Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People (3 stars)

Refreshingly open and honest take on the Derren Brown formula

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This article is from 2012.

Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People

Doug Segal does not beat around the bush – from the off, he tells us that his ability to ‘read minds’ is in fact an elaborate system for planting information in people’s heads, drawn from his past experiences in the fields of psychology and advertising. His initial disclosure doesn’t ruin the effect though – his ability to apply these techniques is still very impressive, and he presents each experiment with showmanship and flair. An end-of-show finale – in which he gives (at this particular show) a very nervous audience member a crash-course in ‘mind-reading’ skills, only to see them put to spectacular use – sends everyone home with plenty to think about.

This article is from 2012.

Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People

  • 3 stars

Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live. ‘Imagine if Derren Brown was funny' (Evening Standard). Last year's sell out hit returns! A mind reading show unlike any other! Learn to read minds, detect lies and more. Seen on BBC1 and BBC3. 'The UK's best kept entertainment secret' (Time Out). 'A show that leaves people open…

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