Memory Master Champion, Luis Angel, teaches you how to memorize fast and easily using the memory training technique that all of the top memory athletes from around the world use in order to memorize a vast amount of information very quickly.
The Secret and to Memorizing Anything Quickly is: Visualization!
You Have to Become a Creative Story Teller!
The Three Steps in the AE Mind Memory Training Method are:
As you saw in the video, in order to memorize anything in sequential order using memory training techniques, you need to have a memory palace or mental locations.
We can create a memory palace from anywhere that you go to, but to keep things simple, let’s start with your house. You want to draw a square with four equal sections. The top left will be your first room, top right will be your second room, bottom right is your third room, and the bottom left is your forth room.
Did you notice how we went clockwise? That’s what you want to do everytime that you create new memory palace. You want to go in the same direction. I always go clockwise whenever I create a new mind palace.
Once you have choosen your rooms, now it’s time to choose the locations in each room.
Go ahead and label 5 items in each room. As an example, if I have the Living Room as my first room, I will choose the Window, Painting, Sofa, Mirror, and TV as the locations.
You do this process for each of the rooms until you have 20 locations. Then make sure to review them all forward, backward, and by number. What was your 5th location? What about your 12th location? How about your 20th location?
Now we get to the fun part. This is where all of the magic happens with your memory training. This is how memory champions are born. What we’re going to do now, is take the following list of grocery store items, and memorize them along the route in our house memory palace.
- Toilet Paper
- Peanut Butter
How do we go about memorizing this list? It’s easy! You want to create a story between the item and the location. So for example, we want to associate the apples to the window. Don’t just see apples hanging on the window. That’s too static. You want to add a lot of action! Visualize an apple tree breaking through the window and you grab the apples in order to make apple sauce. Then you smoother the window with apple sauce.
The more vivid and the more interaction that you add between the thing that you want to memorize and the location, the easier that it will be for you to recall it later on.
Let’s do one more example. Let’s place the bananas on the painting. How would you link the two together? Add as many senses as you can. See yourself peeling the bananas and slicing them up on the painting. Maybe there’s a monkey on top of the painting making all kinds of noise and you feed the monkey the slices of bananas to quiet it down.
Do this now for all of the items and the locations in your home.
The last and final step is to review. This is the critcal step in the memory training process in order to memorize anything quickly and easily and retain the information long after the intial memorization period. What you want to do is go through all of the stories that you created, in chunks of 5. See the first 5 items interacting with its corresponding location in that sequential order that you memorized them in. Visualize the stories in order forwards, backwards, and by number. Then go to the next chunk of 5 locations and do the same thing. Once you have done that a few times, you would have linked them further into your long term memory.
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