Predicting newspaper headlines at a stage show involves getting your predictions to a trusted member of the audience, local government or law enforcement DAYS before your show. It takes preparation, but it’s all part of the show! And in addition to pulling off the largest-scale mentalism trick possible, you are gonna get publicity for it. LOTS of publicity.
Banachek has been predicting headlines in newspaper for years. It’s as big, flashy and impressive as mentalism gets, but the REAL reason it’s so valuable to a working pro is the headlines it gets YOU. Generating publicity is the holy grail of professional entertainment, and the headline prediction is a sure-fire hit when done correctly.