Breaking the ICE is a phrase that a lot of people have used over the past few weeks on our courses. This becomes a challenge, not just to start conversations and create a buzz, but to really get to break ICE:

  • Intimidation
  • Confusion
  • Evasion

By breaking the ICE, you can transform:

  • Intimidation -> Intimacy
  • Confusion -> Confidence
  • Evasion -> Engagement

The tools, tricks and techniques we have developed for Beyond Belief give you ways of doing just this.

Beyond Belief is perfect for beginners and powerful for professionals. For the next week, use your special discount code EARLYBIRD15 to save 15% now! (Offer ends 25th September 2018)

See more by watching the video below and book your place now at www.mindsways.com/BB/

Breaking Intimidation

People feel intimidated when they think they are not good enough – when they haven’t got the kind of academic background, when they’re not experienced enough, when they’re not confident or skilled enough to achieve what they’ve set out to do.

Breaking through this pattern can be incredibly difficult because often it’s not enough to just tell someone they are good enough. As teachers, trainers, presenters, coaches or service provides, you must find a way of showing them that they are.

Using magic as metaphor, you can show that there is no physical limitations to this person’s capabilities. Whether it’s being able to memorise a random list of objects in seconds, warp reality in their hands or create powerful illusions with minimal work, you can use Beyond Belief to break through feeling intimidated.

Breaking Confusion

Confusion is the enemy of communication. When people are confused about your message, they don’t know what you’re saying and won’t be able to remember it. When people are confused, their focus will drain and their attention will drift away from what you’re saying, no matter how important or vital it is.

Breaking through confusion requires a working knowledge of people’s psychology and how your audience understands your message. As communicators in any field, we must find a way of getting our ideas across quickly, clearly and consistently.

When you deliver our magic effects with clarity and charisma, you are breaking any kind of confusion. When your audience knows exactly what you are doing, you are clear and consistent. When you are relaxed, friendly and funny, you are delivering your message with clear and consistent confidence.

Breaking Evasion

Everyone has two choices in life: take engaging action or take evasive action. When we engage, we pay attention, we are able to remember details and we place our enthusiasm in the present moment. When we take evasive action, we disengage and fall into a defensive, blocking and disruptive pattern of behaviour.

Breaking evasion means being aware of your MMI’s (Multiple Moments of Interest, Interaction and Insight) and making sure you have the right balance: too high and people get tired out, too low and people get bored. You will also have to adhere to each branch of the Human Brand: Warmth, Morals and Competency. All of this, plus your original take on humour, personality and uniqueness, leads to much more engagement.

We will explore these ideas in much more depth on the Beyond Belief day, where you get to see what lies behind our full magic show. Beyond Belief is an exciting one-day workshop that teaches you our own mind magic – how to find your voice, add your persona into your delivery and create engaging moments that take people beyond belief…

Going Beyond Belief

But how do you achieve the challenge of building Intimacy, Confidence and Engagement?

The tools, tricks and techniques we have developed for Beyond Belief give you ways of doing just that.

Beyond Belief is perfect for beginners and powerful for professionals. For the next week, use your special discount code EARLYBIRD15 to save 15% now! (Offer ends 25th September 2018)

See more and book your place now at www.mindsways.com/BB/

Building Intimacy

Intimacy can be a scary word for a lot of people. It can mean, in various forms, being open with someone, being vulnerable, putting yourself out there and risking being rejected. It can also provide richly, wonderfully life-affirming experiences when you connect with another human being.

Building intimacy is first about learning to accept yourself – your positive attributes as well as your more negative side. It is then achieved by inviting people in to connect with you; through your new ideas, your messages, your stories and your personality.

Beyond Belief, and our entire work at Mindsways, is all based on building intimacy. It’s focused on creating connections, adding value to what you do and stepping out, so you can step up. The tricks, tools and techniques built into the workshop helps you build intimacy by channelling who you really are.

Building Confidence

Confidence is a tricky, slippery substance to try and define. Is it believing in yourself? Is it being comfortable with your surroundings? Is it an enigmatic, deeply held conviction that propels you forward? It can be all of these things, and much more, but what matters is this: Confidence pushes you to your edges.

Building confidence is about empowering people to push themselves. We’ve all known or worked with people who are either too shy or too afraid to live up to their full potential. This is not only a waste of their talent, their gifts and their personality, but it’s also painful to watch when you know they could be doing better than they are now.

By using magic as a vehicle, you can start to work with people to build their confidence and start fulfilling their potential. By adding in metaphor, meaning and messages, you can begin to see them change their whole life. Along the way, you too, may begin to grasp just how much potential you have.

Building Engagement

Everyone has two choices in life: take engaging action or take evasive action. Engagement is unmistakeable: it’s when every eye in the room is on you, when every ear in the room is pointed towards you and when every single body in the room is leaning in, desperate to know what comes next.

This magical mix of energy, attention, enthusiasm and wonder is the peak of human connection. Magicians have known this for millennia, and every trick, technique and magic effect on Beyond Belief has been prepped, honed and tested to make sure you get the maximum engagement out of it.

We will explore these ideas in much more depth on the Beyond Belief day, where you get to see what lies behind our full magic show. Beyond Belief is an exciting one-day workshop that teaches you our own mind magic – how to find your voice, add your persona into your delivery and create engaging moments that take people beyond belief…

Breaking the ICE with Beyond Belief

By attending the day, you will learn how to create an impossible object using your own business cards, warp reality in your hands, perform impossible feats of memory and cognitive skills, pluck a word directly out of someone’s mind, memorise lists almost instantly, learn how to perform small, quick and effective tricks that grab people’s attention, make you more memorable and stand out from the crowd.

On top of this, we weave in ideas from across mentalism, psychology, stand-up comedy neuroscience, theatre, acting, character writing, storytelling, behavioural insights and communication.

We will also explore in-depth, practical exercises that help to instantly increase your creativity, make use of our combined 30-years’ worth of our experience and create an entirely original, relevant and immersive presentation in minutes, such as:

  • Concept Clashing
  • Pitch Doctoring
  • Sticky Thinking
  • One-Hour Coaching

Learn more about the day and use EARLYBIRD15 to save 15% now at www.mindsways.com/BB/

The Magic You Will Learn

The magic you will see and learn challenges beliefs, creates new opportunities for innovation and delivers entertaining, memorable and powerful moments in coaching, training, business, and personal development.

Learning mind magic gives you a quick, effective and fun way to make an impact, whatever you’re doing. Beyond Belief gives you tools and access to new and novel approaches, with lots of practical material and entertaining tricks.

Learning these effects is a great way to start exploring belief systems, developing your understanding of psychology and engaging people with unique and innovative presentation techniques.

As an added bonus, you will also receive a 1-hour Coaching Session (delivered through Skype or over the phone etc.) with George and Alex as part of the workshop.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

Take this chance to improve your professional and personal life with magic now! This day is perfect for beginners and powerful for professionals.

Book your place and use the special discount code EARLYBIRD15 to save 15% (Offer ends 25th September 2018) at www.mindsways.com/BB/

 

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I’m a creative thinker, designer and web developer, experienced magician and actor, writer and stage director who uses elements from Psychological Artistry (a blend of psychology, behavioural insights and mentalism) to tell effective, engaging and empowering stories. I believe that storytelling is key to developing a better and more successful business community and society. My aims are to instil a feeling of wonder, awe, authenticity, autonomy and hope in the business owners I work with and their clients.

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