62014Mar
How I Saved $15 by Speaking Backwards_Feature

How I Saved $15 by Speaking Backwards_Feature

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. Delivery in Ottawa is $15.00. However we offer…

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62014Mar

How I Saved $15 by Speaking Backwards

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. Delivery in Ottawa is $15.00. However we…

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132013Dec

Can we do anything about 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 it’s not all bad news. You…

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72013Aug

Your Brain Often Lies To You

Our brain doesn’t always tell us the truth. 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¢. Our brain often takes shortcuts based…

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152013Jul

Lincoln Town Car covered in Baby Powder to remember the US Presidents

In my previous posts I had you memorize the 1st fifteen presidents by linking them together in groups of five to three 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 Washing Machine there. If you don’t recall them,…

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152013May

Steve Tyler Smashing a Bureau to Remember the 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 to recall all 44. We memorize the 1st five…

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42013Mar

Left Brain/niarB thgiR

As a motivational keynote speaker I am always looking for interesting exercises to share with the audience. Here’s one for you to try: Which of the following numbers is least like the others? 1    Thirty-one 2    One-third 3    Thirteen Take your time. You have a decision? Many people choose, Thirty-One and Thirteen,…

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152013Feb

“My Brain Hurts.. I’ve Only Got So Much Space Up There.”

So I have to save it for the important stuff! As a conference keynote speakerwho speaks on memory,  I have had every brain myth thrown at me at one time or another over the years. One of the most common is, “I only have so much space in my brain, so I have to save the…

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152013Jan

Why a better memory should be your New Year’s Resolution

I thought I’d give it a couple weeks before I spoke about New Year’s Resolutions. Did you make any? Have any of them already fallen to the wayside? Although New Year’s resolutions are obviously personal to an individual, there are plenty of “greatest hits” that show up for lots of us time and time again….

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