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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amy Herman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amy Herman, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amy Herman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amy Herman, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 255 AWARENESS (with Amy Herman)

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In a sequel to Episode 253 PERCEPTION, this week we are joined once again by visual intelligence expert Amy Herman. Katy and Amy take a walk through the streets of Manhattan, discussing how better to observe the world around them, and by doing so, make better decisions. Decisions that could save a life, or simply make their day better.

They discuss the way our attention has been taken over by our phones, which leads not only to rudeness, but also to missing important things that are happening around us. And Katy asks: How have we collectively decided that what’s happening in the world isn’t interesting? She also wonders: When you work so hard to heighten your visual senses, do the other senses get heightened too or does the visual sense take over the rest?

Amy details how, in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with information, we can learn to distill out the information we need and want instead of trying to take it all in, or worse, missing it.

Join us for this fascinating conversation on the streets of New York, and learn how being aware will make you a better cop, nurse, firefighter, parent, student, tourist—person.

Amy Herman is the founder of The Art of Perception, and the author of Visual Intelligence. Find her on Twitter.

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Apr 29 2019 · 32mins
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Episode 253: PERCEPTION (with Amy Herman)

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Amy Herman is an art expert who trains members of law enforcement, intelligence agents, counter-terrorist specialists, and healthcare professionals to enhance their observation skills by learning to look at works of art. Amy is the founder of The Art of Perception, and the author of Visual Intelligence.

In this episode, Amy and Katy visit the Whitney Museum in New York, and they discuss how observing art is a teachable skill, and why it holds the key to heightening our awareness in our day-to-day lives. Amy asks Katy to describe some of the works of art they are seeing, a fascinating study in why we notice what we notice.

This episode delves into perception, observation, and not just how we see, but how we communicate what we see. Also: how do our biases influence us, not only in terms of the art we chose to look at, but also what we observe and how we interpret what we observe? Don’t miss this fascinating conversation, on location at the Whitney Museum!

Visit our social media sites to see some of the works of art described in the episode: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

Find Amy Herman on Twitter.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION: If you have a question or a topic you want us to address, send us an email at bittersweetlife@mail.com.

You can also connect to us through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – Better yet, tag #thebittersweetlife with your story for a chance to be featured!

NEW TO THE SHOW? Don't be afraid to start with Episode 1: OUTSET

SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode.

WRITE A REVIEW: Leave us a rating and a written review on iTunes so more listeners can find us.

BOOK: Want to read Tiffany's book, Midnight in the Piazza? Learn more here or order on Amazon.

TOUR ROME: If you're traveling to Rome, don't miss the chance to tour the city with Tiffany as your guide! 

Apr 15 2019 · 39mins

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Ep. 90: Visual Intelligence & The Art of Perception | with Amy Herman

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Today our expert guest is Amy Herman, a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to symmetrically sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to help them recognize the most pertinent and useful information, as well as biases that impede decision making.

She originally developed her Art of Perception seminar in 2000 to improve medical student’s observation and communication skills with their patients, but she has since adapted the program to train a wide variety of individuals, including: the FBI, NYPD, Department of Homeland Security, Navy SEALs, Peace Corps, Georgetown University Hospital, MetLife, Johnson & Johnson, Planned Parenthood, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and New York City doormen.

How do we see what matters?

Amy’s catchphrase is, “How do we see what matters?”

In a world where we are barraged with information, where we have a non-stop, 24-hour stream of digital information available at your fingertips, how do we separate what’s important from what’s just noise? We see so much and our brain can’t take all of that in, so how do we distill the information that we need to live our lives with purpose and do our jobs as effectively as we can?

Amy suggests that it’s through the development of visual intelligence, which “means not only looking up from your screens and engaging the world around you, but filtering out a lot of that noise and a lot of that information to see what matters.”

Art just happens to be the vehicle that Amy chooses to teach this because it’s a novel set of data for the people that she works with. If you’re used to running a successful business, for example, looking at works of art gives your left brain a rest, engages your right brain, and forces you to think about communicating what you see. Then, when you go back to work, you have a different template or lens through which to see business operations and communicate what you see to others.

Communication is actually a significant part of this program. “Communication is a two-way street,” Amy says. “It’s not just how you say it. You have to be mindful of who’s listening to you and how your message is being heard. Because if it’s not being heard, your message doesn’t matter.”

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“This a rule in my house and I share it with people because it’s a small thing and we can all do it: look up from your screens for 15 minutes a day. If my 16 year old can do it, I promise you can do it... Do anything. Go talk to a colleague. Go talk to your husband. Go talk to your wife. Have a glass of wine. Read a book. Make dinner. Take a walk.

“And it’s not a punishment... But I believe that when we look up from our screens for 15 minutes a day, we think differently, we communicate differently, and we prioritize our lives differently.”

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Feb 18 2019 · 32mins
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Episode 239: NOTICE (with Amy Herman)

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In a re-airing of one of our most fascinating interviews, Amy Herman joins us to talk about visual intelligence. How can looking at fine art, or rather learning how to truly notice what it is you are seeing, change, or even save your life? Herman has trained police officers, doctors, military, and special operatives to hone their observation skills by studying visual art. On occasion of her recent Ted Talk reaching half a million views, we've decided to repost her thought-provoking interview on our show in which she shares the secrets of how practicing perception in art can help keep you safer.

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NEW TO THE SHOW? Don't be afraid to start with Episode 1: OUTSET

SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode.

WRITE A REVIEW: Leave us a rating and a written review on iTunes so more listeners can find us.

BOOK: Want to read Tiffany's book, Midnight in the Piazza? Learn more here or order on Amazon.

TOUR ROME: If you're traveling to Rome, don't miss the chance to tour the city with Tiffany as your guide! 

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Jan 07 2019 · 43mins

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SQS026: Networking in Denver with Amy Herman

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Meeting new people in a new town can feel a little overwhelming. Denver feels like a big, little city to me. And, I thought it would be a good idea to bring in a networking ninja to discuss making connections. Click the following link to go to the show notes https://wp.me/p5AIJk-ls

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Jun 18 2018 · 32mins
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Ep. 106 – Going Between the Dog and the Wolf with Amy Herman

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Amy E. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world including at the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, and the Peace Corps. Herman was also the Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey, and the Head of Education at The Frick Collection for over ten years, where she oversaw all of the Collection's educational collaborations and community initiatives.

Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with Amy about:

  • Biases - are they useful?
  • How can we recognize biases and they use them?
  • What does it mean to be the dog?
  • What does it mean to be the wolf?
  • Can you ride a dolphin, wolf hybrid through the ocean?
  • so much more...

Amy can be found on her website: www.visualintelligencebook.com or on Twitter at @AmyHermanAOP

She recommends a book by Daniel James Brown titled, The Boy in the Boat

Jun 11 2018 · 1hr 2mins
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Amy Herman | Image Maker - Ep. 41

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Amy Herman is a visual artist, entrepreneur and community builder. Her photography is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Kresge Art Center in East Lansing and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and has been shown in numerous galleries, including at The Light Factory and at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Amy is the co-director of Goodyear Arts, an artist in residency and event space initiative, and owner of Vintage Charlotte, a pop-up market of vintage and hand-made vendors. She is a recipient of the Charlotte magazine 2015 Charlottean of the Year Award. Amy earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Michigan State University and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College, Chicago.

This episode is perfect for anyone interested in photography, identity and memory, and creating the community that you want to live in.  

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Amy explains what makes an artist an artist and what makes her an artist.
  • She answers how she sees her role in the community and whether her work in the community is art.
  • She describes her recent photography exhibit at Central Piedmont Community College.
  • Amy shares what identity, masking and memory have to do with what she photographs.
  • She talks about what she hopes viewers feel looking at her work and whether an audience informs the work she creates.
  • She states whether she produces art to be sold.
  • She discusses a photography series of hers called 'Relative Intimacy' and the staging of intimate moments.
  • She addresses whether what a photograph captures is 'real.'
  • Amy talks about Goodyear Arts, the exhibit space and artist in residency program she co-launched, and the four words that inspired it.
  • She shares what she learned through each iteration of Goodyear Arts.
  • She explains the criteria Goodyear Arts uses to select resident artists.
  • Amy discusses Vintage Charlotte, a business she launched, and whether it is an extension of themes she explores in her photography.
  • She answers whether administrative work is coming at the cost of her art.
  • Amy reveals what she wants.
  • She discusses the connection between her and Charlotte magazine.
  • She talks about growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, how her parents supported and influenced her, what was important to her growing up, and whether she is today who she expected to be.
  • Amy answers what photographer she admires and whether she wants to produce a photography book of her own.
  • She reveals what's next for her and the role magic is playing.
  • Amy shares the life she wants to look back on. 

Mark Peres adds a personal word that begins this way, "Before my conversation with Amy I looked at the photographs she created that had been exhibited at the Ross Gallery at Central Piedmont Community College and was now available for view on her personal artist website. I was immediately drawn in..."

To learn more, visit On Life and Meaning

Apr 19 2018 · 52mins
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In this week’s Success Stories episode, Amy Herman chats with Catherine Robson about her journey leading up to The Art of Perception and how keen observation and astute perception can change your career and life.
Mar 01 2018 · 25mins
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33. The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See with Amy Herman

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Converting observable details into actionable knowledge. Amy Herman trains our elite forces, including Navy SEALs, FBI, Dept of Homeland Security, NYPD, on her innovated solution of visual intelligence.

http://www.visualintelligencebook.com/

http://www.artfulperception.com

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Aug 14 2017 · 1hr 1min
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HOW TO BOOST YOUR VISUAL BRAIN POWER, WITH SECRETS TAUGHT TO THE FBI! Amy Herman | Health | Inspiration | Self-Help | Inspire

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If you’ve ever wanted to be more observant, accurate, present, make better decisions, or take your game to a whole new level, then do we have the enhancing show for you!

Today I’ll be talking with Amy Herman, lawyer, art historian and the founder of the the Art of Perception course, which trains doctors, police officers, the FBI, the military, state department, and fortune 500 companies; and author of a perspective changing new book, Visual Intelligence, Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your life.

Today we’ll be talking about strengthening your perceptions, helping you see things more clearer, find the answers you’ve been looking for, and articulate them in ways to get things done…plus the powerful words of Dr. Wayne Dyer, why when you change the way you look at things, the things look at change.

That plus we’ll look at an orangutan named Kevin, a gorilla in our midst, refrigerator blindness, keeping your head on a swivel, gemba walks, pick-pocketing the secret service, and how in the world to keep a secret from a flight attendant?

Questions and Topics Include:

  1. Visual Intelligence & Perception and the Art of Perception Course –
  2. From Dr. Wayne Dyer – Why when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
  3. How going along with police officers when in Law School changed you
  4. How did she end up ‘shooting’ someone at a conference
  5. What Men in Black has to do with Visual Intelligence
  6. Why you don’t want to mess with the mama-gene
  7. What does Motel soap (Derek Kayongo) have to do with anything?
  8. What does it mean to be visually curious
  9. What is situational awareness?
  10. How did the idea come to her to start teaching art work to medical students – originally a Yale program.
  11. The story behind Dr. Marc Silberman and Art History NJSportsmed.com
  12. What wilting flowers can tell a health service provider
  13. What was a bold phone call to the NYPD after 911.
    1. “Hi, I’m Amy Herman, and I have a great idea…”
  14. Why Alexander Graham Bell says “we’re all to often walking through life with our eyes shut”
  15. How visual intelligence improves your awareness even after mindfulness or mindful training
  16. What it means to run in HD (Mindfulness Running)
  17. Myth-busting and a talking orangutan (who is on a Ted talk!)
  18. How our perception changes all the time and we don’t even realize it.
  19. How we all view the world from different vantage points.
  20. How do you keep a secret from the flight attendant
  21. How do we rethink our communications of our perceptions
  22. What we can learn from Michele Gielan, positivity researcher and author of Broadcasting Happiness
  23. How Amy Herman encourages people to embrace our visual world
  24. Why Beyonce scolded a fan
  25. What’s potentially wrong with taking photographs of pictures at art museums
  26. How cameras can take us out of the present moment, or out of being mindful
  27. How digital technology gives us an excuse not to interact with other people, or not to be mindful or present
  28. An inspiration of hers Apollo Robbins, a professional con-man ‘deception specialist’ who works on the right side of the law
  29. What’s the biological bias or survival mechanism.
  30. How do we increase our visual awareness
  31. What Dr. Michael Merzenich, the father of brain plasticity, says about walking (and knowing) your own neighborhood
  32. What we can all learn from 911 in New York City
  33. How to lay the groundwork before bringing subjectivity in
  34. What is Renshaw’s cow?
    1. Samuel Renshaw who worked with Navy Pilots in WWII
  35. What can we learn from the Kenyan Westgate Mall incident
  36. What we can learn from Jesse Itzler and Living with a Navy Seal.
  37. What she’s learned from taking US Special Ops Forces into Art Machines
  38. What is refrigerator blindness?
  39. What we’ve all mistaken about Michelangelo’s David
  40. Why everything deserves a second look
  41. What are the three R’s?
  42. What’s the concept from Toyota of being in the place (or being mindful) and going to the problem.
  43. What happened with her editor Eamon Dolan
  44. Advice for parents for conversations with their children to increase their perception or visual intelligence
  45. More about program at artfulperception.com and book at www.visualintelligencebook.com

Amy Herman’s Shares Secrets Taught the FBI, Special Forces, Law Enforcement & Doctors to Increase Visual Intelligence to Transform Your Life!  Art of Perception | Happiness | Mindfulness | Meditation | Business | Career | Health | Self-Help | Inspire

For More Info Visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

Mar 17 2017 · 53mins
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