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Boring Environment - Bored Learners?

In the current issue of ITOL's Training & Learning, the well-known management writer, Charles Handy, suggests that boring workplaces breed boring thoughts and boring people and argues workplaces which visually inspire will in turn result in inspired workers.

He cites wall frescoes in Siena's town hall, businesses where the products are on display, and publishers' offices lined with their latest books, as places where workers are inspired by visual reminders of what they're there for, in contrast to company mission statements lying forgotten at the back of desks of those bored by their work environment.

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We equally argue that a training room with no visual input can result in bored people and thoughts, so here's 5 ideas to hang on the walls, wherever you're sharing learning:

1. Start the session with colourful posters depicting key learning points of the day. 2. Ask learners to write their objectives on multi-coloured, multi-shaped post-its. 3. Photos of previous participants actively doing what they've learnt back at work is a great motivator. 4. Encourage people to draw their ideas on flip chart paper - using lots of different pens. 5. And to end the session, groups can produce collages of all the learning they've shared.

To experience learning which stimulates every sense, and to discover why this is so important for learning, we look forward to you joining us at an open event in 2010!

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Join us at BFLG

With 2 excellent sessions coming next, we opened bookings early, so you're welcome to book a place right now. In the South on 14th May Patricia Riddell, a neuroscientist from Reading University, will be leading Being Mindful of the Brain. And we're delighted that in the North on Girl singing 11th June, Karen Kimberley will be reprising the sell-out session she ran in the south last year - Hypnosis in Training. If you're not a member, click here to join the BFLG first, then book a place at your session of choice as soon as you can!

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We're often asked about what results can be expected from introducing brain friendly methods in learning. To inspire you with some ideas of what is possible, we've included real examples of our learners' achievements on the new dedicated website for our ITOL-accredited event - www.howtobeabrainfriendlytrainer.com. We're booking now for 20th-23rd May in the South and 9th-12th September in the Midlands. There's limited places at both, to ensure you get 1-2-1 support from us whilst you work on your own business applications. To join us, remember to insert the discounted coupon code at the payment stage, which activates our 21st Anniversary offer to you, and contact us if you're not sure what your coupon code is.

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Ann Grindrod and Stella Collins help individuals and organisations deliver information and learning that sticks, no matter how challenging the topic. If you want people to get rapid results and remember more of what you say, contact them at Brain in Business today.
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