Why We Struggle With Great Openings
The problem with great openings—whether it be in an article, a presentation, book or any substantial piece of communication—is the failure to breakdown the steps. We fail to understand the steps involved.
It's a bit like riding a bicycle, really. When you get on the bicycle for the first time, you have to work out the height, the balance, the speed—in short, a whole bunch of things. When you don't get those things all co-ordinating nicely, you crash and need a ton of bandages and iodine.
But when you do learn to ride a bike, it's boiled down to one thing: get on your bike and ride.
The same concept applies to the “First 50 Words” of article writing
You're told: Get your “First 50 Words” moving. But there are several smaller components that have to be conquered first. Components so small and seemingly insignificant that no one (I know) has bothered to figure it out.
But when you break up the components and practice every one in great detail (while falling down a lot), you learn the skill to get indisputable control over your openings. Interestingly, the opening then spills over to the rest of the communication piece.
Very rarely do you get a great opening and a lousy article
A great opening is usually the sign that the writer knows what they're doing. That's because the writer has used a system to create that opening. And that system forms the spine for the rest of the article.
Not surprisingly, boring presentations, boring books—they all have the same problem. In all the coma-inducing situations you've been in, the spine is missing, and so everything else goes haywire.
So what's this “First 50 Words” course all about?
It's about breaking up the topic of starting up an article into several tinier components. Those components are:
Step 1: One word (How to boil your article/presentation to a single word)
Step 2: How to step away from that word (Yes, it sounds weird, but that's really what you have to do)
Step 3: How to find a dramatic story, analogy or case-study (But more like how to find hundreds of amazing stories effortlessly)
Step 4: How to tell that story to your audience (Finding a story doesn't mean you'll know how to recount it well).
Step 5: How to effectively reconnect back to your article/presentation/book (Yes, the re-entry back to the main piece is critical).
That's the core of the steps we need to take. And then when we practice it over the duration of the course, it becomes just one chunk in our brain. Instead of doing all five steps, we do just one: we write a magnificent “First 50 Words” every single time. At any time of the day or night, well or unwell, tired or refreshed.
Why bother with the class?
Reason 1: It's built on solid principles of daily practice. If you're the kind of person that really wants to achieve their goals, then you will find that daily practice is part of the teaching system. If you're interested in just showing up once a week, this course is not for you. You need to show up between five-six times a week and spend at least between 30-60 minutes to get full value.
Reason 2: There's a limit to the size of the group, because large groups are just chaos. The maximum number of people for the entire course will not be 500 or 700, but just 15. And even those 15 will be broken into smaller groups of around 5/6 each. So it's small, and manageable. (Often, we may stop long before the final number, like we've done before).
So how will this course be conducted?
The course is an online course, but it's not driven by a specific timetable. Instead you have an assignment, five days a week (yes, you're serious about learning, aren't you?)
All these assignments are conducted on the forum. Even if you've never used a forum before, we'll get you settled in so that you have no trouble at all. The way you do your assignment is to post your assignment on the forum, at any point that's convenient for you. Some post early in the morning, some late at night, but all assignments are done daily. And while you work individually, you also get to see the mistakes and the success of the group (which speeds up your learning exponentially). And yes, the group moves together, daily (we don't want anyone left behind).
I check all assignments, read everything and comment on everything. Yes, everything. Often many times a day. Let's just say I can be a “helicopter mom” and let's just say you'll get addicted to this level of how you move forward as a result.
If you've never worked in a forum, with an intense teacher and with a fun group, you're in for a real treat. It's the most rewarding experience you'll ever had on a course, which is why so many of our clients do not one, but two, three even five or six courses with us. If you want a rah-rah-just-let-me-buy-this-course experience, then this isn't the course for you. There are a ton of rah-rah courses out there, and a Psychotactics is an experience all by itself.
What's the duration of the course?
It starts 8 July 2013. And ends a shade before September.. So it's anywhere between 6-8 weeks. But in those weeks, you'll be rocketed onto a Psychotactics course—which in itself is a great learning experience even if you just watch.
But more importantly, you'll never have a problem getting right into the “First 50 Words” every time. In fact, you'll get so good, you'll wonder why others can't do the same. And yeah, all this magic takes a bit of time, but not much longer than the outside framework of eight weeks.
But what if you've done the Article Writing Course before?
Yes, we cover the “First 50 Words” in a lot of detail in the Article Writing Course. This goes several steps deeper on the topic. You'll find that no matter how good you were at the “First 50 Words” in the Article Writing Course, you'll get a lot better, more structured and faster than ever before.
What's the level of difficulty of this course?
Anything in life can be described in three ways. Cat, dog or baby level.
Cat Level = Little or no maintenance.
Dog Level = Reasonable maintenance.
Baby Level = Quite a lot of maintenance.
It's for beginners as well as those who've done previous writing courses with us. On the Psychotactics level of difficulty, it's a not a “newborn baby” level. Instead it's a “dog-level”. Not a puppy, though. Closer to a St. Bernard dog-level. Not easy, but you don't have to spend endless sleepless nights either. And anyway, by the time you're done, you'll reap the benefit of being super-duper at this, saving you all the time anyway.
Will there be installments?:
Yes there will be two installments. Of course if you pay at one go, then it's a little more economical. Look below for the details.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
No, this course has no money-back guarantee.
So what's ‘utterly unique' about the Psychotactices Training System?
It's important to know what's different between Psychotactics and any other training systems out there.
The Psychotactics training system is based on a concept called ‘tiny increments'. This means you learn in very tiny bits, every single day. Unlike most systems that force feed you with a truckload of information, at Psychotactics, you learn in extremely tiny increments.
Clients often ask us: “When does the course start to be difficult?” And our answer is: “Why does it have to be difficult?” The only reason things are difficult, is because there's too much to consume.
At Psychotactics, you do a tiny step. That step is evaluated, and if you make mistakes, the mistake is fixed. Many tiny steps (and many fixes later) you're suddenly extremely good at the skill. But that's only the uniqueness of Psychotactics. The course itself, has its own uniqueness.
How do you sign up?
Note: This course is now fully booked. This is why you can see the prices, but there is no ‘Buy Now' button. You can get on waiting list. Emailrenuka@psychotactics.com
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