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

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

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… Read the rest of this entry »

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

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? Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday Night Inspirational – Heart of a Teacher

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?”

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 Read the rest of this entry »

“Mazzer! Where The Bloody Hell Are Ya?”

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.

How Your Kids Can Relieve Stress So They Process & Retain Information More Readily

November 8th, 2008

Have you ever had a person’s name ‘on the tip of your tongue’? And…no matter how hard you try to remember, the harder it seems to become?

However, when you stop trying and relax, guess what happens? The name comes to you. Has this ever happened to you? Yes?

What about when you are taking an exam? Have you ever gone blank? Have your kids ever said that they went ‘blank’ in an exam? Once again, when you relax and stop trying, the information pops into your head.

Why is that? Read the rest of this entry »

Create a Supportive Environment Which Invites & Entices Your Kids To Learn More & Retain More

November 8th, 2008

How many of you have been to a concert? If you haven’t, then think of one that you have watched on TV. It is an absolute fact that a great deal of planning needs to go into making it a success.

Let’s take a moment to consider what needs to be planned before the event takes place:

Venue, date and time, promoters, food, music, ushers, equipment need to bring along, equipment already at the venue, purpose, materials, ticket sellers, lighting, stage set-up, sound equipment, drinks, length of concert and so on.

These factors will help make the concert a success or a failure, provided the band has prepared themselves for it. By that I mean, they have practised and have a following.

So, what has the planning of a concert got to do with leaning? Read the rest of this entry »

17 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Brainpower So They Are More Alert & Have Improved Memory

November 8th, 2008

Proper nutrition will certainly protect your child’s brain and yours against toxins. It will also improve their mental alertness and assist memory.

To maintain mental alertness, the brain needs:

  • A steady supply of oxygenated blood
  • A steady supply of blood sugar (glucose)
  • And between 8-12 glasses of water per day

So, what can YOU do to boost your child’s brainpower? Read the rest of this entry »

27 Commonly Held Beliefs About Money That Are Sure To Hold You And Your Kids Back In Life

November 8th, 2008

It’s funny some of the things you hear parents say to their children.

Let me explain.

I was waiting behind a mum and her two boys in a check-out line at a supermarket. Like most kids, these boys were trying all sorts of tricks to get their mum to buy some lollies which just so happened to be placed strategically near the check-out.

During their ‘conversation’, I heard the mum say three cliches that relate to limiting beliefs about money and ‘rich people’.

The first one was, “Do you think money grows on trees?”, which was followed by ” Do you think I have money to burn?”

However, the icing on the cake cliche for me was, “Only the rich people can afford those!” AAAHHHHHHH!!

Many of us are aware that the words we say to our kids helps to program them to be poor or rich.

What do you think this mum’s words were programming into her sons’ belief systems?

Anyway, this ‘conversation’ reminded me of John Burley’s book, “Money Secrets of The Rich”. In it, he listed 27 limiting beliefs about money and rich people that many of use were taught at home.

When you were growing up, were you ever taught, told or led to believe any of these?

  1. Money is the ‘root of all evil.’
  2. Rich people are evil.
  3. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  4. Rich people are greedy and selfish.
  5. Rich people are misers and hoard money.
  6. Rich people never give money to charities or to the church.
  7. To get rich you have to be a crook, a liar, a thief or get lucky.
  8. Rich people are like the TV stars we see playing the roles of the rich.
  9. Money won’t make you happy.
  10. Money isn’t that important anyway.
  11. There are more important things in life than money.
  12. We don’t have a lot of money because we love our children.
  13. If God wanted us to have money, he would give it to us.
  14. You have to work hard to make money.
  15. Having a lot of money could (would) make you a bad person.
  16. If you had a lot of money, you would lose it.
  17. If you had a lot of money, you would get sued or audited.
  18. If you had a lot of money, your friends and family wouldn’t like you any more.
  19. Having a lot of money would be complicated or a hassle.
  20. Having a lot of money would mean that you would have to spend a lot of time watching and protecting it.
  21. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer.
  22. You had better save your pennies for a rainy day.
  23. A good job is the way to become rich.
  24. When you grow up you’ll learn the value of money.
  25. If you went through the Depression like we did . . .
  26. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  27. Clean your plate, children are starving in Africa.

Do any of these clichés sound familiar to you? What effect did they have on you as you were growing up? which one have affected you the most? Which ones do you say to your children?

Here’s what i invite you to do: Leave a comment about the sayings you have used or have heard people say to kids.