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Free Name Tags

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OK, so it isn’t NLP-related, but I know there are those of us who run trainings and who manage practice groups and such, and there are times when it’s useful to have professional-looking name tags for the folks in the room. So I’d like to draw your attention to FreeNameTags.net. They have more than 60 ready-to-use printable name tags that you can download and print for free. (They take Avery 5395 or compatible adhesive labels, or plain paper.)

The Employee name tags might be great for associate trainers or other helpers you’ve got, and the Hello tags for your participants. Unless you’ve got an interesting sense of humor, of course.

Incidentally, the folks who run that site have lots of other free printable stuff for your business, too.

(Thanks, Lifehacker!)

Written by Michael DeBusk

January 16th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Background in Hypnosis

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Are you always on the lookout for relaxing sounds to play in the background of your hypnosis sessions?

A recent Lifehacker.com post points (or, rather-re-points, as it had covered them before) to a very simple and very cool Web app that generates a wide variety of relaxing sounds and lets you mix them to your personal taste. Choose from drums, flutes, or “vibes”, add up to four choices of sound (birdsong, ocean waves, crickets, etc.), set the volume for each, and let it play.

Go check out Sound Sleeping. (Requires Flash.)

By the way, you can also download MP3 tracks of pre-mixed relaxation for a nominal price.

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 26th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Download Richard to your iPhone or iPod Touch

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I received this from John LaValle and wanted to spread the word:

Just released on iTunes: MindSpa iMeditation by Dr. Richard Bandler. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch download immediately while it is free and make sure to give the app a 5-star rating with superlative reviews. This is the first of many apps coming.

The MindSpa application takes the unique capabilities of the iPhone and iPod Touch to a new level by simultaneously providing auditory and visual neural brainwave entrainment with biofeedback. This is the first iPhone application to combine three scientifically proven modalities to provide deep relaxation leading to a calmer mind and better sleep.
http://www.purenlp.com/iphone-app/index.html

Or use your iPhone or iTouch and look up keyword Bandler or Mindspa in applications.

This app is GREAT!! And it’s FREE for a very short period of time!

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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Training calendar: an experiment

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I’ve been messing around with Google Calendar AND looking for ways to make my blog more useful. I wondered what it would be like to have a single calendar with a great many trainers’ scheduled trainings on it. Here is my effort so far:

http://nlphilia.net/calendar/

I only have stuff from Doug O’Brien, Jonathan Altfeld, Richard Bandler, John La Valle, and Barbara Stepp so far. If you want more, send the info my way.

Written by Michael DeBusk

October 8th, 2008 at 12:13 am

Zebu Cards are Back!

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We all got good news(letter) from Barb Stepp today: her company, Excellence Quest, has acquired the right to produce and distribute the famous Zebu Cards!

Get your Zebu Cards from Excellence Quest!

Written by Michael DeBusk

July 14th, 2008 at 12:26 am

What’s a tachistoscope?

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A tachistoscope is a tool that displays an image for a specific, usually extremely short, amount of time. If you remember the movie, “Lawnmower Man”, you saw the guy using one. I’ve wanted one ever since I saw that movie because I thought it was a great idea.

If I ran Windows XP on my computer, I could have one, because Dan Heard has created an application he calls “Swiftword”:

Swiftword is my version of a text based tachistoscope application. Essentially it is a speed reader – you feed it a text file containing the content you want to memorise, and play the file through at progressively faster speeds. Eventually, your subconscious begins to anticipate the next word before it is even delivered as your memory begins to retain the information. This can be used to help you memorise things like speeches and course notes, and can even assist slow readers to speed up through coaching to avoid sub-vocalising words as you read.

It’s getting good comments so far. If you try it out, let me know in the comments.

Written by Michael DeBusk

May 17th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

This is your brain on paper

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Just in time for Christmas, BoingBoing shows us a beautiful map of the human brain:

Unit Seven’s map of the brain

If you go to New Zealand’s Unit Seven Web site, you can get free desktop wallpaper images and can purchase high-quality prints. The perfect gift for the brain lover!

Written by Michael DeBusk

December 1st, 2007 at 1:22 pm

Online Mind-Mapping Tool

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Uber-blog Lifehacker loves online tools, especially if they allow collaboration. In one of today’s posts, they’re reviewing a new Mind-Mapping tool called Mind42.

Like all good Web 2.0 tools, it’s advertised as “beta”, and Tony Buzan wouldn’t recognize its output as a Mind Map, but it looks really handy anyway.

Written by Michael DeBusk

October 28th, 2007 at 1:59 pm