Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Steps to telling a magic story!

Examine yourself in depth, and then look/listen/examine the actions of other people who you admire! Then Practice, Practice, Practice being your true self!
“M-A-G-I-C” Motivating- when telling a story, make sure you become part of the team, or in the same boat as your audience. Audience – the audience is anyone willing to listen to you, why are they listening? Take the time to know your audience and give them what they want! Be Generous of heart! Show your true inner passion and give your audience your full energy. Interactivity- Make sure your audience members are active participants, not just passengers in your story; encourage questions! Content- Content is important; the best content is your own experience. Including personal experience in a story helps the audience become emotionally involved. Magic happens when your story becomes your audience’s story as well. All of a sudden your dreams become their goals. What more could you want?


Monday, November 14, 2011

The Multitasking Dog

I love this! Look at the dog's focus. I admire the fact the dog can keep focused even with major distractions. Gotta love it!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lacking interpersonal skills?

Last night I saw a show on the Science Channel called Ingenious Minds. The episode included a story about a man named John Robison who is a savant. He has a gift or talent in understanding mechanics, however, has a difficult time with interpersonal communication. He is unable to read other peoples social cues and all the relationships in his life suffer as a result. The show mentioned a new therapy which has been found to be effective in increasing empathy as well. The treatment is a non invasive brain stimulation technique which actually causes the brain to think in a different way. The therapy stimulates neural pathways in the brain that were not functioning before. Additionally, according to the research facility (CNBS) web site, they are utilizing the treatment for people who suffer with Autism and Schizophrenia too.

I found this therapy extremely interesting and thought I would pass on the information. The Ingenious Minds episode is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpEubnIfZUA. The facility currently performing research is called The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School located at http://tmslab.org/. Finally, more information on this topic can also be found on the Science Channel website http://science.discovery.com/tv/ingenious-minds/ .