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Welcome - the purpose of the blog page is to provide you with a never ending source of valuable, practical and entertaining information designed to help you get the best performance from yourself and others.

In these blogs you will find all the information you need to make faster progress in less time and effort. Here you will find all the information you need to achieve your goals. In addition to helping yourself to achieve your goals, you can use the same information to help others to achieve their goals.

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Accelerated Learning Skills Blogs

Accelerated learning is a method of studying that helps you to encode and memorise information more effectively than traditional methods, so that it may be recalled efficiently. Learn how to present information to your brain so that it is easily and accurately understood, which will help you to memorise and recall it when required. Memory techniques include repetition, association, imagination, mnemonics, structure and energy. Accelerated learning techniques are beneficial to students, teachers, professional communicators and anyone interested in improving their memory.

To be successful, your organisation needs to be continually developing itself, with new techniques and knowledge. Companies that continually learn and develop will achieve their long-term goals. On the other hand, businesses that just stand still, are likely to regress and be overtaken by their competitors. Therefore, it is essential that staff are taught is such a way that they learn and recall new information quickly and effectively.

Many people have butterfly minds, never settling on anything long enough to make sufficient progress. Being distracted, losing interest in a task or daydreaming throughout the working day will not get the job done! Develop your powers of concentration and your ability to stay focussed on the task in hand, with accelerated learning techniques and memory training.

Accelerated Learning Skills Blogs

What is Memory Training?

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If you struggle to remember information, or even names, then you would find it useful to practice memory training techniques. Follow these tips to give your memory the boost it needs to help your recall.

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How to Master Any Skill

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We learn new things all the time. But if you want to become a master of that skill, it is not just a question of practice makes perfect, or learning it parrot fashion. There are five stages to mastering a skill and making it yours.

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How to Improve Memory

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Memory improvement is possible for everyone - including you - because your memory is not a fixed attribute, but is an active process.

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Perfect Practice

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Recognise that progress is always possible for you and should be made. You might never reach perfection, but it is fun trying.

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Learning and Development Training - Learning Organisations

2 May 2014

Learning and development training. The Learning organisation Let me ask you a question: Is your organisation a Learning organisation? A learning organisation is one that recognises the need for continuous learning and personal development. This need for continuous learning and development is being driven, primarily, by advances in technology. Technological advance

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Learning and Development Training

18 February 2013

Learning and development training Learning and development training is important for your organisation. Why? Because all successful organisations are those that are continually learning knew techniques and developing new products and services. Growing organizations need to be learning organizations. All good organisations need to be continually developing themselves. Question: If an

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What is Accelerated Learning?

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Being able to understand, memorise and recall information is vital to everyone, not just students. Improve your memory using these accelerated learning techniques.

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Blog Categories

Accelerated Learning (7)

Accelerated learning techniques are special methods of organising information, so that you can more rapidly memorise and more accurately recall it on demand. Accelerated learning also includes mind mapping and creative thinking techniques.

Assertiveness (10)

Assertiveness is a both a communication style and a mind-set which, when combined, allows a people to express their meaning using just the amount of forcefulness, in relation to their body language, voice tone and spoken language.

Change Management (19)

Change management training is how to use the fact of continuous change, to work FOR you, rather than against you. It is a fact that all improvement implies change, but many people hate change. Change management is about training people to love change as a means of making the future better.

Coaching, Mentoring and Developing Staff (8)

There is a pressing need to develop the next generation of leaders, managers and technical experts. One way to develop staff is through coaching and mentoring. To be an effective coach and mentor is not an easy skill to master. These blogs discuss the skills of coaching, mentoring and staff development.

Communication - Clear Communication (63)

One to the most important facets of communication is clarity. Whenever you write or speak, your words should denote only one possible meaning. If your words can be properly interpreted in multiple ways, then you are creating the conditions for confusion, error and misunderstanding. These blogs discuss the nature of clear communication.

Communication - Listening Skills (6)

Communication includes the ability to attend to, understand and memorise what people say to you. Effective Listening is an active, not a passive process. These bloggs discuss what it takes to be a good listener.

Communication - Nonverbal Communication (5)

Communication includes a large visual component. How you appear, as you speak, makes a big difference to how your message is received. These blogs are about how to best use your body language. (Eye contact, posture, dress, hand and arm gestures, etc.)

Communication - Persuasive Communication (33)

Persuasion is the art of convincing others that your ideas are good, right, fair and practical, and in addition, persuasion includes motivating people to put your ideas into action. Persuasion is a key communication skill that everyone should study. These blogs discuss how to be more persuasive.

Communication - Written Communication (8)

A part of your communication is in the written form. Writing well is a skill that most people do not study, though it is of immense importance. These blogs discuss how you might improve your written communication.

Conflict Management and Handling Difficult People (28)

Conflict is inevitable, and when it occurs, you need to resolve it quickly and efficiently. Conflict management (and handling difficult people) is about managing your communication and your emotions, so that you arrive at a negotiated solution as quickly as possible. This series of blogs discusses the various ways you can best manage conflict.

Decision Making and Problem Solving (17)

Decision making is the skill of selecting the best option from many options. And problem solving is the skill at determining the causes and implications of a problem and finding efficient remedies. This series of blogs discusses the elements of effective decision making and problem solving.

Goal Setting (9)

Success is the achievement of a worthwhile goal. And therefore, the first step to achieving a goal is to set it. Goal setting is the starting point of all achievement and is one of the most important topics you could study. This series of blogs discuss the elements of goal setting.

Leadership and Management (123)

Leadership is the art of setting a clear goal and inspiring others to achieve it. Management is the art of organising resources so as to most efficiently achieve that goal. This series of blogs discuss the details of leadership and management.

Mental Health (6)

Mental health is the skill of managing your own mind so as to achieve mental stability and a high degree of rationality. Mental ill health is the opposite, mental instability and irrational actions. This series of blogs, discusses how you might manage your mind.

Motivation (28)

Motivation is an emotion that induces action. Without motivation, nobody would achieve anything of value. This series of blogs discusses the various ways you can motivate yourself and others.

Other (33)

Whilst interesting and informative in their own right, these blogs don't fit into a category.

People Management (6)

People management is a combination of skills including goal setting, communication, planning, handling conflict and motivation skills. This series of blogs discusses people management skills.

Personal Development (92)

The best investment you can make is in your own personal development. If you develop your skills, knowledge and experience, then you will maximise your potential to produce excellent results. This series of blogs looks at the details of personal development.

Personal Effectiveness (82)

You are not paid for how hard you work; you are paid for your effectiveness. It is possible to improve your effectiveness and get more valuable work done in less time and effort. This series of blogs discusses how you might improve your personal effectiveness and therefore speed up your rate of progress.

Positive Thinking (5)

The quality of your results is based upon the quality of your actions. And your actions are controlled by your thoughts. To simultaneously improve both your material results and your mental health, it is vital to develop the skills of positive thinking.

Stress Management (2)

Stress can be both good for you and bad for you. Good Stress triggers improvement. Bad stress grinds you down. Stress management is about using stress to help you to improve, and to avoid the negative effects of too much stress. These blogs discuss the various aspects of stress management.

Supervisory Management Skills (4)

Supervisory management skills are a combination of five major skill sets, setting goals, communication skills, planning, performance management and motivation. These blogs discuss the details of supervisory management skills.

Team Leadership (3)

For the most part, we all work in teams. Leading the team effectively can make all the difference to the performance of the team, as a whole. This series of blogs discuss the details of team leadership.

Teamwork (21)

Teams are often composed of people who have very different personalities and skills. In order to perform well, the members of the team must work well together and play to each other’s strengths. This series of blogs covers the importance of team work skills.

Time Management (62)

Time management is about prioritising, planning, organising and delegating, so that, at any moment, you are always adding the most value, and setting the conditions for your future success. This series of blogs investigates how you might better manage your time.