Friday, January 4, 2013

Between mind


Friday, December 14, 2012

ReTHINK : Letz make a difference....

ReTHINK: Make your presentation sticky

Spreading Happiness :
The best part of waking up ... is having us to inspire you 

Unexpectedness: surprise and interest

You must ne expecting the same boring stuff that you've always heard thousand times before.
Yes I know how to buckle a seatbelt. Smoking hasn’t been allowed on a flight since they were still making Lethal Weapon movies. I get it.

We make use of this video in our recent workshop where we trying to deliver the point of UNEXPECTEDNESS. Aything deviating from repearing pattern grabs will grab the audience attention.

The great part is they continue to use unexpectedness throughout the video. Every time you think they’re going to return to the expected “here’s how to buckle a seatbelt” instruction, they surprise you with something else.

Getting attention: surprise

The basic way of getting someone’s attention is : break a pattern. Our brain is wired such that it immediately picks up on changes, any kind of change.

Do something unexpected, change something in your routine. It’ll get you off to a good start, just don’t overdo it, it still has to fit you and your message. But there’s more.

One reason why we often remember so little of a  message that we’ve heard, is that they often all sound familiar.  If you want them to pay attention, focus on the new and unexpected in your message. Break the thinking pattern, surprise them, create knowldge gap and curiosity.

Keeping attention: interest

How do you keep your audience’s attention once you’ve got it? By creating interest.

The best way of creating interest is to use our brains built-in need for closure. When we hear a story, we want to know how it ends. When we read a thriller, we want to know who did it. When we are presented with a mystery, we want to know the answer, the solution.

Curiosity happens when we feel a gap in our knowledge that we want to close. But here’s the catch: it has to be a gap in our knowledge, it starts out with knowledge. If your sermon doesn’t fit the amount of knowledge your audience has, you may lose them all together because they won’t make efforts to close the gap. So make sure you start with what they do know and then create a mystery, a curiosity to make them want to close the knowledge gap.

Here is few of the example that we make use in our workshop.


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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Delivering Happiness: Why At Zappos It's Your Birthday Every Day

It’s not easy to go the extra mile and deliver and awesome experience 365 days per yea round the clock . And it is even hard to bring happiness for your employee 365 days per year round the clock.
But there is this one company "Think Different"ly and manage to make it, Zappos.But how do Zappos actually achieve this? It all starts with bringing in the right people. They even when to the extend of having every new recruit to undergo two weeks answering the phones with the rest of the customer service reps

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Art is not only a painting...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why you should leave on time from work

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ReTHINK:Our problems arise because we are conditioned

Question: Do you have a technique which I can learn from you, so that I, too, can carry your message to those who are full of sorrow?

Jiddu Krishnamurti : Sir, what do you mean by carrying a message? Do you mean repeating the words - propaganda? The very nature of propaganda is to condition the mind. Every form of propaganda - the Communist propaganda, the religious propaganda, and so on - is to condition the mind, is it not? If you learn a technique as you call it, a way, and you learn it by heart and repeat it, you will be a good propagandist; if you are keen, clever, if you are capable of using words, you will condition those that hear you in a new way instead of the old way, but it is still conditioning; it is still limited. And that is our problem, is it not?

Our problems arise because we are conditioned. Our education conditions us. Is it possible for the mind ever to be free from conditioning? You can only discover that state. You cannot say whether it is possible or not possible. When you ask, "Have you a technique?" what do you mean? Perhaps you mean a method, a system, which you learn like a schoolboy and repeat it. Sir, surely the problem is something much more fundamental, radically different, is it not? There is no technique to learn. You do not have to carry my message, what you carry is your message, not mine, sirs.

This existence, this misery, this confusion is your problem. If you understand it, if you can understand the experience of a conditioned mind and go beyond, then you will be the person who is teaching; then there will be no teacher and no disciple. But then, you have to understand yourself, not learn my technique or carry my message.

Sir, what is important is to understand that this is our world, that together we can build this world happily, that we - you and I - are related together, that what you do and what I do inwardly matters, that how we think is important, and that thought, which is always conditioned, will not solve our problem. What will solve our problem is to understand the ways of our thinking.

The moment we understand how we think, there will be a radical change inwardly; we will no longer be Hindus, Christians, Communists, socialists, or capitalists; we shall be human beings, human beings with passion, with love, with consideration. That cannot come about by merely learning a technique or carrying somebody's message.

You cannot have love through technique. You can have sensation through a technique, but that is not love. Love is something that cannot be told, that cannot be carried across through newspapers or through techniques or through propaganda. It must be felt, it must be understood. But if you repeat love, love, love, it has no meaning. You will know of that love when the mind is quiet, when the mind is free from its conditioning, from its anxieties, from its fears. And it is that love which is the true revolution that will alter the whole process of our being.

Source - Jiddu Krishnamurti, First Talk in Bombay 1953

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Monday, November 26, 2012

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

ReTHINK Training:Made to stick presentation

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