Dream team part 2

THE DAY is here, I am ready to deliver big time. The time is pm 2.15 and pm 13.00 is the light and sound check. We decided to go for all dark in the beginning and light both in teater and scene afterwards. 


Countdown is near and the people is getting in the room. Tick, tack, tick, tack…


At pm 2.15 the light went out and I started to tell a story about my time in the millitary. A story about a team effort.


The story is over and the light comes on. 200 people, 160 men and 40 women, ready to here more about dream team.


After talking in general about team and groups, I got into the D.I.S.C from Thomas International. Talking about the different personalities we have. Then I used it to devide the audience into two groups and then into two more. A group as big as this was the first time for me and also in a teater as well. Then two persons from each group comes to the stage to built a fifth group.


They got two questions to work with for about 3-4 minutes.


«Give me a metaphore for women in the millitary»


«What will a dream team look like»


The theory was once again proved, because the different groups answer just as I thought (and D.I.S.C).


The D is fast, not peopleoriented and fast decisions

The I is fast, people oriented and likes to hear his own voice

The S is calm, peopleoriented and wants that everybody are having a good time

The C is calm, not peopleoriented and very formal


In addition to the four groups we have the fifth group. This was the «ideal» group, and they proved it. They came up with two good answers and took a vote for the best.


Both I and S didn`t manage to get me an answer, they just stood there and looked at eachother.


D came with a answer that shocked us all (except the D`s) and C had a well formulated answer. With a lot of background for the answer and for why they answer that.


In between all the theory and group questions I showed commercials. Funny commercials with high music and a team punch line in the end. The commercials I used was:

«Bad Idea Jeans» from JC (banned commercial)

«Bud Light» from Budweiser

«Singing and dancing Stratos cow» from Nidar Chocolate Company


And I also used the best jokes in the world from The University of Hertfordshire research project from 2001 (http://www.laughlab.co.uk/).


No. 2:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip.  After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep.

Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson.

And what do you deduce from that?

Watson ponders for a minute.  “Well, 



Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. 


Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. 


Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. 


Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. 


Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. 

But what does it tell you, Holmes?

Holmes is silent for a moment.  

Watson, you idiot!” he says.  “Someone has stolen our tent!” 


And No. 1

A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?” 

The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. 

The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?“ 


So finally in the end I connect my iPhone to the system and called up my wife.

And to hear 200 people singing the «Happy Birthday» song to my wife over the phone…

Breathtaking, and brings the tear in my eyes. I have so much to thank here for.


It was a great success and the feedback was that I manage to combine both funny stuff and interested stuff about the persons way of acting. Both alone and in a team. Be aware of that, use D.I.S.C and Thomas International and get DREAM TEAMS…


So many and fine places you come to as a trainer and speaker. Right now I am on my way to Ørlandet Millitary Base in Trondheim, Norway. After one hour flight to Trondheim I am now sitting on a boat (in one hour) out to the base. Actually it`s the second boat, because the first one had som kind of trouble and had to return back to the harbour after about 15 min.

So now are we 45 min. after schedule, but it`s a beautiful evening so it doesn`t matter.
Tomorrow I am going to talk about dream team. Haven`t heard about it, you said? Well it`s known to happen, when someone put together the team with “a trained eye”. F.ex. using Belbin or Thomas Int. D.I.S.C analyses. There are young people so I have to keep it simple and catchy.
To split 200 persons into four groups (D, I, S and C (Thomas Intern.) or red, yellow, green and blue (Insight)) in a teater will be fun. It would be the biggest crowd I had tried this on. But it is always a first time…
When I am sitting here and looking at around 50 youngsters in the boat with me, I am really starting to look forward to tomorrow. I can also se so many with a need for a mentor. It is so much potential here and I want to help them all. It`s fantastic to have a mentor in so young age. I have been a mentor for different young people over the last ten years. WOW… the fun, the excitement, the reflection and the graditude…

The Norwegian Armed Forces

On Thursday I got a very interesting mail from The Norwegian Armed Force (www.mil.no). They wanted me to come in april and be the head speaker at a action day for all the women in the army.

My topic will be «Dream Team» and how you can build a dream team when people have different starting point, character and strenght. It would be important to talk about the attitude to people and to accept all kind of individuals.

It would be a whole day for the topic with all kinds of speakers, politicians from the defends comitee, Norways first female pilot on F-16 fighters.

I am really looking forward to the day, even if it means going away from my dreamteam (my wife) and her birthday.