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Learning Technologies prize draw – winners announced!


Those who attended this year's Learning Technologies conference and exhibition, or who have read our blog posts, will be aware that the show was a roaring success. The stand was certainly busy on both days and it was great to receive such positive feedback from so many existing members. It was also a fantastic opportunity for us to introduce the site to new members. A big thanks to all who stopped by to say hello.

And the winners are...

With lots of entries arriving by email and hundreds more from those visiting our stand there was plenty of competition for our prize draw. We’re happy to announce the following lucky winners drawn out of the hat:

First prize goes to Scott Hewitt of Real Projects: Micro Professional Projector MPro110 from 3M worth £300 + The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan.

Second prize goes to Matheili Gorge of Vigitrust: iMind Map Software + Use Your Head book by Tony Buzan + Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse from Kensington

Third prize goes to Graham Shaw of Vision Learning & Development: iMind Map Software + Embracing Change book by Tony Buzan + Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse from Kensington

4th-10th prizes as below: Each winner receives a Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse from Kensington!
Annette Crosbourne, Dylan Mazhindu, Robin Rowland, Farhad Zonoozi, Mike Stoneham, Shaun Swartz and Emily Ord-Hume

Full details of the prizes can be seen below.

Special video booth prize draw

This year the stand featured a video booth where we asked visitors to record what they believed would be their greatest training challenge of 2009. Our video camera proved quite an attraction to many and we’re delighted to provide edited highlights here for all to view.

The winner, selected at random, is Karyn Romeis of Learning Anorak who wins both a media mouse presenter and iMind Map software.

Again, a huge thanks to all those who entered our prize draws and to everyone who visited the stand. We hope to see you all again next year!

Full details of all our fantastic prizes can be seen below:

Micro Professional Projector MPro110 from 3M

First prize in our main competition includes an amazing new natty little projector which you can hold in the palm of your hand! The MPro110 micro professional projector from diversified technology company 3M is a tiny handheld device (roughly the size of a mobile phone) which connects easily to a laptop for instant large screen projection onto nearby flat surfaces such as walls or ceilings. Photos, video clips, presentations and other visual media can be projected from five inches up to 50 inches diagonal. It also connects to other digital applications including multimedia mobile phones, iPods, digital cameras and games consoles. MPro110 is ideal for trainers and training managers on the move and is also useful for giving impromptu pitches to customers while on the road or in a last minute meeting. For more details on this prize click here. For a review of this item on the site click here.

iMind Map Software from Buzan

iMind Map is a powerful thinking tool that can benefit any area of your life. With a simple to use interface and access to thousands of resources, you don't need to be a computer whiz to create well structured Mind Maps. What's more, your Mind Maps can be edited easily to reflect changing circumstances or priorities. Improve your memory, learn faster, organise better, communicate clearer, become more creative, save time and increase your productivity. See for yourself how you can think and work smarter with iMind Map. Click here for more details of this prize.

Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse from Kensington

We're delighted to offer a number of SlimBlade mice from Kensington, the mobile computing accessories provider. Taken from their 'Lifestyle' collection, this mouse will meet the needs of any mobile trainer by acting as a mouse, presenter and media controller in one. The Slimblade Presenter Media mouse (72280EU) is a full-featured laser wireless mouse with 360 degree intuitive scroll wheel and multi-functional navigation pad. It includes a built-in laser pointer to highlight points on a presentation, and a media control that can be used anywhere in the room. Click here for more details about this prize.

Selection of books by Tony Buzan

The Mind Map Book (Fully Illustrated Edition) ISBN: 1406612790The Mind Map Book
"The Mind Map Book" introduces a revolutionary system of planning and note-taking that has already changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. The Mind Map, which has been called the 'Swiss army knife for the brain', is a ground-breaking, note-taking technique that is already used by more than 250 million people worldwide and has taken the educational and business world by storm. This book, the definitive full-colour illustrated edition of "The Mind Map Book" (Tony and Barry Buzan's multi-million-copy bestseller) introduces you to the fundamental operational principles of the ultimate bio-computer - your brain! In addition to helping you maximise your brain power, the book also features a range of stimulating exercises and a lavish and inspirational collection of photographs and original Mind Maps that illustrate the technique.

Embracing Change: Essential Steps to Make Your Future Today ISBN: 1406610232Embracing Change: Essential Steps to Make Your Future Today
Master change and achieve your goals. Change is a feature of our lives. Everything around us and even inside us is constantly changing, whether we like it or not. In his latest bestseller, Tony Buzan draws on his highly effective Mind Mapping and mental development techniques to help you understand and master change. Whatever your current circumstances, Tony enables you to develop your confidence in the face of change, and enhance your ability to transform your future. Change - Understand change and how you are affected by it. Enable - Realize how flexible you can be in response to change. Transform - Use Buzan's Tools for Transformation to turn change into opportunity.

Use Your Head: Innovative Learning and Thinking Techniques to Fulfil Your Potential ISBN: 1406610194Use Your Head: Innovative Learning and Thinking Techniques to Fulfil Your Potential
Are you worried that you're not achieving your full potential? A few years after this classic book on how to improve your brainpower was first published, a fairly average student announced that he intended to try for a place at Cambridge University. His chances were assessed as 'slim', since his grades were usually unexceptional. But with the help of "Use Your Head", he went on to achieve four As at A-level, two starred firsts at Cambridge and a top job with a multi-national company. Since 1974, "Use Your Head" has been translated into over 27 languages, has been published in five continents and 100 countries, has sold well over a million copies and still the demand increases! "Use Your Head" will: teach you the vital skills of learning how to think and learn; increase your creative thinking and problem-solving capacity; enable you to make the best of your brain; and provide you with both the confidence and the means to fulfil your own mental potential.

For details of these and other books from Tony Buzan click here.

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