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Memory Mastery Methods in 24 minutes

teacher avatar Kevin Horsley, Grandmaster of Memory

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8 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Overview of the Course

    • 2. 1st Principle - Part 1

    • 3. 1st Principle - Part 2

    • 4. 2nd Principle - Body List

    • 5. 2nd Principle - Car List

    • 6. 2nd Principle - Journeys Part 1

    • 7. 2nd Principle - Journeys Part 2

    • 8. Closing

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About This Class

In this course, you will learn how the world's top memory experts remember unlimited amounts of information.

This course is designed to help you quickly understand these tools and fundamentals, and you will learn all of this in only 24 minutes (time excludes Overview of the Course). Every method you need to improve your memory is found in this short course.

Here’s just a taste of what you'll learn:

  • How to use methods to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) without writing anything down
  • Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily
  • How to combine your Long-Term Memory (things you already know and will never forget) and Short-Term Memory (information you want to remember right now) to create instant recall for tests, presentations, and important projects
  • How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you dramatically improve your attention span and recall
  • How to use a mental map to lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your Long-Term Memory.

These methods will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible. If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this course is for you.

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Kevin Horsley

Grandmaster of Memory


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1. Overview of the Course: There is a quick overview of what we will be covering in this course, you're about to learn how to use memory strategies to learn faster, be more productive and achieved more success. You will discover the unlimited memory formula where you will use your long term memory to assist your short term memory. To create a strong medium term memory. You will come to know the two key principles off memory mastery. With the first principle, you will learn to see information in your mind to make it more memorable. You also understand the second key principle where your file information in your memory. Using the unlimited memory formula. You also discover the three most powerful memory methods. And while doing this you will learn or 45 presidents of the United States of America. In order, you'll be able to do office in only 24 minutes. The methods we will be sharing with you have benefited many people in businesses, universities and schools around the world, and these methods can help you, too. This course is not for someone looking for quick fixes. The methods can be applied immediately, but they do require to become actively involved and to take responsibility for your own personal growth and learning. Don't just watch this course play with the concepts and make it part of your thinking and your life. 2. 1st Principle - Part 1: so the first key memory principle often unlimited memory is to realize that every word in any language is only a picture drawn with letters. You need to use your imagination to make information sticky. Have you ever had this experience? You're in an exam and you know exactly what Page that information is on. But you don't know what is on the page or you're reading something and you get to the bottom of the page and you think yourself What have I just read? The reason why this happens is because you didn't bring the information to life. Think of a dog. What happens in your mind? Do you see the letters D o g? No. You see a dog that you can touch and feel if I say hunt to someone that speaks German or pero to someone that speaks Spanish, they also see the same picture images of the international language off the brain. The more you turn information into images, the more you will remember it. For example, my surname is Horsley. What does that make you think off. Ah horse. Now my surname is outstanding and you can hold onto it in your memory we have all learned that Italy looks like a boot. We don't think Italy is a boot. We used the image as a reminder, and it is impossible to forget. You can begin to make all of your learning more creative and memorable. If you use your unlimited imagination, we want to take information that is difficult to remember and turn it into an outstanding image that makes it easier to remember. Think about it. What happens when you read a novel or a story? You make a kind of movie in your mind, don't you? You can remember all the names of the characters, places and events because you can see it and you are creating pictures all the time. While reading, you are using your imagination and your natural creative ability. However, when people start to learn textbook material, they try to make a mental photograph or according off the page, but leave their creative abilities out of the learning process. 3. 1st Principle - Part 2: you can learn to enhance your memory imagination system by making your mind move is exciting and sticky. The way to do this is with the sea principle. The sea principal stands for S is census e is exaggerate and the other e is for energized. So is senses there any five ways to get anything into your brain? And that is through sot. Sound, smell, touch and taste. When you use your senses, you experience more of life and you remember more. Think of an elephant. See it in your mind. Touch it, smell it, you're it and even taste it. That's pretty gross, but it's sticky. Your senses make mine move Israel and memorable use them. E exaggeration. What is easy to remember a strawberry that is normal size or one the size of a house. Exaggerate with humor. Tickle your mind. Make you images illogical. Have fun, creates, um, positive. Exaggerated learning memories. The final years for energize give you a pictures action. Would you rather watch a movie of your holiday or slide show? What creates more feeling in your imagination? An elephant standing store or elephant that is running and moving? Use action. It brings laughed. Your memories make your images act in illogical ways. You can weave, crash, stick or wrap things together. We can make things talk, sing and dance. Think about the great genius Walt Disney. The process of imagination is a fun, creative process. The more enjoyment you can put into it, the better when you're reading or year ing something. Focus on all the sea principles and imagine it is a movie. Learn to use your imagination. It is a learned skill and not a natural talent. 4. 2nd Principle - Body List: The second key principle to develop an unlimited memory is to create files in your mind to organize your memories. The way you do this is to look at the new information and think to yourself, What does this make me think off? This helps you to create an outstanding image. And then you connected to something that you already know. All learning is creating a relationship between the known and the unknown. To demonstrate the second principle, I'm gonna use a method called the body List. Linda Short Little exercise. It may seem really silly, but I promise you I will make a point. It takes quite long for me to explain, but it happens at the speed of thought. The only reason this one work for you is if you don't do it. So I want you to imagine with me now and do this exercise and imagine on my feet that I'm washing a 10 with my feet and really see washing attend with my feet on my shins. I wanted to imagine Adam's apple busy growing out of Mushin. See an Adam's apple growing out of mushrooms on my knees. I wanted to imagine a chef and her son, busy cooking on my knees, a shift and her son on my thighs. I wanted to imagine that you injecting medicine into my thoughts. We pouring medicine and really smell the medicine on my belt. I wanted to imagine Marilyn Monroe dancing on my belt. If you don't know what Marilyn Monroe looks like, imagine a man rowing on my belt. So on my feet we had washing iton. We had the Adam's Apple on missions where the chef and Santoni's We had medicine on thighs and we had Marilyn Monroe on the boat. Now on my stomach. I wanted to imagine an Adam's apple growing out of my stomach. It's a special kind of six pack in this hand. I want you to imagine Michael Jackson really see him see him doing the moonwalk in this handgun, our in this hand or want to imagine a van with Buren. It really see and smell the beer in this van. A van with Buren on my mouth. I want you to imagine a sun rising out of my mouth, but it's a Harry son because that's where the hair goes. So it's Harry son on my head I wanted to imagine they re tiling it, But there's a taller, busy tiling. My head's a Tyler busy tiling my head on the top of the ceiling. I want you to imagine a big pocket up bikini coming from the ceiling. See the big polka dot bikini from the ceiling. So let's review quickly. We had under feet, washing it turn. We had Adam's apple. We had chef and son. We had medicine. We had Marilyn Monroe with Adam's Apple Michael Jackson van with Buren. We had Harry Son taller, and we had a polka dot bikini, a pocket up bikini, so we've got them all. So what you have just learned for the 1st 11 presidents of the United States of America and the 1st 1 is Washington Washington sounds like Washington. Then we had Adams, which is Adam's Adam's Apple. For Adams, we had Jefferson Chef, a son, Jefferson Medicine Medicine, Monroe for Monroe. We had Adams on the stomach. Now he was a son off the first Adams. So Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Van Buren, Harrison taller and poke and poke. So they have 11 presidents of the United States, you know, them forwards, and you know it backwards and you know it inside and art. Now go review the picture of the 1st 11 presidents in the next lecture to make the information even stickier. 5. 2nd Principle - Car List: Now I'm gonna teach you another method called the car list. And we're using the same two principles. Principle one. Use your imagination. Bring information to life principle to connected to something that you really know. So you ready, Noah, Carl? Well, don't you? So we have a car in a mind right now. Imagine it. Imagine your own core or your dream car. And we're gonna do exactly the same as what we did with the body list. Said the front of the car. We're gonna learn the first off the next 11 presidents. And that president's name is Taylor. So what does that make you think off? You can either think of someone with the surname Taylor. Or you could imagine someone tailoring a suit on the front lights of your car. Or you could imagine a celebrity like Taylor Swift so really connected to the front of the car, like you did with the body list on the bonnet or hood of the car. I wanted to imagine the next president and his name is formal. So what does that make you think of for me? I imagine filling up the bonnet or hood with more and more things for more on the windscreen. I wanted to imagine that your piercing the windscreen or there's someone with piercings on the windscreen because the next president is Pierce in the driver's seat. I wanted to imagine a blue cannon. Imagine a blue cannon because we have President Buchanan and imagine this Buchanan or Blue Canon busy driving in the passenger seat. I want you to imagine President Lincoln see President Lincoln with these big hat trying to get into the passenger seat. Or if you don't know what he looks like. Imagine you're linking chains to the passenger seat. So let's quickly review we have Taylor Form or PS Buchanan, Lincoln. The next one we have in the back seat of the car is President Johnson. So what can you think of for Johnson? Think of Johnson Johnson's baby powder. Imagine that on the back seat of your car. Really? Smell it and put it into the back seat of the car. Now we go outside and on the top of the roof. We have President Grant Now, how could you imagine grant for me? I imagine a gray ent, a great aunt on the top of the roof at the next place on the boot or the trunk. I wanted to imagine Hey, horses eating hay because the next president is Hayes. We open the boot or trunk, and inside we see Garfield Arquette and Garfield. The cat jumps out on the exhaust pipe. I want you to imagine King Arthur putting his sword into the exhaust pipe and trying to pull it out and saying, It's Excalibur, its King Arthur because President Arthur, then on the tires. We have a land that is shaped like a brain because we want to remember Cleveland Sounds like level land, clever land or make your own picture and see it. They're connected to the tires. So let's quickly review. We've got Taylor for more PS Buchanan, Lincoln Johnson grunt. Hes, Garfield, Arthur and Cleveland. You now know it forwards and backwards and inside or not. If I say what was on the roof. Grant was on the front of the car. Taylor. What was an exhaust pop author was in the backseat. Johnson. You know them all because you have used the two principles of memory. The first principle. Use your imagination. The second principle connected to something that you're ready now. So we used the unlimited memory formula again. Long term memory plus short term memory equals a medium term memory, and the more you can use this formula, the more you're going to be able to remember. 6. 2nd Principle - Journeys Part 1: as an example of this method, we're going to learn the next 11 presidents. And what we're gonna do is we're going to use a boardroom as our journey. So first, we're gonna have a look at the boardroom and look, can we actually store information there? And then we're gonna go war by war in an orderly, logical way so that we can find our way again. It's pretty similar to what we did with the car method and the body list we gave from one place to the next place. So the first place they were gonna have is yeah, at the orchid. And we want to store Harrison. So you've already stored a Harrison on the body list. Now he is the grandson off the other. Harrison. So you really have a picture? We have a hairy son, so I want you to imagine Harry, son. Yeah, at the orchid at the next place, we have President Cleveland. It's the same Cleveland is what we stored on the car. But he just had a split presidential term. So we're gonna store the same picture that restored on the car. Yeah, In this box, you can imagine a clever land in this box or whatever image you can make for Cleveland at the next place. We're gonna use the TV and we have to store President McKinley. So what can you think off when you get the word mackinlay? I think off a Big Mac and Bruce Lee Mack inlay McKinley and you can really interactive deal with the TV on. The more action you can put into it, the more it's gonna stick. So on the TV way have McKinley. So the next logical place and our journey would be this orchid. We're not going to use the orchid again because we used an orchid to store Harrison and you might get confused. So you're rather gonna use this chair and we're going to start the next president there. And his name is Roosevelt. So what does that make you think off? It makes me think of roses. So imagine roses growing out of the chair at the next place. We have the flip chart and you re gonna store president theft. What can that make you think of for me? I think of maybe tough Tuffy, while I think of someone tap dancing so they teff dancing. So really see it. Use the C principles, use your senses, energize it and exaggerate the information. And really see President theft you on the flip chart. The next place will be the chairs were, well, store President Wilson. So, President Wilson, what does that make you think off? It makes me think of Wilson's sporting equipment, sir. Put Wilson sporting equipment all over the chairs. Or you can think off the actor Owen Wilson. And you can imagine him sitting yelling the check. It is quickly review what we've done. So the first place at the orchid we have Harrison at the little box. We have Cleveland at the TV. We have McKinley at the chair. We have Roosevelt on the flip chart. We have Tefft and on the chairs, we have President Wilson. So the next president that we're going to learn is President Harding. So what does that make you think of break the word down hard in Harding. For me, it makes me think of hard ink. So importing hard ink onto these chase so really see it, you pouring it on, feel the harding on the chairs, Remember to use your senses, exaggerate and energized the information at the next place at the picture, we're gonna stop President Coolidge. So, what does that make you think of Cool, Lige Coolidge makes me think off a cool edge. So on the picture, see a cool edges really cold. It's a Coolidge, said President Coolidge. But the next place of blinds, we're gonna store President Hoover. So what can that make you think of it Makes me think off a Hoover vacuum cleaner. So I'm busy vacuuming the blinds with a Hoover. Or you can think of the words hoof and for who for in storage here on the blinds. So we have President Hoover at the next place. We have another President Roosevelt, so you can store the roses all in the store game. Now, that's a wonderful thing about this journey method. So if you have already made an image for something, you can just use the same image. You don't have to keep on recreating images. So, for example, if you are learning law and the word intention continuously comes up, you can maybe think of a tent so you don't have to keep on recreating images. So this place Yeah, we had President Roosevelt. Now we've gone around the whole room. We've gone wall to wall. We've gone in straight lines. So now we come into the middle of the room and in the middle of the room. Yet on the table, we're gonna store President Truman. President Truman. What does that make you think off for me? It makes me think of a true man. So, really, See someone. You have big muscles. Someone who is a true man standing yet on this table now. So, yeah, we have a President Truman now to review all of them. We started the first place at the orchids. We had Harrison. Then at the box. We had Cleveland on the TV. We had McKinley on the chair. Roosevelt flip chart Tefft on the other chairs. We had Wilson on the smaller chairs. We had Harding on the picture, Coolidge on the blinds. Weird hoover on the door, Rosa felt, And at the final place, we had Truman not any denied Ford's, but you're snowed backwards and unit inside or not. In the next lecture, we're going to go and learn the final 11 presidents. And this time we're going to use a journey outside 7. 2nd Principle - Journeys Part 2: we're now going to learn the final states of presidents. Let's start at the Guard house behind me, and the president's name is president's eyes and holler. What does it make you think of? It? Makes me think of eyes in a tower or eyes in the shower. So let's be interactive with this place. Let's see eyes in a tower or eyes in a shower in the guardhouse for the second place. I want us to use the boom next to the guardhouse. The second president's name is President Kennedy. So what does that make you think of? It makes me think of candy. So on the boom I'd like you to imagine Candy. The boom is made out of candy, and it even looks like candy for President Kennedy. Next place is this tree, and the president that we want to remember is President Johnson. So what does that make you think of? It makes me think of Johnson and Johnson's baby powder so you can imagine pouring Johnson and Johnson's baby powder all over this tree, and the white marks on the tree is the Johnson and Johnson's baby powder for President Johnson, the next place on the journey that we want to use other stays and the president that we want to remember is President Nixon. What does that make you think of? It makes me think of Nick's so you can imagine making Nick's on the stairs. Or you could imagine in Nick on camera on the stairs, taking photos of the stairs or the stairs look like in Nikon camera for President Nixon. The next place on our journey is this car park, and the president that we want to remember is President Ford. What does that make you think of? It? Makes me think of Ford cause so you can imagine this whole car park full of Ford cars. The next president that we want to remember is President Carter, and we're going to use thes railings here behind me. So what is cotton like you think of? It makes me think of car tires for Carter so you can imagine car tires hooked all around thes railings. The next place on our journey is the store, and the president's name is President Reagan. So what does that make you think of? It makes me think of a Reagan, so I want you to imagine using a Reagan to shoot your way into the door. The next president's name is Bush. Sometimes it happens that an image just works so well on a journey. So here we have a pot plant, and I want you to imagine a big bush growing out of the pot plant. The next president's name is President Clinton, so you can even imagine President Clinton inside the elevator. Or you can imagine cleaning a 10 inside the elevator. The next president's name is Bush. So at this reception desk, I want you to imagine a big bush growing out of the reception desk. This is the sun off the first bush, and behind me, I want you to imagine presidents Barack Obama hanging off the lights, and we've reserved a seat for the 45th president of the United States of America. By having the list in your memory, you will now have a clear timeline of history, and you will be able to instantly recall your understanding, too 8. Closing: memory training will enable you to create more certainty with information. Certainty fosters confidence, and it will give you a glimpse of your amazing abilities. Who you are right now is a personal collection off thoughts, experiences and memories. By using your memory more effectively, you can improve the quality of your inner world, and the more you improve your general knowledge, the easier it will be to gain more brass, Martin said. The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequences eternal. Yet few take the pains to directly thinking into channels or do them good, but instead leave all to chance. Today you have two choices. You could take the first option. You can leave your memory to chance and do what you've always done, but you'll get what you've always gotten, or you can decide today to take the second option. Do different to become different, take use tools, make them your own practice hard and unleash the power of your unlimited memory.