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Volume: V     Number: 01 Productive Learning Systems, Altanta, GA January, 2008
What's Inside?

Newsletter Special:


Creating Powerful Focus and Concentration CD by Mail

Do You:

  • Have a hard time concentrating?
  • Find it difficult to complete a thought, idea, or task?
  • Feel stressed or burned out?
  • Frequently find your mind wandering?

Help is on the way!!!

Introducing the Creating Powerful Focus and Concentration Audio Program. Click on image for more detail.

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Featured Product:


Dynamic Speed Reading Basics Online Program

Just Released:
Dynamic Speed Reading Basics Online Program!

Dive into our lower cost version of mastering information overload. Developed for those who want a shorter course with solid results, and quick return on their skill development.

In this course you will:
Learn to read 2-4 times faster
Learn a Flexible Reading Comprehension System
Learn to get the comprehension you need
Use special strategies for thinking and reading
Use a Whole Brain Approach to reading
Remember more of what your read
Be able to test yourself as you progress
Get support as you need

Special Introductory Price: $69 !!!

Enroll now and succeed. Proven results! For course description, click on the photo.
For bulk purchases of 10 or more passcodes, please call 1-800-852-9703, option 3

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Topics can be chosen from any of the areas you see in our Newsletter. Alternatively, you can choose from our popular "off the shelf" programs. Click Here to view some of those topics.

We have limited dates available before June and are now booking for  and late 2008.  

Coming Soon! We are in the last phase of developing half day and full day live sessions on "Using Your Whole Brain." Fun, Fast, and Free Mindex Thinking Style Profile ($25 each Value) for all participants. Call now and book this as a pre-release and save big time!

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A Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!

Tell the truth - Have you made resolutions? Have you kept them? Take our Poll and see what others say. Click here to go to Poll.

After years of experimenting with Binaural Beat Technology and its impact on brain wave patterning, we have revised the Creating Powerful Focus and Concentration Audio Program. Be sure to read the article "Entrain Your Brain..." to learn about this amazing and powerful technology that can really help you start your year with clarity and focus. Says one user, "The best thing about it is the daily goal visualization. I'm getting so much more done with less stress."

Just Released! Now Available in Our Online Course Offerings! For the cost containing readers who have been considering learning how to read faster and better, we have just released "Dynamic Speed Reading Basics Program."  New Shorter, Lower Cost Program! Of course, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Take advantage of our Newsletter New Year Specials, including the best-selling Creating Powerful Focus and Concentration Audio Program Use Coupon Code  Holdays07 during checkout and Save additional 10% OFF on all our products and coursesThese discounts won't last  too much longer.

Visit our new Speed Reading Tactics Sub-site - Get free reading and Information Overload tips by e-mail, articles, test, free mini-lesson. Click Here.

Announcement: Group a booking for any version of Dynamic Reading now and all participants will get a subscription to the Online Masters Program FREE! Call Today! 1-800-852-9703.

We hope you find this issue helping you make your work easier and productive!

Best Regards,
President & CEO
Productive Learning Systems, Inc.

  Hotline: Workplace Communication

Year End Resolutions - Clarifying Goals for Achievement

The holiday season is a wonderful time for so many reasons. Although many people ramp up to frenzied levels of activity, there hopefully comes a period of relative quiet and reflection. During this season commit to taking conscious control of yourself and build in a period of reflection to review where you are, where you were, and where you want to be. If you take a few moments and think through these simple steps, your chance of goal achievement is vastly improved. The better your ability to communicate your goals to others, the more easily you will be able to enroll the resources you need.  Here are some tips for clarifying your goals, and communicating them to others.

Full Article

  Socratic Corner: Innovation and Critical Thinking:

Critical Thinking Tune-up Opportunity

If you have already taken training in Critical Thinking, or, if you have not been exposed to this essential skill in today’s complex and dynamic marketplace, here is a strongly recommended event.

Full Article

  Brain Health & Learning

Entrain Your Brain for Relaxation and Focus

One of the primary complaints I hear so often from today’s employees up and down the organization is about the frenetic pace and the stress that success in the workplace demands we overcome. However, few people have effective ways of balancing these factors which results in energy depletion, mental fogginess, fatigue, illness, and mistakes. There is a simple practice that can help boost your clarity, focus, and creativity, and concentration.

Full Article

  Frontline: Best Practices in Leadership & Management

When Managers Face Resistance

When I ask managers in training sessions, “What factors are different for managers today compared to 15-20 years ago,” inevitably they cite the dynamic fluidity of today’s workplace and managing change as one of their greatest challenges. They will then complain about the resistance their direct reports offer against the changes, or often complain about senior management not really supporting the change. I believe midlevel management is hard. I do not agree that senior management always needs to be actively hammering the change throughout the organization. Perhaps if the manager takes a step back during his/her planning time to identify the source(s) of the resistance, then they will manage the change more successfully. Here are some of the most frequent sources of resistance that can be under the direct manager’s control to influence.

Full Article

  Information Overload

6 Speed Reading Myths Debunked

There is so much misinformation about speed reading that as a user for over 30 years, and as an instructor of tens of thousands of learners from all walks of life and all levels of education, I feel compelled to debunk some of the most prevalent and popular myths. However, before we begin, it is essential to define what is reading.

Full Article

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