Eventhough most people consider mind reading to be the core of mentalism,I don't perform it.Because I don't want to claim to read mind just to suggest that they must write it down.I am aware that I can give justifications why they need to write it down (as it has been explained by the greats like Cassidy and osterlind).Some people are are paranoid about billets after they write down their word and any attempt to switch or peek are not good enough for me.There are no convincing methods to accomplish mind reading so I turned to people like Peter Turner and Fraser parke.What I learned from this people is even worse than making people write stuff down.To name few:- 1,Relaying on psychological forces which wouldn't work if you live in small town and perform for the same people over and over. 2,Using cards to determine a word or star signs. again it's a horrible idea to mix mentalism and cards especially with mind reading. 3,Anagrams-It is a long and boring process besides I can't perform it without eglish language. these are few examples but you get the point.Mentalism is all about plausibility.I haven't found a way to do it with mind reading.So I want to know how you guys to it.