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Introduction to the Course "What Would Jesus Say?"

Watch this before Group Session 1

This 3 1/2 minute video introduces the course What Would Jesus Say and How Would He Say It?   Click ► on the image.  To enlarge the image, click the icon at the lower right.

Preview of the Verbal Villains
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A 2 l/2 minute audio conversation. The Verbal Villains are second-rate communication styles often used by well-intentioned people when they want to help but do not know how to go about it.   This is just a preview so sit back and think about the effect of the Verbal Villains that Eric uses when he responds to his neighbor Max. Learn better by reading along as you listen.  The script is on page 15 of your WWJS book.  Go click ►. 

Preview of Verbal Villains
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Attack of the Verbal Villains

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This 20-minute video describes the Verbal Villains, styles of talking that are almost always ineffective.  Everyone, and we do mean everyone, has one or two or three of these that they use when they are careless, tired, confused, or just plain stumped.  

That includes Paul and Rich--everyone except Jesus. 

Using a Verbal Villain is not criminal offense but we can do better.  This video will help you understand why we want to help you avoid them.  These are listed and shown on page 15 of WWJS?  One change: the video shows "the Hangman."  We have replaced him with "the Judge."

So, open the book to 15, turn the sound on, click the "go button" (►), and enlarge the screen (click the symbol at lower right corner).  Enjoy!

Recognizing the Verbal Villains

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Lock in what you have learned by listening to this 7-minute drama between and employee and her supervisor who has it all!  He is a gold medal versatile Verbal Villain!  See how if you can identify the Villains.  Turn the sound on and click ►.  Enjoy!

Verbal Villain Demonstration

The Variety of Feelings
  Listen to and see this before Group Session 3

We've all been happy; we've all been sad.  Happy is better.  Feelings are important to everyone on earth.  There aren't very many.  Lists from "experts" range from 7 to 23 or so.  However many there are, there aren't many, we have a huge number of words and ways to express them.  They are universal; we've all had them all, so understanding the feelings of another person almost always builds a bond between the two.  This is a  3-minute refresher. Click the red button for pages 33-34 of WWJS to watch and listen.

The Variety of Feelings

Prices Keep Going Up and Up!  A Demonstration of Mirroring

Listen to this before Group Session 4

This 6-minute audio is a conversation between a woman (labeled T for Talker) and a man (labeled L for Listener).  Comments  are interspersed.  Follow the script on pages 32-33 of What Would Jesus Say?

      You will notice that the man's response is created from what she has already said.  At first, this method seems ridiculous to some people.  It did to me (Rich).  But mirroring works in real life as well as it does in a contrived example.  You will soon try it and find out for yourself.  This demo will help you get ready.   Click ► to start.

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The Skill of Mirroring

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This video explains and illustrates the skill of mirroring in less than 10 minutes.  It is a versatile skill, useful in many contexts.  It is a gentle method of great power.  Mirroring is especially valuable when meeting someone new because it proves that you are listening.  We like to be listened to fully, but in our culture (which is more divided and self-centered than ever), it rarely happens.  Being a good listener will set you apart from most other people.

Conflict is another situation where mirroring is valuable.   It is respectful and shows acceptance (but not necessarily agreement).  This encourages further talk which increases the possibility of resolving the differences.  Because it is constructed out of the other person's words, it avoids Verbal Villain responses.  It is easy to do.  Try it; you'll want to add it to you relationship toolkit.   Click ► to start.


Watch this before Group Session 5

The course manual included a CD with two interactive PowerPoint shows.  They operate the same way.  It will be necessary for you to use a computer that has a CD drive.  It is not possible for us to put these two programs on line at this time.  We wish we could.  

This lets you listen to a conversation between two neighbors, Ed and Bo.  After each time that Bo speaks, you will be offered three responses that Ed might give.  Choose wisely.  It will not take long to go through the series of interactions if you choose wisely.  However it is not a contest of speed, it is about learning the best whats and whys.  Go through once and then again, going down the "wrong alleys" to find out why the attractive second best answers are second best, or worse!   


Practice Identifying the Verbal Villains

Watch this before Group Session 6

Use the CD that came with the manual to lock in your learning.  Those creepy rascals, the Verbal Villains, are still lurking around!  They are the roaches of human relations and the vermin are trying their best to turn your good intentions into a mess.  But it's not hopeless, folks.  They may jump on you from someone else but you don't have to be a carrier.  Well, too much of that!


Have you discovered how using mirroring keeps you focused on the other person?  It is a contrast with the Verbal Villains.  This interactive CD operates like the one just above.  Again, you will learn extra by also reading the commentary given for the wrong answers.  


Introduction to Life Builder Training

Watch this after completion of WWJS

Life Builder Training (LBT) is advanced training that builds on the base of learning in WWJS. 

It requires successful completion of WWJS for entry.  LBT is still under development.

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