Ever tried to soothe a very young child when he’s crying? You cuddle him, give him something to eat, something to drink. But the bawling is driving you crazy. And so you give him some of his favourite toys, some keys—and maybe in a moment of madness, a set of drums. You’ve calmed down the […]
Have you ever driven a car really fast? At some point it seems like the car is standing still. You’re doing 100mph, but it sure feels like you’re not really moving. You get this feeling on a plane as well. You’re hurtling at 500mph and you feel like it’s a terribly long flight and you’re bored, frustrated and […]
If you’ve ever wondered what it must be like to attend The Brain Audit Workshop, wonder no more. Because finally (yes, finally) here’s The Brain Audit Kit–a compilation of goodies that includes a complete workshop, ebook, epub (yes, you can read it on your smart devices) and a bit more. If you’ve never […]
How long does it take for you to know if someone is a good teacher or not? Nalini Ambady, a psychologist, didn’t have that answer. So she set out to do an experiment She asked students to rate their teachers after spending a whole semester with them. But then the experiment got a bit weird. […]
Haven’t you ever been in a group where there’s a slacker? Everyone’s working really hard, but there’s this one person that won’t do much, and so everyone else has to work a lot harder. On a sales page, or in your brochure, you’re going to have a similar problem if you have sugary testimonials That’s […]
I like tequila. And I also like lime juice. When you mix the two together, with a bit of Cointreau, you get a yummy margarita. The results aren’t quite so good when you mix up your testimonial with critical appraisal. So what is the difference between a testimonial and a critical appraisal? As you probably […]
As you chomp into any dish, something happens in your brain. Your brain analyses the contents of the dish, compares it what it knows and then spits out a critique. So the dish could be too salty, too sweet—or, or, or,—it could be just right, or even better than you’ve ever tasted before. In a […]
It’s not like you haven’t tried getting testimonials before. You sure have. You have at least some testimonials, but somehow they don’t have that snap, crackle and pop! There’s a reason why testimonials fall short of the mark Mostly it has to do with the length. And yes, yes, the detail. Instead of a testimonial […]
In less than a month from now, it will be 10 years that Psychotactics has been around. And we think it’s something worth celebrating. So what can we do? Even if you’ve never posted before, I’d encourage you to volunteer your ideas so that we can make this event something special. Will you help […]
Nothing bugs you more than a painful client. A client who hassles you at every step of the way. A client who won’t pay on time. A client who takes up so much of your energy that you get drained. I used to have clients like that And then at some point I stopped getting […]
Take out that cell phone from your bag.
And look at the features. It can tell time; it can be a stopwatch; it can keep diary
appointments; it can help you pass time with ingenious
little games; it can probably take photos; send text messages;
maybe even double up as an mp3 player or a torch. You could probably […]
Imagine you had a handicapped child. And now this child is twenty years old and reasonably self-sufficient. Self-sufficient enough for you to decide you want to get back in the work force. But twenty years have passed. What will you do?
Your qualifications are worthless.
Your experience doesn’t count for much.
And you’re intimidated as hell. So let’s […]