautiful wife Wendy. She's the behind-the-scenes "Black Ops" planner.
Event That Runs Like
Clockwork and that
With their skill at putting on
sensational events, and my skill at teaching proven, tested and
powerful mental entertainment, I'm PLEASED to announce...
Live IN-PERSON Training
With Stuart Cumberland,
**** Las Vegas
Thursday, September 25 2008!
Here's the deal: I'm going to personally
take you by the hand and give you EVERYTHING so you can turn around,
head back home and start PROFITING from this amazing, time-tested and
I'm even going to
give you all the props! Granted that is not hard
because all the props come from the office supply store, but you get
them just the same!
This live training isn't for everybody. It's a closed door session
designed to get anyone serious about doing a commercial and profitable
act up to speed and running ... FAST.
In fact, let me be so bold to say that if you're one of those just
looking for the "latest tricks" or to hob-nob with a bunch of part-time
amateurs, there are plenty of other terrific conventions, classes and
clubs you can go to.
No. I'm not interested in having you there. Sorry.
only interested in those deadly serious about making cash with a killer
We'll be having fun, I guarantee it. But we won't be fooling around.
There won't be delays, 3-hour lunches or other B.S. or other horror
stories. Geoff and Wendy Ronning run a tight ship. You can fully expect
1. You're going to be given a complete act in one day and..
2. We will run on a very tight schedule
to see to it that you get what you need.
Let me ask you a question:
That What You
If you're going to fly across the
country (or the world) to Las Vegas for training with a full-time pro,
shouldn't you expect--no... DEMAND--that you get?
Shouldn't you get what you were promised? Shouldn't you get what you
were paid for?
Of course! And that, my friend, is exactly what you are going to GET.
What You Will Get:
8:30am: Geoff & Wendy Ronning
will greet and meet all attendies. I will NOT be there to meet anyone.
They will cover the schedule, details and other miscellaneous items.
9:00am: I will be introduced and you will see--LIVE--the
complete act, performed from beginning to end in real-time.
You will SEE, FEEL and EXPERIENCE the complete act as though you were a
live paying audience. With NO stooges, pre-show arrangements or any
other funny stuff, I'll read minds, predict events, amaze and baffle
If you've never seen this act before, it'll fry your friggin mind.
If you think you know it... it'll fry your friggin mind. Why? Because
there's SO much MORE to learn than you'll EVER get in a book, dvd or
just by watching.
Big difference? You'll see THE guy who's been doing this act for 25
years and knows more about this act than ANY other so-called expert
Immediately following the live performance of the act, I'll greet and
meet you as a group and away we go...
Just One Act--You'll
Be Getting 'Two'!
I'll be teaching you the act exactly as
you witness it--it's ideal for close and intimate venues such as in a
home completely surrounded, small corporate audiences and more.
Stuart in the round at a house party.
Then you will learn the second act.... With some strategic changes,
this act is perfect and ideal for giant stages, theatres and more. I've
performed this act before 2500 enthusiastic students outdoors. I'll
show you how to do that as well!
Stuart before several hundred reading minds.
You'll learn ALL the secrets. You'll be ready-to-go and have two acts
that you can use the next day.
5:00pm: the live training ends. At this time, you'll be fully equipped
and trained and have a full and complete working knowledge of this
commercial money-making act.
wait, that's not all!
You'll Also Get...
Geoff insisted that we give some bonuses. Frankly, I don't think we
need them, but it's become a tradition over the years at his events.
Lucky you! Geoff told me to tell you that you also get the following
# 1: The first 8 people who register get a copy of Stuart
Cumberland's "Secrets of Corporate Mentalism Success", an insiders audio program providing a roadmap to success in the corporate market. This sells for $97.00. FREE for the first 8 people who sign up.
# 2: The first 12 people who register get a copy of Stuart
Cumberland's "Outlandish Presentations", a two cd interview with Geoff
Ronning discussing how to build a killer reputation with presentations
that are just outrageous and memorable. Geoff discusses his secret
weapon: how he got bookings and became a legend in Seattle for his
"seeing through walls" and he reveals how he did it. This two cd set
sells for $97.00. FREE for the first 12 people who sign up get a copy.
#3: The first 13 people get the SUPER RARE and "Lost"
recordings of "Commercial Mentalism". Years ago Stuart
released his SENSATIONAL interview with Geoff Ronning that goes almost
totally against everything you've ever heard or been taught about good,
commercial mentalism. They reveal their secrets on what constitutes a
commercial act, how to build one and most importantly... how to sell
it. NOTE: this is long out of print... Wendy Ronning discovered 13 cds
in a box that were intended to be used for reviews originally. Once
gone, they are gone. Value? A copy recently sold for $300.00.
The information can transform your career.
#4: The first 18 people get, the Stuart Cumberland's
Amazing And Hilarious 10-Minute Blindfold Act! Stuart has been
performing this awesome act for 25 years, first performing it in high
school years ago. Using nothing but heavy-duty duct tape, this act has
been an opener for his hypnosis shows for years! It get's audiences
warmed up, laughing and leaves them baffled and amazed. It's a
show-stopper and the best part? It's easy to do! You get the complete
act with full instruction. Value? $497.00.
==> This bonus will be AFTER the days training and is scheduled
to run that evening from 6:00pm til 8:00pm in the same hotel.
now, you're probably wondering how much all of this will cost
Well, let me be blunt. This is Geoff's
"deal". He's been bugging me to do the training for years. In the
interest of disclosure, he's paying me my FULL corporate fee, flights
for myself and my girlfriend to fly to Las Vegas and our hotel.
Why am I telling you this? Well, it's simple. I believe that if you're
going to learn a full and complete act... an act that you can easily
charge $2000 PLUS for when performing for corporate audiences... is
EASILY worth $2000.00.
Wouldn't you agree?
Seriously? A complete act that will pay for itself the first gig you
get? Come on! You're rolling in the dough starting with your second gig?
That's Not What YOU'LL Pay...
Because Geoff is doing his famous Stage Hypnosis Training 3 days
before, because Geoff always has an optional super-exclusive bonuse
training day at the end, and because of the deal we made... Geoff
Ronning is offering this exclusive ONE-DAY training event for only...
That's right. You get the entire
exclusive full-day training with ME, Stuart Cumberland... teaching you
the ENTIRE act blow-by-blow... coaching you and getting you up to speed
PLUS... you get all the bonuses--valued at nearly $900
alone--everything... for only $895.00US!
It's a *&^ing STEAL!!!
If you were to only charge $1000.00 for your first gig... you'd MAKE
MONEY, build a killer reputation and be laughing. It's like being
handed a career!
Hurry. This offer is limited and Geoff fully expects to reach capacity.
This is your chance to stop dreaming, take action and grab yourself a
proven, time-tested act to add to your entertainment options. Note, if you are attending the Ronning Hypnosis Training just prior to this training you even get an extra discount, see below.
Here you go! Spend the day. Learn
everything. Learn two complete acts. Get the props. Get the scripts.
Get every ounce of entertainment value one can muster out of my show...
Then... if you are disappointed for any reason or no reason, Geoff will
give you a 100% refund. He cannot be more fair than that. And I can
also assure you he is not a betting man, he knows the value
I'm is going to deliver - First hand, because frankly he has hired me
for the last several years to perform this exact act direct, and for
Register today, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
SEE you in Vegas!
P.S. The Ronnings have gotten a special room rate deal going, your hotel room at the training facility is only $56.00 and Wendy has a room-mate program so if you want to share a room with someone let her know.
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