162017Jan

Have you ever had a senior moment?

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 we…

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302016Nov

Improve Your Memory Instantly

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 until they thought they had it, painful stuff….

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72016Sep

One powerful trick for remembering names

Never forget a name again. In almost 30 years of delivering memory enhancement keynotes and workshops, without a doubt the number one issue I hear over and over again is remembering names, or rather the inability to recall someone’s name. I have a 90-minute keynote covering just this issue. We don’t have ninety minutes right…

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292016Mar

Remember presentations.

Without the aid of notes! Would you like to enter a meeting before giving an important presentation with the confidence that you can deliver it without the aid of any notes? Of course you would, it adds credibility and gives people confidence that you know what you are talking about. The Memory Palace allows you…

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282016Jan

Ditch the Brain Games

You may have read recently that the Brain Training company Lumosity was fined $2M for deceptive advertising, claiming amongst other things that their brain exercises could help stave off memory loss, dementia and even Alzheimer’s. But it turns out they have no science to back it up. The ads claimed that spending 10-15 minutes a…

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152015Sep

An App to Remember!

A Memory App to help with ”Sorry I forgot your name!” Statistically only 20% of you have actually read further than the top line, which is a shame because the other 80% will miss out on my memory app, an app to remember…literally. An app designed to help you remember your clients and customers names and…

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232015Jun
Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a Foreign Language

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 language. And sometime of course we don’t have…

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282015Apr
Dyslexia, Memory and Dinner Plates

Dyslexia, Memory and Dinner Plates

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’ and ‘d’. Although…

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252015Mar

Do you know the best way to improve your Memory?

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, but analyzing why you remember, and applying these reasons…

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192015Feb

The Oscar goes to…

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…

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312015Jan

The Memory Palace go-to Memory System

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…

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302014Oct

How Do I Remember Names?

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 of Italy as…

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