"The DVD is well produced with good clear
sound and video. Mr. Elsdon does a fine job of teaching this effect and gives you a number of suggestions for alternate presentations.
I really liked this one and give it a high recommendation." -Marc Desouza, M-U-M Magazine
Mark Elsdon, magic consultant on TV shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Watch, presents the worlds easiest, most direct and 100% self working diary effect - "The Workers Diary!"
A spectator is handed a diary. All the dates have playing cards written next to them. The spectator verifies that there is no pattern and the cards do not repeat on the same day each month - it's genuinely random. You display a blue backed deck which, you tell them, contains one "stranger card" from a red backed deck. The spectator looks up their birthday and notes the card for that date. The day before and the day after - in face the whole week - all the different cards written next to them. The same day inb the previous month, and the month after, also have different cards. you remove the card that appears at their birthday and place it into their hand. There's only one thing left to say: "Happy Birthday!" The card is turned over. It has a red back with the words "Happy Birthday!" written in large bold, black letters!Works with any date - you DON NNOT need prior knowledge of the spectator's birthday!
Revealing personal information to a stranger is one of the strongest effects you can perform. The special deck included within does ALL the work, allowing you to concentrate on the presentation. With "The Workers Diary",
it appears that you personalized the entire effect, just for them.The Workers Diary
really says it all! A super clean genuine miracle involving a spectator's own birthday that plays just as well for a room full of people as it does one on one.