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3 Magic Questions to Improve Your Memory

10 October 2011

Nishant Kasibhatla was the author of Rev Up Your Brain in September 2011.

The easiest way to improve your memory is to use these three techniques:

1. Visualisation: Try to convert the information you want to memorise into pictures. This very process forces attention.

2. Association: Association is the mental glue that helps you ‘stick’ the information in your brain. In the context of learning, association means linking ‘what you want to learn’ with ‘something you have already learnt’. Use the Internet or talk to your colleagues to find out illustrations, examples, anecdotes, case studies that are related to what you are learning. This will help you to make new connections in your brain.

3. Fun: Try to search ways and means with the help of which you can have fun while memorising. I know this sounds difficult. Most people associate learning and memorising with stress. The more you do this, the more stress you will continue to have while memorising. Think different. Try to have fun.

So, if you want to improve your memory, try asking yourself, these three magic questions:

  • How can I visualise this information
  • How can I associate this information with something I already know?
  • How can I have fun while memorising?

Just by trying to answer these three questions, you will find that you are paying 100% attention on the information you are about to learn.

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Nishant Kasibhatla is the only Grand Master of Memory in Singapore. He is an author, speaker and trainer with more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of speed-reading, motivation and success, and memory management.

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