Learning Technologies Newsletter

ISSUE 129 - June 2016 - by Phil Chambers

TIME TO READ: 3 minutes (Average Reader), less than a minute (Speed Reader) - Word Count: 711 To learn more about Speed Reading Contact us or read my book ‘Brilliant Speed Reading’.

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This month we have News of the exciting Worldwide Transformational Summit that I am part of and I hope you can be too. Also in this issue, a special feature on the upcoming EU Referendum and how to decide which way to vote if you haven’t made up your mind.


Personal Transformation (July 8th – 16th)

For the last few months I have been involved with what I can only say, is an amazing cause. It’s a FREE Online virtual conference called the Worldwide Transformational Summit.

My contribution is a practical how-to session on Mind Mapping and some of its applications. This is directly useful content that you can apply right away. You don’t just get to listen to me. There are 19 speakers in all. These are the heavy hitters, the major influencers of Personal Development, and have been for decades. It’s been a true honour to be seen next to them.

Oh and you can watch this from anywhere in the world for FREE! It’s online. It’s 19 different ways to find hope, and solutions to your problems. It’s never happened before and may never happen again, so Act NOW! CLICK HERE.

This is going to be an incredible event, and I am so thankful that I get to share this with you. It will be transformational!



Quote of the Month

"The key to good decision making
is evaluating the available information
- the data -
and combining it with your own estimates
of pluses and minuses.
As an economist, I do this every day."

~ Emily Oster, American economist"


Decisions, Decisions!

Ballot Box

“You put your whole self in,
Your whole self out,
In, out, in, out,
Shake it all about.
You do the hokey-cokey
And you turn around.
That’s what it’s all about.”

On 23rd of June the people of the UK will vote whether to keep them-whole-selves in or out of the European Union. In a confusing campaign filled with scaremongering, there have been hokey claims by both sides from threats of war if we leave to the collapse of the NHS if we stay.

The referendum has been described as a once in a lifetime choice with no going back. Unlike a general election where you can change the government after five years, whether we leave or remain in the EU, it is likely to be a permanent decision.

So how do you make up your mind and cut through the media clamour, mud-slinging, claims and counter-claims from the opposing sides? One option to see the big picture is to create a Mind Map.

Mind Map

I have just added Basic Ordering Ideas. I leave it up to you to add in your own feelings and data. I don’t want to coerce you one way or the other. Colour-code the branches you add – maybe red for remain and green for leave. Simply seeing everything on one page could be enough to make the right decision clear to you.

If you are still undecided, give each branch a score between 1 and 100. For example, if you believe, “If we stay in the EU we can’t control immigration” and this is important you may score ‘LEAVE’ 80. Whereas, if you believe, “Immigrants bring benefits to the country and the ability of UK citizens to work in other European countries outweighs the risks” then you might score ‘REMAIN’ 50. Continue the process for all the branches and then add up the scores for ‘LEAVE’ and for ‘REMAIN’. The one with the highest is the right decision based on the data you selected and your feelings.

Nobody can predict for certain what the long term consequences will be but on the 24th June it’ll be “Knees bent, arms stretched, rah, rah, rah!” from one side or the other. We live interesting times.

That’s it for this month. Look out for the next newsletter in July.

Best Wishes