One of the biggest challenges in seminars is to maximize the information intake of the seminar participants.
It is assumed that the average listener of a lecture retains 10-20% of the information presented. This is too little. Much too little.
With simple tricks, you can increase the information intake to up to 90% and thus take away significantly more from seminars and lectures.
Efficiency is the key.
6 simple tricks are:
1. Take notes. Lots of notes. Of all.
A seminar or lecture is not a place to decide which information is useful and necessary and which is not. There is enough time for that afterwards. That means: Write down everything in a seminar. This reduces the likelihood of missing something important. The more notes you have, the better. After that there is enough time to sort them.
2. Review your notes. Constant. Until you know them by heart.
When I worked with the Hungarian National Shorttrack Speedskating Team from 2010 to 2012, I flew to Budapest every 3rd weekend from April to September. Friday evening out, Sunday night back. Each way from the YPSI to my hotel at the ice rink in Budapest 3.5 hours. S-Bahn, plane, taxi. I only used this way to review seminar notes. That's 7h review every 3rd weekend. 8 weekends per offseason. In this way, I have internalized all the notes from the more than 60 seminars I have attended and can say exactly which information was covered in which seminar, on which day. This allows me to find a solution faster without having to regularly search through my documents.
3. Optimize your concentration and attention with the right breakfast
One of the easiest ways to increase concentration and attention is an optimal breakfast.
Here I go into detail why animal is optimal for breakfast .
My personal breakfast favorites at seminars
– Bison Burger, medium rare, with cashews
– Omelet with steak strips, mushrooms and provolone
– Fillet steak, medium rare, with poached eggs and Bernaise sauce
Before that, Himalayan salt/lime juice/water and black coffee with ice cubes.
This is the easiest and most efficient way to increase the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and dopamine, to keep the blood sugar level and thus the energy level constant and to maximize the information absorption at seminars.
4. Review your notes in clusters
Clusters are blocks. The most well-known cluster is the Pomodoro technique, which divides work into blocks of 25 minutes each and thereby increases productivity. How. Very easily. You work 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes off, then work again 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes off, and so on. This increases information absorption and reduces fatigue during learning. The same principle can also be applied excellently when reading books.
5. Repeat, repeat, repeat
Volume is an easy way to include even more information. Whoever learns a language for 5 hours a week masters it faster than someone who learns it for 1 hour a week. Stays abroad are even more efficient because you are even more exposed to the language. And the more regular the stays abroad, the faster you can speak a language fluently. In the seminar scenario, this means that another way of absorbing even more information from a seminar is to repeat it. The YPSI coaches Wolfgang Hattingen and Goran Sirovina have repeated certain YPSI seminars up to 4 times. And every time there is something new. Info that was simply sorted out by the limbic system at the previous seminar. The frequent repetition is one of the main reasons why the two have such a deep insight into and high expertise in the YPSI methods and systems. For this reason, I also offer a repeat price for all trainers for all YPSI seminars – amounting to 50% of the regular price.
6. Drink aminos and electrolytes between meals
Another simple trick to keeping your blood sugar levels, and therefore your energy levels, constant is between meals Amino acids and electrolytes in water to drink.
At our YPSI seminars, we provide participants with the YPSI AminoElectrolyte Complex and filtered water so that participants can get the most out of the YPSI seminars.
7. Optimize your focus and attention through nutrition and supplements
The two neurotransmitters acetylcholine and dopamine are crucial for maximizing focus, attention and information absorption. There are a number of supplements available to increase these two neurotransmitters. 3 of them are
Alpha GPC – L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine is a natural phospholipid. It is an important building block in all cells of the brain. GPC plays an important role in relaying information between cells. Alpha-GPC is a natural physiological precursor of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter responsible for focus, attention, memory, and other cognitive functions. Alpha-GPC is a highly bioavailable source of choline that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier. Alpha GPC is available right here on Amazon
My recommendation: 1200mg before breakfast and before lunch
Acetyl-L-Carnitine – Acetyl-L-carnitine, is a form of the amino acid compound carnitine that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and is involved in the formation of acetyl groups for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetyl-L-carnitine therefore plays a special role in the energy metabolism of the brain and nerve cells. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is excellent for good memory and brain function. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is available right here on Amazon
My recommendation: 6-8g in water before breakfast and before lunch
Bacopa Monnieri – Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to enhance learning. The contained bacosides have a positive effect on dopamine and acetylcholine, are antioxidant and promote the formation of new neurons. Bacopa Monnieri is available right here on Amazon
My recommendation: 300mg each for breakfast and lunch
I flew around the world for 8-14 weeks a year for 4 years to attend lectures, seminars and internships. Optimal information intake was critical to getting the most out of these educational trips.
I also pass on even more tricks to maximize concentration, attention and information absorption at the YPSI Nervous System, Hormone Balance and Nutrients Seminar and the YPSI Advanced Neurotransmitter Seminar .
These tricks can also be applied to schools, universities and any other form of educational institution.
Good luck getting the most out of the YPSI seminars!