PRESENTING NUTRITIONAL BALANCING
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
This article discusses ways to present nutritional balancing if you give a live or web-based talk, workshop or seminar.
WHAT TO EMPHASIZE
Here are some interesting concepts that many people relate to easily:
1. Describe the fast, slow and four lows metabolic types. Give the symptoms of each, so people can guess which one describes them. The qualities or symptoms are in the large Nutritional Balancing book or on the website in the Oxidation Types article.
2. Describe a few good and a few bad minerals. To make it more fun and interesting, include some psychological aspects of the minerals, such as:
- Zinc is the gentle strength mineral and a spiritual mineral. It gives gentle strength. I sometimes call it the Jesus mineral.
- Selenium and silicon are other spiritual minerals. Silicon is a joy and ease mineral – found in hair and corn silk – it gives it a shiny, slippery, happy quality.
- Mercury is the mad hatters mineral
- Cadmium is the macho mineral
- Aluminum is the soft in the head mineral
- Nickel is the suicide mineral. This is probably enough of them, though you could mention others, and their sources and symptoms briefly.
(All this information is in the large, Nutritional Balancing textbook, as well as in the articles about individual minerals on this website).
3. Bring along one of your clients and have him or her give a 5-minute testimonial and then maybe answer some questions from people. This is excellent.
Another idea is to have several of your clients attend and quickly tell their story to support you and give insight into nutritional balancing.
4. Review a few hair charts that are interesting cases. This is also excellent. Bring color copies of the charts. Be sure to black out the name for privacy. If you give a talk, then discuss the case and pass the charts around to the audience for them to see.
Keep it simple such as talking about their oxidation type, toxic metals, or something else simple. You could even bring a series of 2 or 3 charts to show their progress.
5. Tell your story. Some people are very good at storytelling, and most people like stories, so this can be a very good method of teaching and presenting nutritional balancing.
People often are curious about you, so I would tell them how you found this work, and briefly what you experienced on the program.
OTHER IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR PRESENTATION
1. Write an outline of your talk on a full sheet of paper and hand it out, with your name and phone number at the top of the page. This is better than giving out business cards. Have business cards if someone wants one, but people often throw them away.
2. Bring some food items to taste or at least pass around.
3. Bring a juicer or just some carrot juice to taste.
4. Bring some Wonder bread or similar white bread. Demonstrate it is only good for blowing your nose and cleaning up messes on the floor.
5. Use young people’s words if addressing a young audience. They like words like ‘dumb’, “a mess”, “stupid”.
6. A somewhat wild idea is to bring along a small garbage pail and some junk food and make a ‘brew” to demonstrate junk food and how horrible it is.
7. Don’t get too technical.
8. If asked a technical question that is hard to answer, don’t lie or guess if you don’t know.
Instead, say “good question!. I will find the answer and get back to you.”
Do not be embarrassed about this, if possible. I think it is the honest way to do things. You can even say “I could hazard an answer, but I would rather not. I want to give you the correct answer to your question.”
You can also give a short answer that is really a good guess, if you think that is appropriate, and then say “I will find out more and let you know.”
Take the person’s phone number or email and do get back to them, as quickly as possible.
9. You can bring scissors and those interested in a hair test can come up at the end of the talk.
10. You can give a small discount on the program to those who attend your talk or workshop.
11. If you have an hour to speak, don’t talk more than 20 to 25 minutes. Then open it for questions. Also, I would allow people to ask questions during your opening presentation.
The reason for this is it is good to respond to what people want, rather than for you to just rattle on what you think is important.
If no one has any questions, you can always continue with a lecture or presentation. However, I found that if I made things simple and interesting, many people have questions, usually about their own health or that of their family or friends.
12. Anytime you speak, a little drama is good. Remember, any presentation is a form of entertainment.
13. Be careful with Powerpoint presentations. They can be boring. Also, dimming the lights makes some people sleepy and makes it hard for people to take notes. A good cartoon presentation, however, might be really fun.