Techniques to improve concentration

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Techniques to improve Concentration : 

Techniques to improve Concentration Dear Readers, This PPT is, on the significance of concentration & some practical and well tested techniques to improve the concentration skills with memory i.e. remembering & recollecting ability. power point presentation by C. J. Karthik, Senior Trainer , Soft skills & English Jetking Infotrain Mysore. ****** E-Mail: cjkarthik2004@gmail.com Ph: +91- 9740926158 10/18/2010 1

SYNOPSIS : 

SYNOPSIS Introduction. What’s Concentration? Importance of Concentration. Concentration – its relation with Memory. Techniques to strengthen the power of concentration and Memory (Remembering & Recollecting skills). Conclusion. 10/18/2010 2

Introduction. : 

Introduction. One day Sumukh was asked by his mother to bring 6 types of cereals, 5 kinds of fruits and cooking colours. After buying some cereals he called his mom. Till finishing the purchase he was keep on calling his mother almost 4 times. Rakesh was gifted a wrist watch by his father. He was looking the watch for more than 3 minuets, that 10/18/2010 3

Introduction Continued… : 

Introduction Continued… was observed by his father, and he asked the time. Rakesh again looked the watch & then, he told the time. Sumukh introduced his friend Karthik to Rakesh, telling “… This is Karthik, My friend….” At the end of the conversation Rakesh asks Karthik, “May I know your name?”. 10/18/2010 4

Introduction Continued… : 

Introduction Continued… This is not only the problem of Sumukh or Rakesh. Even we’ve also faced the similar situations and it’s due to lack of concentration. So, now we’ve to find all the possible ways to strengthen the ability of concentration. Before that, we shall know what’s concentration & its significance etc. 10/18/2010 5

What’s Concentration? : 

What’s Concentration? Concentration means focus of mind. In simple words concentration is nothing but being alert and without any diversions in mind. Concentration also means keeping one’s mind and thoughts on one thing with focused attention on the same thing/aspect. 10/18/2010 6

Importance of Concentration : 

Importance of Concentration Concentration is one of the major tool to achieve success in any area. Further the significance of concentration is extended to remembering and recollecting ability which is nothing but so called memory. One who has good concentrating ability can remember and recollect better and faster. 10/18/2010 7

Importance of Concentration Continued… : 

Importance of Concentration Continued… Concentration is also one of the important weapon behind any successful person. The significance of Concentration can be described as “one who has concentration, can learn anything and anything learnt without concentration cannot be retained in mind for a longer duration”. 10/18/2010 8

Concentration & its relation with Memory : 

Concentration & its relation with Memory Concentration is needed for a good listening and better understanding. Listening is nothing but hearing with concentration, for better understanding. Anything heard/seen with concentration can be recalled accurately. It’s also called as observation skill, for which concentration is the foundation. 10/18/2010 9

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued : 

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued Most of the people will assume that they’ve poor memory, poor recollecting skill etc. In fact it isn’t a fact it’s just an assumption! Now a days we can hear a common complaint that one cant so easily remember names/faces, even other important information etc. 10/18/2010 10

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued : 

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued In the introductory slide also we’ve seen similar scenario. Here the fact is they’ve not at all heard the name or so called important information. When, they’ve not at all heard the matter, how can they remember/recollect? Can anyone remember/recollect anything which he/she hasn’t heard/known? Certainly Not! 10/18/2010 11

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued : 

Concentration & its relation with Memory Continued When I examined the reason for poor/not listening, the first answer which I got is, poor attention which’s due to lack of concentration. As concentration is the back bone of all other success skills like memory, observation and listening skills, one should strengthen his/her power of concentration. 10/18/2010 12

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration The art of concentration can also be learnt like any other skill. To improve the power of concentration, one should follow the given techniques, as guided and without any break/interruptions atleast for 5 to 6 months. Infact these techniques are well tested on 20 to 22 candidates from different academic background and status. 10/18/2010 13

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Time: These techniques can be done any time. Preferably before bed. Because, it’ll be the tension free time. Procedure & Posture: Sit in a relaxed and comfortable posture, where there’s no disturbance with minimum light, preferably green or yellow bed lamp because it has strong cosmic vibrations towards concentration. 10/18/2010 14

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 1: Start to count in ascending & descending orders, like 1 to 100, 158 to 263 etc. Then count in descending order like 100 to 1, 654 to 432 etc. While counting so, close the eyes and visualize the numbers in green/white/black colour with yellow background. As yellow is Jupiter's colour and other 3 colour’s cosmic vibrating effect will 10/18/2010 15

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Strengthen one’s mind power. Technique 2: Now, take a comb where you can find, it’s easy to count the sticks in the comb. Count the number of sticks. If you find it difficult or any disturbance, once again start to count from the beginning. Caution: While doing this practice in the initial stage there might be some 10/18/2010 16

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Head ache, Just ignore and continue. Do this practice for 3 to 4 times. Technique 3: Now relax for a minute and inhale and exhale. Do this for 4 to 5 times. Now once again start to count the numbers as guided here. 1…, 1… 2…, 1… 2… 3…, (one, one two, one two three, one two three four…, like that.) Do this up to 100 and then vice versa i.e. in descending 10/18/2010 17

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… order (hundred.. Ninety nine.. Ninety eight..) like that. Note: While performing these techniques always focus only on numbers. Don’t go for chanting God’s name etc. Even though I’m a theist, I suggest not to chant the name of the God in initial stage, because while chanting God’s name there’ll be the possibility of diversions in chanting, distractions etc. Further as it’s easy to chant God’s name, ‘internal mind’ will be repeating the God’s name and ‘external mind’ will be thinking some thing else. Of course it doesn’t mean chanting, name of the God is less effective. To do the practice of chanting the God’s name, one should have good concentration and to strengthen concentration one must practice these exercise. Most of the meditation/relaxation techniques failed because, in the beginning itself they’ve started the divine chanting. Hence it’d be better to avoid chanting the name of any God in initial stage. 10/18/2010 18

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 4: This can be done even before studies. Take a book and select any chapter in which you aren’t so familiar. Keep the book in reverse order and read. It’s not so easy and it’ll automatically focus the mind to concentrate, consequently no distractions/diversions. Just read 2 or 3 paragraphs per day and it’s more than enough. 10/18/2010 19

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 5: It’s scientifically proved that, left hand is associated with right brain. So before starting studies write 8 to 10 lines from your left hand, so you can easily refresh the right brain, which results in effective understanding. 10/18/2010 20

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 6: This technique, helps to improve one’s recollecting ability. Remember 10 to 12 people’s name. While doing so, close your eyes and remember their faces with their voice. Note: There is a universal complaint on forgetting names and faces. This technique will help a person, not only to remember names and faces but also their voice. Don’t remember the same faces every day and also avoid remembering film actress or nude/sexy people, as it perturbs the process of concentration. 10/18/2010 21

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 7: Recollect the taste of 2/3 dish with its smell. Don’t recollect the same every day. Technique 8:Select some objects. It may be anything like book, pen a fruit or a ball. Observe it properly. Then close your eyes & examine/visualize the objects as it is and as you’ve observed. 10/18/2010 22

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… : 

Techniques to Strengthen Concentration Continued… Technique 9: This technique is very much helpful to the students who has the problem in recollection especially during Examinations. Sit in a calm place and recollect morning to night, what’re the things you’ve done, people you met, places you visited etc. 10/18/2010 23

Conclusion : 

Conclusion If one starts to speak on a topic which we like, our mind becomes concentrated on it. It means one can concentrate upon those topics/areas which one loves and one love those topics/areas, where one can concentrate his/her mind. So interest is the foundation of concentration. If we’ve interest we can concentrate, If we can concentrate we can listen/observe, If we can listen/observe we can Remember/recollect easily. 10/18/2010 24

Conclusion : 

Conclusion One who seriously follows the techniques for 5 to 6 months mentioned in this PPT, can surely strengthen his/her concentrating ability. In fact these 9 techniques are, not only practically oriented but also well tested on 20-25 candidates from different background like students, junior trainers, marketing & HR executives, house wives etc. Wish you all the Best by C J Karthik E-Mail: cjkarthik2004@gmail.com 10/18/2010 25

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