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Archive for November, 2007

Cool! A “Netflix” for us autodidacts!

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Did you know about SmartFlix? If you did, why didn’t you tell me?

SmartFlix is a service that rents DVDs – just like your corner video store – but we rent the kind of videos that you can’t find on every street corner. Videos on running lathes, making glass beads, welding steel, oil painting, building guitars… cool videos!

Most of the videos are ten bucks for a week’s rental, and sets are discounted. What are you waiting for?! πŸ™‚

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 8th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Posted in Learning

Tell Me a Story

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From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health comes a document for trainers: Tell Me a Story: Why Stories are Essential to Effective Safety Training. From the referenced page:

Although the mining industry has historically relied on an experiential master-apprentice model for training new employees, the formal safety training provided to miners is generally done in a classroom, with mixed results. In a series of stakeholder meetings held by NIOSH across the West in 1997-2000, trainers identified significant gaps in materials that were available to teach new and experienced miners. They asked whether NIOSH could develop effective materials to fill these perceived gaps, as well as make training more effective for those who were required to attend, but who often refused to be attentive.

This e-book is well-written and practical. Geared toward safety trainers in mining companies, it’s intended to make training count where lives are on the line. It seems to be framing good presentation-type training as a modern form of the old master-apprentice relationship. Good reading for anyone who trains to inform.

Link to NIOSH Publication No. 2005-152 (2.3 megabyte, PDF)

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 8th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Irresistible Voice, February 2008

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Jonathan Altfeld is back in London, UK on 15-17 February 2008 with one of the trainings for which he’s best known: Irresistible Voice.

  • Develop & then adjust the rhythm of your voice to get your outcomes
  • Drive people into a more responsive state in 2 seconds!
  • Use Pausing to create more dramatic vocal effects
  • Develop & then strengthen your ability to use the Dual-Tone voice Jonathan teaches in the Irresistible Voice CD’s, with his live feedback
  • Capture & Lead the attention of groups
  • Learn to influence peoples unconscious physiological processes with your VOICE ALONE!
  • Learn to break rapport & create doubt, vocally, without addressing it on a conscious level! (…and why that’s a VERY useful skill to have)

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 7th, 2007 at 5:59 pm


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I added a couple of new listings to my blogroll today. I had somehow missed Andy Smith’s Practical EQ and Michael Vanderdonk’s TOACH when I was adding Nick Kemp’s NLPMP3 blog. All better now.

If you know of a good NLP (or related) blog, I’d love to hear about it.

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 5th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Posted in Administrivia

Understanding Others

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Four great presuppositions for your daily interactions can be found in the article, Four Rules to Understand What Makes People Tick. The high points:

  1. People Mostly Care About Themselves
  2. People are Motivated by Selfish Altruism
  3. People Don’t Think Much
  4. Conformity is the Norm

I think these fit nicely with Cialdini’s principles of persuasion.

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 4th, 2007 at 4:24 am

Posted in Articles,Calibration

Pattern Interrupt!

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Cute little guy
Thanks, Cute Overload! You brought me a grin.

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 1st, 2007 at 2:12 am

Posted in Left Field

The Rainbow Machine

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I just got Steve Andreas’ latest newsletter, and in it he posts some delightful news. Andrew Austin‘s new book, The Rainbow Machine: Tales from a Neuro-Linguist’s Journal is ready to be shipped! I just ordered my copy!

If you don’t already know of Andy, you’re missing out. He’s one of the most outrageous characters in the field. I’ve always loved his war stories… and now he’s collected a huge number of them in one book:

A delightful read! Outrageous, funny, insightful, & touching. You’ll enjoy it from start to finish. Packed with experiences from his background working in hospitals, social work, to private counseling practice, Andrew Austin shows how NLP can be anything but boring. Don’t wait for the movie! πŸ™‚

Steve Andreas’ newsletter contained a couple of excerpts. Just enough to make me wish I had my copy of the book right here, right now. Oh, man…

Link to order The Rainbow Machine from Real People Press

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 1st, 2007 at 1:52 am

Posted in Books

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