TBF029 – Curse of Knowledge, Goofing Around

This weeks podcast looked at two blog posts I did this week.  The first was about The Curse of Knowledge.  And the second was about  experimentation, failure, and sharing.

All links and related articles can be found in the original blog posts.

Enjoy!

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Breaking the Curse of Knowledge

The saying “you can’t un-ring that bell” sums up nicely the concept of the ‘curse of knowledge’.  Once you know something, you can’t un-know it and become unable to regain your pre-knowledge perspective. This can negatively impact the ability for you to deliver a message to someone without the same knowledge. Continue reading

TBF026 – New Years and Your Body

In this episode we review two blog posts that I wrote in the past month. The first posting is about Four New Years Suggestions or Improvements that you can do as a facilitator.   I really have a big issue with calling things ‘resolutions’.  The second post was about things you should or shouldn’t eat or drink before and while training.  Given that all content covered was from previously written blog posts, these show notes are short.

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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New Year Trianing Suggestions! Don’t you dare call them ‘resolutions’…

I think resolutions are like owning a sword, dangerous to yourself and others if you don’t have a plan and know how to use it.  Frankly, I despise the idea of ‘resolutions’ because they are often synonymous with failure and disappointment because of the lack of follow through.

Being happy is all about managing expectations and we fall into a trap of holding ‘perfect world’ expectations against real life results.  

But we still find ourselves making resolutions because we want more for ourselves, we know we can achieve better results if we apply ourselves. Here are a handful of the most common resolutions:

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TBF018 – Dual Code Theory. Eyes and Ears.

This episode we discuss the benefits and proper ways to include audio with your visual presentations (read ‘PowerPoint’).

Dual Code Theory was originally purposed by Alan Paivio, a former Mr.Canada, in 1971.  I won’t be able to do the science justice, but the theory basically states that humans create memories through two channels, visual and audio.  For a more comprehensive description of the science head over to this link at Stanford. This was a the quote I read during the podcast. Continue reading

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