Welcome to the SmartWisdom course. If you have any problems accessing the course, please contact the creator: Jonathan Kemp at [email protected]


Understanding, capturing and analysing information real-time in meetings, presentations and lectures saves time and results in higher productivity.

This video-based, hands-on, personal effectiveness training course teaches the core SmartWisdom® techniques. From the minute you finish the training, you will be able to put away your old notebook and start using SmartWisdom® in every situation.

The outcome is that you will build your self-confidence, improve your ability to understand key points in a wide range of situations, and improve your recall of key conversations.

Who should take the training?

Students, business people, consultants, salespeople, lawyers and more will benefit from the techniques. Would you answer "Yes" to any of these questions:

  • Do you attend lots of meetings, presentations or lectures where you struggle to capture key information?
  • Do you find it hard to listen, write and analyse simultaneously?
  • Do you come out of a meeting, interview or phone call, only then to come up with a great question?
  • Do you struggle to make excellent use of the notes you do take, and do not recognise them or recall the detail from the meeting three months later?
If you struggle with dyslexia, the benefits of using SmartWisdom® are even greater.

What will I learn?

In the course, you will learn:

  • Exactly how SmartWisdom® will benefit you day-to-day
  • How to build the SmartWisdom® structure using the unique template
  • How to focus on and capture the important information at speaking speed
  • How to personalise the techniques, putting you in control
  • And, in the bonus material, how others are using and benefitting from SmartWisdom®

By the end of the course you will be ready to start using SmartWisdom® at work, university, at home or wherever else it helps you.

What will it cover?

Following a short introduction, the programme is structured in 6 modules.

Module 1 provides some context to the learning to help you see the value of what you are about to learn

Modules 2-6 teach you the techniques right from the start. You will learn the basics of how to structure information differently on the page, and through a series of practical exercises that you complete in your course workbook, you will practise getting faster and more confident. By the end of the course you will be ready to start using the techniques in real situations.

How much does it cost?

The online programme costs £399 (inclusive of VAT) / £199 for students

Once payment has been made:

  • You will receive an email with instructions, giving you immediate access to the course in the SmartWisdom® University.
  • To begin the course immediately, you can download and print the Course Workbook in the “Before you begin” section of the course.
  • You will have lifelong access to the course should you wish to return to it at any point to refresh your memory, and you will also be welcome as part of the SmartWisdom® groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

My name is Jonathan Kemp and I am the creator of SmartWisdom. The course you are about to start has been developed over 20 years. My objective has always been the same. To create for you the most effective way to help you reach a high level of SmartWisdom proficiency so that by the end of your course you have the knowledge and skill to start using SmartWisdom immediately in your day-to-day study. For full details, visit our website at www.smartwisdom.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You can start the course now as soon as you purchase it. An email will be sent immediately with enrolment details. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. It is important to note that the course is only for your personal use.
What else do I need to complete the course?
You will need to use the SmartWisdom Course Workbook, which will be sent to you. It should arrive at the address you gave when you paid for the course within a few days. If you wish to start the course before this arrives, you can download the Course Workbook at the start of the course in the "Before you begin" section.
What if my question is not in this list?
If you have a different question, don't worry. You can also email us directly at [email protected] If you would like to put a question to a wider group, why not post it in our LinkedIn or Facebook groups.