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How to never forget a name again

We’ve talked about how to remember things better on several occasions. Today I’d like to show you how we can remember names better.

Jim Kwik has wonderful tips for us. You can listen to his podcast or read his article on his website here jimkwik.com.

In a nutshell, he recommends us to be suave (“suave” means to be sweet, pleasant and agreeable). But here he’s using it as an acronym:

Believe you can remember. All behaviour is belief-driven
Exercise to make progress (all the time). You can practise in private first.
Say the name out loud to show you heard it correctly. Example: Mary, it’s nice to meet you. 
Use the name 3 or 4 times intelligently in the conversation.
Ask about a person’s name. Examples: How do you spell it? Does it mean something? Who were you named after? Where’s it from?
Visualise the name. Turn it into a picture. Remember. A picture speaks a 1000 words.
End the conversation by saying the person’s name one last time.

Let’s chunk again

We talked about the concept of “chunking” two weeks ago. And today I’d like to introduce you to The Peak Performance Center that explains the concept clearly.    

These tips are really weird …

Worried that you are becoming a bit forgetful? Try these rather weird tips (link to: health cracker.com) and see if they work for you. Learn why climbing a tree, using your fists or looking at a grassy roof might be able to help you remember things better – and “boost your brain power”!

The colours of the rainbow

Do you know the colours of the rainbow? Here’s an acronym I only learned recently: “ROYGBIV”. “Roy” is quite a common male name. So “Roy G. Biv” sounds like a first name, middle initial and a last name. And what do the letters stand for? Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet We call thisContinue Reading

How to memorise anything

A former USA memory champion Joshua Foer (link to: YouTube.com) tells us how he memorises anything, including the first 100 digits of Pi. He firsts converts numbers into words and then converts those words into images and ends up by going through his “memory palace”. It’s amazing to see how it works!

How to avoid brain fatigue

Ron White gives us his tips and strategies on how to stay focused without getting distracted (link to: YouTube). He recommends that we set a clearly defined goal and know our mission, get into the habit of saying “no” and ignore the clutter.

How to improve our memory

Ron White has some tips for us on how to improve our memory using good habits (link to: YouTube). He recommends that we get enough sleep, drink enough water, exercise, reduce stress, avoid excessive sugar and alcohol, turn what we want to remember into a picture, and use the “Mind Palace”. He should know. HeContinue Reading

Let’s stimulate our brain growth

US memory champion Ron White is back again to teach us some weird brain exercises (link to: YouTube) to help us improve our memories.

Remembering what we’ve read

Ron White‘s here again (link to: YouTube.com) to help us learn how to memorise what we’ve read this time.

More on memorising numbers

In this video, Ron White tell us how he uses the “Mind Palace” to remember numbers. He says that anyone can learn these techniques. He makes it all sound so easy. He creates pictures for the numbers 1 – 20. And he also creates pictures for all the letters of the alphabet. And then he usesContinue Reading