Learning a foreign language can be one of the most difficult and challenging things a person can take on. Quite simply, there is so much to learn: new words, grammar, pronunciation, as well as all the cultural baggage that accompanies the language. You can spend literally years learning a new [...]Read more Learning a Foreign Language
And which wine glass is mine? Last week after my keynote presentation, a young couple with their 7 or 8 year old daughter came up to me and asked if there was a ‘memory trick’ that would help their daughter, they said she was dyslexic and kept mixing up the letters ‘b’ [...]Read more Dyslexia, Memory and Dinner Plates
Lend someone some money? Being in the, ‘how to improve your memory’, business all these years, I’ve heard that joke many, many times. Funny as it is, there’s a great deal of truth behind it. Not that you will actually improve your memory by lending someone some money, [...]Read more Do you know the best way to improve your Memory?
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