4. TRAINING and TESTING

Example 4: NAMES & HOBBIES


Sometimes people say: I can’t remember names.

Well, let’s get started with that one and simply treat the name as a ‘difficult’ word.


In the next exercise we will have ten names.

How could you change them into a picture?

We will use 5 surnames and 5 Christian names.

And all you want/need to do for now is:

CHANGE THE NAME INTO A PICTURE!


Before you start: if you have someone in your circle of friends with that name: Great. Use that person as a picture.

If you know a famous person: ditto. Use that person as a picture.

Here are 10 names: (CLICK HERE)


Also: Be accurate:

Charles and Chuck and Charlie are NOT the same.

If the name is Charles, then you might see: Prince Charles

If he calls himself Chuck: then you see Chuck Berry (or Chuck Norris)

Or if he calls himself Charlie, then the picture is Charlie Brown (or any other famous Charlie, i.e. Sheen)


NEXT:

A very good exercise for practicing memory techniques is called chit-chat or small talk.

After all we are ultra-social beings, and it may be beneficial to remember things about your neighbours.

Here is a list of 10 hobbies.

Read each one of them and create a picture.

And then move on to the next item. That’s all. Don’t do anything else in this step here.

Chess; football; DIY; reading; theatre;

Swimming; walking; cooking; embroidering; hill-walking.


Have fun with this exercise.

As before connect the two items. Which are: the name with the hobby.

NAMES & HOBBIES (CLICK HERE)


And as always: Test yourself. (CLICK HERE)

How did you do?

Most probably you surprised yourself.

Again! Keep up the good work, and enjoy.


And give it a go to practice that kind of exercise in your private life.

Whenever you hear a factoid, a piece of information about someone, simply ask yourself:

How could I change that into a picture.

And if you want: connect it to the person.

Someone tells you their son won a trophy in football: You smash a trophy over this person’s head (in your mind). Someone tells you they are starting to learn to play the violin: Smash it over their head, or whatever you want to do with that violin and that person (in your mind).

Someone tells you ....


More about names and faces in the section:

ADVANCED MEMORY TECHNIQUES (link)

Part: NAMES AND FACES



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