Handling Information Overload

Start Date: 17 Mar 2019
End Date: 21 Mar 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Rome / Italy


This programme can help anyone at any level to improve the speed and effectiveness of their reading (for work and for study). It also explains the secrets of super memory systems and shows how mind mapping can be used for better note-making, planning and communication skills. The programme will help you to:

         Read faster and read better (combine speed reading with techniques for better comprehension)

         Learn how to use mind mapping for planning, note-making, clearer thinking and better communications

         Learn the secrets of memory systems and how to use them to remember facts, procedures, names and other information

         Use mind maps to help you remember what you read

         Develop confident, effective approaches to handling information overload at work



         Read faster and more efficiently

         Tackle reading tasks with more confidence

         Learn the principles behind memory systems

         Develop your ability to memorize and recall information

         Develop note-making skills and learn how to read and use mind maps

         Combine fast reading, mind-mapping and memory skills to help handle "information overload


Training Methodology

This programme is enjoyable, practical and inter-active. The techniques are presented in a clear, simple and easy-to-learn way using a mix of individual experiment, group work and discussion. You will find plenty of opportunities to participate, comment and question but will never be put under pressure to express opinions. You will be invited to learn at your own speed and to focus on developing your personal skills-set.


Organisational Impact

         Better equipped to handle information overload

         Be able to read faster and more effectively

         Be able to use memory systems to remember information (e.g. procedures, processes, facts, speeches)

         Be better equipped to plan for and participate in meetings

         Work better either on their own or as part of a team

         Save time and improve efficiency in working practices


Personal Impact

         Be able to read faster and more effectively

         Be able to read and use mind mapping for better note-making, planning & communication skills

         Understand the secrets of memory systems and how to use them to remember information

         Use mind mapping to help you remember what you read

         Improved self-belief and self-confidence in ability to handle information overload

         More confidence when planning and problem solving


Who Should Attend?

         Staff at all levels wanting to read faster and more effectively

         Anyone wanting to develop a strategy for handling information overload at work

         People wanting to develop fast, flexible and time-saving tools for note-making, planning and better communication

         Those wanting to improve their ability to remember facts, names, speeches and other information

         People who want to learn how to mind-map (and use it as a tool for for note-making, planning and better communication)

Delegates: please bring with you a work or study-related textbook that you need to read. Youll be asked to refer to this when using ideas from this programme.





Brain Skills, Fast Reading and Mind Mapping

         Thinking about reading - and challenging your existing assumptions

         Check current reading speed and understanding of the reading process

         How the brain works and its relevance for reading more effectively and remembering more

         The mechanics of how the eye works in tandem with the brain

         Breaking delusions: challenging beliefs and assumptions about reading

         Reading environment

         How to be a 'successful' reader

         Different approaches to note making

         How to mind map



Reading Strategies and Memory Systems

         Reading strategies: the theory

         Successful reading: increasing reading speed and effectiveness

         Reading practice

         Thinking about remembering

         Memory systems introduced (Memory magic?)

         Remembering numbers

         Using mind mapping to help you remember what you have read

         Review of skills learnt



Reading at Work, Memory Rhythms and Thinking in Groups

         More memory magic

         Different approaches for reading documents, text books, emails and the web

         Getting control (how to read a book in a hurry)

         How we remember - and how we forget (and what to do about it!)

         Using mind mapping and reading strategies together

         Thinking and working in groups

         Project: mind mapping in teams




Time Management and Outcome Planning For Better Results

         Team mind mapping presentations

         Outcome planning for better results

         Better time management as a tool for handling information overload

         Reading: understanding an article and extracting key points

         Mind mapping software (e.g. Mind Manager, iMindMap, NovaMind)

         Mind mapping: when to use software, when to use paper

         Developing listening skills as part of the note-making process

         Revision in context



Problem Solving, Meetings and Planning for Success

         Putting it All Together: Your Toolkit for Handling Information Overload

         Reading, remembering

         Communicating in working life

         Preparing for and participating in meetings

         Reflective review (what have you learnt and how can you apply it in the read world?)

         Planning for success and planning to practice

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