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Rhythm Facilitators:

Rhythm can do MORE for you!

Rhythms of Influence

A 5-Step guide to
program design, group development,
and personal presence

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Sample Intro Chapter

Learn to apply Rhythm’s hidden architecture for greater

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  • Performing confidence


  • Participant connection


  • Message clarity


  • Musical results

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Rhythms of Iinfluence 5-step model

Rhythms of Influence is based on the 5-step program structure that Ju Linares and I developed for our interactive rhythm programs.  We typically work with adult groups in workplace or conference situations — meaning participants are generally total beginners whose purpose is other than “drumming.”  People’s reactions range from “Wow, cool!” to “We’re doing what?”


Our job is to move each group as far toward the client’s business goals as we can in the time available.  That means we need a rapid process of group development, both musically and interpersonally.  Mixing our own experience with ideas from Arthur Hull, HealthRHYTHMS, TaKeTiNa, and general group development theory, our 5-step process was born.


We wrote the Rhythms of Influence ebook for a general audience, because its principles apply to anyone who speaks, teaches, or presents while wanting people to listen, understand, and engage.  Its insights help build connections among participants, and self-confidence for the speaker.


As a group drumming facilitator, you get a couple of extra bonuses. Rhythms of Influence gives you a flexible outline for program design, and shows ways to turn rhythmic concepts into relevant client-centered language.
Rhythms of Influence offers a 5-step framework using familiar elements of rhythm.  You’ll learn to:
  • Bring your group “into the moment” with full AWARENESS using PULSE.
  • Build CONNECTION with CYCLE, tuning them in to your message and each other.
  • Generate DIALOG musically and verbally, activating their curiosity to listen and share.
  • Encourage EXPLORATION to stretch possibilities with IMPROVISATION and play.
  • Turn their learning into PERFORMANCE with an experience of GROOVE.

The 5 phases will help you create that sense of connection and flow, both within yourself and with your audience.  Whether you’re facilitating a drum circle, or speaking to a group of any kind, Rhythms of Influence will help you:

  • Come across as confident, comfortable, enthusiastic, and genuine
  • Feel in the flow, effortlessly knowing what to say and do next
  • Take your group beyond expectations

Rhythms of Influence takes about 20 minutes to read. Treat yourself to its rhythmic insights today!

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Ju Linares


São Paulo, Brazil


Mary Tolena

San Diego, USA