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Accelerating to Unconscious Competence

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The four stages of learning or competence, often attributed to Maslow, show a natural progression and growth in competence.

  • learners start at unconscious incompetence – they don’t know they can’t do something
  • in early training they pass through conscious incompetence – as they become aware that they can’t do this thing
  • then through conscious competence when they begin to start being able to do it
  • until they arrive at unconscious competence which is when they can do it without even thinking

Ideally you want all of your people going about whatever they do, knowing exactly what they need to do. When something new comes along, a new process, a new way of working, a new script, or even for new sales people, how can you accelerate your employees to unconscious competence quickly and in a comfortable and safe environment?

Introducing Accelerator from The Creative Engine          

Accelerator from The Creative Engine is a branching eLearning tool, which runs on any Learning Management System, delivers simulated scenarios with immersive content and realistic customer interactions with the following benefits;

  • simulates real world experience
  • reduces time needed away from the front line
  • it’s a reusable asset
  • creates a safe environment for learner practice

Now you can get your people to unconscious competence with Accelerator by The Creative Engine. 

Take a look at this video for more information and contact me below for more, or to arrange a demo.

 

Your coffee table needs one!

New from BeDoubleYou, this 100 page full colour photobook is perfect for any coffee table. With photography by Brian Waters on his travels, from South America to Spain from Germany to Austria, from the UK to Prague, each with a story to tell or a comment to make. Full colour premium lustre paper, with a choice of three finishes, softback, hardcover, or hardcover plus imagewrap, to suit your own budget. http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5706016-travel-photography

Travel Photography by BeDoubleYou

a photobook by photo enthusiast Brian Waters

Artist Talk: Sarah Choi

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I recently had the great pleasure in hosting an event at work for our in house Photography Community of enthusiasts. As the Community Manager for this group I reached out to some of my network of contacts to investigate any opportunities for a guest speaker to come in and give us a talk, a show n’ tell so to speak, and I’m planning on running a number of these throughout the next year.

The first Artist Talk was given by street photographer Sarah Choi who hails from Seoul, Korea, but now lives in Hong Kong. Sarah only started seriously with Photography in July 2013 but since then has gone on to be recognised with an award in the LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014 – one of 50 photographers chosen from thousands of applicants. This is a phenomenal position to be in and the award comes with a showcase exhibition in Barcelona, inclusion in a printed book, and much media and critic attention. But not only that, in those short months, Sarah has also been featured in a number of online magazines including National Geographic, with a promise of an inclusion in a future issue of the paper based magazine.

For me, Sarah’s work is all about light leading to shadow, about rythym and connections between people and the street. Colour is a also key element, but what is amazing is the way Sarah previsualises the shot. She has an amazing talent for this, and a gut instinct second to none.  Sarah says herself that her work is “like music without sound. I try to catch the best moment of that connection and develop new sound in the photography“. I’d say that this street photographer has well and truly emerged!

The presentation went down really well with the group who commented things like “I’ll never look at MY street the same again” and “Sarah is so inspiring and full of love for her subject, what a joy to be able to see her work.”

You can check out some of Sarah’s work on her website www.sarahchoiphotography.com or catch up on Google+ or FaceBook Page.

 

Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Absolutely delighted with what’s just landed on my coffee table! If you’d like to get ahead of the new year, then you too can grab a copy of one of these 134 page Year Planners from BeDoubleYou. Printed and bound in full colour with 16 travel photography images by BeDoubleYou, the planner is a week to a page diary / planner. For more details, see my bookstore on Blurb:

Travel Photography

There’s a classic new photobook available in my Bookstore over on Blurb.

It’s a 100 page photobook available in three finishes including softback and hardback.

With photography from South America, UK, and all over Europe, including France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, this photobook is a cute adornment to any coffee table, and a great Christmas gift.

Watch the video to take a quick preview accompanied by Boccherini’s “Minuet” or step on over to my bookstore to order your copy now.

 

 

BeDoubleYou is Busy Blurbing Away

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Well I have been busy in the evenings sorting out some of my latest ideas, and I would invote you to come along and take a look. It’s all about photobooks. I’ve started publishing to Blurb, and now have two on there. I will in time be adding more and getting more adventurous with them. First though I tried my hand at “Planner” and “Notebook”.

Planneris a 134 page, 2015 Week to a Page Diary with BeDoubleYou Travel Photography in between each month, and on the cover. If you go for the hardback and sleeved version then you get more BeDoubleYou for your buck.

Notebook is a high quality Blurb produced photo notebook (15 x 23cm) with 100 pages of lined notebook paper. With no specific order and no specific meaning they are laid out as randomly as they were taken, and portray a depth and variety of texture light and shadow. From the light and airy spacious expanses of urban glass, to the ancient and rusting artifacts of a bye-gone steam age. From simple bokeh light reflections to architectural studies in black and white, there’s something for everyone on display throughout this notebook to help with contemplation, spark an idea or entertain the mind.

Check out my bookstore: http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/store/watersbn

For further information or to follow BeDoubleYou Photography: http://www.facebook.com/bedoubleyouphoto

New Year coming?

Believe it or not, it’ll soon be time to get that New Year Planner. What will you go for? Why not try one of these? http://blur.by/1E7XoEk

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To help you plan your next trip, or just to coordinate the family activities, this 134 page Planner is available in softback or hardback versions. Illustrated throughout with photography by BeDoubleYou (Brian Waters). January 2015 start, week to a page with photographs at each month start.

Standard Hardcover, Dust Jacket books come with durable library binding and 8pt. black linen covers made of a hard-wearing cotton blend coated with water-based acrylic for extra resiliency. These books include laminated 4-color dust jackets with front and back flaps and printing on the spine.

Beautifully produced by Blurb and available for sale on their site, this year planner is also available in glossy softcover version.

Why not head over to my FaceBook Page to see what else is going on. There’s a photo contest, and lots of photos.

http://www.facebook.com/bedoubleyouphoto

 

p.s I am always open to feedback so please leave me a comment, or head over to my FB page and join in the convo over there. One thing I would really like to discuss is my next book project. What sort of book would you like to see? I have a wide variety of photographs that may go into a book, but I can’t quite decide. Help me out?

BeDoubleYou Showcase

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Head over to the SHOWCASE tab on this blog for the start of a series of specials where I will be showcasing some of my photographic works by category over the next few weeks and months. The first in the series is BeDoubleYou Street, a look at the streets around us, and most recently there is BeDoubleYou Grub, a wacky look at some of my food and drink photography. Do let me know what you think and keep an eye on updates as I roll out more showcases.

A Style for BeDoubleYou?

It has been done before by many, but I wanted to move my “style” forward a bit, develop it. Having taken some decisions about the name, some time ago, BeDoubleYou, as a name, stays. The recently developed logo, should stay, and get more exposure. I found myself using a new app on both iPad and iPhone called PhotGrid. It’s a terrific collage maker. I found myself grouping loads of similar photos together and manipulating the collage in a specific way. This became repetitive and soon decided that this was it… This was what I wanted to do. This was the style thing I was looking for. With the use of the logo inside the image, here I could perpetuate the brand further.

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BeDoubleYou Photography

To celebrate the launch of my new FaceBook “page”, I have commissioned a shutterfly book. Here’s a preview set to music.

Oh, and my Facebook page is:
https://www.facebook.com/bedoubleyouphoto

It’s early days yet, but I’ll get there…
Don’t forget to “Like” the page!

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