For those of us in our 50’s or older, here’s a question. When you were in high school or university and you forgot something, did you ever say, ‘Oh dear, another university senior moment’? Of course you didn’t, you probably just brushed it off without as much as a second thought. It seems once [...]Read more Have you ever had a senior moment?
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
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
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.
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
Quincy Adams to Harrison Remember the US Presidents. I mentioned in my previous post how as a keynote presenter I often have the audience remember the US Presidents as a creative exercise for forming images. I thought I would extend it beyond the first 10 and write a series of posts to show how [...]Read more Remember the US Presidents