Apollo Robbins: Master the Power of Attention


Apollo Robbins, in his video, discusses “the art of misdirection” and how it relates to managing and forecasting behavioural patterns in people. He interacts with the audience and performs a variety of pickpocketing scenarios to demonstrate his abilities and how easily attention can be diverted.

The speaker, Apollo Robbins, introduces himself as a pickpocket who has spent the past 20 years investigating human behaviour from an unusual angle. He claims that the ability to direct someone’s attention and foresee behaviour would be the ideal superpower, though he acknowledges that it could be used for evil. He begins by pointing out that although we typically associate misdirection with turning our attention away from something, in practice, the things directly in front of us are frequently the most difficult to see. He gives the example of people who often check their cell phones but must remember to click the icon in the bottom right corner.


The speaker then uses a trust exercise to show how attention can be controlled by having the audience close their eyes and guess the colour of his shirt and tie. In addition, he discusses the idea that attention is the doorway to the mind and compares the brain to a surveillance system with a security guard named Frank. He explains that he can play with Frank and get people to pay attention to their internal senses by taking advantage of strategies to divert attention.

The speaker then engages with audience members to show off his pickpocketing prowess. He runs through various scenarios, such as having audience members extend their hands while he takes money out of their pockets or focusing on a poker chip in their hand. Additionally, he performs a trick with one of the attendee’s shoulders and suddenly becomes the location of a vanished poker chip. The trick, he explains, is more about timing and distraction; concentrating on one thing allows him to take something else more easily.

Apollo Robbins stresses the value of being aware of your surroundings and paying attention to what is happening around you. He claims that this is the best defence against pickpocketing and that this lesson can be used in all facets of life. The video offers fascinating insights into the pickpocket’s mind and the practice of misdirection, as well as practical advice on how to guard against attention manipulation.


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