In our society, incidents of shootings and assaults have sadly become all too common. But in this episode, we're going to dive into a story that hits close to home. Terry's daughter was on campus at UNC when an active shooter alert message sent shockwaves through her world. She and several classmates found themselves barricaded for hours in a bathroom. And just last year, my own daughter was hiding in the back of a store when an active shooter event unfolded at a local mall. Thankfully, both of our children had the training and awareness to respond effectively to these dynamic and terrifying situations.

The reality is that workplace violence is on the rise, and it's a concern that affects us all. To navigate this unsettling landscape, it's crucial for individuals to understand the power of non-verbal communication. It can mean the difference between life and death in a crisis. But, here's the catch: none of us want to live in constant paranoia. Instead of solely focusing on what to do during and after a violent event, there's a proactive approach that often goes overlooked.

Introducing D.I.R.T. - Dangerous Individual Recognition Training®. It's a game-changer, and in this episode, Terry and I will break down its significance. We'll explore how understanding non-verbal communication can empower us to be more aware of our surroundings, helping us to avoid or effectively respond to dangerous situations. But that's not all; we'll also discuss the immense value of honing these skills in our everyday interpersonal communication.

So, whether you're a parent worried about your child's safety on a college campus or just a concerned citizen navigating an increasingly uncertain world, this conversation is for you. Join us as we delve into the world of non-verbal communication, safety, and empowerment.


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