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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Masters your memorising skills!

You have a wonderful memory। How did you react to this introductory statement? perhaps, your reaction was one of disbelief. A majority of us (As per studies), are convinced that we have a poor or average memory. the truth is something else. your brain is capable of storing a quadrillion (1 followed by15zero1) and more memory impulses. So there , you do have a wonderful memory. Let us put it differently.there is no such thing as a poor or bad memory. The aforesaid bit of information may irritate you. especially if, for years, you have been using the 'bad memory' myth as a golden excuse for various purpose. Any expert in the realm of memory empowerment is likely to assert, "there are only trained and untrained memories. There is no such thing as a bad memory."Moreover, whatever may be your age,you can always train your memory to retain and recall whatever you would like to - facts and figures names faces, or numbers and dates । । । GETTING STARTED
Eight times world memory champion, Dominic O;Brien testifies, "I typically memorise a 200-digit number spoken at the rate of one once. I regularly give presentations where I am introduced to 80,90 or 100 or more people just once, after which I am able to reel off not only their first names, but also their surnames. People think that because I can remember so many facts and figures, I must have a photographic memory. This is not the case. Years ago, before training my memory, I could recall only seven or eight digits, about the length of a phone number-which is the average human memory span for numbers. I did not just wake up one morning with the ability to remember. I simply studied the techniques for making my mind more supple and put them in to practice.
"Well, by now, if there is a stirring within you to enhance your memory power and you are wondering you can train your memory for better performance.. the answer is an emphatic 'Yes'. Let us explore a couple of memory a techniques along with some rules that ensure super memory performance. But before that, take the following simple memory test. It will help you compare your own memory performance before and after you have learnt and applied the memory tis explained in this article.
Do any one of the following:* Select and memorise a speech you need to make at a forthcoming presentation, seminar ar meeting.* Read this list of 15 objects just once. You may take about four minutes to do so and memorise them in their proper sequence - choclate, book, refrigerator, Shah Rukh Khan, Tarot, roses, boss, potato, interview, pen, fish,bed,cat,mother & children. Now try to read the speech, photographs/headines or the list of objects in exctly the same order. When scoring yourself, remember that if you leave out one object (concept/thought in case of the speech), that will make theremaining ones incorrect for they will be out of sequence. Give youself five points for each correct entry. If the objects are out of sequence, you do not score.
Any memory trainer worth his/her mnemonic will vouch for the fact that the foundation of trained memory is association. Consider this: You know what a line is. You form a square by connecting four lines of equal length together. You make a cube understand the concept of the cube because you know what a line and a square is. Likewise, you learn and remember a thing that is new to you, only by associating it with something youalready know. Think about it. Youwill be able to recall many conscious associations you have made to remember some new piece of information you have made to remember some new piece of information. For instance, the spelling of thr words 'belive', 'piece' and 'cemetery' were made easy to remember and recall when associated with simpler words learnt earlier-lie, pie,' and 'Eee there is a cemetery!
'Now that you have become awareof how association is crucial to memory training, let us qualify association with an adjective-ridiculous, Yes. Ridiculas association is the magic mantra for empowering your memory.Using your imagination and creativity, if you can link a new piece of information to something you already know in a ridiculous/silli/illogical way and actually see that silly image in your mind's eye. you can perform memory magic.
Check it out right away with our list of 15 words. Presuming you already know and remember choclates, the new piece of informationyou wish to remember is book. Go ahead, make a crazy association between chaolate and book. (No, it's not being childish. It's being childlike and it'll give you results). Perhaps you may see your toddler eating your favourate book instead of the choclate. ( It is mandatory that you see the picture in your mind for a moment.) Next, you must associate refrigerator with book, again in a ridiculous manner and see the mental image. May be you picture your spouse finishing a novel and keeping it in the deep freezer. then assciate Shah Rukh Khan with refrigerator. perhaps you see yourself opening the fridge door and Shah Rukh Khan leaping out at you!
Thus, Associating the current piece of information with te preceding piece of information with the preceding piece of information in a ridiculous way, you complete your list of 15 items
Think of choclate। What does choclate make you think of?Your toddler chewing a book of course! ' Book' brings the silly image of your spouse putting the novel in the refrigerator. 'Refrigerator' brings to mind the picture of Shah Rukh Khan leaping out at you. So on and so forth. If all your associations were ridiculous and you actually saw them in your mind's eye fora moment, then you will definitely remember and recall all the items in correct sequence after having read through the list just once! The same aforementioned steps need to b applied to memorising list of errand, to-dos, short notes, speeches, sales talk ... just about anything you wish to remember in a sequence. After all, speeches or long answers are idea/concepts/ thoughtin a sequence. Read the speech /note one or twice. Pick out the key words. A keywords A key word is a word that will bring the ebtire sentence/thought/concept to mind. Make a list ofkey words in proper sequence. Make ridiculous association and see the image in your mind's eye If you have linked teh key words. you are raedy to deliver the speech Think of the first item and say what you want about it. When you are through with it. When you are through with it , the next key word will come to mind Making a list of key words will cause each thought to automatically lead you to the next thought and so on, right through to the end of your sakes talk, speech or article.
Try the 'Feather Link" techniques to help you rememebr and recall names। The first step is to hear the name clearly. If the name is meaningful and you can picture it in your mind, it helps, if possible ask what the name means. Peoplelove talking about their names and Indian names have beautiful meanings which aid visualisation-Arti,Pooja, Kiran ... If the name is meaningful and can be visualised. for jasbir, You think of Jazz and beer. The next step is to observe the person. Oneparticular feature may strike you- a mole, dimple, scar,beautiful eyes, a colourful turban... Now you have to link the name to the feature in a ridiculas manner. Perhaps you may visualise a minimature jazz habd playing on and beer flowing from jasbir's colourful turban. Next time you meet Jasbir, the silly image will coem to youe mind and tyour trained memory will hwlp you recall the name jasbir. Guranteed!
Mnemonics is an ancient Greek technique for remembering numbers and dates. The method uses words to make numbers more meaningful and theerby easy to memorise.For example you may memorise your saving account number 2557by constructing a phrase comprising words that have the same numbers of letters as each didit- my [2] money[5]keeps[5]growing[7].
In this technique, you think of a word, Preferable a noun that rhymes with each number. For example, 1 sun,2 loo,3 tree, 4 door, 5 dive, 6 bricks, 7 heaven, 8 gate, 9 wine, 0 hero, 10 pen. If you can see the mental image of your parents who dive into the loo to cast their votes, you will never forget that in 1952 [5 dive,2 loo] Indains began exercising theie adult franchise! Know for sure taht the more you practise the art of association , the more natural it wiull become. Once you becoem adept at creatively imagining ridiculas associations, you will memorise ridiculous associations you will memorise with ease fact and figures.

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