Test Your Ventril-Ability No. 12 Answer Page

This test is found in Lesson Twenty-Four of the
Maher Course Of Ventriloquism – Detweiler Version.

It is a “self-check” test for your benefit.

True. And there are many ways to do this.

True. That is one of the secrets of “voice throwing.” It is also one of the reasons we offer certain cautions.

While running the risk of contradicting ourselves, the correct answer to this question is technically “false”. We did cite an example of distant ventriloquism being employed in a situation where no one was watching the ventriloquist. Thus, perfect lip control was not necessary. In most applications however, the audience is a participant in the show, so the ventriloquist must also act the part of a very involved participant.

This may not be the ideal setup, but it should not cause you to avoid such attempts. Your acting ability is what sells the illusion. When combined with creative delivery, you will amaze (and fool) your listeners, even closeup!

True. This is just an extension of some of the comments above. When using near ventriloquism we know the visual focus upon the puppet will aid our tricking the audience into believing they hear the voice actually come from the puppet. In the same manner, visual steps (through both words and gestures) can cause the audience to expect to hear the voice originating from points of even greater distance.

See lesson 24 – perfect lip control – where this is true. See lesson 23 – distant ventriloquism – for an example of where this is false. It obviously depends on the situation.

Here is another statement for which there is neither a right or wrong answer. It depends on the ventriloquist. You be the judge, remember, “you’re the boss!”

True. And the ability to do this does require practice!


Absolutely! Not only is this statement true, it is required. To insure greatest success, the use of a microphone is a necessity for the successful demonstration and delivery of the Distant Voice from a stage.

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