How I hypnotized 500 people at MakerFaire this weekend

I was kind of amazed. I’ve never done it before. But I got up on stage in
front of 500+ people this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire and basically
read this script. At the end, 98% of 500 people were sitting with eyes
closed and both hands floating above their heads.



Thank you for coming

Expressing your interest and enthusiasm in our topic

Invite you to sit and be comfortable

Feel at ease and excited about our topic

Feel comfortable in your chairs and in the warmth of room

The people around you also sharing your enthusiasm for this topic today

Invite you to listen to my voice for a moment and close your eyes so you
concentrate on what I’m saying and what you are hearing

Feel the seat supporting you. Your eyes closed. Feel your hands in your lap
and your energy focused on my voice that you are hearing

Invite you to give a sign of your enthusiasm for our discussion today with
your right hand. Raise your right hand as a sign and with your eyes closed
as you sit in your chair and hear my voice

Sitting with your right hand high as a sign of your participation today and
your energy for our topic

Notice that also your left hand is also starting to rise. As you have you
right hand high an your eyes closed and you are sitting comfortably and
listening to my voice please notice that you are allowing your left hand
also to rise up and join your right hand

As you listen with your eyes shut, now both your hands are being held up
high in the air as a way of expressing your energy and enthusiasm for our
topic. Your left hand has floated up into the air freely and effortlessly
to join you right hand in solidarity.