EPISODE 41

IMAGERY AND INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
WITH BRIAN WILLIS

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Lessons from Ruby Ridge

One of the most emotional stand-offs in US history is the one between the Weaver family and the FBI at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. This all started when a group of US Marshals were attempting to arrest Randy Weaver for a weapons offense. After an exchange of gunfire that left people on both sides dead, the FBI HRT responded to resolve the issue in what became one of the most polarizing cases that touched everything from gun control, the use of deadly force by law enforcement, and federal oversight and over-reach.

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Disaster Prep

Jim lays out the planning you need to do before a disaster strikes – arguing for a sane approach to “prepping.”

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MJ the Marine Round 2

This is the second time MJ has joined Mike and Jim on the show. Today we discussed some of the differences between Air Force and Marine Corps culture. Obviously very different – but MJ and Jim are both pilots so there are some similarities in that regard. There are reasons for both and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. We also discuss how this applies to other areas, and of course relate it all back to the philosophy of John Boyd. 

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Brian Willis is a police trainer and speaker who founded a company called Winning Mind Training, which focuses on leadership and professional development for law enforcement but is also relevant to others in the military, public safety, or who are serious about survival and personal defense. He also did a TED talk which exemplifies what a good presentation should look like. Hear his thoughts on lesson plan design, use of visual aids, improving engagement, and the role of imagery and mental rehearsals in training. Lots of book recommendations in this episode, they are listed on the episode webpage! 

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Brian’s TED talk

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds

Resonate and Slideology by Nancy Duarte

Make it Stick by Peter Brown and others

With Winning In Mind by Lanny Bassham 

Books by Dr Bob Rotella

Imagery in Sport

Hockey Tough

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