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 [...]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 [...]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
How to help Stave off Dementia What’s the most effective way to keep your brain healthy and stave off dementia as you age? You may not want to hear the answer….but it’s physical exercise, the type most of us hate, where we elevate our heart rate for at least 30 minutes several times a week….but [...]Read more Can we do anything about dementia?
Hearing tip Have you ever been at a party and you receive a phone call and you can’t hear too well, so you try to improve things by placing your finger in your other ear? It doesn’t work does it? The answer? Cover the mouthpiece with your hand! You will still hear everyone else just as […]Read more Hearing tip when on the phone at a loud cocktail party
Unilateral hand clenching increases neuronal activity in the frontal lobe of the contralateral hemisphere. Such hand clenching is also associated with increased experiencing of a given hemisphere’s ‘mode of processing’…….or so the authors of a recent report state! Wonderful! What’s that in [...]Read more Hand clenching to improve your memory
I am often asked “Why do we need to develop our memory when we have Google?” Here is a short Skype interview with my friend Terry Brock. Funny, unique and interactive in his entertaining conference keynotes and workshops, Bob Gray reveals the untapped potential in each of us. His empowering [...]Read more Memory in the age of Google
Do you cram for exams? Do you typically spend hours cramming the night before? We have all had instances in our lives where we have fallen behind in our studies, or we just plain procrastinate and leave our studying until the last minute. It may work for you, but it’s certainly not the [...]Read more Should you cram for exams?
Your brain doesn’t always tell you the truth, it often lies to you. Answer this problem quickly. A coffee and a cookie together cost $1.10. The coffee cost $1 more than the cookie. How much does the coffee cost? Most people say $1, which is wrong. The coffee costs $1.05 and the cookie 5¢. [...]Read more Your Brain Lies To You
Arthur to McKinley In my previous posts I had you memorize the 1st 20 US presidents by linking them together in groups of five to four separate rooms in your home, with the first president, Washington, associated to your 1st location in your home, I used my downstairs hallway and placed a huge [...]Read more Memorize US Presidents