Psychics aren't perfect. Even John Edward can't be correct all the time. But I've been thinking of a technique that he can use to increase his hit rate: cold reading in the nude.
That's right. John Edward should come out on stage before a live audience wearing nothing but his birthday suit. This is especially useful since the majority of his audience is typically women. He picks any one of them at random, holds her hand, and in all his god-given glory, says "A mental image is forming. I'm getting a name...it's a first name. It begins with a 'D'...anyone you know? A short guy. A little chubby. Ring any bells?"
Communicate. Appreciate. Validate. Guaranteed to work.