Arthur Carmazzi – The Truth about DC Training Tools

Arthur Carmazzi – The Truth about DC Training Tools

The origin of the first DC Training Tools were created for two specific reasons.

The first was the need to achieve better than average results in training programs. Arthur Carmazzi had identified five areas that were lacking in most experiential training programs:

  1. Many of the exercises were not strong enough in visual, auditory and kinesthetic stimulus to reinforce learning.
  2. Many of the exercises were barley relevant to the learning outcome
  3. The exercises were not connecting on an emotional level
  4. Exercises did not connect previous exercises to reinforce learning of previous modules
  5. Some exercises were not entertaining.

The second reason was branding and marketing. Because the methodology of using training tools in sequence to achieve better training results was unique to the industry, Arthur Carmazzi saw an opportunity to leverage this process for branding and marketing as a critical component to the Directive Communication psychology training system. And so the original design of the training tools began.

The criteria for these tools was to overcome the five areas where experiential training was deficient. The first training games were the Colored Brain Communication Cards, the Human Drivers Challenge and the early version of the CBCI and the Early Environment Dolls (Now DC Avatars). Arthur Carmazzi’s Team Communication tool – CBC Cards are used across 39 countries to support better team development and recruitment – also see Arthur Carmazzi’s Predictive Psychology where he can identify participants hidden secrets

There was only one problem, the average quote to create these was around S$42,000, and at that time (2002) Arthur Carmazzi was in massive debt and had no money to produce them!

Training tools and GamesSo, he decided to be creative and went to a printer and made this suggestion: “I will pay you S$48,000 but you let me take these as and when I need them and I will pay as I use them.” But the printers he visited were not interested. So he thought more and tried again, but this time he added: “…Based on the amount of fixed costs (mostly labor) you have and the down time on your machines when you are not creating something, the actual cost of making this is only materials, which would only be about 8% of the total price, so at worst, your initial investment can be covered with the first month of the materials I would take.” And again, he was rejected. This time Arthur was running out of optimism but he looked at the financial climate and tried once more, this time he added: “…if I paid you what you were asking, after you paid the cost of materials, if you put the rest in the bank (Banks in Singapore were only offering 2% per year interest at that time), you only make S$840 in interest, I am offering an extra S$6000 over what you are asking… so if you accept this, and I buy all this from you within one year, you are still S$5160 ahead. And this time they said YES!

This was the one of the contributing factors to the success of Arthur Carmazzi and the Directive Communication Methodology since the tools are an integral part of the results it achieves.

Some of the Trainer Tools such as the CBCI were evolved into online psychometric tools by Arthur Carmazzi

31 thoughts on “Arthur Carmazzi – The Truth about DC Training Tools

  1. Nice to know that DC training tools are getting more effective day by day. Despite several barriers Arthur Carmazzi has made it possible to establish DC as one of the most recognized training methodology of recent times.

  2. The DC training tools were well thought off and well planned by Arthur Carmazzi. He did not give up on making a way to be able to share this powerful idea to the people.

  3. Arthur Carmazzi will always be open to improvements. This attitude will ensure the quality of his tools for the refinement of organizations.

  4. The DC Tools as envisaged by Arthur are both, a revelation and a revolution to the learning and practising of DC Psychology which brings to fore human behaviour to self and in organisations, including families and society!!
    Three Cheers to Arthur!!

  5. Arthur ……. you are so right about the significance of tools in training………. they actually bring out the real nature of a person without being conscious about it….. keep thinking keep adding new aspects to training.

  6. Guess every part of DC has a HEROs WAY to it, be it the evolution of DC or the tools per se. I am sure all of the DC tools are going to be one of the most talked stuff within all training sessions conducted by DCiians across the globe.

  7. Bharti Sumarajan

    DC tools are amazingly powerful and what makes them unique is that they can be applied at work places , with parents , children , with students , self , which are only few to mention . It will not be exaggeration at all to say that they have universal application. DC tools are the result of Arthur’s persistence and great sense of contribution to make the World a better place .

  8. Hisham Alaaedin

    Asl always Arthur you tell us great stories, and you prove us to us over time that there is no limit on how optimistic one can be!

  9. DC Psychology Tools are very interactive and fun. It promotes subliminal response and gives insightful information. Its great for coaching. And as a global business partner, we get to help many other training companies to develop better workshops

  10. Arthur Carmazzi and John Maxwell seem to have a lot in common in their objectives. although i think John is reaching a lot more people

  11. you helped me a lot Arthur Carmazzi with your DC Training Tool and it’s really powerful tool to use anywhere
    Thanks to you.

  12. I’m a school teacher and liked this information a lot about DC training tools i think i have to use it, thank you very much for that Arthur Carmazzi .

  13. thanks for the useful post, i can see many applications of Directive Communication tools and the other posts are great too

  14. Some trainers are able to make a full time ceraer out of training.Some do training part time and have a full time on the side.It’s all a matter of how good you are, and how many people there are in the area who will go to you.You never “finish” learning. As a dog trainer you should be going to seminars, workshops, and demos constantly to further your knowledge. You learn something new nearly every day whether it’s how to deal with a certain breed or how to help the owner understand.It’s an ongoing process.Training dogs can be difficult at times. Not all dogs learn the same way.Personally, I would like to see a little more credentials than “I trained my own dogs really well, so I can train yours”As I mentioned, you should be going to seminars and workshops along with gradually gaining experience in the field.References :

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  17. Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges for me Mr. Arthur Carmazzi. That’s because an organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions.

  18. leaders like Arthur Carmazzi give their team members a lot of freedom in how they do their work, and how they set their deadlines. They provide support with resources and advice if needed, but otherwise they don’t get involved.

  19. This is such an awesome training team by Arthur Carmazzi, Communication is key, as well as listening to and respecting employee questions and concerns. Some of these issues may come from legitimate insights about the proposed innovations, whereas others can grow out of a natural resistance to change. Once you choose a strategy or system to adopt, there will also inevitably be some fine tuning.

  20. Hi Mr. Arthur Carmazzi the DC training tools that you shared with us were very useful in developing organizational culture and leadership nowadays. Keep it up!

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