- Use clever questioning to get information they can use to appear real.
- Tell people exactly what they want to hear.
- Predict the soon to be expected arrival of a 'tall, dark and handsome stranger' (or incredibly beautiful woman, as the case may be).
- Predict impending incredibly good fortune.
- Frighten the living daylights out of some poor, unsuspecting individual by talking about imminent doom and gloom (including terrible accidents and even unexpected deaths!).