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`Tis the season to save lolly!

In the seasonal down-time for information and learning facilitators, many of us take the opportunity to re-vamp old courses and resources ready for the new year. If you have not done so yet, let 2010 be the year you start your move away from traditional ideas which are time-consuming and resource-intensive, and eat heavily into L & D budgets.

In these leaner times, individuals and organisations need to walk towards more effective ways to deliver business-critical learning, whether it's in how interventions are designed or how information is delivered. So here are 5 ideas which will save you and organisations ££££s, yet enable you to deliver more meaningful and memorable learning.

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Season's Greetings

Thank you Simply Learning/ Brain in Business friend, supporter, or customer for being with us on our brain friendly journey in 2009. Wherever you are in the world, we send you our warmest seasonal greetings, and wish you and yours, an abundance of what you seek in 2010. This year we're sending you an ecard crafted by Stella - click here to view it - and we're making a donation to the Campaign for Learning, whose work we support.

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1. Invest in a laminator then you can use resources time and time again. We still use some laminates that we're recycling from 2002!
2. Rather than endless hours of research and design, task learners with going into the business to discover key learning on a given topic and reporting back. 3. Always have masking tape in your bag. You can use it on the floor/ walls to design structures, timelines, models, processes; the list is endless, the cost is minimal! 4. There's no need to buy costly resources - raid what's at home. We use items such as a wetsuit, a broken organiser, a mini-hammock, a tray, old hats, etc; so get creative too! 5. And your best value resource - your participants! Ours become body parts, IT processes, phone receivers, H&S risks, stress symptoms, neural pathways, etc. What can yours do?

To find out more about how brain friendly ideas bring both enjoyment and results to learning, we look forward to continuing to support your work in 2010.

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A Gift of Learning

Lots of people started their brain friendly journey with our first two ebooks - Begin with the Brain in Mind and The Creativity Myth. Picture of ebook 3 How about giving yourself a value for money gift this xmas to kick start your learning designs in 2010? Since we've published our third ebook, our Brain Friendly Essentials ebooks have been flying off the shelves! You can now buy all 3 - Begin with the Brain in Mind, The Creativity Myth & Motivation in just One Minute - and just pay for 2! Click here to read about the only ebooks we know to be brain friendly in style and content. Or jump straight to the checkout for the bundle offer, and just click here.

Design the BFLG Logo!

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Do you enjoy designing images? The Brain Friendly Learning Group (BFLG) constantly strives to improve and develop the ways in which we help others learn. It's now time we had a logo to capture what we're about and we'd really appreciate ideas.

Enter your design in our BFLG Logo Competition and help to spread the BFL message. Entries will be judged by Peter Honey, co-creator of Learning Styles and the winner will receive our first 3 ebooks.

So get designing and send your entry to tina@braininbusiness.com by 8th January. The name or initials of the Group should in the logo and the winner will be announced in January.

If you're not yet a member, click here to join us.

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