Brain in Business

Welcome to
Overtures to Learning™

When we conducted research amongst communication and learning professionals, over 50% of our database said they would welcome ‘prepared brain friendly mini-sessions’.

We’re delighted to respond to that need with the publication of the first in a series of Overtures to Learning™ – fully prepared 45-minute sessions, covering a range of learning topics, all developed with the brain in mind.

How can Overtures to Learning™
be used?

Personally, we’ve used Overtures to Learning™ for a variety of business purposes:

  • Working with small teams to develop team-based knowledge and skills.
  • As ‘tasters’ prior to longer learning events with groups of 8 or more.
  • As learning ‘rewards’ for team / group / organisational achievements.
  • For fun breakouts with a learning message at organisational conferences.
  • To provide a whole day of bite size learning on different topics – perhaps in connection with Adult Learners Week or Learning at Work Day; it’s possible to deliver up to 4 comfortably in 1 day.

We’re sure you’ll have additional ideas!

What’s included?

When you purchase one of our Overtures to Learning™ sessions, each one contains:

  • Set-up information: outcome, target audience, environment, resources, and timings.
  • A fully-detailed organiser brief.
  • A full colour handout, which can be copied for the audience.
  • Full colour resources which can be used as powerpoint slides, OHP slides, or printed out and laminated (N.B. slides are not a component of every Overture.
  • Options for enhancing the session.
  • Suggested further reading / listening.
  • Contact information for further advice and guidance.

The following Overtures to Learning™ are currently available:


Overture 1 – How to Remember Whatshername™.
(suitable for individual learners and groups of 9 or more)

picture of a girl singing

Learning Outcome:
Learners will have learned – and memorised! – a number of tools to enable them to remember people’s names more effectively.

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This Overture is kindly sponsored by
www.firstclass-training.co.uk.

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Overture 2 – How to be Emotionally Intelligent.
(suitable for work teams of 4 or more and mixed groups of 8 or more)

Giving flowers to another

Learning Outcome:
Learners will have identified the key qualities of emotional intelligence and explored activities they can practise to develop these qualities personally.

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Overture 3 – How to Eat a Rainbow.
(suitable for individual learners and mixed groups of 8 or more)

picture of vegetables for eating

Learning Outcome:
Learners will have discovered some of the key reasons why 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day are important for physical and mental health.

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Overture 4 – How to Handle Monkeys.
(suitable for work teams of 4 or more and mixed groups of 8 or more)

picture of monkey

Learning Outcome:
Learners will have learned a number of ways to handle monkeys, and an assertiveness tool to underpin them.

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Overture 5 – How to Start a Conversation.
(suitable for individual learners and mixed groups of 12 or more).

3 people in conversation

Learning Outcome:
Learners will have collected a number of tips to help them build rapport and promote conversations in group situations.

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Your Guarantee.

To find out if Overtures to Learning™ will resonate with you, we suggest you download Remembering Whatshername™ (click here) for FREE before buying other titles.

As we believe that these sessions, delivered as they have been developed, have the potential to add value to your learning or to the work you do, we offer you a 100% risk free guarantee.

If you do not consider that you will either: be able to learn and apply the learning personally, or use the session within a team or group situation, just contact us within 30 days of your purchase. We will then send you a different Overture with our compliments, or your investment will be fully refunded; the choice is yours! And we always appreciate feedback, so that we can learn too.

We wish you and your audiences, joyful, memorable, and results-focused learning, which leads to your continued success.

Stella Collins Ann Grindrod
www.stellarlearning.co.uk www.simplylearning.net
www.braininbusiness.com www.braininbusiness.com