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1 Keynote Slide Show Presentation (March 2009) by Stephen Dolle DOLLE COMMUNICATIONS

2 Table of Contents Introduction Slide 3 BiographySlide 4 Keynote ProgramsSlide 12 Past Drumming ClientsSlide 13 What is Group DrummingSlide 14 How does Drumming WorkSlide 19 What are the Rhythms of the BrainSlide 20 Health Connection to DrummingSlide 21 Evolution of Drum CommunicationsSlide 22 Sound Integration Study (2002)Slide 23 Modern Uses of Group DrummingSlide 32 Corporate Drumming ApplicationsSlide 33 Teamwork & Management Models Slides Drumming Exercises Slides Other UsesSlides Videos on YouTube (March 2009)Slide 45 Dolle Keynotes2

3 Introduction To succeed in life, you must be engaged in what is happening around you. You must develop strategies to help you stay focused and engaged in the face of adversity, and amid increasing distractions at work, at school, and at play. Often referred to as our earliest survival tool, rhythm is being used today to help people stay focused, fit, and engaged in whats going on around them. Widely termed drum circles, group drumming offers new insights into understanding team building and communications today. Stephen Dolle is CEO of Dolle Communications, a communications and neurosciences consulting company based in Newport Beach, California. His life path into drumming came after 30 years in the corporate world. Known as MacGyver for his problem solving skills, and the Professor for his drum rhythms, he is a drum circle facilitator and percussionist and speaks and performs throughout the Greater Los Angeles area on the rhythms of the brain. Lets welcome Stephen Dolle. Dolle Keynotes3

4 Biography Nuclear medicine technologist Performed over 15,000 patient work-ups/ procedures at over 50 centers, authored 100s of procedures Certified Nuclear Imaging CEO Film & theater actor Marketing Consultant products dev., fundraising/pro esp. sports & entertainment Coach/Mentor: Youth baseball, soccer Legal Expert: Products Liability Failure to warn, health insurance FDA Policy Advocate Neuroscientist & Health Consult 1994-Present CNS shunts, neurology & clinical diagnostics, assistive technology, learning & cognition, sensory integration, epidemiology, music & drum therapy DiaCeph, Inc. Founder & CEO Inventor of DiaCeph Test, related brain research Percussionist, Drum Facilitator 2004-Present Facilitator, researcher, keynote speaker Dolle Communications Founder CEO 2005-Pre Marketing, communications, neuroscience initiatives, drum circle facilitation, keynotes Dolle Keynotes4

5 STEPHEN FIRST began exploring RHYTHM to help his recovery after this 1992 auto accident/brain injury. He had done mind-body work dating back to the 1970s. This injury pressed him to explore the neurosciences in new ways… Dolle Keynotes5

6 …He first had to design and patent an all new AI level diagnostic test for CNS shunt malfunction, which he termed the DiaCeph Test… 6Dolle Keynotes

7 …Then petition the FDA, and travel to Washington, D.C. for this conference he brought about… Stephen in Washington, D.C. for the Jan International STAMP Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, he helped bring about. There he pressed the Food & Drug Administration for better quality assurance and oversight of CNS shunt devices. Dolle Keynotes7

8 …He researched and applied methods in music & art therapy for wellness, and used his DiaCeph Test to direct this long awaited 1998 surgery… Stephen waited for more than 4 years to undergo this corrective surgery in 1998 as all his shunt tests were negative. It was his own DiaCeph Test that pinpointed the problem, and paved the way for corrective surgery at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles (1998). Dolle Keynotes8

9 …And was required to know and practice law in support of his efforts in regulatory affairs Stephen after wrapping up a civil proceeding in Dolle Keynotes9

10 …And in 2008, 16 years of neuroscience efforts were realized when the DiaCeph Test successfully directed this best surgical outcome... It took 16 years, 7 shunt revisions, several changes in neurosurgeons, and his authoring a tandem paper on the DiaCeph Test, but Stephen succeeded in guiding this 2008 shunt surgery that produced the most favorable outcome in 16 years, seen in the CT image at right. Dolle Keynotes10

11 …Allowing him to focus on drumming and conceive this rhythms of the brain program. Stephen, after a drumming appearance in Dolle Keynotes11

12 Team Building & Communications thru Group Drumming Drum for your Brain The DiaCeph Story: a story of Innovation and Perseverance Mobile Phones and AI Managing Hydrocephalus Managing your Health Dolle Keynotes12

13 Past Drumming Clients Include YMCA of Orange County High Hopes Brain Injury Center Endangered Planet Foundation Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf El Salvador Comm Center/ Love2Drum Bowers Museum / Love2Drum Oasis Yoga Studios / Love2Drum Von Roll / Lavida Laguna Dolle Keynotes13

14 What is Group Drumming? The TOOL within Us!Group Drumming Benefits Group drumming is a discipline of communications and health & wellness, where participants play structured and free-form rhythms with the goal of reaching a common mindset, or brain wave entrainment (BWE) enabling high level group learning and tasking. It is an age old practice led today by trained facilitators following set guidelines. Drumming is in Synch w/ Study on Aging: a) Mild/moderate exercise b) Companionship c) Mental stimulation As a Tool, it Improves: 1. Communications 2. Attentiveness & Focus 3. Teamwork 4. Creativity, Innovation 5. Leadership 6. Physical coordination 7. Confidence, Intimacy 8. Morale 9. Health & Wellness Dolle Keynotes14

15 In our early years… …we learned to engage others and what was happening around us through listening, rhythm, and song... …we learned to engage others and what was happening around us through listening, rhythm, and song... Dolle Keynotes15

16 …We learned to become mentally and physically focused (at least we thought), and to use various tools to perform even these… …jobs! Dolle Keynotes16

17 Then as things started to go wrong… we found we were missing critical communications signals. Do you know how to listen? Dolle Keynotes17

18 What does Group Drumming require? …A venue …. Percussion instruments, and … YOU Dolle Keynotes18

19 How Does Drumming Work? To succeed in life, you must be engaged in what is happening around you. You must develop strategies to help your mind stay focused and engaged in whatever you are doing and rise above adversity and distractions at work, at school, and at play. Group drumming is the platform where you learn how to interact with the rhythms of your brain, to truly engage your mind and body, and better communicate with those around you. Stephen Dolle Dolle Keynotes19

20 What are the Rhythms of the Brain? The rhythms of the brain are a collage of the many different auditory, visual, and touch sensory patterns which have specific effects on our brain and body. Some are learned, while others are innate. They are widely how our mind communicates with our body, with others, and with the world around us. The more you understand these patterns and their influences the more prosperous and happy you will be in life. Dolle Keynotes20

21 The Health Connection to Drumming (incl. Dolle and Bittman research) Confidence, mental health, intimacy Family communications, dispute resolution Cognition: hand & body communications, time & space awareness (fitness and sports)* Sensory integration: focus, productivity, and learning in noisy environments* Coordination, mobility, fitness* Stress reduction, general wellness** Biofeedback chronic illness & cancer** Group BWE: independent of age, culture * Dolle research ** Bittman research Dolle Keynotes21

22 The Evolution of Drum Communications 1. Animals and humans learned that when sound is in volume or tempo it is closing in and/or is in importance, calling attention, where slow or melodic sound tends to be friendly. Fast or repetitive sound tends to be forceful or threatening. Augmented sounds are appealing, and make us curious and/or happy. 2. Human sounds and drums evolved to disseminate information. 3. Sight, sound, and body movement patterns, along with words, eventually formed human communication we know today. 4. Emotional intonations in words is termed prosody. 5. Since drum rhythms come from the body, they can activate the prosody center of the brain in Wernickes area, and language centers of the pre-frontal cortex. 6. Possible rhythmic patterning correlation to a recent paper in news on doodling and memory when bored/poor attention. 7. Correlation of audible patterning to cognition; Mozart Effect 8. Modern day sports and music keep us connected to our past. Dolle Keynotes22

23 Stephens 2002 Metronome Study on Sensory (Sound) Integration - unsyncopated patterns impair cognition -syncopated patterns repair cognition (Mozart Effect)* -findings hold relevance in cognition, learning, and productivity in noisy environments -SEE paper on web site for more details Dolle Keynotes23

24 Executing the imaginative rhythms of the brain was his forte… Imagination is more important than knowledge. Dr. Albert Einstein Dolle Keynotes24

25 Executing our innate team building rhythms… …allows us to accomplish extraordinary things with limited training. Dolle Keynotes25

26 …Executing social/familial rhythms keeps us strong and mentally healthy… …like these three generations engaged in family drumming. Dolle Keynotes26

27 …Executing the meditative rhythms of the brain keeps us well. 27Dolle Keynotes

28 28 …Perfect syncopation of mind and body is a sight to behold...

29 Executing the communicative rhythms of the brain produces… Well… some participants develop Crocodile Dundee-like communication skills. (man in center) Dolle Keynotes29

30 Executing structure and free-form rhythms of the brain enhances learning. Facilitation is critical. Dolle Keynotes30

31 What is the role of the facilitator? …To help participants engage in their rhythms, and connect with those around them. Dolle Keynotes31

32 Modern Uses of Group Drumming Music and cultural arts Advertising and promotion Team-Building: corporate, sports, war Math, science, learning, sports training Health & wellness: brain, disease, stress Personal development, family, intimacy Events: entertainment, sports, spiritual Community outreach, gang prevention Dolle Keynotes32

33 Corporate Drumming Applications Sales, Work, and Office Communications: better read intent of others, listening, and project thru body language Team Building BWE (brain wave entrainment): syncopate beta, alpha, theta, and delta brain waves, improve group tasks and leadership in structured and free form settings Intellectual skills: multi-tasking, creativity, abstract thinking Sensory: boost focus and productivity in noisy settings * Language: understand cross-cultural communications * Reduce Stress: reduce employee stress/burnout (Bittman) Hiring & testing: use in personality and skills assessment * * Dolle Communications research Dolle Keynotes33

34 Teamwork (definition of): a joint action by 2 or more people or a group in which each person subordinates his/her individual interests to the whole of the group. Dolle added: the action, when each person is equally engaged and entrained, will produce an affect greater than the sum of the individual parts. Dolle Keynotes34

35 Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing (Team-Building model, Tuckman 1965) This model follows todays free form group drumming. Its four (4) phases are: 1) Team meets and agrees on goals/tasks 2) Individual ideas are put forth & discussed 3) Consensus of roles, values, etc. reached 4) Team becomes a self-sustaining unit Dolle Keynotes35

36 Margerison-McCann Describe a Team-Work Wheel of Four (4) Primary Roles Dolle Keynotes36

37 Drum Circle roles/instruments then match the MCCANN team building model Slide 30: free-form + structured learning Bass Drums: develop, produce Congas: innovate, promote Djembes: produce, maintain, innovate, promote Shakers: maintain, innovate, inspect, advise Bells: organize, maintain Clave: maintain, innovate Dolle Keynotes37

38 In a drum circle, and in business,… First you create. Then you syncopate. Bass Lead / Solo Tambour Dolle Keynotes38

39 A Communications Exercise 1.Click the bell.. to play this 2 ½ min audio. This exercise reminds us how language mirrors sounds around us, esp. the beat of a drum. Many believe our language came from beats and vocal grunts. See if you recognize the rhythms as: a) coming toward you? b) calling to you? c) trying to frighten you? d) trying to appease you? 2.Our bodies communicate messages too. In the above example, specific body movements could also elicit those messages. Find a co-worker, or perhaps a pet at home, and communicate the messages above with your body movements. SEE the TV program, the Dog Whisperer. Dolle Keynotes39

40 A Sales Presentation Exercise 1. Assemble 4 to 5 co-workers into a team and ask them to give a 5 min presentation on a made up product. Instead of speaking, have each choose a percussive tool or instrument, and have the group give the presentation using their instruments, body language, gestures, and product (can use prop). Improves improvisation and free form team execution. Grade how well the audience understood each presentation. Dolle Keynotes40

41 A Team-Building Exercise 1. FIND one or more co-workers and ask them to clap their hands or tap desks with you as you play this 1 ½ min audio. 2. When ready, CLICK on the bell to play the audio. Each person should try to clap or tap a different part of the beat pattern. Trust your insights. Allow time for your parts to evolve and your body to move to the groove. Ask your co-workers what your pattern was expressing. Did your group create a new sound? If so, what did it express? Dolle Keynotes41

42 A Multi-Tasking Patterning Exercise 1. At times, when you are tired or feel overwhelmed by too many tasks, try this exercise: Right at the point of when you are loosing your focus, start tapping your hands on your legs, lap, or a stationary surface. Pick any rhythm pattern that comes to mind, and climb onto the rhythm. The more you strike your rhythm, the better your focus will be on your tasks approx 5 sec to 1 min. Dolle Keynotes42

43 A Memory Recall Patterning Exercise 1. Our brains have a unique ability to identify and remember information in patterns. Say and recall these random letters/numbers: XEZAEI34SSC. Now say as a pattern, with letters/numbers in bold on the downbeat or emphasis: X E Z (pause) A E I (pause) 3 4 S S C Sound familiar…? Dolle Keynotes43

44 A Pattern of Movement Exercise 1. Casual walk and movement mirror our heart beat. The beat 1-2, 1-2, is the energy of casual pushing off from one foot, with the stop and more forceful land/turn of another. 2. Military marching and running is more 1-2, 1-2 (down-up) and , more energy given to the foot youre pushing push off of. 3. Walk briefly around home or office. Which pattern do you walk? Do you run? Try to walk with emphasis in #1 above. Which method are you more stable with your balance? Dolle Keynotes44

45 Drums are also played telemetrically (Graduate Engineering Project, UCI) 45Dolle Keynotes

46 Sometimes drumming is even used to influence the weather… Dolle Keynotes46 Stephen, facilitating a Drum and Dance to Snow event at Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf, in Dec And it snowed!

47 Drumming Videos on YouTube Full Moon Drum Circle 2007 (Laguna) Bowers Museum 2008 (Santa Ana) Related General Interest Videos: 2008 Drummers Beijing Olympics Dolle Keynotes47

48 Presentation by: Stephen Dolle DOLLE COMMUNICATIONS March 2009 Property of: DOLLE COMMUNICATIONS Unauthorized Use or Reproduction is Strictly Prohibited Thank you… Newport Beach, CA Thank you… Newport Beach, CA Dolle Keynotes48

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