Personal Survival: 25 Rules To Live By


Presented by: Dana Turner

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Statistically, one-fourth of all Americans will become victims of a violent act during their lifetimes, either at home, at work -- or anywhere in between. A female car-jacker hits you and takes your car and your wallet/purse while you're stopped at an intersection. Masked home invaders threaten you and your family, after kicking in your front door at 3:00 a.m. A male, intoxicated pan-handler wants more money and becomes a robber after you open your wallet/purse. A child riding her bicycle in a residential area is kidnapped on the way home from school. A female manager who is also a bully makes your workplace toxic. An angry male former employee shows up at work and threatens to kill his co-workers. A male stalker starts following you to work and home again. A hooded shooter fires at your church congregation on a Sunday morning from the back of the church.

Events like these aren't impersonal stories by the media and they're not just part of a movie plot. They're real, so real. But you can use events like these as "training tools." Events like these happen every day -- somewhere. What would you do if this was "your day"? Most people have never really considered themselves or their families becoming victims -- and they are unprepared to make the decisions that may save their lives. In fact, most people generally make terrible -- and often inappropriate -- decisions, before and during a violent event. People run when they should fight, fight when they should run, and simply freeze when they should do something. Anything.

Every person should learn simple, effective violence prevention and response tactics and techniques. Following simple and effective strategies and tactics may significantly reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim -- or at least increase your chances of survival if you do become a victim. Don't you just wish that you had a set of rules to help you to navigate the tricky survival decisions? Those rules really do exist. And you can learn twenty-five of them here. This isn't an academic presentation that's long on theory and short on practicality. You'll learn which rules to make; which rules you want to keep; and when to break all the rules.

In this presentation, we examine:
  • What events often occur -- personally and professionally -- that will likely lead to violence
  • Who the offenders really are -- and how they target potential victims
  • When to act -- and when to wait for an opportunity to act
  • How intended victims become most vulnerable -- and what options exist
  • Where the most common locations are for offenders to attack -- and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations
  • Why targets of violent events survived -- the benefits of logical vs. emotional decision-making
  • How using hypothetical problem-solving scenarios helps you to create effective self-defense plans
Presentation Objectives
This presentation is designed to help you:
  • Understand how acts of social and workplace violence can occur anywhere -- at any time
  • Show the proven links between a person's lifestyle and his/her vulnerability to a personal attack -- and the critical risk behaviors of both victims and offenders
  • What to do when you come face-to-face with any aggressor
  • Demonstrate just who the violent offenders are and who they target
  • How to keep offenders from getting under your "radar" and into your personal "safety zone"
  • Understand which acts of violence are the most common and most predictable -- and which ones generally offer no warning
  • Prepare you to share this information with those people who are special in your life
Presentation Audience
All personnel at all organizational levels

About the Speaker: Dana Turner is a security practitioner based near San Antonio, Texas. Dana has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities -- including the investigation of business and banking crimes -- and he is celebrating more than 40 years of crime. As a speaker and conference facilitator, Dana has delivered thousands of platform, telephone and Internet presentations. He has designed and participated in continuing education programs offered by state and national banking and credit union associations, state and federal examining and law enforcement agencies -- and state and national security, audit and human resources organizations. As a consultant, Dana has participated in or led hundreds of projects and assisted in the development and delivery of components of seminars, schools and conferences. As a writer, Dana has written many manuals and books -- and numerous newspaper, trade publication and magazine articles published and distributed both nationally and internationally. Dana is the author of the Financial Institution Security Library and he also serves as one of the moderators in several of's Security Forums.

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CD-ROM includes:
  • Complete presentation (including slides and audio)
  • Written Materials
  • Follow-up Q & A
You have the right under this license agreement for this CD-ROM to use this presentation on a single-workstation. Use on a network is in violation of the copyright agreements. CD may be used by multiple users at a given institution but may not be placed on a network or in any other multi-user environment.

This program was recorded in its entirety in January 2013. The CD-ROM includes program slides, materials (if available) and follow-up Q & A document.

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