What I Wish I Had Known BEFORE my MBA – and How That Got Me my PhD!
" It was a life-changer. Despite putting the hours in, I scraped through year 1 of university. I then did the course and my academic marks shot up, without necessarily working harder; didn't realise this was possible."
- Terry Mulke, Businessman
- Saving two hours for every hour you study. That's right, in an hour you'll cover what it took 3 hours before!
- Acing your exams using the exam technique you will learn
- Adding an MBA and PhD to your resume´
- Getting through your specialist medical program with honors - while keeping up your case load without wrecking your health
- Amazing your colleagues at your next presentation by your grasp of tricky new material
- Never forgetting a name
...And that's just for starters!
So if you just don't know how to get through everything there is hope!
You really can do it if you know where to find help. I built this course for you because these skills changed my life - as they will yours.
So if you ever lost your cool under pressure, or worked all night to meet a deadline – you are not alone. It happens to us all.
When you didn't get the spot you were after, you are not alone. But it was NOT because you were not smart enough.
It was because the time was not right, or you did not have the right skills or qualifications.
So you may have been thinking about the way you have been approaching your studying. Maybe you can't help but feel you're doing this studying thing wrong.
You may feel all motivation and life has been drained out of you and you just can't be bothered anymore. Perhaps your studies have gone on for much longer than anticipated -- and you have two semesters to go and can't just throw it all away.
And you are right! It would be a tragedy to stop now.
But why are you in this situation?
It's your schooling and background. They taught you what you already know. They gave you stuff to learn. But did they teach you HOW to learn? They told you to be more creative. But did they teach you HOW? Forbes told you that graduates earn more than non-graduates. But did they tell you HOW to get that degree or higher degree?
You need to optimise your learning, learn more effectively, and retain more information. You need to pick up the critical stuff quicker in the work for your executive team. You need to resolve things quicker - to identify the key factors and keywords quicker. You need to equip yourself to get that top slot. To be able to manage time and prioritise better. To do critical thinking.
So where do you find these skills?
Because time is your enemy. And insane demands from seniors have to be balanced with family needs.
I can help you with all this. I know, because I boosted my personal effectiveness hugely using these skills. It was way beyond what I could ever have imagined at the time, .
So you can also maximise your individual creativity and motivation using these skills.
So if you ever just needed to get a presentation together, or to push out a quick proposal, read on. If you want to ace those exams - I can show you how.
Just ONE of these tools I will teach you has taken thousands of learners like you to the top of their class almost overnight.
For psychologists have long pointed out that most of us use only a fraction of the potential of our brains. You will soon come to respect the amazing capacity of your brain.
This is a very unusual and practical online course - based on a live course I have run for 30 years. You'll transform yourself with a range of powerful skills. Improve your critical and creative thinking. Read and learn faster. Plan better. Learn communication and problem-solving skills.
Progress through new material 10x faster. Many people get a study speed of 30x faster. This literally means you could gut a 300 page textbook in an hour! Just imagine what that will do for the way you think about learning. Imagine knocking off your MBA pre-course reading in two weekends instead of 4 months!
Face exams with complete confidence instead of utter terror. You know as well as I do that how you feel as you walk into to the exam hall has an effect on your performance. You've heard of "Performance Anxiety?" Being anxious actually holds you back. I will teach you not only how to prepare for exams but how to manage your anxiety. You are going to ace those exams!
Remember 5x more in a fraction of the time you previously spent on review. They say an elephant never forgets. Well, I'll show you simple ways to optimise your review schedule, using the findings of modern science. Reviewing the RIGHT WAY and at the RIGHT TIME makes a HUGE difference to what sticks!
Solve problems more creatively. There are many ways to improve creativity, depending on your field. I will show you how to maximise your hidden genius irrespective of your task. It all depends on managing your brain. I will teach you how to use your brain the way it was designed to be used.
Communicate better at your presentations and briefings. You will be utterly astounded at the change in receptivity of your audience doing your presentations the way I will show you.
This is just one demonstration of your increased personal effectiveness.
Conquer information overload. This term is overused these days - but what else to call it? Trying to stay ahead of the torrent of information is like trying to take a drink from a fire hydrant using a thimble. Well, I'm going to give you a bigger bucket!
- Never forget a name.
Remembering names in a stressful meeting situation needs technique. I'll show you how successful professionals in public life never forget a name. And this skill is worth huge money if you are in the selling game!
Cut meeting times in half. Most meetings waste huge amounts of time. Proper preparation prevents poor performance. There is ONE essential tool you must NEVER go into a meeting without.And it is a tool that will dramatically improve your personal effectiveness and productivity.
"My brain, which I thought was completely full and weighed down with cement, is now eagerly wanting to soak up more exciting things to learn. Thank you so much for this!
I feel it also is important to share with you that I have been on many 3 day courses before and usually, by the end of it, I am practically brain dead. Your course however, has had the complete opposite effect! I was pumped up, ready to learn! My head felt lighter and ready for action! And it still feels that way!
So, thanks again so so so so so much!"
- Tracey Ball, External Demand & Pricing Analyst, Western Power
YOU'LL GET HUGE VALUE IF YOU SEE YOURSELF ANYWHERE HERE:
- You are overwhelmed with information overload.
- You want to upgrade your qualifications or get a more senior post.
- You are really struggling with the volume of work and with structuring your critiques.
- You are struggling with your Masters and you've never been a good studier. You need to learn a mass of crucial new material quickly and effectively. Paging through textbooks is a pain in the butt.
- You need to solve problems creatively. You have no time.
- You need to gather huge amounts of information, both verbal and written and interact productively with co-workers and customers.
- You need to make a ton of presentations and would like to cut the development time and improve your delivery.
- You want the best for your child who is about to go on to University or College.
- Your jobs are often non-routine and require non-linear thinking in order to solve problems.
- It takes you a long time to get down to work in the first place and you go through the classical avoidance of work by doing something else sequence before you can settle down and be productive
- You can't afford much at this time and are struggling to earn more to pay for your children's education
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
MIND MAPPING SKILLS
- How to do Mind Maps and Dumps by hand or using Mind Map apps
- Why Mind Maps have no peer for thinking
- How to accelerate note-taking, planning, organising thoughts
- How to prepare presentations faster
- How to get started with difficult tasks
- How to structure a proposal from scratch when no pro-forma is to hand
- Exam technique
- How to think through a business problem and sell the solution successfully.
- How to improve long and short term recall
- When and how to review so you spend less time cramming but remember 5X more
- How to manage presentations for greatest impact
- How to use creative recall methods and mnemonic techniques
- How to remember names
- How to remember do lists
POWER LEARNING SKILLS
- How to triple your reading speed (or even more) with the same or better comprehension
- How to concentrate
- How to overcome procrastination
- How to gut a textbook or manual in an hour
- How to boost your study speed 10X (or even 30X) by specific learning strategies
- How to use mind mapped summaries for maximum impact
- How to save time and improve recall by optimising your review schedule.
- How to release mental blocks
- How to recognise self-imposed limitations
- How to conduct more fruitful brainstorming sessions
- How to Improve your problem-solving
- How to generate 5 X more ideas than your peers in a meeting.
The online sessions are designed to be interactive and enjoyable, and are based on recordings of phenomenally successful live workshops and masterclasses given in many countries. The material has been developed and refined for over 30 years. It incorporates the latest findings in neuroscience.
You will have he experience as if you were there.
Input is followed by exercises. You will practice your new skills in brainstorming and case studies.
It Might Sound Impossible – But I'll PROVE To You It Works
Look at the notes of great thinkers like Einstein, Copernicus, Da Vinci. What do they have in common? What did they do that you don't? I am going to show you. Millions of people use the techniques I am going to show you that no one gets taught in school.
And Not Only That, But:
- I have had grown men in tears when they find they are able to gut a 300 page textbook in an hour
- These learning methods are based on the findings of neuroscience research, and the work of mind mapping inventor Tony Buzan – that means they are proven (this is not a get - rich - quick scheme).
- Thousands of people just like you already have been through this program in live workshops – what are you waiting for??
- We guarantee you'll be completely overjoyed with the results or we'll refund every cent!
I INSIST you try it out completely at my risk. Try it for 30 days and SEE your results for yourself. See your friends' amazed reactions! If you're not 100% blown away by the results, just click for a full refund, no questions asked. But I'm betting once you see the results you'll consider your ADVANCED CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS your new lifelong friend! (Its the course for courses.)
P.S. - Managers take note: This course teaches you how to analyse problems fast. Understand those problems in the context of your business quicker. Save thousands and thousands of dollars in the process.
P.P.S. Thousands of people just like you are have benefitted from my Advanced Creative Thinking Skills System in live workshops. The material has been developed and refined for over 30 years. It incorporates the latest findings in neuroscience. Now it's your turn... You've got nothing to lose!
And it's yours forever. To progress at your own pace.
"I think this is brilliant. I hated studying but the techniques I learned make studying fun!! I feel that the lecturer was outstanding. If my head had a lecturer like Richard in high school I may have been able to continue with the maths. Thank you very much for what you have given me. It may change the course of my life. Brilliant."
- Mu-Aawia Dickinson, Nedbank
Just look at this feedback!
Written feedback includes hundreds upon hundreds of mentions of:
"just what we needed. Stimulating, enjoyable, relaxing, informative, practical."
- Leon Lamprecht, Iscor
A Standard Bank IT Architect wrote: “By far the most useful course I have ever attended. Effective methods that can be applied immediately both in the workplace and to life in general.”
An Old Mutual Systems Analyst wrote: “I have found this course very 'special.' It has shown me better ways of doing things.”
A Systems Programmer wrote: “I felt that particularly from the point of view of mind maps, dumps and study techniques, this course has opened up a whole new area in life!!! Creativity was particularly useful from the point of view of raising and understanding children.”
A Systems Manager wrote: “Excellent course-met and exceeded my expectations. Fun, stimulating and thought provoking! Thanks for unlocking my mind!”
There is also a powerful motivational spin-off. A typical comment (from a Mutual Analyst Programmer): “I feel very positive about the rest of my life and have so many new facts/ideas and ways of improving all aspects of my work and personal life...”
And a PA from Nedcor Investment: “This has added a lot of value to me. I feel more confident - I feel wonderful and happy, with some practice I am sure I could achieve personal and work objectives.”
ABOUT RICHARD BROOME
Richard is a director of companies, and chairman of non-profit organisations in 4 countries.
Before all this he was a military aircraft owner, dealer and pilot and flew South African Air Force jets - and for South African Airways.
He has a BSc (Eng)(Elec) from Natal University, and an MBA and PhD in Management Psychology from the University of Cape Town, and is well known for training ten thousand managers in his Thinking Skills workshops in South Africa and Australia.
Start5. PROBLEMS and GREAT TRUTHS! What Problems Do You Have Using Your Brain? (18:32)
Start6. Great Truth 2A. Why we need balance between Concrete and Abstract Thinking (22:02)
Start7. ESSENTIAL BRAIN INFORMATION. Great Truth 2B. The Brain is Designed for Balance. What Neuroscience teaches us how to improve all areas of life (20:36)
Start8. What Great Thinkers all had in common (12:58)
Start9. Uses of Great Truth 2B. How to boost Creativity, Memory, Productivity and much more (21:31)
Start10. DATA PROCESSING (Great Truth 3. Data has hooks). How You Remember and Store Anything (23:21)
Start11. Uses of Hooks. Great Truth no. 3 (10:11)
Here's a list of some organisations I gave these skills to:
- BHP Billiton
- Prudential Corporation of Australia
- Macquarie Bank
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- State Bank of New South Wales
- BT Financial Group (originally Bankers Trust)
- University of Queensland
- Queensland University of Technology
- Griffiths University, Australian Catholic University
- Bond University
- Southern Cross University
- SA Civil Aviation Authority
- South African Air Force
- Departments of the Presidency and the Office of the Deputy President.
- Old Mutual
- First National Bank
- Nedbank/ Nedcor
- Standard Bank
- Southern Life
- Liberty Life
- Richards Bay Coal Terminal
- SA Breweries
"Without doubt the most fascinating and value-for-money of many management/development courses I have done over the past 25 years"
- Errol Kristal, Wimpy Restaurants
"the motivational level at the end of the course to implement your techniques into my daily routine were more by far than any other course I have attended"
- Peter Bishop, Merrel Dow Pharmaceuticals, Australia
Frequently Asked Questions
" I enjoyed the course immensely! Content was very enjoyable but mostly I felt the delivery was what made the course—Richard's manner and entertainment made this the best course I have ever attended! Thank you. :) "
- Tracy Churchward, Rio Tinto Australia
If you are worrying about the cost of this knowledge, think about the cost of ignorance.
So what is the cost of failing your exams? What is the cost of spending ANOTHER year at college or university?
The cost of a graduate degree in the USA currently runs between $80,000 to over $200,000.
That is $20-$50,000 per year, and its rising rapidly. So failing a year will set you back at least $20 000.
And what about the gut-wrenching stress of failing? - Even a subject that needs a re-write. How many hours of re-learning will that re-write take? Let's just guess at least 50 hours. Whats the opportunity cost of your time? At $100 an hour, that re-write will cost you another $5 000.
And how many people drop out altogether because they an't manage the course? What a waste of hundreds of thousands!
So, if you are learning in one hour what's been taking you three - how much time and money are you saving? It's incredible.
And not only that but ...
Not only are you going to pass, but you are going to pass summa cum laude - top of the class. You should at the very least make cum laude - in the top 30% - using the skills I will teach you.
It means that when you pass high school with these grades, you can go to Stanford or one of the main universities. And without your mother having to buy you a seat there - like mine did.
These results of highest distinction increase the chances of you getting in to the top spots. The likes of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Oxford or Cambridge. And of receiving a scholarship so you save your folks the great pain of paying for your education.
This course could save you a year or much more of college or graduate studies.
So this course could save you $20 - $50 000 very soon
Save untold pain for you and your parents
Save the cost of a $200 000 graduate degree
And help you MAKE literally Hundreds of Thousands.
It is a fact that graduates enjoy higher employment rates and are more likely to work in high skilled jobs. In the UK graduates earn about £10,000 per year more than non-graduates. In the USA this figure is more like $20,000 per year.
You could use this course to prepare yourself for self-study using cheap textbooks or online courses. In the USA you could then go and take the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination program examinations. These examinations give you college credit–and cost only $70-$80 each!
So for an investment of $497 you could save yourself multiple tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's for a college degree, Honors, Masters or PhD. Not to speak of earning the hundreds of thousands of dollars of additional salary or business profits over your lifetime.
It really is a no-brainer!
Get started now!
I was a quite newly remarried MBA graduate. I’d returned from working in Canada as an investment analyst.
At the time I did not really know what to do with my life and was trying to survive in my job as a management consultant in Johannesburg.
I was struggling with the time I was taking for my personal interests and having enough hours left to actually show up at work. Plus the work was challenging.
The problem was that my fellow directors were becoming increasingly scornful of my interest in self-development, even though myself and the other like-minded director were bringing in most of the work to the company.
Suddenly, dealing with the scorn and with the challenges at the workplace became intolerable. I had to get out of that rat race.
But resigning from the management consultancy would kill my main source of income which would mean that I couldn't pay the loan off on my house.
A friend of my wife's said she had met this great man who was teaching mind mapping and was running a seminar in Braamfontein in Johannesburg. There were not enough people to run a decent workshop so we could attend for free if we liked.
From this event I discovered all about mind mapping and how to learn faster. How to remember more, how to learn almost anything in a fraction of the time it would have taken me before
Discovering this how to secret was so great that we felt all our friends had to know about it so we got together with Tony Buzan and he agreed to teach us how to teach it.
I was really freaked that no one at school or university had taught me these techniques.
My plan was to resign from the management consultancy and start teaching training seminars
So we sat through a few training sessions with Tony and then hooked up with a company that he’d started in South Africa, the Learning Methods Group and started to schedule and promote workshops. I resigned my directorship at Whitehead Morris and accepted a directorship at the Learning Methods Group
After that we decided that there was no money in setting up workshops for other people to teach so we have to set up our own workshops and teach them ourselves so we resigned from the Learning Methods group. It was an amicable parting because they wanted to do other things.
Then we received a brochure in the mail from the management consultancy that I've been working for that had also decided to give workshops at that time. I used the brochure as a proforma and put in my own selling message. I contacted a marketing company, bought a list, and did my first direct Mail promotion.
We decided to register a company and we called it Thinking Skills Training
And then it happened
It sounds almost too good to be true that that first mailing generated enough seminar registrations to not only pay for the mailing and the venue but make us some money and that's where it all started.
I just had to choose the list, get the message out, register the people and deliver the workshop. And almost right from the start the workshop feedback was great. My wife Vicki ran the first few and they loved her. Later on I got brave enough to do the same thing myself, and the feedback got better and better and better.
Then my mum emigrated to Australia for Political reasons and we had to do the same thing there. So we did a mailing in Perth and Sydney, contacted a publicist, went on local radio, and ran a workshop in Perth to great feedback.
Then we headed over to Sydney to run one there. One of the first workshop attendees was a gold mine owner and director of a television station. That was Peter Joseph and he got me up on Channel 10 national TV. And then we started teaching all the big Banks. I ended up spending so much time in Australia that I got an Australian passport and then enough money to buy several properties. One we still have in Manly, which will provide us with a pension. It's almost too good to be true.
So now there's only one thing holding you back. We both know you need this.
And that reason is of course, money.
Far be it for me to deny you your beer money - or risk you not meeting the next car repayment!
So here's the deal: Take the course. If in three months you have applied yourself, and are not utterly blown away, I am going to give you your money back.
How can I make such an outrageous offer? Because of the feedback I have had over the years. It works.