Contents in detail

In the Full Facts Book of Cold Reading, the list of Contents occupies four pages. It is not practical to print the entire table of contents here. However, this will give you a taste of what's between the covers. If you have any specific questions about what it or is not in this book, please use the contact page to send me an email.

  • Defining terms - what is cold reading?
  • Defining terms - what is a psychic reading?
    • Readings categorised by type
    • Readings categorised by content
    • Readings categorised by delivery
    • Readings categorised by client
  • Popular misconceptions?
    • Body language
    • Shrewd observation
    • Fishing
    • Vagueness
    • Gullibility
  • The Set up (7 sections)
  • The Principal Themes (4 main and 3 secondary themes)
  • The Elements of the reading
    • Mainly about character (7 different techniques explained)
    • Mainly about facts and events (11 different techniques explained)
    • Extracting information (8 different techniques)
    • Mainly about the future (13 different techniques)
  • The Win-Win Game - how to be right when you're wrong (10 techniques)
  • Presentational Points
    • Cultivating feedback
    • Sensory empathy
    • The cream principle
    • Emphasising the conditional
    • Providing room for interpretation
    • Forking
    • Keeping it clear
    • Keeping it folksy
    • Sustaining pace
    • Reprising with gold paint
    • Summarising the reading
    • Looking good for the crowd
  • Putting it all together
    • The psychic toolbox
    • Almost improvising
    • Principal phases
  • Handling sceptics (4 different techniques)
  • Putting the theory to the test
  • Transcripts of the author's readings under 'test conditions'
    • Example 1: improvised tarot reading for Channel 4 TV
    • Example 2: astrological reading for BBC TV
  • Blocking techniques
  • Additional notes
    • Instant readings
    • Stock readings
    • Mnemonics
    • 'Hot' reading
    • Can anyone learn cold reading?
  • Applied Cold Reading (ACR)
    • Introduction to ACR
    • History and definition of ACR
    • The ACR model
    • ACR and direct sales
    • ACR and business to business sales
    • ACR and management
    • ACR and therapy
    • ACR and criminal interrogation
    • ACR and criminal profiling
    • ACR and the PUA community

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