What Am I Listening to Right Now?

Have you heard of the Pit Bull of Personal Development? Or how about the World’s First Irritational Speaker? [Both those terms are trade marked by the way] Well these are references to a professional speaker called Larry Winget. He has just released a CD programme called “Success is Your Own Damn Fault” with Nightingale Conant…

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Michael Tipper Interviewed For WIRED Magazine about Speed Reading

I think I must be on a bit of a roll in terms of my media exposure just lately. First of all there was the BBC Asian Network guru slot, then the interview for the industry leading “Mind Mapping Software” Blog with Chuck Frey and now WIRED Magazine have had me on the blower doing…

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Steve Jobs, Bucket Lists and Finding Your Passion

I watch YouTube. Do you watch YouTube? There is some rubbish on there (and plenty of it) but there are also a few gems. One of my friends and colleagues Stateside, Terry Brock, puts out a weekly video blog on good stuff related to his niche which is relationship marketing or as he says “It’s…

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How Do People In Business Today Need To Think To Catch Up, Keep Up and Get Ahead?

I was interviewed this week about the work I do in encouraging people in business to improve their results by improving the quality of their thinking. Here is one question string I was asked: Q –  In what ways does business today require higher levels of thinking? Why is it a necessity? What’s the risk…

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Mind Mapping Training – New Website

One of the tools that has had a major impact on my life has been Mind Mapping. Developed by Tony Buzan, it is an incredibly powerful thinking device that has made a massive difference in the way I think. Having been an avid user of Mind Mapping for just over 15 years and a teacher…

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Information Overwhelm? – Here is an Important Word You MUST Know

Yesterday I ran another one of my Hour a Day Workshops at a rather nice hotel in central London. The background to the development of this programme was rooted in the Information Overwhelm problem that we face in today’s fast paced world. At first glance the most obvious skill to develop is that of being…

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Remembering Spellings – The Keyboard Approach

I was running a seminar just recently where I was helping a group of medical professionals understand effective learning techniques. Their profession has just implemented a process of Continuing Professional Development and so they wanted so help with their studying strategies and how to improve their memory. We had a great session and at the…

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Michael Tipper – Academy of Chief Executives’ New Speaker of the Year

I have always admired those people who were described as “award winning” in their particular field. It says to me that the person has achieved something of note but has been recognised by an organisation separate from themselves. Last year I went to an Academy of Chief Executives Speaker Showcase to give a flavour of…

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Short Term Memory Loss – What Causes It?

Do you suffer from short term memory loss? If the answer is a loud and clear “Yes I do!” then I have some news for you. It might not be a memory problem – it just seems like one. Let me explain. In my work helping people improve their memory and develop their skills to…

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Effective Time Management – Can You Find an Extra Hour a Day?

It is the stroke of midnight on the 31st December 2007…. You have fended off the slobbering lips of those insisting on kissing one and all, you have given your hugs, spilt your drink and made your resolution to this year actually keep your New Year’s Resolutions. As you look back on the year that…

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