Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills
- Government & Politics
- Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE London
This is a highly interactive session that has been developed for councillors, who want to develop their skills in speed reading, and the ability to use memory techniques. It is a very practical programme which will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.
During the workshop we will be using a variety of different exercises and examples to show ways in which readers can double their reading speed, without losing retention. As part of this we will be exploring the way that the brain absorbs and retains information as well as looking at some interesting and pragmatic solutions to managing brain/eye control.
Importantly, we will also be talking about strategies for understanding ‘dense’ documents – technical reports/legislation – which are typically harder to read.We will be identifying ways to analyse written information which are more about retention than speed. This means that the programme features ideas around reading more effectively – not just reading information faster. Delegates usually report an immediate speed increase of around 50 per cent in their ability to scan a document for its main points.
Full hand-outs and attendance certificates are provided.
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