Boot Camp for the Brain

Referred to as “the Robin Williams of Education”, Mr. Fisher always provides

a stimulating, hilarious, educational and a “brain blasting” experience.

YOU WILL LAUGH – HAVE FUN

AND

ENERGIZE YOUR MIND

MISTER FISHER IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS

Boot Camp for the Brain has energized  ways of thinking for individuals and groups from Kindergarten to Retirement: from Community Centers to major corporations.

“I can’t think of anything I did not like about the class…I liked the exposure to every type of puzzle and especially appreciated the focus on asking questions. You conducted the class in a professional way, and you have a lot of energy and never seemed to get tired of challenging us.”  Andrea Chappell – The Learning Curve

 LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF PUZZLES – click here for examples….

CONSIDER THIS:

THINK DIFFERENTLY AND YOU WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

ALWAYS PRODUCE 3 ANSWERS — LOGICAL, and MAGICAL and FOOLISH

WHERE CAN I BREAK THE RULES?  WHERE MUST I KEEP TO THE RULES?

HOW MANY TYPES OF THINKING ARE THERE?

WHERE DOES MY CREATIVITY COME FROM?

AM I ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

HOW DO I COME UP WITH CREATIVE IDEAS?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SUCCESS?

WHAT IS ORIGINALITY? …. it only has to be original in application.     (Think: Steve Jobs)

“In 1990 a professor in California estimated that on an average week day the New York Times contains more information than any contemporary of Shakespeare would have acquired in a lifetime.”


Boot Camp for the Brain will expand and improve thinking and problem solving skills. It will help with “out of the box” thinking techniques and new strategies towards elegant and creative solutions that will lead to innovation: unleashing unrealized potential.

LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• LATERAL THINKING – click here for examples….

We live in a society of distractions, interruptions and an overload of information. Learn how to focus through different lenses to find unique and unexpected solutions.

Develop new appreciations and techniques on how to work together and value how you and your colleagues/collaborators think differently in relation to problem solving and innovation. Identify what kind of problem solver you are and how to solve problems with others.


Stimulate your creativity and problem solving utilizing humor and energy.

LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• OPTICAL ILLUSIONS – click here for examples….

Non-Creative thinking is repeating the same actions and expecting different results.

Words from the Wise

LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• ANAGRAMS & PALINDROMES – click here for examples….

“I had the pleasure of attending a session of “Boot Camp for the Brain” and was amazed and delighted to experience both expanded perspective and perception in just a few weeks.  Thanks Paul for the fun and learning he provides in his teaching.” Doris Goldstein – Tucson Jewish Community Center

LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• THINKERS ON THINKING AND ITS PITFALLS – click here for examples….

WHERE DO YOU FIND A NEW IDEA?

Non-task time

Reading outside your area

Reading fiction

Keeping a journal

There are more genes in a grain of rice than in a human being. – Fact

LEARN HOW TO REBOOT YOUR THINKING WITH:

• THE PARADOX and an awful rebus- click here for examples….

Dance like you do when nobody’s watching.

Popular Adage

OTHER TECHNIQUES FOR EXERCISING YOUR THINKING:

SIMILES & METAPHORS

PLAYING WITH OTHERS

• THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT ANSWER

ROASTING THE CONCEPT

INNOVATORS & INNOVATION

JOKES & LAUGHTER

 • CHANGE YOUR HABITS

You can learn more about an individual during an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato might have thought it first

… thank you for the informative (and at times, a challenge to my ego) class we just completed. It was fun for me and I looked forward to every class. I did change two habits, and learned a bit to shift my focus and try to let my “subconscious” solve puzzles. ” Andrea Chappell, The Learning Curve

 

THINKING AND INTELLIGENCE

What do you know about thinking? Or the essential connections between sound, movement, language, pictures, society and emotions?

There are many types of intelligence. We all vary in our abilities and methods to express ourselves.

BOOT CAMP FOR THE BRAIN WILL ENCOURAGE:

Many avenues or paths for expression;

The on-going expression of the accumulation of knowledge.

Consistent activities which keep you thinking from as many different points of view as possible.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY

YOU WILL LAUGH – HAVE FUN

AND

ENERGIZE YOUR MIND


Praise for Paul Fisher

Dear Paul,

I want to personally thank you and tell you how much we enjoyed your presentation last Thursday at the RMS Regional Women’s Conference at the Hilton, El Conquistador. We hear a lot about ‘out of the box’ thinking and paradigms shifts, and so on. However, your illustrated talk and examples made it all come alive for us. Your material was enlightening, stimulating, and was presented in an innovative way that captured the audience.

I am convinced your presentation and discussion was the highlight of the conference. The style and substance of your slides were both witty and informative, brought new insights and triggered new ideas.
Your approach was delightfully entertaining yet it was clear you have profound knowledge and are a subject matter expert.

It truly was a pleasure to work with you, to further the connection with Raytheon, and help introduce you to an increased number of the Raytheon employee population.
I look forward to your next workshop in September.

Regards

Together Everyone Achieves More


Cristina M. DiMurro


Cristina M. DiMurro

KEI Business Manager
Kinetic Energy Interceptors
Missile Systems

 

Praise for Boot Camp for the Brain

 

“I miss the class – it was so much fun and everyone was so engaged and clever.  Thanks for encouraging us to think creatively.  I  look forward to seeing you again in Tucson next winter, in whatever endeavors we undertake. ” Betty Stein, The Learning Curve

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