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Keeping Your Memory Sharp


Two-time USA Memory Champion, memory training expert, and memory keynote Ron White shares his thoughts on how to improve your memory. Wouldn’t it be great if you wake up one morning and find you have a photographic memory? You can recall where you put everything, every word your boss told you, and never forgot your spouse’s birthday again. Who wouldn’t!! Unfortunately few people can do that, so the next best thing to do is to find memory techniques that will get you as close to genius as possible.

Keeping Your Memory Sharp2016-10-22T09:06:25+00:00

Set Your Sites On The Target


Two Time USA Memory Champion, memory training expert and memory keynote Ron White would like to share with you some of the things I learned while training for the U.S. Memory Championship, and is now available in my memory training seminars. It was an awesome pleasure to work with my friend, Former U.S. Navy Seal T. C. Cummings, the founder of “Noble Warrior Training,” as he coached me on how to “Think Like a Seal.”

Set Your Sites On The Target2016-10-22T09:06:24+00:00

Speed Reading Will Benefit Your Comprehension


Two Time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert and memory keynote Ron White has taught Speed Reading in his course, and believes that anyone can learn to read faster and comprehend more. While speed reading is advantageous for most people to save time and get more reading done, is also improves your ability to process information at an astonishing rate – and that means retaining what they learn, as well as enhance how to memorize anything they read.

Speed Reading Will Benefit Your Comprehension2016-10-22T09:06:24+00:00

How to Memorize a Poem


Two time USA Memory Champion and Memory Training Expert Ron White shares his thoughts how to memorize a poem: At the USA Memory Championship there is an event where you see who can memorize the most words from a poem in 15 minutes. Currently a high school student holds this record, Michael Glantz. He memorized [...]

How to Memorize a Poem2016-10-22T09:06:14+00:00

My Second Memory Tournament


With the experience of 2008 behind me I was not focused on becoming the national memory champion. It is no secret that I am proud to be an American and to represent my country in the national tournament for my sport was an enticing idea. My strategy sessions for the 2009 tournament began about two months after the 2008 tournament in May of 2008. My first order of business was to email David Thomas (the former Guinness Record Holder for memorizing pi to 20,000). When I had met David a few months prior at the 2008 USA Memory Championship he said he was willing and ready to share his 'unbeatable' strategy for the tournament with anyone who would listen but no one had ever taken him up on the offer. I certainly wasn't above asking for help and I did just that by emailing David.

My Second Memory Tournament2016-10-22T09:06:09+00:00

60 Minutes Segment on Memory


Scientists have long been interested in understanding what we remember about our past and why we remember it. But figuring out a way to study autobiographical memory presents a problem. Many other kinds of memory are tested in the laboratory using experiments planned out in painstaking detail. That doesn't work so well for autobiographical "episodic" memories, which are made over time and everywhere along the way.

60 Minutes Segment on Memory2016-10-22T09:06:09+00:00

The Spanish Help for Your Child You Won’t Find at School


Your child wouldn’t need Spanish help if they used the right approach to learning a language. The problem is schools don’t usually include comics and mnemonics in their teaching methods. Maybe it’s time they did. “What’s the most important skill for a beginning Spanish student?” If you ask Jim Sarris, Spanish teacher for 15 years, he’ll say, “The ability to memorize.”

The Spanish Help for Your Child You Won’t Find at School2016-10-22T09:06:06+00:00

Memorize 400 Digits of Pi


This is a fascinating article for me. It does require background knowledge of what in the memory work is referred to as 'The Major System' in regards to memorizing numbers, however fortunately this site has links to explain that. If you would like to have a really cool ability to say Pi to 400 digits I do think this article on memory training and Pi is worth the read and the effort...

Memorize 400 Digits of Pi2016-10-22T09:06:05+00:00

Memory Protein Recently Discovered


Being the national memory champion Ron White gave his opinion on a new memory protein recently discovered. This interview talks about the protein emitted when the brain learns something new. They have identified and isolated it. When injected into lab rats they had a huge change memory both short and long term. Ron shares some ways that the mind uses pictures to lock in memories.

Memory Protein Recently Discovered2016-10-22T09:06:04+00:00

Ron White Memory Expert Gives Memory Tips


Trust your memory! One of the best tips I received from World Memory Champion Ben Pridmore was to trust my memory. I would tell him that I could memorize a deck of cards in about 2 minutes and I wanted to get faster. His advice to me was to trust my memory more. He said, ‘Go faster and just trust that your memory will remember it.’ That was precious advice to me as I became the national memory champion.

Ron White Memory Expert Gives Memory Tips2016-10-22T08:53:05+00:00