Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meet Our Instructor: Jerry Balistreri

Have you ever met someone who seems to know what you're thinking before you say it?  Someone with that "special something" that makes them seem like they're totally in tune with people?  Perhaps you've marveled at their insight and envied their abilities.  Now what if we told you that you could develop this skill, simply by studying non-verbal cues, or tells.  Would you be interested in learning this skill?  

Jerry Balistreri, Alaskan, body language expert, and ASTD Certified Trainer is returning to North Dakota in November.  Jerry has become a recognized expert in reading body language with emphasis on detecting lying and deception.  He is a trainer, motivational speaker,and author.  He has trained over 14,000 people how to read body language in 30 states over the past 36 months.   

This November, Jerry returns to North Dakota to offer four classes:

Detecting Lying and Deception (#11963)
(10:30 am to 12:00 pm) November 13 

Reading the Tells: Non-Verbal Communication (#11978)
(1:00 - 4:00 pm) November 13
Non-Verbal Communication in Negotiation (#11948)
(8:30 am - 11:30 am) November 14

Public Speaking Boot Camp (#11934)
 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm) November 14 

To learn more about these or other upcoming classes, visit us at!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Conversations returns this Sunday, October 26!

Bismarck State College is pleased to present for the sixth year this series of conversations to enrich the community's understanding of our common humanity. Conversations include discussion between Clay Jenkinson and BSC President Larry C. Skogen. Questions from the audience complete the event.

John Wesley Powell and North Dakota’s 125th Birthday – October 26th, 2014

John Wesley Powell was a Civil War veteran, who floated the canyons of the Colorado and Green Rivers in 1869. He had just one arm; the other had been lost at the battle of Shiloh in the Civil War. Powell was much more than an explorer, however. He became the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and the founding director of the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology. He knew a half-dozen Native American languages, made pioneering contributions to our understanding of the Numa (Ute, Paiute) People, and helped to classify American Indian languages. Powell also wrote the Arid Lands Report in 1878, a revolutionary document that attempted to alter the way the United States developed lands west of the 100th Meridian, which runs through Steele and Tuttle, ND, and runs through Pierre, SD, and North Platte, NB.

Powell is one of Clay Jenkinson’s eight Chautauqua characters. The historical John Wesley Powell will be interviewed for the first hour by Dr. Larry Skogen. In the second hour, Clay will break character and talk about Powell’s contributions to government science in America, and his place in the history of exploration. Powell came to North Dakota to address the state’s Constitutional Convention in 1889. His revolutionary recommendations for a “dryland democracy” were not adopted by the North Dakota founding fathers.

Bismarck State College
Sunday at 3 p.m. NECE building Bavendick Stateroom 
Free to the entire community. Dates are subject to change. For more information, call BSC Continuing Education, Training and Innovation at 701.224.5600 or visit

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