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The Sounds of Music

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sawgrass Mills Sunrise, 13400 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise FL


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The Sounds of Music


Using the Power of Music to

Enhance the Learning Experience



Using music is a powerful force that can be used to a great effect in a learning environment. Music, like any effective training tool should be used skillfully and judiciously!

The session will provide participants with valuable guidelines for incorporating music into their program design and delivery. A short history of the use of affective music will be followed by a discussion of the psychological and physiological aspects of using music. We will also briefly review the supportive research behind the use of music to enhance the learning environment. Key points will be demonstrated by playing music examples in conjunction with presented concepts. The majority of the session will be a demonstration of the broad use of the medium. We will also cover the hardware requirements and copyright laws related to using recorded music.


Participants will learn how to select a piece of music and what kinds of problems they need to be prepared to handle when using emotional material. This unique session will give participants a chance to experience the roller coaster ride that music can provide to stimulate learning.





About Our Presenter: Greg Trulson


Greg Trulson is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant with 35 years of HRD experience. Before starting Training Solutions in 1983, he served at the Training Director/VP and Manager HRD levels with United Technologies and GTE (Verizon). In addition to running his consultancy, he serves as a Vice president at The Fusion Group in Weston, FL. He received his BSBA in Finance from University of Central Florida and his MBA/MSM from Rollins College. 

Training astronauts in the American space program is just part of his experience which includes developing and delivering public and private seminars around the world. Since starting his consultancy, he has presented seminars for over 400,000 people in 26 countries on six continents. Some of the organizations Greg has worked with include:  Walt Disney World, IBM, American Express, AT&T, NASA, CIA, Boeing, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, and Pacific Life to name a few. He regularly coaches several senior executive as they lead their organizations to higher productivity. He has served as an Adjunct Professor for NOVA and conducted programs for FAU and FIU.


Greg is a past President of the Broward ASTD Chapter and has presented his ideas on using music in training at ASTD events around the country and at the National ASTD Conference.


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