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Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving Course Outline

Designed to help you remember facts, figures and names. Improve your memory with special memory and recall techniques. Solve problems using your logical mind and your creativity. Develop your problem-solving abilities with proven problem-solving methods. Improve your chances of success with this memory training and problem-solving course.

The training course content was relevant to my needs. Was able to apply the examples to my day job. Will help me be clear and define my approach to my project. The trainer's presentation was very engaging. Kept it interesting the whole day. Motivating.

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Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving - Morning

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 - Afternoon

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.

The course had lots of important information, definitely worthwhile and has given me lots to think about. The trainer's presentation was very good, obviously knew his stuff, lots of energy and I left with a good feeling.

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