Managing Information Overload Training: Techniques for Working Smarter

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In this Managing Information Overload course you will learn techniques to work smarter and be more productive. ,You gain the skills to exploit your intellectual capacity and take advantage of mind mapping and speed reading tools. You also learn how to set effective goals, prioritize tasks and manage expectations. With advanced power-browsing techniques, you learn how to rapidly acquire and retain new data, quickly recall important details, and accurately digest documents and Web pages. You also learn how to probe difficult informational problems with lateral thinking methods and how to rapidly assimilate new names and faces with simple but effective memory skills.

All of the techniques taught on this course are then integrated into a complete methodology for dealing with e-mail that can be tailored into a unique and personally customized solution for managing all of the information sources coming into your life.

Key Features of this Managing Information Overload Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Increase your productivity with effective information management techniques
  • Adapt your learning and thinking styles to rapidly acquire business-critical skills
  • Apply creative strategies, including mind maps, for processing information
  • Adopt speed-reading techniques to quickly digest reports and other information
  • Effectively manage actions, tasks and appointments using a comprehensive methodology
  • Develop advanced memory skills to retain important information



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Managing Information Overload Course Outline

  • Organizing Your Approach

    • Eliminating unnecessary work
    • Exploiting your natural energy periods
    • Tailoring technology to reach your goals
    • Creating an efficient approach to e-mail and other electronic communications
  • Maximizing Your Mind's Abilities

    Identifying your thinking styles

    • Assessing your visual, kinesthetic and auditory thinking styles
    • Adapting methods best suited for your style

    Engaging aspects of your memory

    • Realizing the effectiveness of memory chunking
    • Maximizing the advantages of long-term memory
    • Retrieving partially remembered facts and figures
  • Integrating Creative Brain Strategies

    Harnessing memory patterns

    • Embedding new information through familiar associations
    • Improving the effectiveness of study and research periods
    • Stimulating new ideas and solving problems through lateral thinking

    Recording the creative process

    • Crafting time-efficient mind maps
    • Creating flexible strategies for effective learning
  • Increasing Your Ability to Absorb Information

    Accelerating your reading speed

    • Benchmarking your current reading speed
    • Tuning your eyes to enable speed reading
    • Skimming and scanning the right information at the right level
    • Employing the tools of speed reading

    Interpreting documents

    • Constructing strategic information overviews
    • Consolidating your current knowledge base
    • Generating goal-seeking questions
    • Knowing when you have learned enough

    Managing electronic-based information, actions, tasks, and appointments

    • Leveraging technology to process information inputs
    • Identifying actions and tasks embedded within electronic communications
    • Organizing tasks into active, foreground, and background activities
    • Categorizing information for later reference

    Improving your information processing pace

    • Focusing your information needs
    • Creating documents and e-mails with efficient information-transfer structures
    • Triaging priorities rapidly with an efficient choice matrix
  • Strengthening Your Memory

    The principles of mnemonics

    • Why mnemonics work
    • Visual, auditory, and combined mnemonics

    Remembering names and faces

    • Applying meaning to a name to make it memorable
    • Integrating names and appearances with whole-brain thinking
    • Cementing names with applied mnemonics
    • Rehearsing and reviewing to lock a face to a name

    Chaining information with links and cues

    • Retaining unstructured information with the Roman Room technique
    • Building cohesive information networks

    Creating memory scratch pads

    • Adapting your thinking style to the peg system
    • Scrutinizing the visual and auditory peg systems
  • Launching Your Techniques Toolkit

    Maintaining mental preparedness

    • Preparing for meetings, presentations, and speeches
    • Refining goals and values to encourage motivation
    • Keeping your brain healthy, focused, and energized

    Distilling information with bit literacy

    • Determining what not to know
    • Recognizing when to extend your knowledge base

    Acquiring effective information transfer

    • Pyramiding data into a unified whole
    • Building a knowledge survival toolkit

Managing Information Overload Training FAQs

  • What is information overload?

    An excessive amount of information that cannot be processed at one time.

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  • Can I earn Professional Development Units for Managing Information Overload Training: Techniques for Working Smarter course?

    No, you cannot receive PDUs from Managing Information Overload Training: Techniques for Working Smarter course.

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