Making the most of your memory

One-day in-house workshop

Learn how to analyse, organise learn and remember large quantities of information with this always-popular development workshop.

Every single thing we do or say involves memory. Our memories make us who we are, and the level of confidence we have in our mental powers is central to the way we approach life.

Many people complain of having a poor memory. But in reality everyone has an infinite capacity to remember, if they only they knew how. In business, a trained memory can provide you with a priceless asset. If you learn to use it effectively, you can approach your work with confidence, communicate successfully, organise your time and carry out every task with purpose and creativity.

Many people have found that Mind Mapping has revitalised their whole approach to thinking and note taking. But more than that, Mind Mapping is a tool for boosting confidence and personal growth.

Is it for me?

This course is for anyone who wants to realise more of their potential for storing and recalling facts and ideas. Its aim is to help you to learn how to improve your memory and how to use Mind Maps for thinking and note- taking.

If you continue to practice these techniques, your ability to grasp, analyse and recall facts and ideas will greatly improve. The learning is creative and fun. We hope you’ll enjoy it – most people do.


During this course you will learn:

  • Why so many people find it hard to think creatively and remember effectively

  • How the mind works – and how to use this information to create Mind Maps

  • How to read a Mind Map – identifying key features and characteristics

  • The main laws of Mind Mapping

  • The uses and benefits of Mind Maps

  • How to use Mind Mapping for organising and recalling information

  • How to use Mind Mapping for planning and creative thinking.

Group size

Word Smiths training events are highly interactive events. This means our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session.


  • Welcome and introductions

  • Your problems and goals

  • What is a Mind Map?

  • How the mind and the memory work

  • Using associations and imagination to construct a Mind Map

  • Uses and benefits of Mind Mapping

  • Memory principles and systems

  • Using Mind Maps for improving the memory

  • Transforming written or spoken material into a Mind Map

  • Mind Mapping practice

  • Planning the next steps

Audio books

If you can't attend a workshop event Jane Smith's audio book Memory and Learning for Success offers many of the top tips and techniques from this training workshop.

Memory and Learning for Success is available here from Audible.
A download of the book is included in the course pack we give to every workshop delegate.

More information and samples of Jane Smith's audio books here.