“The Nido Effect” by Fred shadian

“The Nido Effect”

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending an exclusive symposium with the godfather of public speaking, Dr. Nido Qubein.  It was held at High Point University in North Carolina where, for the past five years, he has held the position of president.

There is no experience quite like the live experience.  I was in total awe as I walked through the hallways of HPU and observed the phenomena that Dr Nido Qubein and his staff have created. I have decided to call this “wow” experience “The Nido Effect.”

I must have said “Wow” more times in those two days than I have all year……Wow, this university looks amazing!  Wow, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly! Wow, the students love this university!  Wow, Nido Qubein is a living genius!

HPU was founded in 1924.  Students come from 44 states and 55 countries.

Nido Qubein became president of HPU on January 2005.  At that time enrollment of new students was 412 and was on the decline.  In 2006 enrollment increased to 534 students.  In 2007 enrollment was 749.  In 2008 it went up to 883. In 2009 it was 1030 and enrollment for 2010 is expected to be around 1150-1200.

They have constructed 13 new buildings using the model of the “real world” environment similar to what students will move on to after leaving the university.  They’ve created a TV station, a radio station, a stock exchange, a boardroom, and a robotics dept.

The Wow effect is in everything they do and create.

They offer free snacks on the way to class to model “giving and abundance.”

They offer free personalized christmas postcards to model “connection of family and friends.”

They have a free ice cream truck on campus to model “Joy.”

They offer free rentals of GPS and Amazon Kindle Reader.

They offer a free high-tech laundry service that will text your phone once your laundry is done.

They have a free arcade, a free movie theater, and free wireless throughout the campus.

The belief is that by offering things for free to the students this will help to alleviate financial worries and allow them to focus on higher education in a vibrant learning environment.

“People will always rise to the level of expectation of their environment and what is expected of their performance.” Nido Qubein

“Most people tend to shrink their dreams to match their incomes.” Nido Qubein

“If You’re Not Earning All You Want, Change the Way You’re Doing

Business.” Nido Qubein

For more about Nido Qubein check out www.Nidoqubein.com or www.highpoint.edu

Fred Shadian

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

The Godfather of public speaking Nido Qubein by Fred Shadian

I will be spending the next two days at an exclusive symposium with the godfather of public speaking Nido Qubein.  It is being held at High Point University, of which he happens to be the current president.

This is one of many high profile positions he is involved with.  For more, check www. Nidoqubein.com


While there, I’ll be tweeting about what I am learning and the wisdom of Nido Qubein.

Here are a few gems:

“Most people tend to shrink their dreams to match their incomes” – Nido Qubein

“If You’re Not Earning All You Want, Change the Way You’re Doing

Business” – Nido Qubein

Nice quotes….. How exactly do you do that?

Stay tuned for the update 🙂

FRED


“Take the first step toward your success journey” – Fred Shadian

“Take the first step toward your success journey”


So having a positive mental image and the physical energy to pursue your outcome is very important.

When in doubt, begin by breathing correctly, mentally rehearse your outcome, eat vibrant food, drink good water, go for a walk or do some exercise, and surround yourselves with like-minded people.

Take 10 minutes to watch this powerful video of Will Smith sharing his success wisdom, he is the best of the best positive action taker person in the world.

“Make Your Today The Best Day Ever, Everyday” Fred Shadian

“The Arabian Desert Bedouin” by Fred Shadian

There is a wonderful story that I used to enjoy when I was a kid called


“The Arabian Desert Bedouin”.


An elder desert Bedouin wished to visit a friend who lived in a far away land.  The Bedouin did not have a camel or a horse nor did he have a magic carpet.  He was a very poor man. One day he decided to begin his journey on foot. It took him weeks and weeks of traveling through the deserts, climbing the mountains, crossing the rivers and avoiding the bandits but at long last he reached his destination and arrived at his friend’s house. His friend was overjoyed to see him.


Welcome! Welcome!  How did you manage to get here by yourself?

The Bedouin said:  “I took the first step towards my journey and didn’t look back. I just kept moving and was looking forward to seeing you and your family.”

This is a wonderful story to remember when we are inspired to act yet hesitate to take the necessary action.

Desert Running

Thought-provoking quotes from Jimi Hendrix

Thought-provoking quotes from Jimi Hendrix

(Born November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

Every time Jimi Hendrix plays song, i hear his guitar sing. Enjoy these wonderful thought-provoking quotes of wisdom.


“All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.”


“All I’m writing is just what I feel, that’s all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.”


“Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”


“Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.”


“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”


“I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.”


“I try to use my music to move these people to act.”


“I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.”


“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”


“If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.”


“Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.”


“It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead your made for life.”


“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”

“The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.”

“You have to give people something to dream on.”

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”



Accelerated Learning Strategy of Matching & Mirroring by Fred Shadian

Matching & Mirroring is an interesting learning phenomenon

that takes place from time to time with or without our conscious awareness.


The more aware we are of matching & mirroring learning strategy

the faster we can discover if we learn by one or the other or a combination of both.

While working out with a couple of my martial arts students,


I noticed matching & mirroring taking place.

As I was showing a specific martial arts technique to student A (he learns by mirroring), student B automatically positioned himself on an angle to match my movements. He knew that matching was the best way for him to learn.

Once you determine if you learn by matching, mirroring or both, then learning any physical skill will be accelerated.


In my new book “Vibrational Oneness” I discuss many different learning strategies that can be utilized in every aspect of our learning journey. – Fred Shadian