Learning Technologies Newsletter

ISSUE 50 - August 2009 - by Phil Chambers


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Welcome to the 50th issue of the Learning Technologies Newsletter. Please continue to forward it to friends and colleagues who you think would find it useful.

This month we have our regular features of what I've been up to recently and the quote of the month. The main article is a step by step guide to creating a presentation using iMindMap software - Click here to read it. We also have news of the UK Open Memory Championships and a fantastic way for you to see some great presentations at a bargain price.

What's Phil Up To?

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I am busy organising the UK Open Memory Championships that takes place at Simpsons-in-the-Strand, London on 15-16 August. We have over 20 entrants, representing 11 countries, in 10 languages. Details here.

I am Batty – Let me explain. I discovered this month that my house in Rural Shropshire is home to a colony of bats. We have at least 60 bats living in the space between the slates and the insulation. I am delighted that the bats are happy breading in the building. They are fascinating to watch emerging in the early evening.



If you can get to London on Saturday 15th of August you could be in for a real treat.

From 12:30pm – 4:30pm at The Strand The Strand Palace Hotel Conference Centre, 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ there will be presentations from three fantastic speakers.

Tony Tony Buzan (international multi-million selling author on Learning and the Brain),
Dominic Dominic O’Brien (8 times World Memory Champion)
chris Chris Griffiths (highly successful entrepreneur and the brain behind the iMindMap Software).


Spaces are limited with an audience of no more than 20. The entry fee is a mere £80 for all three speakers. You could easily pay 10 times this to listen to any one of these speakers especially in a small group.

What’s the catch? All three speakers are giving their time free of charge to support The UK Open Memory Championships running in parallel so have made this opportunity available to encourage spectators and publicity. There really isn’t a catch. The end result is that you get a bargain.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY. To pre-book click here.

I have listed a brief summary of the seminars below:

The Five Mind Sports: Intelligence about Intelligence - Tony Buzan

The five Mind Sports of Memory, Mind Mapping, Speed Reading, IQ and Creativity interact in many ways. In this interactive presentation Tony Buzan will explore how training in these areas greatly boosts your multiple intelligences.

Technology and The Brain: Synergy or Futility? - Chris Griffiths

Technology plays an ever-greater part of our daily life. In this thought provoking presentation Chris Griffiths explains how your desktop computer can boost or block the operation of your neck-top computer.

How to Supercharge Your Memory - Dominic O’Brien

In a highly practical presentation Dominic O’Brien shares the secrets of a brilliant memory. He explains simple yet powerful techniques that you can use to go from amnesiac to genius. Panel Question and Answer Session All three speakers


August's Quote of the Month


"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."

Zig Ziglar

American Motivational Speaker

More Quotes Here


How to Create a Presentation in iMindMap

click here.

You-Tube if you want to!

I have made my debut on YOU-TUBE. I have a series of videos posted on the subject of creativity. You can see them here.

I would love to hear your comments.

That’s it for this month. Look out for the next newsletter at the beginning of September and feel free to be in touch in the meantime.

My contact details are here.

Best Wishes