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“Just the facts, ma’am.” S tep 1 focused on training the self-coach to be an astute observer. So what do we do with all the data garnered through observation? Here again, you need to ask your rational brain for some assistance. One of the things your rational brain does best is analyze informa- tion. As the main character in Dragnet used to say, “Just the facts, ma’am.”The purpose of analysis is to determine stimuli and patterns that are uniquely yours and to determine just how these stimuli and patterns affect you at the moment. Question: what's the meaning of “Just the facts, ma’am.”
Feb 16, 2012 1:39 AM
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It means you should focus only on the facts. Do not focus on emotions, feelings, useless details, opinions, etc.
February 16, 2012
Sergeant Friday (played by Jack Webb) was the character famous for encouraging witnesses he was interviewing by saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." He would say this whenever a person would delve into opinions, hearsay, etc.
February 16, 2012
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