Ron White, two-time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert, and memory keynote, shares his thoughts on the benefits of improving your memory.

There are many benefits to having a better memory – other than being able to find your keys or remember your spouse’s birthday. A good memory will do you well in all phases of your life. It will help in getting promotions are work because you will be able to pay closer attention to instructions given or what needs to be done on a project. Public speakers will have an advantage when giving presentations. Salesmen can remember clients and potential clients names. In relationships a good memory will keep you out of the doghouse. When looking for a job a good memory could be the difference between getting the job or not, and it goes without saying that students can benefit from a good memory when trying to improve their grades.

Why then would you not try to learn new memory techniques?

What most people see as memory loss is actually a simple matter of improving their concentration or changing some learned behavior in order to retain what they have learned. Older people may have some aging or chemical reasons why their memory is declining, but often a simple change in diet and lifestyle, in addition to doing some brain exercises, will help to make significant changes in their memory retention.

Memory improvement techniques are not exclusively for those who have short-term memory loss. Learning new memory techniques can help to organize your life, reduce your stress level, and even improve your financial state. We can all use some help in these areas, so what’s stopping you from attending a memory workshop or seminar, or purchasing tapes on memory improvement?

Memory training programs are becoming more popular as people become more aware of how much value they have. In addition, with our society as whirlwind as it is – full of an onslaught of information, learning new ways to keep everything we need stored in our brain is becoming increasingly more important. We have to find ways to improve our short-term memory in order to allow it to progress to long-term. As we get older it becomes more important to streamline our lives in order to be better able to focus and retain what we learn and take in.

How can learning new memory techniques benefit you?

1. You will become better organized, in your mind and in your life

2. You will learn that a healthy mind comes from a healthy body, and your physical as well as mental health will improve.

3. You will see that in your business life as well as your social life, having a good memory is extremely advantageous – for example: by being better able to remember names and faces; by being able to come up with answers that others may have to search notes for; by being able to increase your productivity because you are not always in a ‘brain fog’;

4. You will be able to relieve a lot of stress in your life caused by lack of memory and organization. Lowering your stress level actually improves your memory even more, as well as improving your health.

5. A better memory means you can grasp concepts and apply them to other situations, speeding up your learning. Your memory will begin to connect the dots between concepts and form web-like chains, increasing your understanding.

6. You will be more successful socially because you are able to sustain a conversation due to increased recall of events or trivia you have seen and heard on the news or in print. You will become a more well-rounded person, able to rub elbows with others on the same intellectual level.

The list of advantages is endless, and the better your memory the better able you are to see opportunities and take advantage of them. You would be amazed at what you have missed, and kick yourself for not doing something earlier to increase your memory.



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