How To Get People To Do What You Want Without Begging, Nagging, Guilt-tripping or Nagging
1999 Seminar Student Evaluations
Please note: These evaluations do not represent every single student in the course because not everyone chose to fill out an evaluation. This is unusual. Normally we would be able to publish every student's comments, but in this class we cannot. We did, however, publish every single evaluation that we did receive..
"(Rex is) fantastic! He practices what he preaches.
His example, his way of teaching, relating, and being is the best
model for his students.
The whole experience was great. I felt at ease and comfortable
from the moment I arrived at Cedar Valley. Rex, Carolyn, and the
staff went out of their way to listen to the needs and desires
of the participants and I really appreciate that. We covered an
amazing amount of material. I didn't realize how much until the
wrap-up. It was also surprising to realize how that material was
internalized and became a part of me. I've taken many courses.
This is the first time that I have finished a course feeling like
I have made the material my own --a part of who I am and what
I do. There is also an amazing desire to do more, to keep on learning,
to keep on growing."
Fugitt, Vice President of a company, San Jose, California
"(I learned) how to give more respect and validation
to others through catering to their values; to set up a chance
for reciprocation of this Love, Respect, validation and Friendship.
(Rex is) the 'bartender' that keeps your NLP glass FULL. Attentive,
caring, talented, self-effacing and very generous with his time
and attention! Never a dull moment!
The staff was upbeat and supportive....I felt loved and supported
unconditionally when I was talking to Carolyn.
I learned a great deal of skills not just from Rex and Co., but
I was able to discover new skills emerging in me that I read/heard
about in other books and tapes. It is not a seminar --its an ultra-conceptual
drop of real life experience in which you can learn rapidly and
naturally. Good on you, Rex. All of ya'll are real 'Trojans' (hard
L Culpepper, Compensation Analyst, Tulsa, Oklahoma
"In addition to being an excellent introduction
to the power of NLP, this weekend provided me with skills and
understandings that I will begin using immediately. These tools
will only grow and develop further as I use them and gain mastery
over them. I'm going to recommend this seminar to some of my co-workers.
For anyone who wants or needs to become a better communicator,
taking this seminar would be a great choice."
Richards, Graphic Artist, Columbus, Ohio
"(Rex is a) dynamic speaker and presenter. Interacts
seamlessly with his students. Caring and generous with his time
and expertise. His energy spreads to others easily and naturally.
I understood his basic explanations and descriptions of NLP concepts.
A great deal of things we see and do in interacting with others
were once mysteries until Rex shed light on them through his training.
Its a delight to be enlightened by his guidance. One can tell
that he puts into practice what he preaches. It shows in his interactions
with students, staff, his family. I don't know where his energy
comes from, but some of it has rubbed off on me. I was told about
Rex by many others and their descriptions don't do enough justice
to the actual experience. If I was not serious about human relationships
before, Rex has convinced me otherwise. I wholeheartedly recommend
to anyone serious about increasing their quality of life and of
those around them. I'm coming back for more. Bravo, Rex! Special
thanks to Carolyn and her staff of Idea Seminars. Her help has
made it easy and natural to register and enroll and enjoy! I look
forward to continuing my relationship with IDEA."
Tse, Engineer, Los Angeles, California
"(Rex is) a master in being a communicator personified.
My purpose in attending this workshop was to remember a different
way to communicate. What I discovered was the importance in 'what's
important to you' from the other guy's viewpoint. It also gives
me the incentive to become a master 'Word Smith.' My eyes are
now open, my ears hear resonance and I sense the depth of my soul.
Thanks Rex and the entire staff for providing the space and time
to get a tune up."
Hall, Shiatsu Practitioner, The Inner Source, Pittsboro,
"A great training program for improving human
interaction and communication! Worth the time and money!"
C Clodfelter, Director, Center for Continuous Learning,
Minnesota State University and South Central Technical College,
"Attending this four day event has been eye opening
and mind expanding. I really did not know what to expect. The
things I knew were reinforced and the new things I learned were
so powerful and fun, by the fourth day I did not want it to end.
If you're looking to move forward in you life and make advancements
this course is what you should take. Its for all walks of life,
young or old. Now is when you want to do this for yourself and
those who you care about in your life."
Roach, Las Vegas, Nevada
"(I learned to) consider the other person. Practice
and allow failure to be an opportunity to grow. Travel in advance
of the world. Resistance can be turned into assistance.
(Rex is) insightful, well-paced, attentive to individual needs,
very knowledgeable about NLP with the ability to share his knowledge
in an effective manner. Rex has a genuine love of Neuro Linguistic
Programming and infects his class participants with an enthusiasm
and confidence that is contagious and compelling.
In a world as complex and challenging as we live in, it is extremely
helpful to have internal --conscious and unconscious-- guides
and markers to make our journey through life more meaningful and
enjoyable. That's what this class is all about. I came for professional
reasons --wanting to work smarter and not harder to be more successful
in my sales efforts. I found that here. But beyond that, I found
concepts and techniques that will allow me to be a more successful
and happier person regardless of the professional, social, or
personal setting I'll find myself in. Don't be afraid to take
a chance on yourself. Take this class and change your quality
of life for the better."
Lytle, Data Storage Sales Specialist, Kennesaw, Georgia
"Rex was recommended by someone who I thought
was very smart. Non-threatening atmosphere. I haven't been put
on the spot. Lots of valuable things to practice."
Cordero, Stratford, Connecticut
"(Rex is) knowledgeable, compassionate, a great
The content of this program is very powerful and the material
and tools presented are enhanced by the physical setting (gorgeous,
rural, serene Cedar Valley).
I came for a refreshing getaway and am learning with much more.
Have stretched and expanded the understanding and value of asking
myself and others the right questions. I will be 'going first'
more and asking 'what is important (to others and myself)?' The
ending review with everyone participating affirmed how much learning
took place. What a terrific, fun group of participants."
Hidalgo, Waukegan, Illinois
"Rex is dynamic, energetic, and entertaining.
He makes learning fun and easy. Everyone was friendly and caring.
I have been to several other trainings and IDEA Seminars are the
best I have found."
Kehl, Hypnotherapist, A New Lifestyle, Valparaiso, Indiana
"Fabulous experience. Even during the seminar
I discovered a profound change in myself and how I interact with
others. I look forward to geometric growth in the coming months.
It will impact my business and personal life. I definitely will
recommend this to friends. I'll be back for future programs. It
was a pleasure learning from Rex. I'm impressed with his commitment
and sense of integrity to downloading his knowledge base into
his students. What a fantastic experience. The whole environment
has been very positive and nurturing. Naturally I'll continue
to grow immensely in the months ahead. Thanks for sharing this
with me. I can't remember a time that I've felt happier. I also
feel a lot of love from Rex. This training should be taught in
every public school system."
Hoffman, Musician, Copywriter, Teacher, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"(Rex) is marvelous, we were having fun while
we were learning, he is caring and willing to do whatever is necessary
to make sure we got the idea, he is more than willing to answer
If you want to really live your life, come on and experience how
life would be after joining Rex! 'If you dare to live better life,
join him in one of his workshops'"
Alroumi, Assistant Director HRD Management Training, Kuwait
"This program was powerful, surprising and ultimately
extremely valuable to me. After what I thought was a slow start
the learning exploded. I can see myself using the 30 or 40 concepts
we covered everyday for the rest of my life."
Halfmann, Development Consultant, Shawnee, Kansas
"I had become very interested in NLP years ago.
As a result, I went on to study NLP Practitioner with another
training organization. Filled with the excitement of the growth
in my life, my wife decided to attend the Practitioner Course
with Rex and Carolyn. The change in her life were absolutely incredible.
As my daughter was preparing for college, we gave her a graduation
gift of attending the Practitioner experience with IDEA Seminars.
After recognizing the changes in our lives, we knew that the learning
our daughter would offer more opportunities than attending college
itself. She was absolutely delighted with the training experience.
It has helped her have the courage to 'dream the dreams' and then
take the action to realize them.
Now, it was because of the growth I recognized in my wife and
daughter that caused me to want to train with Rex and Carolyn.
What I noticed is the attention to the purpose and dignity so
that people are led to a real win/win rather than just 'making
the sale.' I really, really like those people. They are the kind
of folks you would want to go on vacation with. Its a great time.
Brandt, Land Representative, Traverse City, Michigan
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