Archive for December, 2009

Monday Minute AL Tip: Color = Enhanced Memory + Retention

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Here’s what I’ve got for You

Were you aware that color …

  • Enhances memory and is a vital factor to increase the retention of information?
  • Stimulates, excites, increases brain activity as well help to relax?
  • Motivates kids to learn?
  • Inspires creativity?
  • Keeps learners focused for a longer period of time?
  • Assists ALL learners, no matter what their ages are ( child to adult)
  • Keeps all learners engaged and therefore learning occurs.

Here’s what I want you to do …

If you are a parent, teacher, trainer, presenter or an adult learner, it’s crucial for us to know how to use it to our benefit. Start using colored pens, pencils and highlighters to enhance your learning and teaching. If you want more stimulation, use red, orange and yellow. To induce relaxation, use green, blue and violet.

Also consider what colors you use at home to decorate the bedrooms or areas where learning takes place. Research show that a colorful bedroom is certainly beneficial for babies.


Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

Sunday Night Inspirational – 212°: The Extra Degree

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

212 degrees

212°: The Extra Degree that was written by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson.

However, Here’s a warning: Once you watch this 3 minute movie, it’ll be hard to forget!

I’ve watched it numerous times but you know what…it still works. Whenever I need a little “nudge” to remind me about the difference between good and great, I’ll watch it again.

The concept is this…at 211° water is hot, but at 212° it boils and turns to steam and steam can power a locomotive. It’s that one extra degree…just one…that makes all the difference. And so many times in business and life it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great!

Don’t forget to pay it forward by sharing this email with friends, family and co-workers. They’ll thank you for doing it!

To watch the 3 minute video segment of 212°…For Your Business and Your Life, just click here. Enjoy!

Oh BTW, the reason this post is going out early is because I am picking up my caring and loving parents from the plane before I put them back on another to fly to New Zealand where they will spend 2 weeks cruising from NZ to OZ. They deserve this time to themselves.


Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

TGIF Funny – Makes No Difference If You Can’t Speak The Language.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

person laughing

What’s that saying!… “Actions speak louder than words!” Check out this video and it won’t matter at all if you cannot speak or understand the language … it’s all in the name of fun…

Have a fun filled weekend and take it easy…you never know, someone may add you doing something to their funny video site.


Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

Sunday Night Inspirational – Have You Met The 3 Foot Giant?

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Sean Stephensen

You and I have seen many amazing challenges that people overcome to become a success. If you’ve heard of Sean Stephensen, you already know what I mean.

My question to you is….Would you trade places with a 3 foot man in a wheelchair?

Many of us would probably answer, “NO WAY! ”

Here you will find the most amazing story of Sean, the 3-foot man in a wheelchair who is living a life that most of us only dream of.

Click on this link and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Enjoy!! and pass it forward…Have a powerful week.


Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & Fun!

TGIF Funny – Wine vs Water…Which do YOU Prefer?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

wine It’s amazing what you find stuck up on wateryour workplace walls. The article that follows, “Wine vs water” , certainly got my attention and weird SOH….so, I thought I’d share it. My apologies to the original author…I certainly acknowledge his/her cleverness.

“In wine, there is wisdom.
In beer, there is freedom.
In water, there is bacteria”

Ben Franklin

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year, we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of escherichia coli (e.coli – bacteria found in fesses)

In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop!!!

However, we do NOT run the risk when drinking wine or beer (or tequila, rum, whisky, or other liquor), because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and / or fermenting.

Remember:…Water = Poop       Wine = Health

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of poop.

Interesting, hey?
Have a Funny Friday

PS…For those who don’t know what TGIF means = Thank God It’s Friday

P.P.S. … Start Enhancing Your Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient, Continued & Meaningful, Fast, Energized & Fun!

“Accelerated Learning 4 Beginners – Which Music Makes Learners Receptive, Energized & Inspired?” (Part 2)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

musical notes

Many of you are aware that certain music enhances our learning and teaching.

Depending on the purpose and type of music, we can retain more, become more receptive and our minds are relaxed.

Research shows that the type of music you listen to creates different brain wave – alpha, beta, theta and delta.

Ok, let’s see what types of music to use, why you should use these types and when it would be appropriate to use each different musical genre… (more…)

Accelerated Learning 4 Beginners: Music = Relaxation + Better Memory + Increased Rapport + Fun For Learners (Part 1)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

musical notes

It’s a fact… is around us everyday. It is often used to relax us, to energize, to set the mood, to change our state of mind, to increase our memory and to engage us in our learning environment.

It is extremely important to accelerate our learning and teaching.It has an effect on you, both consciously and subconsciously.

If you’re a teacher, trainer, parent or adult learner, then you know that music has an effect (both positive and negative) on presenters as well as learners.

In Lozanov’s Suggestopedia, music is used as an integral part to accelerate the learning of any topic.

Dr Lozanov said,

“The rhythm, beat and harmony of music affects the human physiology – primary brain waves and heartbeat – in addition to evoking emotions and memories.”

So, how can you use music in your presenting, teaching and learning? (more…)

Sunday Night Inspirational – Heart of a Teacher

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

HOAT How many of you know a teacher who has made a difference in your life? How about a coach or trainer, a facilitator or a presenter who has made a difference to you as a client?

Let me explain…

Until the age of 12, I grew up in Thangool, Queensland, Australia. It was an extremely small town of 200 people.  And during those years there was one teacher who had a great influence on me.

His name was George Whittington…naturally we all called him “Dick”….not to his face, though. Apart from being the principal and being responsible for the running of the school, he was also my Grade 6 and 7 teacher. One memory I have was his smoking a pipe. What an aroma!

More importantly, he always had time for each one of his students. I felt that each of us was made to feel important and recognised for the talents we had.

So if you’re a teacher / coach/ trainer/ mentor, or if, like me, your life was greatly influenced by a one of those people, you’re going to love this movie! If you’re a coach, then I suggest that you substitute the word “client” for “child”. The beautiful poem, The Heart of a Teacher, was written by Paula Fox.

So, here’s you opportunity to honor any person in your life who has made a difference.  Just click here to watch! And by the way, it’ll make the perfect gift for any teacher this holiday season!

ENJOY!!! and share with others.


“Accelerated Learning – So, What Is It & What Are Its Benefits?”

Friday, December 4th, 2009

If you’re a teacher/ presenter/ trainer, then you have probably been asked such questions as…

• How can I deliver my learning in a more effective way so that each one of my clients/ students tap into the unique potential and knowledge that is already within them?…

• How can I help them develop a high level mastery of what was delivered in a shorter period of time and then transfer this back effectively and efficiently to the workplace and at home?…

• How can I enable my learners to achieve more and to limit their limiting beliefs?…

• How can I boost my ability to inspire and increase my students’ ability to achieve?…

• How can I deliver more content so that my clients both understand and retain more?…

If you have, then Accelerated Learning is certainly the system of (more…)

“Mazzer! Where The Bloody Hell Are Ya?”

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009


SORRY!!! That’s not
me. It’s one of our
beautiful Aussie
models, Lara Bingle.

“OK, Terry, what has a picture of your Aussie model, Lara Bingle, got to do with this post?” you are probably asking.

(Lara was used in the controversial 2006 Tourism Australian advertising and the catchphrase was, “Where the Bloody Hell Are You?”)

To be honest, firstly, I wanted to get your attention. Secondly, it struck me that people have been asking where I have been.

Well, that is a great question. It’s taken me 12 months to finally get back into doing something that I was enjoying. Without going into all the finer details, let me just say that there has been a great deal of personal growth – mentally, relationally, financially and spiritually. (This usually occurs after a divorce and all the challenges associated with it) …Oh yes, and plenty of inspiring walks on the beach.

So, what have I got for you?

In the posts that will be ‘comin at ya’, there will be heaps about how accelerated learning can make your learning / teaching/ training/ presenting more effective and efficient, engaging and meaningful, faster and easier and heaps of FUN!

There will be numerous practical tips posted + +++++ a great deal more…so, let’s get this ‘show’ started. (And…I promise you that, if that is not the case, then you can kick my butt!)

Here’s to an engaging, emotional day.