The 10th Radio Interview of the Series with Ashford Publishing Radio

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In todays interview with Ashford Radio PublishingPhillip Holt talks about models we can use to plan and work with, to achieve our desires.

In the time available, less than half an hour, Phillip explains with examples how you can use the S.M.A.R.T. model, the G.R.O.W. model and the C.R.E.A.T.E. model.
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Look Before You Leap

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Here in the UK we have a saying “look before you leap“, and roughly means, before you do anything, think of the outcomes or consequences of what you are about to do.

As you can see from my photograph, I sport a beard, and I have had hair on my face since my college days.
Call me lazy, I do not have to shave every morning or night, I can get up, have a shower and off I go.
But hair grows, and I like to keep my beard trimmed, so as required, I have a machine which trims beards. Easy, as long as I remember to charge the battery, no problem.
It has a guard on it which is adjustable, allowing the cutting head to be presented to the hair at a certain distance, thus each hair will be in theory of equal length. This guard can be removed allowing the cutters remove the hair at skin level.
Having just returned from a trip abroad, when it was required that I looked presentable, thus I kept my beard trimmed using my machine, I decided to have a shower and again trim my beard before I went off to a meeting.
As soon as I started trimming the hair I realised something was amiss, something was wrong, my beard was too short, to much had been taken off. The one area I had used the trimming machine on, looked like a footpath through a field of wheat.
I looked at the trimmer, and the adjustment guide number of the guard showed “1” whereas I use the setting of “4”.
How could this be? The adjustment is hard to change, it needs effort, and I knew I would never do that.
I think somewhere there is some smiling person who knew they would have a laugh at my expense, the hotel maid, I do not know.
There was no other thing to do but trim my whole beard the same length, which reminds me of the time in Saudi Arabia.
Whilst living in Saudi Arabia, I had the darkest suntan you could imagine, I was black except for a white patch which never saw the light of day, never to be seen by other human eyes, that was until I had to have a medical in London requiring me to strip off. There was an endless procession of medical staff coming to see my white patch.
It was just a couple of days before I was to return to the UK for this medical examination, and I had arisen early from my bed to go for a scuba dive, that I decide to trim my beard.
Half asleep I proceeded to trim my bread. As soon as I started I knew I had left the guard off, and the cutters had removed a pathway through my beard.
There was nothing for it but to remove the whole of my beard which had been on my face for many years.
My face was half white and half tanned. I spent my remaining days trying to get the whole of my face tanned.
I achieved an even tan, and went to England, and whilst there, I went to see my daughter Vanessa who was about 6 years old. Being abroad working, and only having one break a year, I only had the opportunity to see her once a year, plus I was divorced from her mother who put many restrictions on my seeing Vanessa.
I decided to meet her out of school, and standing next to my ex-wife, waited, a clean seven bronzed man.
Vanessa ran out of school and my heart jump with happiness and joy, as I expected her to run into my arms. But no, she ran straight to my ex-wife, who said to Vanessa, “look who is here, don’t you recognise him?“, to which Vanessa said “NO“,  and carried on telling her mother about her day, completely dismissing me.
I grew my beard back and it has stayed with me ever since.
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Sometimes it is wise to look before you leap, before you do something, consider the consequences.
Sometimes it is best that you look at all the facts before making a decision, to take in all the information presented to you.
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I am getting so many telephone calls from people trying to sell me something, getting my web sites high into the Google search results, asking me to take a survey, telling me that I have a virus on my computer, telling me I have won a holiday.
We need to stop, look, consider before we make that leap, or for me check the settings on my beard trimming machine.

The 9th Radio Interview of the Series with Ashford Publishing Radio

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In todays interview with Ashford Radio PublishingPhillip Holt talks about memory, how it works and some simple examples of incasing memory.

In the time available, less than half an hour, Phillip explains with examples how you can increase your memory powers, and even the man with the biggest memory can forget where he parked his car.
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A Grebe Takes a Meal

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I love observing the world around me, finding the little things that people normally miss, and when I find the unusual, I need to know what is gaining on, what is the history, what makes it work, but sometimes I just like to observe and enjoy the time.

A grebe on the River Thames, Kingston Upon Thames
A grebe on the River Thames, Kingston Upon Thames
Walking recently by the River Thames I noticed the bird called the grebe swimming low in the water, and diving down for what seems an age, to resurface a long way away from where it entered.
It was the first time that I saw the result of a dive, that the grebe had caught a fish. Nature can be so cruel when you think of the poor fish that was just swimming about just a few seconds before, but life on earth is like this, a tree or plant will take nutrients from the soil, perhaps depriving another plant or tree which will then die. A lion will kill an antelope to feed to live. A bird will eat a caterpillar so we will never see a beautiful butterfly, and then perhaps the bird will be eaten by another animal.

A grebe on the River Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, eating a fish.
A grebe on the River Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, eating a fish.

It is a dog eats dog world.
Even in business, cultural or beliefs systems, in living or existing as we have seen in recent months say in Libya, it is the same, it is dog eat dog or the survival of the fittest.
Life can be Poo Poo seen from one perspective, or beautiful and productive if seen from another.

Global Tech really do think I am an idiot.

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I just received another telephone call, but this time the number read 02080997526 (UK London telephone number), and yes the person had an Indian accent.

He introduced himself as Mike, oh I have heard that name before, and this time he said he was from Global Tech.
Then he went on about how my computer may be infected by a virus, and could I get on my computer and he would prove to me that it had been infected.
Mike, you have called me three times in the last week. You are not British, you are from India and and still in India, you are a fraudster a scammer, trawling through the telephone books, telephoning people who you can convince there is something wrong with their computer when it is OK, then take their money.
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Just by buying another internet telephone number does not stop people knowing who you are.
If you have been a victim in the UK, you can report the incident to Action Fraud.

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero Update

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Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

In the past I have written about the Italian Second World War aircraft, the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, or Sparrow Hawk.

It was my privilege to talk to Gianni Golfera’s Grandfather, who had flown this aircraft during the war, and how he had shot down two British Hurricanes.
It was on one of my trips to research my interests, that I visited Bletchley Park, once home in the Second War World to the Code Breakers that were able to break the secret Enigma Codes of the Germans, plus the home of the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus.
In Bletchley Park’s many displays, there are models of many aircraft that flew and fought in WWII, but one aircraft that was missing was the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, and as I had found as in my articles on Part of My History is Missing, I wanted other visitors to be aware of more of the WWII history.
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

So, to honour a great man, I donated my little plastic aircraft to the museum. I hope others will see it and wonder what has been missing from their learnings.

The 8th Radio Interview of the Series on Ashford Publishing Radio

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In todays interview with Ashford Radio Publishing, Phillip Holt talks about how we are influenced by other people, and how we can influence others, how outside stimulus, be it a visual stimulus, auditory, touch, smell or taste, or combinations, will influence our behaviour.

In the time available, less than half an hour, Phillip explains with examples how every day stimuli effects us, and how we learn them.
In NLP terms we call these stimuli effects anchors. (click to visit explanation of anchors page).
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The Mayor of Kingston joins Rotary

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I first joined Rotary Club back in 1981 in Peterborough, and as a young member, I thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship, the work we did for charity, and the social side of the club.

In 1983, I decided to accept a position as Software Manager for the Texas Instruments computer distributor in Saudi Arabia, and stayed out there for over six years.
No clubs or organisations were permitted in Saudi Arabia, so my membership to Rotary Club had to be stopped.
It was not until a few years ago that I rejoined, this time the Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club.
I have time when not travelling the world giving courses, time that I can give to the community, time that I can give some of my knowledge, my expertise, my energy.
If we are doing nothing, why not help others who are less fortunate?
I love my job as a trainer, speaker, change manager, and also being part of Rotary, whose motto is Service Above Self, and certainly I see other members who give so much time and energy without counting the cost, perhaps just for the fellowship, perhaps just for the social connections.
At a recent meeting I was asked to take some photographs of the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames being accepted into Rotary Club at our lunchtime meeting. 
Just taking some photographs to share with others, to have a pictorial history for the club, costs me nothing, just my time, yet perhaps it can give pleasure to others.
I know my friends, Bob and Laiyng Wheatley, who were Mayor and Mayoress of Fishguard and Goodwick recently, had a enjoyable and rewarding time, and I hope the Mayor and Mayoress of Kingston upon Thames, Patrick and Susan Codd, have the same experience, even if every day is taken-up with engagements and meetings for little or no payment, and with so many meals and dinners to attend, they will have to watch their waist line.
I share the photographs with you.
The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Patrick Codd
with Anne McCormack President of Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club
The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Patrick Codd
with
Anne McCormack President of Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club

The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Patrick and Susan Codd
with Anne McCormack President of Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club

The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Patrick and Susan Codd
with
Anne McCormack President of Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club

Antalya Koleji or A Day in Antalya College School

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A few weeks ago it was my privilege to be invited to give a days seminar to Antalya Koleji, or Antalya College School, in Southern Turkey. 

A full report can be seen by clicking here, but be warned, it is in Turkish.
Thank you Asuman for translating the entry into English :-

Seminar on Developing Memory Techniques and Learning Skills
 
NLP Master Phillip Holt gave a seminar to 5th grade students on Memory Techniques and Learning Skills.
 
NLP Expert Phillip Holt helped the students gain an understanding of what Mind Maps are and where they can use the technique.
 
Holt stated that Mind Maps is a useful learning and remembering tool that helps the individuals visualise and recall when necessary an idea or concept through creative ways. Students also played interactive games covering the seminar theme.
 
Primary School 5th grade students used Mind Maps to make learnings lasting, imagining the items given by the NLP Expert Phillip Holt, and visualising them in a memory exercise.

What a wonderful day we had, a hall full of children, eager to learn and at the same time have fun, new ways of learning. 
Within the day they had learned how to count to ten in Japanese, they had learned the English names of the planets in our Solar System, they had remembered over twenty random words, and could recite them back to me in order backwards and forwards, they had learned how to do Mind Maps.
Antalya Koleji or Antalya College School with Phillip Holt
Antalya Koleji or Antalya College School
with
Kaya Firat and Phillip Holt 
In the afternoon, just before they left for home, the schools principal came into to hall, and they all stood on the stage, and demonstrated to her their new knowledge by counting in Japanese and telling her the planets and the random words I had given them.
What a privilege to work with children like this.

The 7th Radio Interview of the Series

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In todays interview with Ashford Radio Publishing, Phillip Holt talks about the differences between Mirroring and Strategies, as defined with NLP.

In the time available, less than half an hour, Phillip explains in the first half what Mirroring is and its’ connection with rapport and calibration. In the second half, Phillip explains what Strategies are, how we process information.
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Phillip Holt is available to give courses to corporate and the public, in many subjects around the world, plus talks and presentations, and will work with individuals on personal issues.
Contact me for more information either by email holt@nlpnow.net (link in the left column), or by leaving a comment below.
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