Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Of Brain Rules

Brain Rules - Principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school. John Medina

1. Physical exercise boosts brain power. To be smarter incorporate some physical movements in your meetings and work schedule. Applicaton: One-to-one meetings on two exercise bikes? We move half way through a meeting?

2. Human beings are the smartest species not the strongest. To prosper form good relationships with others. Application: good HR structures critical. Test for stress. Devise welfare at work programme

3. Vision is the most powerful sense by a long way. Incorporate more pictures into what you're/learning teaching.
Application: Powerpoint slides go for pictures in preference to bullet points or mix both

4. Emotions always get our attention - if you want to keep people's attention interject some elements that will engage the emotions. This may be story telling or something.
Application: Introductions to our seminars in the TC start off with story or anecdote?

5. The best way to get a point across is to provide context or key idea first then the detail. Application: Introducing new item into company. Start with context. Then follow with details

Meanwhile we're all busy getting ready for our big conference in June : Data Protection Conference Northern Ireland

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