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Learn Valuable Work Expertise and Job Skills

"Everyone complains about the cost of education, but no-one complains about the cost of ignorance." 


"After all, if it was just about knowledge, most of the world’s leaders would be librarians." 

A Better Way to Get Ahead

Employers don't just want expertise, they also want skill. Behavioral skills. Not the skill of writing scholarly research papers and taking tests. An "A" does not mean real world competence.

So what's missing? Two things:

    • Relevant theory that can be practiced.
    • The motivation and feedback mechanisms to reach mastery.

Sound, Practical Theory. This is not about “blue sky” theory — you know the kind of stuff so impractical that you can’t use it in the real word.  It’s about what employers want and entrepreneurs need.

Build Deep Expertise. What’s in your long-term memory matters. You can’t Google it when the boss asks you a question. And when ignorant, you can’t even use the search engines properly since they won't know what questions to ask.

Strive To Master Skills. We don’t just want leaders who understand the theory, but can’t lead. The focus is on moving from novice to mastery. 


Pallas Athena, Picture from the Austrian Parliament Image by Jubalon

Real World Application. OK, some things are nice to know. But when it comes to our two primary roles (digital marketing or transformational leadership), you got to make things happen in the real world.

Receive Badges. This are attached to specific competencies in a concentration.

Get a Certificate. Complete a concentration and receive a Legacee Academy certificate as recognition of your accomplishments.

Experienced Instructors. Instructor-based courses and classes that we offer online have individuals who really know the topic.

Skilled Guides. In skill-based learning, Legacee Academy guides are mentors and coaches who will guide your practice.

Potential Project (Gig) Work. For these that build skills (Level II learning), you can receive additional training to serve as a the role of Guide or Instructor.

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” -- Shakespeare, The Twelve Night, ( Act II, Scene V)

Now you too can benefit by increasing expertise or skills — either to make yourself more attractive to employers or to expand your ability to make income. You can: 

1. Take Legacee Academy public online classes as they come up. Not a bad way to fill in expertise gaps if the timing works. 

2. Take Short Courses, OR Self-Paced Learning  OR Full Classes as they become available. 

Competency Levels

Level I: Expertise

This is the level of understanding and knowledge. It means further developing your ability to memorize and recall. In this case, it is the skill sets one would want to develop a better set of tools to know and understand. One would think that in the information age, we would be good at memorizing and recalling information, but we are not.

Find out the details on mastering expertise

Level 2: Learning Skills

These are incorporated into the methods of masters program. You don’t be JUST a theory wonk — do something with the knowledge you have — use these mastery practices to accelerate the building of  skills you can use in the real world. This level of mastery is typically neglected since it requires practice and different development approaches.

Tragically, the skill development models used in corporations and government are deeply flawed. It’s no wonder executives don’t want to spend money on training. And it’s why you would want to use an Academy Model.  

Find out more about mastering skills

Level 3: The Master Teacher

Just because you are good at something, doesn’t mean you can teach it. Once you know something really well, help others to develop what you know and can do.


Checkout Upcoming Academy Programs

Online Full Classes and Short Courses

Build Expertise — Academy Short Courses and Full Classes

    • 21-Jun-2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Take the Self-Paced Program (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
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    Average speakers use a presentation to inform. Great speakers use the platform to persuade, motivate and to inspire. They know techniques one has to learn and practice to wow the audience.

    When the best visuals are combined without a dynamic, credible speaker, there a magic in words. Be ready to learn how to cast a few spells.

    Discover proven tactics to increase persuasiveness and the wow factor.


    Option 1: Self-Paced Learning 

    You will receive 5 videos  two a week — 37 minutes of video total.

    1a The Opening: Delivery Getting The Relationship Right

    1b. The Great Opening: Getting Their Attention, Motivating Them to Listen, and Cueing

    2a. The Body of the Pitch: Delivery — The Visual and the Auditory

    2b. The Body of the Pitch: Structuring Your Content

    3a. Wrapping-Up: So Much to Do In So Little Time

    All for $9.95

    • 100 percent risk free. You have a two-week MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE on all programs.

    • START ANY TIME on Self-Paced, Short-Courses and Customized Coaching programs.

    Option 2: Dual Track Coaching

    Want the Personal Touch? Want an expert to answer your questions? Need a learning program customized to you? Strive for Mastery in 30-days. Meet at the start (to plan), once a week during delivery, and at the end (for lessons learned).

    COACHING programs can be offered on a subscription or installment basis. Set-up a FREE CONSULTATION.

    Find Out More

    Get More Details on Dual Track Coaching

    • 21-Jun-2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Available as a Short Course (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    “People Don't Learn From Experience” — J. Edward Deming

    Taking This Program Allows You to in 30-Days:

    • Examine experience to change behaviors that don't work
    • Develop a new skill. We have many from which to choose.

    Find a Time • Talk With One of Our Advisors • Act Now

    What is Reflection?

    It's a way of not doing the same thing, the same way; but always expecting better results (the classic definition of managerial insanity). It is a:

    1. Mental process allowing you to monitor your behavior.

    2. Method for determining what's working and what's not. 

    3. Way to monitor practice to keep improving it.

    4. Learned process accelerating the drive to mastery.

    It's true, most people DON'T LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE and they practice a skill, but SHOW NO IMPROVEMENT OR SLOW IMPROVEMENT. The reason why? They don't use reflection. At very powerful technique that's rarely taught in universities (see story below)

    Learning reflection in this online course will help you to:

    • Not make the same mistake again,
    • Learn from experience, and
    • Enhance practice,

    Reflection is a learnable method to determine what's working and what's not. 

    Learning Outcomes

    "Life teaches, but only if you're willing to learn." — Anonymous


    Level I Learning: Expertise 
    • Identify the causes for not learning from experience
    • Know the 4 major types of reflection
    • Understand 3 major ways to accelerate learning
    Level II Learning: Skill Building
    • Practice reflection in learning a skill.
    • Explore using it as a means of examining an automatic, undesired behavior.

    This Online Course includes:

    • 2 Videos
    • 9 Readings
    • 2 Exercises
    • 2 Assignments

    A Personal Story On The Importance of Reflection

    To my lasting regret, understanding of reflection came much too late in life. What happened was this.

    When I was 52 years old, I accidentally learned about reflection. I happened to be sitting in a lecture at Korea University in Seoul. The course delved into world religions and this particular lecture dealt with Buddhism.

    The professor mentioned that Buddhism had a long tradition of learning through reflection. This aroused me from my normal state of lethargic mindlessness and I asked the professor, “What is reflection exactly?”

    She replied that it was a mental process where you periodically step back and think about an experience and then figure out what went well and what could have gone better. And then she said, “The school of life teaches; but only if you are willing to reflect on experience.”

    Here I was, a creature of the university. Much of my life was spent in a library with my nose in the textbook or in a state of confusion reading scholarly research journals. And yet, I had never been exposed to one of the most valuable tools of learning ever.  — Murray Johannsen, Course Developer & Instructor


    Remember: You have a Money—Back Guarantee 

    You Method of Learning

    Short Course Coaching. Want personalized feedback or support? Get instruction from someone skilled at both teaching and coaching. It’s a practical alternative to courses offered at universities —plus you receive a badge and a certificate upon successful completion. Get the theory down the first week practice, focus on skill building the next three. 


    Questions? Contact us at info@legacee.com or set-up a Zoom meeting below.
    • 05-Jul-2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • A 4-Module On-Line Program. Available as a four-week Full Class with Instructor (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR as a eight-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    You face a choice. You can do what the system wants or you can define a vision for yourself.” Murray Johannsen

    The mind is a image processor, using over 10 types of imagery. Yet, the educational system fails us; for it doesn't let us know about the untapped resourses waiting to be accessed.

    The program focuses on learning how to use mental imagery to construct a vision of the future and develop skills. It includes numerous practical techniques that when practiced and mastered result release the untapped resources lying latent within us all.

    STRIKE A MATCH – IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION


    You learn about:

    Using imagery for a change

    Discover the ten types of images used by your mind our options to deploy imagery to make things happen —

    Reduce confusion and doubt by knowing how to construct compelling, well-defined goal imagery

    Practice and perfect process imagery to learn new skills faster.

    Level 1 Learning: Choose The Path of Knowledge and Understanding

    For those who want to know, to understand, to satisfy your curiosity. Of an online class with fellow students and an instructor

    Level 2 Learning: Build Skills With Coaching on the Dual Track

    Practice makes perfect. You have more time to hone and sharpen your technique. Plus, you get face time every week to get feedback and suggestions.


    Module 1: The Power of Symbols, Myths and Archetypes


    “When an idea is important, it will find its way into imagery.” — Joseph Campbell

    Your mind is a image processor. Yet, we have never been given a map to explore these assets lying dormant, untapped and unused. To get traction, one first needs to understand the lay of the land.

    Symbols have both a surface meaning and a hidden meaning. Some symbols, such as the archetypes are timeless — appearing across cultures and time. Many are dormant. Yet some have motivational force—strongly influencing your behavior — either positively or negatively.

    You learn how to defining a set of symbols. For example, you will explore the meaning of symbols such as The Magic Kingdom, the Treasure Hunt, and the Heroes Journey, the classic structure inherent in great movies and literature you see in a Harry Potter series, the Arabian Nights, the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. 

    • The Best Times to Use Imagery. Some times work better than others -- find out what they are.
    • Ten Types of Imagery you can use
    • Accessing Receptive Imagery. How to allow more unconscious content to surface.

    Module 2: How To Construct Compelling Goal Imagery

    If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there.


    Its long known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing resources factors lying untapped with the mind.

    There is nothing wrong with the way classic goal setting is taught in the b-schools. It communicates on paper what the destination is. BUT it: lacks motivational force, and doesn't engage your unconscious in making it happen. 

    But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. For there are different types of goal imagery. Some is receptive--useful in both insight and creativity. Some is is programmed--a category helpful in skill development.

    • Constructing Proper Goal Images. If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there. 

    Module 3: How to Practice and Perfect Process Imagery

    "Only perfect practice makes perfect." -- Murray Johannsen

    Image by: SD Dirk: High Jump Triton Invitational 2011

    Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefullness of training programs you attend.

    University researchers in this area have long known that high performers in sports use a combination of real and mental practice.  Both produce better results than either used alone. These high performers know what the rest of us don’t -- how to use guided image as a tool of mental practice. STILL, most of us don't know who to use imagery to improve application skills

    To really make it  you need to know about:

    • The Theater of the Mind. This is one powerful visualization method to see what comes next and to get it right.
    • Editing Your Movie. BeThere are a number of techniques 
    • Practicing Dissociated and Associated. Such a simple technique but one that really gets the job done.
    • Shifting From Director to Actor.

    Module 4: Techniques for Constructing Your Vision:


    Image by: Martin Basmajians

    In this session we will explore the nature of symbols in life, myth and the dream. They are actually related. Myths serves on one model for understanding what occurs with the unconscious. These themes are repeated across the generations and are often made into hugely commercially successful moves.


    One of the most import mythic themes is the Heroes Journey. And in almost all of these journeys, there appears an advisor who is wiser, who seems to know what to do when a situation is encountered that causes confusion. You might say that during meditation, you are like a hero, journeying into the the unconscious.


    Now comes the fun part — creating, changing and finessing your imagery on the Heroes Journey.



    • 30-Aug-2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • This is asyncronous on-line learning with college credit
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    Learn Communication Skills Necessary for Business Success


     "Just because you have two ears and a mouth, doesn't mean you know how to communicate." -- A Mother's Advice To Her Son.

    Make the investment in a business course that pays off many times over.





    A Sample Course Lecture

    What Employers Want In New Hires

    Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers 2018 Job Outlook Survey


    A Second Sample Course Lecture

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    BUILD EXPERTISE & SKILLS WITH AN ONLINE COURSE  IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Develop 10 Practical Skills Useful in the Real World

    This is not a course chock-full of theory you cannot use. It's about practical techniques used in the real world. You learn or practice how to:

    Do An Elevator PitchYou only have 30 seconds to a minute to make a positive first impression.


        Deploy Five types of Listening. All listening is not the same. There are five that improve listening and one that doesn't. 


            Read Key Nonverbals. How to better read face and hear the meaning in tones and intonation.


                Say Powerful Persuasive Patterns. There are many that you can use to sell your idea. Basic patterns one needs to know to sell.


                    Generate Positive First Impression. How to generate positive impressions, increase trust, and get liked.


                        Prepare Prepare For The Interview. Most people don't spend the time needed to polish their communication skills before the interview. And so, they lose the job. Don't let this happen to you.


                        To Communicate Using Video. Can you structure a five or ten-minute video presentation that holds someone’s attention? If so, you'll be popular with a large social network.


                        Craft a Compelling LinkedIn Profile. Address what HR recruiters want. Generate a magnet that attracts others to connect with you.


                        Write Engaging and Interesting Texts & Emails. Don't write like a professor. Write to get someone's attention, hold their interest and motivate an action. 


                        Finesse a Resume & Cover Letter. Craft your resume to be attractive to employers.


                          To Enroll


                          Written assignments are submitted through the Canvas Learning Management system. To build skills, the course also includes Zoom labs. It's offered through the Los Angeles Community College District, Fees are low — only $46 per unit for California residents and $328 for out of state.

                          This open enrollment, online course in business communication comes with 3 credit hours. It can transfer other universities and will transfer to CSUN.


                          To Get Assistance by email or voice and to enroll this course (Bus 032)

                          Section: BUS 032-V03 (16196

                          Short Bio on Your Instructor: Murray Johannsen


                          Unlike most full-time professors, he knows what employers want and what student lack when it comes to getting work (and getting better work). Murray has seen it over and over again; bad resumes and poorly written profiles and interviews that fail to impress. And so designed the course to deliver the verbal and written skills employers want in employees and supervisors.

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