Competitive memory champions can perform such feats of recollection as reciting the first 10,000 digits of pi. That might not seem useful for everyday life, but the competitors’ techniques prove applicable to any information: stock prices, people’s names, statistics, and more. Kevin Horsley, an International Grandmaster of Memory, shows how to remember vast amounts of information through simple techniques, such as turning abstract concepts into images and stories. In this quick, easy read, Horsley outlines memory techniques and provides motivation for readers with little confidence in their power of recall. Whether you’re in business, education, politics, science or the arts, you can benefit from Horsley’s advice.
A good memory benefits every aspect of your life.
Imagine being able to remember the name of everyone you meet – or to make business presentations without cumbersome notes by instantly remembering facts and statistics.
Improving your memory skills pays dividends: With instant access to more information, you make better decisions. You will discover useful connections among people, events and facts. And you will improve your learning skills, because learning builds on the foundation of your previous knowledge.
Improving your memory requires learning new ways of thinking about information and practicing these techniques until they become second nature. People utilize these methods to pull off such feats as, for example, memorizing the complete Oxford English Dictionary. These techniques have the power to help you access whatever you need to remember in your daily life.
To remember, learn to concentrate.
To improve your memory, you need to focus and direct your attention. But like many people today, you may not have much opportunity to practice the art of concentration. Modern life is full of distractions...