This is EASY TO DO and is a great trick for Corporate Magicians, Restaurant and Table Hopping, Product and Service Promotion, for use by Sales People, Promoting Topics & Values, Teachers, Usable by those that work with the public, or even used as an Ice Breaker, Branding, Product Placement….. and much, much more!
Effect: A name badge holder is either worn or introduced. It contains four (4) heavy-duty “Hello My Name Is” tags. An audience member is then given the choice to pick a red or blue marker. They are then given the option to write on them whatever they desire. Or you can already have something written on them in advance with either the red or blue permanent marker. The possibilities are endless. Use personal names, products, services, sales specials, brands, etc. After explaining that names (or these things) are important you lay all four tags out in front of the audience so that they can see all four choices. All of the tags could also say the same exact thing if you wanted. This is especially good if you are working with a specific item, person, or brand. You then explain that you made a prediction that they would choose one particular tag over another and you will show them how you knew. A tag is then randomly (and freely) selected by someone and you place it inside the name badge holder. It is then placed around their neck for the rest of the time. You then pick up all three of the non-selected tags and one at a time you turn them over to reveal a message on the backside that explains that that particular tag could have been their choice. Then they are asked to look at their name tag that has been encased within the name badge holder the entire time. As they look at it and flip it over it reveals not only a different color back than the other three name tags, but also indicates that this particular tag was truly “their choice”. As a bonus, the red or blue permanent marker also coincides with your prediction.
Don C. – Florida (verified purchase) –
Simple, yet effective effect. The quality of it is what you would expect from Billy. If you’re looking for a good walk-around item that has an easy reset, then this is what you’re looking for.
Ben S. – U.S.A. –
What a brilliant idea! I love that I can customize it for any audience, any client! And it’s easy to do, which lets me focus on entertaining!
Peter B. – Florida –
This is a fabulous effect! Great for breaking the ice with a group during walk around magic, it makes it so easy to introduce yourself and quickly show that you will amaze and amuse. And this takes up almost no pocket space. The props are well made and very clearly explained. Get this now!
Nick Y. – U.S.A. –
This is an awesome upgrade to the original “You Name It”! You can easily reset the effect in seconds, reusing the same cards, throughout your gig. Perfect, if you run out of the original style of cards via souvenirs. I still love being able to gift out the old cards, but the new version lets you break the ice again and again with a few more groups during your rounds of strolling. Works the same as the original, comes with a new lanyard that looks great, and uses regular Sharpie markers, which are included. I highly recommend this product! People will remember you!