How to remember the Oscar Best Film Winners So with the Oscars coming up a friend of mine asked how she could show off at her annual Oscar party by recalling best film winners. This is what I shared with her for best film winners 2001 – 2010. First of all we need an image […]Read more The Oscar goes to…
Don’t forget to pick up some Eggs. While at work, have you ever received a phone call from home asking you to pick up a few groceries from the store, or been told not to forget to book your dental or doctors appointment as you leave the house? How about trying to remember to write […]Read more The Memory Palace go-to Memory System
Benjamin Franklin sings Bob Seger. How do I remember names? The number one recall question I have been asked over the years. I have said many times that memory techniques are based on linking or associating what we wish to remember, to something we already know. This is why we recall the shape [...]Read more How Do I Remember Names?
How to store your vacation memories. A friend of mine will soon be taking a ‘once in a lifetime’ month’s vacation to Tuscany, she has never been to Europe and is excited, as you can imagine. Last week over lunch, she reminded me of her poor memory, saying how concerned she is about getting [...]Read more Memory Music and Smell
After my regular Sunday round of golf with my pals, we sat in the clubhouse, just as we have for the past 30 years, and we had a few beers and recounted the great, and more often the ‘not so great’ shots. I asked one of them, “What did you hit on the 3rd?” He […]Read more Why can I remember golf shots, yet can’t remember names?
After my keynote a sceptic remembers 30 digits! After a recent fun keynote, a gentleman came up to me and said he didn’t believe my memory was no different from his. He said that I must have been born with this ability to recite the capital cities, square mileage and populations of every [...]Read more Fun keynote turns into a memory challenge
Simonides and the Loci Method So the other day, I was conducting, actually let me rephrase that, it sounds like I was in an orchestra pit………I was teaching a Memory Development Workshop to about 100 very engaged, smart individuals. About half way through the afternoon I was teaching the Loci, or [...]Read more Loci and Simonides at my Memory Development Workshop
Customer Service at its best After delivering a recent keynote presentation, I decided to send the client a gift basket to say thanks. I looked up a company in Ottawa and chose a gift. The next day I received an email with my invoice and this note attached: Dear Bob, Thank you for your order. [...]Read more I Saved $15 by Speaking Backwards, Great Customer Service
Ok, be honest, have you ever exited a shopping a mall turned to the person you’re with and said “I forgot where I parked my car.” So you spend the next 10 minutes or so walking around hitting your key fob hoping your car will signal you? It’s a common memory problem I hear [...]Read more I forgot where I parked my car.
Want to improve your study habits? Sleeping on it might just be the best advice when it comes to studying. Over the years there have been various studies indicating that if you retire to bed directly after studying, your recall of the material is enhanced by up to 6.5%. (Johnson and Swan). That [...]Read more How to improve your study habits