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For those who qualify, our Tier III business retreat distills timeless lessons across continents, centuries and cultures. Vocal Presents – Using the gift of y.o.u.r. voice equips you with the 19 Days to Business Intimacy model for bringing durable, effective, transformation to your environment.

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Words to Live By

In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a very easy one, but people do not practice it much. In the everyday affairs of life it is more useful to reason forward, and so the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason synthetically for one who can reason analytically.

A Study in Scarlet

One should always look for a possible alternative and provide against it. It is the first rule of criminal investigation.

The Adventure of Black Peter

Analysts report that as many as 71 percent of software projects that fail do so because of poor requirements management, making it the single biggest reason for project failure - bigger than bad technology, missed deadlines or change management fiascoes.

Christopher Lindquist, "Fixing the Requirements Mess", CIO Magazine, 15 Nov 2005

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

The Sign of Four

We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Anyone can dance! Dancing is like walking. Some people need help now and then. We make learning fun.

Sacred Spaces Dance Studio

We must look for consistency. Where there is want of it we must suspect deception.

The Problem of Thor Bridge

Marc Louis has an amazing intuition for where someone's true talent lies and how to best bring it out.

Mary Lou, Assistant Instructor, Sacred Spaces Dance Studio

It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize out of a number of facts which are incidental and which vital. Otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated.

The Reigate Squire

Frame...Breathe...Relax...And show some enamel!

Matthew, Lead Instructor, Coach and Choreographer, Sacred Spaces Dance Studio

Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different.

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. It's a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.

A Study in Scarlet

Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.

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So You Want disruptive innovation in

  • Business Development
  • Customer Outreach
  • Team-leadership
  • & Listening?

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You've Come to the Right Place for Language Leverage™ workshops.


How do we disruptively innovate introductions and team-building?

We put the power of y.o.u.r. voice to work for you.

What would it be worth to your organization as a whole, to foster an environment people told you what you need to hear rather than what they thought you want to hear? That's the remarkable promise of Language Leverage™ certification, offered by Systems Thinking Institute LLC of Lost Pines, TX.

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Get Back to Basics

People talk. Let them. Seriously, the practical application of the Tier II toolkit will expand your productive capacity in three key areas. You'll learn how to:

  • Scale human achievements as well as tech
  • Use structured conversations to bridge the soft-skills/STEM communications gap
  • Leverage this structure to scale the story-telling culture in your firm and across your industry

What's Your Time Worth?

How much do you gain by getting faster results in your business? What if we could help you achieve disruptive transformation in hours-to-days rather than the months of work typical with a cash-driven success coach?

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What will we experience in these workshops?


Tier I: What geckos teach us about teaming

Because the common garden gecko can stick instantly yet release easily, they are a perfect metaphor for the nearly-instant relationship building that has opened doors and delivered results across North America and across the globe.
Transient teams are part of today's business reality. At the pace of business today, you need gecko bonding so people will tell you what you need to hear not merely what they think you want to hear. It's practical, ethical, effective. Is this a must have workshop? No, survival is optional. For everyone else, What geckos teach us about teaming sets a new baseline for organizational effectiveness, breaking down silos, increasing transparency.

Tier I: $175 usd | $180 cad | €140 | £120 | $180 aud
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Tier II: The Emotional Economy

There are many currencies which never appear on a balance sheet. Tier II is a specifically designed pathway to soft skills proficiency for accounting, finance and technical professionals, woven together with the kind of tough love, love, the verb, made famously successful by Joel Manby in his 7 principles of Love Works.

The fortunate few who experience the transformational teaching power of teams of three take their self-development to the next level; moving from success to significance.

Tier II: $350 usd | $360 cad | €275 | £235 | $360 aud
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Tier III: Vocal Presents – Using the gift of y.o.u.r. voice

The exceptional leader understands the journey of self-discovery never ends. Long ago they embraced the truth that leaders are readers. While they may tweet, they hold coherent thoughts beyond 140 characters; they read (& write) emails longer than five lines.

Transformational leaders are productively engaged, they see through the easy excuse of busy. When they want something done, they make the time, they gather the resources and they prepare their people for success. Call or write us to start the conversation to see if you qualify to participate in a Tier Three Business Retreat.

Tier III: $3600 usd | $3710 cad | €2785 | £2385 |
$3700 aud

The Tier III Syllabus is the acclaimed 19 Days to Business Intimacy, which participants commit to reading before they attend. Read the preview to see if Tier III is for you. Don't worry, it's not for everyone and that's ok.

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Are you ready
to really see?

Given the adage that people today search for direction more than ever before, 19 Days to Business Intimacy maps out a path to the destination of business intimacy, the widely understood yet all too rarely acknowledged fact that people have to trust you to tell you what you need to hear rather than what they think you want to hear.

In the spirit of Peopleware and Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions comes a new volume from Skerja Press with a cross-disciplinary approach to global leadership challenges.

For those who qualify, our Tier III retreat, the top echelon of the Language Leverage™ series, distills timeless lessons across continents, centuries and cultures. This retreat equips leaders to use the 19 Days framework to expand the capacity of those whom they serve—the heart of leadership—to deliver durable change in the world around them.

If you are ready for a breath-takingly transparent look at your work and your world, then your three days invested in Language Leverage™ Tier III, Vocal Presents – Using the gift of y.o.u.r. voice, will deliver rewards that endure. Simply put, Tier III is your ticket to get to where you need to be. Review our syllabus for all three tiers.



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Who is STI Events?

We're not new to the web, or to the world of technology. STI Events is part of Systems Thinking Institute LLC. The cool backstory is that our first two clients:

  • The Bank of New Zealand
  • Universidad Tecnológica de México

found us on the web and requested training guides. We have matured and expanded our Spectrum of Solutions since then.


What We'll Cover:

Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
  • Hour 1: Why the gecko as a metaphor for Learn, Review, Teach?
    1.1: Learn f.o.r.m. 1–1:20
    1.2: Review 1:20–1:40
    1.3: Teach 1:40–2
    Hour 2: The Nuanced Art of Listening
    2.1: Apply V.E.G.A. 2–2:20
    2.2: Review 2:20–2:40
    2.3: Teach 2:40–3
  • Hour 1: Talking in 3-D Space: Uniting Techies & the Rest of Us!
    1.1: Four Cardinal Directions 1–1:20
    1.2: Three Planes of Relating 1:20–1:40
    1.3: Tailoring the Message 1:40–2
    Hour 2: Apply Finesse — Heart Makes Art
    2.1: Teams of Three 2–2:20
    2.2: Scale & Integrate 2:20–2:40
    2.3: Learning to Live in Layers 2:40–3
    Hour 3: Elevating Tier I from Work to Joy
    3.1: Becoming Transparent 3–3:20
    3.2: Three Planes of Relating, Revisited 3:20–3:40
    3.3: Tailoring the Message 3:40–4
    Hour 4: Stepping out of the matrix
    4.1: Practical Math 4–4:20
    4.2: Mere Discipline or Discipleship? 4:20–4:40
    2.3: Learning to Live in Layers, Redux 4:40–5
    1. Cycle Through Your Shared Environment
    2. Working Smart Not Just Hard
    3. Shared Giving
    4. Shared Chores
    5. Shared Meals
    6. Shared Prayer
    7. The Gift Of Time
    8. Little Things Mean A Lot More Than You Think!
    9. Catch People Doing Things Right
    10. Compliments That Sneak Up On You
    11. Puzzlers
    12. Treasure Hunt
    13. Class Field Trips
    14. Resolving Dissonance
    15. Hugs And Touch Therapy
    16. Technical Torments
    17. Advanced Puzzlers
    18. Fun Stuff
    19. Innovation
Team Trio™
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To Qualify for
Tiers I & II:

An event is more than the sum of the people who participate. These workshops have two parts:

  • the first part where we learn the basics together of what makes personal interaction irreplaceable,
  • and the second part, where we work together to help each other become accomplished at building trust with transient teams.

Your fellow participants expect that you will show up ready to work and actively participate in both sessions. After you register (Rest assured, it's credit-card safe!), we'll send you a checklist of items to have complete and ready to go the day of your session. We give you this checklist so that you bring all the ingredients you need for success in achieving transformational improvement.

Tuition:

Tier I: $175 usd | $180 cad | €140 | £120 | $180 aud

Tier II: $350 usd | $360 cad | €275 | £235 | $360 aud

Tier III: $3600 usd | $3710 cad | €2785 | £2385 | $3700 aud

The Tier III Syllabus is the acclaimed 19 Days to Business Intimacy, which participants commit to reading before they attend. Read the preview to see if Tier III is for you.

Don't worry, it's not for everyone and that's ok.

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Testimonials

Enthusiasm & Character

I'm a service provider and Matt is my customer. I've worked with Matt enough to understand that the challenges of his job require much more than his impressive technical aptitude. Matt has a motivation and a focus that enables him to process vast amounts of complex information. He's adept at identifying underlying structure and organizing material into a meaningful output. I know this because I help him package it. Matt immediately notices things that could be improved. I've seen him adjust an approach because the change benefits the intended audience. I'm grateful when given the opportunity to work with a person who demonstrates enthusiasm and character in his or her work. And Matt has these qualities.

Andy Peterson, Graphic Information Specialist, Twin Cities.


Inspire & motivate

Designing my new website with Matt was a very pleasant and productive experience. He did a great job of focusing my attention on the text and the message, and he offered constructive input and content for consideration. He provided inspiration and motivation for something that I had avoided for a long time — not because I didn't want a website, but because it seemed too daunting a task to even begin. Thanks to Matt, I was able to finish up the process and accomplish something that had been on my list of goals for months. I would recommend him for his literary talents as well as his technical talents.

Cindy Smiley, Environmental & Water Rights Attorney, http://smileylawfirm.com

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