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Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving
  • Improve your memory by learning the Rapid Recall memory techniques
  • Expand your ability to remember facts, stats, names and numbers
  • Remember more of what they said
  • Remember more of what you have read
  • Solve problems using your logical mind
  • Solve problems using your creative mind
  • Solve problems by using other people brains
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Lots of useful models that I can use both in and outside of work. The use of repetition, work in groups and exercises really helped to reinforce what was being learned. A really good course! The trainer was very friendly, positive, engaging and involved everyone, which was excellent.

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Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • Introductions
  • Memory training as a skill that can be learned
  • RAISE method of memory:
  • Repetition. Association. Imagination. Structure. Effort
  • Repetition is the mother of learning
  • Association. Memory training is about forming strong associations
  • Imagination. Imagination is how you make the association
  • Structure. You need to impose order on chaotic information
  • Effort. It takes effort to memorise anything
  • How to remember names, numbers facts, lists and stats

Day One - Afternoon

  • Problems solving is about how to close the gap between what you have and what you want
  • Problems solving has two major sets: logical analysis and creative imagination
  • Logical analysis methods
  • Examples of logical analysis in problems solving
  • Creative imagination problem solving methods
  • Mind mapping
  • The Mastermind: using multiple brains to crack the case
  • Examples of creative problems solving
  • Summary action plan

Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving - Day One - AM

Introduction

Who are you and what do you want to gain from attending this course?

Memory training.

Memory training was invented by the ancient Greeks, about 500BC. In those days, there was no internet, there were no printed books, and so if you wanted information, you got it by learning what you were told, or remembering what you saw.

In the old days, Memory Training was an essential part of your education, as a Good Greek.
But in the Modern world, memory was replaced by the book and then by the computer.

So, we don’t bother with memory training any more.

As a result, most of us have untrained memories.
That limits our effectiveness because we forget names, we forget facts, we can’t remember much of what we read.
Most people are limping along with a lazy, untrained, out-of-condition memory.
Now, we can rapidly improve our memory capacity with the right training. Just like the Olympic athletes from Ancient Greece, we can improve our memory muscles.
Let us start.

RAISE your game

All memory is based on using five basic concepts: Repetition. Association. Imagination. Structure. Effort. That gives us our first memory device: mnemonic. RAISE your game.

Memorise this list:

  • R = Repetition
  • A = Association
  • I = Imagination
  • S = Structure
  • E = Effort
Repetition is the mother of all skill.

Repetition

Your memory remembers what is sees more than once.
Repetition is the mother of learning.
You need to review according to a specific formula.
We will reveal the special formula for effective reviews.

Association

Memory works by making associative links between events.
One thing reminds you of another thing. Memory training relies on your natural ability to make associations. But training harnesses this natural ability and develops it to a greater degree.
We will show you how.

Imagination

Imagination is the driving force of memory.
Association and imagination work together to create mental links.
Your job as a memory expert, is to make mental links between two things: what you already know, to what you want to remember.

Structure

All knowledge is structured. If it unstructured, it falls apart in the mind and is forgotten.
If you impose a structure on knowledge, you will remember it.

Effort

Even when using special techniques, it takes a certain amount of effort to memorise anything. We will show you how to make your efforts, productive efforts.

Exercises memorising names, numbers, facts and stats.

Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving - Day One - PM

Problems solving

Problems solving is about how to close the gap between what you have and what you want.
The gap between what you have and what you want is called 'The Problem Space'. You need ways to fill that space.

Problems solving has two major sets: logical analysis and creative imagination.

Logical analysis methods

Logic is a systematic, step by step approach to solving problems. Almost all problems are best tackled by analysing its components and figuring out the facts, identifying causes and coming up with practical solutions. This is the problem cause solution analytical method.

Examples of logical analysis in problems solving

Creative imagination problem solving methods

Many problems cannot be solved by pure logic. Instead you need the creative imagination. Creative imagination is not necessarily logical, it involves visualisation, music, inventiveness, imagery, fantasy and humour. Creative problem solving is what built the Disney organisation.
Examples of how to improve your imagery.

Mind mapping

Mind mapping is a great way to combine the creative and the logical minds. Mind mapping allows you to be creative and orderly and systematic at the same time, and to record your ideas on paper or on computer.
We will show you how.

Tap into your office 'Mastermind' - use multiple brains to crack the case!

The Mastermind: using multiple brains to crack the case.

You have heard the slogan, "Two minds are better than one."
The master mind your secret weapon in problem solving. You get more brains in the room and you decimate your problems by combining the multiple brains to form a mastermind.

If you have enough good brains all working to solve your problem, then success is assured.
We will go over the rules for effective team problem solving.

Examples of creative problems solving
Summary action plan.

Excellent course, very informative and well structured. Good levels of trainer talking, group discussion and writing. Good examples from personal experience. The trainer was very good, with a clear and concise message and happy to help with queries. Good booklet to take away as reminder.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving Course Summary

Do you have problems with your memory? Every day we are all surrounded by facts, figures, names and numbers and we need remember them.

The problem is most people have never trained their memory.
As a result, most people can only remember about 5 - 7 items at a time. And within seconds of being introduced, people forget the names of people they meet.

People with a great memory usually have a trained memory. They are using special Memory and Recall Systems. These systems have the effect of increasing your memory capacity from being able to recall 7 items on a list to up to 100 items and beyond.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone who wants/needs to remember facts, figures, names, faces.
Anyone who is studying for exams.
Anyone who is needs to make presentations or speeches and who wants to present without notes.
Anyone who is absent minded.
Anyone who wants to better remember what they have read or heard or seen.

Problems solving

We all must solve problems. Your life evolves by solving problems. The second section of this course is about how to better solve problems, by developing your skills of thinking on paper.

To help you to solve your problems, we will show you special problem-solving methods.

There are essentially, two ways of solving problems:

  • Through the use of analysis: breaking something down into its smaller component subsets
  • Through the use of imagination: making some giant-steps in one creative leap of invention
  • Problem solving by analysis
  • Problem solving by creative imagination