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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Friday, 12 July 2013 - 3:19pm

Successful people understand and manage the three basic elements of learning...

  • their Strategy for Reading
  • their Comprehension of what they're reading
  • and their ability to Recall and use information coming in.

When you understand how this three-legged stool of learning is enhanced you too will have the key to learning success.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Friday, 12 July 2013 - 2:04pm

Mindwerx International and Life's DHA are again sponsoring the 2013 Australian Open Memory Championship in Melbourne on 24-25 August.  Other sponsors are Powercor and Oaks on Collins.

Memory is the flipside of creativity, and these Memory Olympians show just what can be done when you focus on developing the skill of memory. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 - 6:19am
Memory

Memory is a skill that we can all learn. All is takes is a bit of focus and time to keep working on improving your memory. 

Remembering someone's name, key facts for an exam or what you need to accomplish today are just some of the practical advantages of improving your memory - no matter what age you are at.

Daniel just sent me this link to the Memory Toolbox which has 75 tips and resources to help you improve your memrory http://oedb.org/library/features/the-memory-toolbox/

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 - 4:38pm
Memory, public holiday

Did you get caught out today like me? My partner raced in and said that the venue for our big conference tomorrow burnt down last night. (cruel huh!) My brain instantly though of 10 different things (panic, solutions, options, next steps). Our brains are truly amazing as they immediately react to all types of information, process possibilities and then deviously plot sweet revenge!!

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 - 4:37pm
health, Memory

I remember Scott Hagwood, the American Memory Champ saying that if he doesn't get enough sleep the night before an event, he usually does poorly performing memory feats on television or in competition.

Maybe he should have taken a Nap?! In an article on how "Naps May Boost Memory", Dave Mosher from Livescience, says that new research conducted by brain researcher Avi Karni of the University of Haifa in Israel explores the possibility that naps help lock in sometimes fleeting long-term memories.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Friday, 26 October 2012 - 12:19pm

This is a simple repost of a blog I did in April, as Tony Buzan and Jennifer Goddard's new book is now available.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 - 1:09pm

Jennifer got back from the World Memory Championships last week, and once again the feats of the master memorists were truly astounding.  But memory isn't just about memorising packs of cards, long lists of numbers and words, or even remembering hundreds of names and faces. 

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Friday, 25 November 2011 - 6:03am

Memory and Sales Success Next week Jennifer takes off once again to Guangzhou, China to be Senior Arbiter at the World Memory Championships, and I thought it was timely to address a question we get quite often, which is...

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 4 November 2011 - 7:07am

Ever wondered what it is like to compete in a test of remember names and faces?

I thought I would share the Memorisation, Recall and marking sheets (see below) for the recent Indian Memory Championships so you can see what it contains as well as for people practicing and getting ready for next month's World memory Championships in Guangzhou.

A big thanks to Phil Chambers for all his work in putting the competition papers together every year.

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 28 October 2011 - 2:00pm

Have trouble remember numbers?

We all do - numbers are often meaningless and hard to make links that will help us remember them.

There are two systems most commonly used

  • The Major System
  • The Dominic System

The Major system

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