If I asked you to go grocery shopping without writing a list, how would you attempt to remember it? Let’s say you needed: Chicken Eggs Milk Ketchup Laundry Detergent Toothpaste Bread Mushrooms Lettuce Peas Most people would use rote memorization, constantly repeating the list over and over [...]Read more Improve Your Memory Instantly
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?
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
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
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